By far the best and most interesting game of football played in Cambridge this year, was the Harvard-Williams game played on Jarvis field Saturday afternoon. The weather was a trifle too warm, but with this exception the day was perfect. There was a very large number of spectators present, and the good plays of either eleven were greeted with cheers.
The game, and especially the first half was an extremely satisfactory one from a Harvard standpoint.
The team started out with so much vim and snap that the Williams men seemed as nothing before the Harvard rushers.
The line men blocked beautifully, and, with the exception of a short while in the second half, the ball was very seldom in the home team's territory.
In the second half, Brice took Lewis' place at centre and the change was for the worst as Garfield made frequent good gains between Mackie and centre, and the same thing happened when Russell took Brice's place. The weakness of the centre seemed to affect the whole team and for a while the blocking and tackling of the rush line were very loose; however, when Lewis again came to centre the eleven pulled together once more and again began scoring.
Harvard's most noticeable weakness was in dropping and fumbling the ball Corbett especially did so and was well seconded by Trafford while several of the other men fumbled once or twice.
Waters played the game of his life, he seemed to be always on hand, and tackled beautifully, his interferance in the "round the end" plays was brilliant, and he bucked the centre for good short gains; once he went through and got a touch-down. The ends, Hallowell and Foster, both played a wonderfully good game. They tackled well and followed the ball closely. Foster however seemed inclined to reach for the runner with only one arm and once he missed his man because of this. Hallowell made the best run of the game when he caught a low punt and, aided by Trafford, Gray, and Mackie, ran about seventy yards and got a touchdown. Newell, Upton, and Mason all played well, especially Newell. He broke through and tackled the runners behind the line several time.
Fairchild's play was good and he tackled well. Corbett and Gray made many long gains around and through the ends.
Trafford kicked and interfered beautifully and his goal from the field was one of the features of the game.
He put lots of life into the men during the first half but in the second he hardly said a word. Harvard made 32 points in the first half on touchdowns by Corbett, and Mason, Newell, Waters, each one. Trafford kicked four goals. In the second Hallowell, Corbett and Gray each got a touchdown: and Trafford kicked all three goals, and also a goal from the field.
The make-up of the teams and the score of the game follows:
Foster l.e. r.e. Hollister
Upton l.t. r.t. Ennis
Mason l.t. r.t. Townsend
Waters l.g. r.g. Bruce
Lewis centre Sawtelle
Brice centre Sawtelle
Russell centre Sawtelle
Mackie r.g. l.g. Ogilvie
Newell r.t. l.t. Nelson
Hallowell r.e. l.e. Draper
Fairchild, q.b. Babbitt
Corbett h.b. Garfield
Gray h.b. Manning
Trafford f.b. Ide
Score. - Harvard, 55; Williams, 0. Touch-downs. - Corbett, 3; Hallowell, 2; Newell, Grey, Mason, Waters. Goals from touch-downs. - Trafford, 7. Goal from the field. - Trafford. Referee. - Mr. Richards. Umpire. - Mr. Perrv. Time, 1 h.
'94, 34; EXETER 0.The Junior eleven defeated the Phillips Exeter team at Exeter on Saturday afternoon, 34 to 0. Exeter was weak in the centre and her backs, with the exception of Thomas, ran poorly and were aided by little or no effectual interference. The individual work of the men was fairly good but there was an utter lack of organization. With proper coaching the men ought to be able to put up an ordinarily strong game.
Ninety-four was very slow and her work not at all brilliant but reasonably steady. Davis broke through the line and tackled well. Beals and Cabot were also strong in their tackling. The interference was good though with the weak team which Exeter put into the field, it was comparatively easy to make short gains of four or five yards at a time. There were few runs for more than ten yards, but it was the heavier weight of the men and Exeter's failure to break through and tackle behind the line which made the score so large.
The men played opposite each other in the following order:
HARVARD '94. P. E. A.
Ladd l.e. r.e. Barton
McDonald l.t. r.t Baumen
Williams l.g. r.g. Conner
Lee centre Regan
Davis r.g. l.g. Smith
Beals r.t. l.t. Scannel
Beals r.t. l.t. Holmes
Wrenn r.e. l.e. Hollister
Cabot quarter-back Seymour
Earle quarter-back Seymour
Gardner, half-back Thomas
Gleason, half-back Gage
Brooks full-back Pillsbury
Brooks full-back Moore
Score. - Harvard '94, 34, P. E. A., 0. Touchdowns. - Brooks, 5; Gardner, Beals. Goals from touchdowns. - Brooks, 3. Umpire, Hubbell. Referee, H. O. Stickney. Time, 55 min.