Licking its minor wounds with grim satisfaction, the Varsity football team turned its eyes yesterday from the rugged Holy Cross game aftermath to the arrival Saturday of a good Rutgers team. Aside from bumps and bruises, no member of the squad is ailing, and if there are no practice injuries this week, the Crimson will be at full strength for the Scarlet.
Players who saw considerable action against the Crusaders worked on defenses against the Rutgers T-formation attack for about 45 minutes, and then went in for an early shower.
The rest of the Varsity team turned its attention to Coach Chief Boston's spirited Junior Varsity club, and the two squads participated in a long, game-like scrimmage. Usually, midweek scrimmages are mere drudgery for the Jayvees, who operate exclusively on the defense and take their lumps.
But the lumps were dealt out to both sides yesterday, when the two squads played an informal game, won by the Varsity two touchdowns to one. Play was interesting for the spectators, finishing under the Stadium lights, but was not particularly gratifying for the coaching staff. The blocking and cohesion were far from good. Bill Henry, who was in at quarterback for both teams during the fracas, drew Coach Dick Harlow's praise for his signal-calling.
The word on Rutgers, as dispensed by Coach Al McCoy, who has made two successive journeys to New Jersey to watch the Scarlet in action, is as follows: Harvey Harman's club operates from the T and the wing-T, with the usual accoutrements, flankers and men in motion. Rated on a par with Princeton, which barely nosed out the Kings-men, the Rutgers eleven features halfback Herm Hering, fullback Art Malekof and quarter-back Bill Burns.
Representing the Varsity in yesterday's scrimmage were the following players; le, Garland; It, Allen; lg, S. Smith; c, Glynn; rg, R. Fisher; rt, K. Smith; re, Felt; qb, Tennant, Henry; lhb, Brady; rhb, Lazzaro; fb, Shafer.