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Strong Freshman Eleven Crushes Andover in Impressive 20-0 Win


By Joseph P. Lyford jr.

For the first time since 1928, a Yardling eleven downed Andover when it pushed a much lighter opponent all over the field last Saturday at Andover, winning by a comfortable score of 20 to 0.

At no time during the game did Andover threaten the Crimson goal line. Only in the final quarter did the losers manage to pile up an appreciable number of first downs, when Maury Gould, Blue halfback, rifled several passes to his teammates for short gains.

The Stahleymen wasted no time in getting started. On their first scoring try, they took the ball down close to the Blue goal, where their offense fizzled momentarily. But on the next attempt, the Yardlings heaved their opponents bodily over the goal on a series of blistering power plays, George Hoiden toting the oval across.

After Ted Lyman hit the goal post on an attempted extra point place kick, the Yardlings kicked off to Andover, and again gained control of the situation when Andover was forced to kick. Harry Tine, who excelled as a safety man for the greater part of the game, ran the ball back over the midfield stripe, evading five tacklers.

In a few minutes the Crimson had straight line buck. On this march the chalked up their second touchdown when Heiden again went over on a Stahleymen opened up wide holes on the left side of their opponents' line for Fred Spreyer, who whipped away through the secondary for long gains.

The Crimson line, with guards Dick Row and Endy Peabody pulling out, blocked beautifully, while occasionally tackle Tom Gardener would also come around to clear out the hole. On off-tackle smashes, usually with Spreyer carrying, the Yardlings were piling three men ahead of the runner as interference. Ted Lyman, blocking back, did a superlative job on cleaning out the Blue backers-up.

In the third quarter, the Crimson scored their last touchdown on similar power plays as the Yardling linemen opened up big breaches over center. Tine scored on an off-tackle smash.

Andover gave the Yardlings some good practice on pass defense in the last period when Maury Gould opened up with some bullet passes. The Blue clicked regularly on these aerials, but the receivers were downed in their tracks for short gains for the most part. Harvard ended the Blue's offensive when a long lateral was intercepted at midfield.

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