HORWEEN LAUNCHES DRIVE FOR OPENER
Laterals are Again Vital Factor in Attacks--Potter Key Man of Forward Pass Offensive
Intensive activity will undoubtedly be the lot of the University football squad this week as Coach Horween grooms his players for the 1929 opening on Saturday.
With a fund of good material on hand, the Harvard mentor plans two scrimmages, possibly three, this week in an attempt to cut his present squad of 48 down to more wieldy proportions. This afternoon will find the first string players pitted against Coach Knox's seconds and the two squads will meet again on Wednesday afternoon. There is a possibility of a third scrimmage on Thursday. So far the Crimson squad has engaged in six practice tussles with the scrubs and run through a wide variety of plays.
During the early season sessions in 1928, Coach Horween and his aides concentrated on straight running plays. This campaign, however, has brought to light the revival of an aerial attack. The lateral is once again an important Crimson scoring threat. It was made known yesterday that during the six scrimmages some 50 laterals have been tried, about 45 successfully completed. Even more encouraging is the fact that the Harvard eleven may boast of no mean ability in the forward passing game. J. W. Potter '30, 212-pound fullback, seems to be the main cog in the aerial machine and has flung the pigskin as far as fifty yards with unerring accurary. Under the light of such events, it seems most probable that spectators in the Stadium Saturday will see Harvard flash a diversified attack, checking its line rushes with aerial thrusts.