Male Bulldog Football History
Home of the Complete Gridiron History of Kentucky’s Winningest Prep Football Program
· Male High not only leads Kentucky in all-time wins, but also has an outstanding record against the Commonwealth’s #2-10 all-time winningest programs:
· After the 2005 season, Male ranked third in the U.S. in all-time wins:
· Following installation of field lighting, the first night game was held at Maxwell Field on September 26, 1930. The contest with Georgetown ended in a 7-7 tie.
· The final Male home game at Old Maxwell Field was played on October 12, 1990 and resulted in a 14-7 loss to the Fairdale Bulldogs. However, Louisville Central continued to use the facility at 911 South Brook as its home field into the mid-1990’s and Male won its true final game there 14-7 on October 25, 1996.
· Male christened the current Maxwell Field on September 20, 1991 with a 9-7 victory over district archrival St Xavier before 9,000 fans. The game was won on a 35 yd Aaren Oeswein field goal with 16 seconds remaining.
· DuPont Manual won the 1966 KHSAA 3A State Championship game against Butler, but lost the traditional Thanksgiving Day game to Male two weeks later by a score of 20-7.
· Male played Miami (Florida) High School in a game in the Orange Bowl in November, 1947. The Stingarees of Miami defeated the penalty-plagued Purples of Male 12-0 before a crowd of 13,000.
· The 8-1-1 1967 Male High football team gave up only 13 points all season, but were edged out of the one game KHSAA “playoff” by 9-1-1 Flaget, whom they had tied 0-0 on September 30. The Braves got the nod to represent the City teams in the 3A State Championship and thumped Thomas Jefferson 21-0.
· The 1895 and 1904 Male High School teams played perfect defense, denying each of their opponents a single point the entire season.
· The 1945 Male State Championship team was also ranked #1 in the Litkenhous ratings in nine states, including Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, and Alabama.
· Down 17-0 to St Xavier at the half, the 1993 Male team used an opportunistic defense and big plays to secure a 21-17 playoff win en route to that year’s 4A State Championship.
· On October 4, 1924, Male High’s football team was in Chicago to play that city’s Austin High School in the first football game held in a brand new lakefront sports facility named Grant Park Municipal Stadium. Male defeated Austin by a score of 26-0. A little over a year later, Grant Park Municipal Stadium was renamed Soldier Field. Click here to learn more about this historic game.