University A and the second eleven battled without scoring in the first quarter-hour of a 50-minute scrimmage, but Coach Fisher's substitutes crossed the black goal line twice for the only score in the later part of the daily tussle on Soldiers Field. There was the usual program of "skull practice," rudimentary drill, and signal practice before the actual scrimmaging began.
More Minor Injuries
Olmsted and Hubbard have been added to the list of minor casualties, which now also includes Fitts, Sedgwick, L.P. Brown, Lockwood and Crocker, all of whom are expected in togs very soon.
Havemeyer was back at center today, but Coach Fisher left his Team A backfield unaltered, with Humphrey and Gratwick still on the bench, replaced by Chapin and Owen. Gaston and Macomber started the scrimmage as wings.
The University eleven, given the ball on their 20-yard line, started the scrimmage with a punch. A punt by Chapin, on the second play, was recovered by Tolbert at midfield when muffed by a black-jerseyed back. Eight yard dashes by Chapin and Johnson, topped by line plunges by Horween and Owen respectively, gave the University two first downs, and threatened the seconds' goal. Here, Johnson was nabbed for a loss before he could get rid of a pass, and, in spite of two successful forward passes, the ball went to the scrubs on downs.
Owen Gains 30 Yards
After an exchange of punts and a session of straight football by both elevens, featured by a 30-yard run by Owen, Coach Fisher put Team B on the field, giving them the ball on their own 20-yard line.
Line-bucks by Hamilton, and a 30-yard run by 'Churchill carried the pigskin well into the black territory. Here, Churchill broke loose again for another first down, but the seconds' line held firm again, and they took the ball on downs on their 5-yard line.
Rouillard Scores on 45-Yard Run
The first touchdown of the afternoon was made a few minutes later, after the subs had threatened another score and had again been repulsed. Rouillard got loose in a fast end run, eluded several tacklers, and crosed the line after a 45-yard run. The last score was made by Wharton, after line-bucks by Rouillard and Stillman had advanced the pigskin to within 8 yards of the scrubs' goal.
1924 Practice Uneventful
Freshman football practice yesterday consisted mainly of kicking and catching punts, while the line men were put to work on the charging machine. The squad has been increased by 15 men and now numbers nearly 100 members. The 1924 managerial squad has also received five new aspirants, but more are needed and should report at once.