Vintage football returned to the QC on Sunday as the Rock Island Independents took on Moline Universal Tractors.
Players wore replica jerseys in 1920’s style while fans cheered on the sidelines in lawn chairs listening to jazz music.
The game was more than just fun — it’s also about the history.
“It’s a source of pride for Rock Island,” co-organizer Simon Herrera said. “Having people play football on this field like Halas and Jim Thorpe and Curly Lambeau. The Bears and Packers played here so good chance for us to play on the same field as them.”
“I think its a lot of fun,” vintage enthusiast Jan Brewer said. “I don’t always dress up in vintage but I like to and I kinda just had to throw something together today.”
“Personally I always wanted to see a game here myself so i get to see a game and then now I just get to meet so many people,” Herrera said. “We have so much help and the community gets behind it. so now its turned into a fun annual event seeing everyone out here.”
Rock Island Parks and Recreation hosted the game to bring awareness to the pro football history at Douglas Park and to the football history of Rock Island, Moline and the entire Quad Cities.