In spite of the many misfortunes that our freshman eleven has experienced this fall, they have successfully passed through the struggle in which their predecessors have been repeatedly worsted. They have made immense improvement during the past few weeks, and, though they did not score a victory over Yale Saturday, still they broke the clean score of her victories since '77, and of this their class can be proud. The interest shown in our freshman teams has never even approached the corresponding sentiment at Yale. For that reason, chiefly, the blue has succeeded in holding the class championship firmly in its grasp for the last five years. '86, however, has at last changed the aspect of affairs, for it has awakened and deserved the interest of Harvard by the steady and determined efforts of her eleven. The result will be that this interest will do wonders next fall in encouraging and aiding the freshmen to wrest the class championship from our rivals.
If '86 has really succeeded in bringing about this change in sentiment, she may regard her tie with Yale in the light of a well-earned victory.