Brookfield and Marceline are both located in Linn County.
August 31, 1990 – Marceline’s High School football team set a record by winning a low-scoring game against Brookfield. The final score was 2-0.
This was actually a good win when seen in perspective. In 1913, Marceline’s football team lost to Carrollton 148-0. To be fair, this contest was Marceline’s first game, and the boys on the team had never seen an actual football.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.