A revitalized Adams team came back from the depths of their defeat last week to walk over the Dudley squad, 16-7, while a steadily improving Kirkland eleven capitalized on its breaks to wallop Winthrop, 13-0, on Soldiers Field yesterday afternoon.
The Gold Coasters hit the win list with a bang, as, sparked by Bob Hurley, they scored a safety, and two touchdowns to one for their opponents. On the first play that they had possesion of the ball, Hurley cracked the Ramblers tackle, and sped down the field through an alleyway of a hole from his own 25 over the Dudley goal line. Adams pounded through guard for the conversion.
Dudley chalked up their only score in the second period when Mel Helpurn, former all-House back, scooted from his own 35 to the Adams 25. A line buck netted 5 yards, and a pass to George MacDonald went over the last white line for 6 points. The Ramblers then added the conversion to tie it up at 7-all. Adams scored their safety at the start of the second half, when Dudley was forced back on their own five after a long kickoff. After one play had failed to gain, Mel Helpurn took the ball and ran laterally into the end zone, looking desperately for a hole. There was none, and he was hemmed in and tackled behind the goal-line for two Gold Coast points. The final Adams score was on a pass Muldoon to the ever-present Hurley way down in Rambler territory.
Winthrop Puts Up Fight
The Deacons found themselves yesterday, much to the dismay of the Winthrop aggregation, who put up a stiff fight, but lacked scoring punch to shove the ball over when inside the 10-yard line. At the end of a scoreless first half, it looked like Winthrop's day because, after one touchdown play had been called back on account of a quick whistle, Bill Eustis passed to Bob Drake to the Deacon three-yard line. Here the half ended, however, before the Puritans could push it over.
In the third period, Kirkland pushed the ball deep down into Puritan territory, but were held for downs Disaster struck for Winthrop in the form of a fumble, recovered for a Kirkland score, and George Blanchard hammered his way through tackle for the point. With the score standing 7-0 against them the Puritans tried an air-blitz, but one pass fell into the hands of Manny Holman, speedy Deacon, who dashed down the side lines for the touchdown. The point was missed.