JUNIORS, 10; SENIORS, 0.
'99 Wins the First Game in the Class Football Series.
There was a strong wind blowing straight down the field, but otherwise the conditions were good. '99 chose the side with the wind and '98 kicked off. After a run around right end and through left tackle, Brown kicked and Vincent caught the ball for '98. '98 then lost the ball on downs and '99 kicked again. Riggs, after making some slight gains through centre and guard, fumbled and '99 got the ball. Adams then went through left tackle for twenty yards and Davis went around the right end for twenty more and a touchdown, and Adams kicked the goal. This touchdown was made in six minutes.
K. Adams kicked off again for '98 and '99 got the ball on the thirty-five yard line. W. Adams then cleared the left end and ran down the field for a touchdown but was called back on account of holding in the line. For the rest of the half there was no more scoring, the ball being well down in ninety-eight's territory most of the time.
In the second half '98 had the wind and took advantage of it much more than '99 had done in the first. As often as '99 rushed the ball into ninety-eight's territory, Adams sent it back by some excellent kicking. After about five minutes play '99 kicked and got the ball on a fumble, and then W. Adams made a long run through left tackle. Davis at this point lost ten yards on an attempt at a fake play and injured his knee, Simpson taking his place.
'98 got the ball and kicked forty yards. '99 then kicked fifteen and '98 lost the ball on downs. W. Adams took the ball on a fake kick, like the play used by Newtowne against Harvard on Wednesday, and ran nearly the whole length of the field and scored the second touchdown, but failed to kick the goal. Towards the end of the half '98 came very near scoring by a run around right end, which was stopped by a brilliant tackle by Simpson. The game ended with the ball on ninety-nine's three-yard line.
'98 was strong in bucking the line but did not try many end plays, and the fumbling of her backs was pitiful. Time and again she lost the ball in this way. '99 played very much better in this respect, but was weak in her center plays. In the first half the team was run badly, particularly in not taking advantage of the wind and sending the plays against ninety-eight's centre, which was her strongest point. For '99, W. Adams played a splendid all round game.
The line-up was as follows:
Baldwin, r. e. l. e., Curtis.
Kilbourn, r. t. l. t., Holmes.
Catlin, r. g. l. g., Stone.
Homans, c. c., Marvin.
Lloyd, l. g. r. g., Sever.
Holden, l. t. r. t., Thayer.
Johnston, l. e. r. e., Flershem, J. C. Rice.
Farley, q. b. q. b., Vincent.
W. Adams, r. h. b. l. h. b., A. H. Rice.
Davis, l. h. b. r. h. b., Riggs.
Brown, f. b. f. b., K. Adams.
Referee-J. Crane '91. Umpire-G. Murchie '95. Linesmen-Rice, Thompson, Simpson, Sterling. Time keeper-Emery. Score-'99, 10. Touchdowns-Davis, W. Adams. Goals from touchdowns-W. Adams 1. Time-20 minute halves.