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RYAN DRIVES FRESHMEN THROUGH STIFF SESSION

GAME WILL BE FIRST TEST; 1924 SCHEDULE RATHIFIED

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A long blackboard talk, dummy scrimmage perfecting new plays and formations, and an hour's hard scrimmage comprised yesterday's practice, the stiffest Coach J.F. Ryan '20 has yet given the Freshmen.

The squad spent an hour and a half in the Locker Building learning advanced plays, which they put into practice on the field in a brisk signal drill after the usual tackling exercises. Then followed a detailed dummy scrimmage, developing the fine points of the new formations, after which Team A was given the ball in the middle of the field. The first team succeeded in scoring within the first 15 minutes when Donovan recovered a punt and ran 10 yards to the goal line. The ball was given to Team B on their 20-yards line. A fumbled pass was recovered by a Team A forward and netted another touchdown. Substitutions were made freely, but neither team was able to get within scoring distance until Lee made a successful drop-kick from the 25-yard line, bringing Team A's total to 15 points.

The Freshmen are shaping up rapidly after their week and a half of practice, and the squad is divided into four well defined teams. Gordon, three years quarterback at Gloucester High School, holds that position on Team A, while Jenkins, Carnegie, Middlesex halfback, and Gerhke, a kicker of unusual ability, fill the other back positions. Pfaffman, who has had experience at Andover, Luke Lockwood, a Middlesex veteran of two years, Greene, Salisbury back for a similar period, and Merrill make up the second string backfield. Other backs who have had preparatory school experience and promise well are Lee, from Milton, Pratt, from Country Day, Pinkham, who played two years with Newton High, and Mac-Veagh, who was on last year's Groton line-up.

The number of good tackles insures a close race for these positions, now occupied by Hobson, who played with Exeter in 1919, and Holder, two years tackle at St. Marks. At guard, Grew and Donovan, both of four years experience respectively at St. Marks and Boston Latin, are playing on Team A, though Davis, a three years veteran from St. Pauls, McCagg and Hubbard are close contestants for the positions. Centers are plentiful and Storey will have a difficult task in keeping his position on Team A from Kernan, a heavy Milton linesman, and Bradford, two years Groton center. Experienced ends are lacking. Larrabee and Gates, however, have done good work and will probably hold their places in the line-up. The four teams made up Tuesday are as follows:

TEAM A  TEAM BLarrabee l.e.  l.e., DuBoisHobson, l.t.  l.t., Hubbard, R.Grew, l.g.  l.g., McCagg Storey, c.  c., Kernan Donovan, r.g.  r.g., Hubbard, C.Holder, r.t.  r.t., Henry Gates, r.e.  r.e., Raymond Gordon, q.b.  q.b., Merrill Jenkins, l.h.b.  l.h.b., GreeneCarnegie, f.b.  f.b., LockwoodGehrke, r.h.b.  r.h.b., Pfaffma

TEAM A  TEAM BLarrabee l.e.  l.e., DuBoisHobson, l.t.  l.t., Hubbard, R.Grew, l.g.  l.g., McCagg Storey, c.  c., Kernan Donovan, r.g.  r.g., Hubbard, C.Holder, r.t.  r.t., Henry Gates, r.e.  r.e., Raymond Gordon, q.b.  q.b., Merrill Jenkins, l.h.b.  l.h.b., GreeneCarnegie, f.b.  f.b., LockwoodGehrke, r.h.b.  r.h.b., Pfaffma

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