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The CRIMSON touch football team got off to an unusually shaky start Saturday, but. flashy quarterbacking by Jon Carlson and scrappy defensive play by Scott Jacobs helped the unbeaten CRIMSON to crush a determined, though inadequate, team from the Princetonian, 23-2, at Soldiers' Field.
The hometown editors seemed to have trouble on the soggy field and were at first awed by the larger opposition, which had a weight advantage of 30 pounds per man. An added handicap was that the Princetonian insisted on having rules. These several obstacles enabled the Tiger Rag to nail Andy Jamison in the end zone after he dropped back 25 yards to pass.
Ho Ho Ho
The shocked CRIMSON team, behind for the first time in five years, pulled together with a chant of "Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, the NLF is going to win." This seemed to unnerve the boys from New Jersey, who were unable to mount an offensive there-after.
Time and again, Jacobs flattened the Princetonian's version of Bill Galeota with vicious cross body blocks and other maneuvers, while Len Eigerly and Chuck "Herd" Hagen contained the running game.
Meanwhile, the offense began to make believers out of Spiro Agnew, a Labrador Retriever, and other noted spectators. Carlson combined with Mike Barrett to form a virtually unstoppable tandem behind the blocking of Tom Southwick and Mike Sylvester.
A minor flare-up marred the morning, however. After a play which resulted in a safety against the visitors, the Princetonian's Galeota accused Zack Goldhaber of unnecessary roughness. Galeota walked off the field a minute later with two broken legs, a lacerated elbow, and a broken spike.
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