|The George-Ann, Oct. 25, 1939, p. 3.|
In October of 1939, Georgia Teachers College played a football game against the University of Havana in Statesboro, GA. The actual date is hard to find, but it occurred roughly between October 11 and October 14. As the headline notes, the Teachers won 14-0. The account of the game from the GTC student newspaper describes the game as being hard fought. The Caribes threatened to score on several occasions but the Teachers' line held firm. GTC's two touchdowns came in the second and third quarters. The first resulted from a short run by quarterback Rountree and the other from a 25-yard halfback pass from Cox to Parker. Despite the intensity of the close game, both sides displayed good sportsmanship.
|The George-Ann, Dec. 18, 1939, p. 3.|
Despite the positive momentum from the 1939 season, the football program ended in 1941. GTC president Marvin S. Pittman suspended all intercollegiate sports that year because of the United States' entry into World War II. After the war, most sports programs restarted, but the college football was not played in Statesboro again until 1981.