House football action resumed yesterday with two enthusiastic and exciting contests, including a 13-7 Quincy House victory over a combined Mather-Dunster squad. Quincy--the defending league champion--has lost just one in the last two years.
In yesterday's second game. Winthrop rode the passing of quarterback Charlie Slack to a 14-6 win over a very competitive Eliot team.
Quarterback Terry Wilson's 21 vard touchdown pass to split end Art "A.O.K" O'Keefe with only seven seconds remaining in the first half led Quincy House to a resounding victory in the first intramural football game of the new season.
Big Four Minutes
Ironically, all of Quincy's scoring came in a matter of four minutes. On their first possession of the second half. Bob kickoff return enabled one for a touchdown only a few plays later, increasing the Quincy lead to 13-0.
Mather House--plagued by costly turnovers all game--managed its only tally with 47 second remaining in the game, capitalizing on a faulty snap to the Quincy panter, which placed the ball on the Q-World four-yard line. Subsequently. Mather running back Mark Rosen rolled in for the six-pointer on a one-yard gallop into the endzone.
Discussing his game-winning reception. Art O'Keefe said. "Our quarterback and I are old teammates from high school. We've worked together for many years." He then went on to add, laughingly, "We party together, play football together, and do both well."
In the second game--one which saw a touchdown in the closing moments of each half--Winthrop downed Eliot on quarterback Charlie Slack's eight-yard keeper with only 1:46 playing time remaining in the game. Winthrop successfully made the two-point conversion, and walked away with the win.
Eliot House, however, opened the game's scoring late in the first quarter by capping off a fifty-yard drive with a Bill Cavanaugh touchdown leap which put the team ahead 6-0. The lead lasted only a short while, as an 18-yard Slack-to-Corky McLeod touchdown pass with no time remaining in the first half tied it up 6-6.
Slack attributed the win to the Winthrop offensive line's superior performance. "For me, it was just a matter of getting the ball to the receiver. I always had a lot of time to throw."
Three Winthrop stalwarts were injured during the first set of downs, and Slack--who has played one previous year of House ball--added that he was very pleased with the team's ability to rebound from its personnel losses. "This was the best Winthrop game I have been involved in."