Football has 300th win and first Smudge PotNovember 13, 2012 — Sports
In a season of milestones, the Kingsmen football team notched the 300th win in program history on Sept. 29, against Pomona-Pitzer, and a fifth consecutive victory over the rival University of Redlands Bulldogs on Oct. 6.
The win over Redlands was sweetest and, this year, earned Cal Lutheran a special prize. Head coach Ben McEnroe had proposed having the two SCIAC powerhouses play, henceforth, for the Smudge Pot, a trophy that celebrates the citrus industries in Ventura and San Bernardino counties.
Redlands accepted his good-natured challenge, with the final result that CLU took home a retired smudge pot – an oil-burning heater once used to keep frost away from orchards – to paint violet and gold and keep until next year’s contest.