One-hundred twenty Crimson athletes who may never get to see the inside of the Varsity Club will nevertheless get the chance to add their licks to the "Beat Yale" theme this afternoon when six House gridiron forces engage their rival Colleges from New Haven on Soldiers Field, the first game starting at 2 o'clock.
Kirkland, undefeated in House competition and tied only once by a surprising Yard eleven, will throw its T-formation attack against the top Eli College, Calhoun, in quest of the mythical House-College diadem to be added to the Clark Trophy, which indicates supremacy in Harvard intramural football.
Lowell, Leverett to Play
Second-place Lowell and Leverett, relying on pure power from the single wing, take on Pierson and Timothy Dwight, respectively, while Winthrop attempts to come off with its first victory against Davenport. All four games are at 2:30 o'clock.
At 2 o'clock, Adams faces Saybrook College and immediately following the final whistle Dunster will take the field for a struggle with Berkeley.
Split into two leagues of five Colleges each, the Elis closed their intramural season Wednesday with Calhoun topping Pierson for the championship in a playoff between the leaders of the two loops.
All But TD Above Fourth
Berkeley wound up in the third spot in the North League, where Calhoun won out, closely trailed by Timothy Dwight in the fourth position. Saybrook and Davenport finished second and third behind Pierson in the Southern division.
The calibre of football in both leagues is approximately equal, as indicated by the score of the play-off game, 13 to 6, and thereby foils any attempts to guess at the strength of the invading elevens.
Roaring through their season with little trouble after a shaky 13 to 12 start against Dunster, Kirkland's Deacons, paced by George Blanchard in the line and Andy Muldoon in the backfield, have polished their wide-open offensive to the point where they offer a serious threat both on the ground and in the air.
Bellboys Rise to Second
It took Lowell a little longer to get its power formation rolling in winning style; but, with Loring Briggs leading the touchdown parade, the Bellboys rose from last place early in the campaign to tie Leverett for second at its close. Anchored by Andy Mack at left end and Dan Silver at right tackle, the Lowellmen have been unscored-upon in their last four outings.
Leverett, nosed out only by Dudley in its opener and by Kirkland in the House league, boasts a heavy line, ably backed on defense by Center Gordy Grant, and two outstanding backs in Juan Mayer and Joe Hurley. The punting of the former and the passing of the latter have played decisive roles in tabbing four victories for the Bunnies.
Battling the league-leaders all the way down to the wire, the Funsters of Dunster House yielded but little yardage through the line all season and managed to score fairly often by the passing and running of Chuck MacDonald and Owen Torrey.
Adams' single victory this year hardly tells the story of the team which threw a scare into the ranks of the Deacons last Tuesday. Although slightly weak on pass defense, the Gold Coasters possess a strong forward wall and a high stepping line plunger in Dick McCarthy.