Jamestown Evening Journal
October 25, 1939
Jim Foti, Who Will Be Remembered For Slashing Line Play at J. H. S., Gets Results First Year as Coach
Prep defeated Painesville. O., in its opener, 18-0. The following week the Ramblers knocked off their old-time rival, St. Joseph's (Oil City), 14-0. Defeat and injury caught up with them in their next start which resulted in an 18-13 loss to Ashtabula, springing back the next week, Prep smashed Edinboro, Pa., High 39-0.
Foti, a mighty mite, who was a watch charm guard at John Carroll university, Cleveland, took over the coaching duties at Prep this season and results have been nothing short of amazing.
The chief reason for Prep’s success is that its playing other Class B schools, but Dick Peebles, Erie scholastic sports writer, says the former J. H.S. athlete deserves a lot of credit for taking a group of dispirited boys and molding them into a smooth-working machine that is the best the Ramblers have had for a good many seasons. Many felt sorry for Foti when he started but he and the boys are working hard and their efforts have brought results. Just what Ramblers record for the remainder of the season will be no one can say for some tough games are ahead of them.
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.