MAC’s Labor Day trip to Pa. was a winner

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 September 2020 at 2:04 pm

Contributed Photos – Roger Houseman, left, had the winning drop kick and Warren “Burr” Breed scored the touchdown in the Medina MAC’s 1952 Labor Day 9-7 victory at Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania.

From 1946 to 1961 the Medina MAC’s enjoyed plenty of success on the semi-pro gridirons across Western New York.

In 1952 the MAC’s tried their luck out of state venturing into Pennsylvania on Labor Day and they came home with a thrilling 9-7 victory over Johnsonburg.

Roger Houseman provided the margin of victory with a second quarter three point drop kick field goal.

The MAC’s touchdown came on a short run by Warren “Burr” Breed. However, the extra point kick attempt went wide. The TD was set up by an 80 yard run by Ed Mittlestedt, a long run which featured  a key block by Breed.

The MAC’s defense later preserved the narrow win by stopping Johnsonburg at the Medina one foot line with just 38 seconds to go in the game.

The MAC’s made a return trip to Johnsonburg on Labor Day in 1953 but this time did not fare so well dropping a 19-0 decision to the Sto-Rox Cadets from Pittsburgh.