1924: Though NFL records do not officially consider the Kenosha Maroons a continuation of the Toledo Maroons, they had the mostly the same players and personnel as they played Nash Field. The Maroons first game would be a humiliating 31-6 loss to the Frankford Yellow Jackets on October 5th. The Maroons would not play muck better in Week 2, suffer a 21-0 shutout loss to the Milwaukee Badgers. In their lone home game the Kenosha Maroons could only manage a 6-6 tie against the Hammond Pros. The tie against the Pros, which came in front of a disappointing crowd of 600 spectators would be extra costly for the Maroons, as Lou Usher broke his nose and Quarterback Jimmy Simpson broke his arm, while Earl Potteiger broke his leg. The battered Maroons would suffer a 32-0 loss to the Duluth Kellys a week later as the Maroons failed to even register a first down. A scheduled home game against the Waukegan Elks of the lesser Midwest League would end up being cancelled costing Kenosha a much needed home gate. Following a 27-0 loss to Buffalo Bisons, the highest priced players were released as the Kenosha Maroons looked ready to fold with a record of 0-4-1. However, the Kenosha backers looked to find a new team as they purchased the Duluth Kellys and planned to bring them to Kenosha as the Maroons to finish the season. However, two games that were scheduled with the Duluth players on Thanksgiving weekend never came to fruition, as the team remained in Duluth leaving Kenosha out in the cold and eventually out of the NFL.
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