Mountain Brook Filmmaker Gets ‘Fantastic’ Reaction

College football historians still tell the story of the legendary 1899 Sewanee Tigers college football team.

Sewanee went unbeaten in 12 games at a time when most teams only played three or four games a year.

The Tigers defense had 11 shutouts and gave up only 10 points all season.

The squad is also famed for playing and winning five road games in six days during a 2,500-mile train journey.

About five years ago, Norman Jetmundsen — a writer and attorney from Mountain Brook — suggested to veteran Mississippi filmmaker David Crews that they tell the story of the 1899 squad in a feature-length documentary.

From Village Living