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Sophomores Star as Crimson Stops Brown in a Scrimmage

By Evan W. Thomas

"Good luck with your lacrosse team," cracked a long-time denizen of the Harvard Stadium press box as Brown's Director of Sports Information. Mike Scandura, gloomily tradged out the door. Scandura had a little difficulty trumpeting the achievements of last year's 0-9 Brown football team and the Bruins did little to boost his spirits last Saturday giving up six touchdowns while scoring only one in a controlled scrimmage against Harvard.

Outside the Stadium on the other hand. Harvard coach Joe Restic gloated over his team's very impressive performance. "I've got no first string quarterback," he said, with the happy shrug of a shiek making his nightly decision outside the harem.

The fourth quarterback on Restic's depth chart, sophomore Milt Holt, had just completed eight of ten passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns. He would have gone nine for ten and three TDs had not a wide-open receiver dropped one of his passes near the goal line.

Holt's favorite target on the freshman team last year, Pat McInally, was once again on the receiving end of most of the Hawaiian native's bullet passes McInally who has height, great hands, and (at least against bad defensive backs) terrific moves, left the hapless Brown secondary in the chrt with us catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Last year's sophomore surprise Jim Stoecket also fared well connecting on three of four passes for 113 yards. One of his shorter passes turned into a 60-yard touchdown play as junior John Hagerty shook off a tackler and raced 45 yards to the end some.

The two other quarterbacks were less successful Yale's nemesis of the last two years, senior Enc Crone three for eight for 28 yards and Frank Guerra three a few too many floaters to boost his chances of leaving a three year seat on the bench.

Harvard's running backs performed very capably Mark Wheeler a transfer student who played with Sonny Sixkiller at Washington placed up only 35 and in nine carnes but his and the best run of the day a twisting 13 yarder good for a TD annullified by a penalty I no other unfamiliar faces ex JV fullback marc Mayberg and sophomore halfback Steve Dart the leading rusher on the I fresh man team ran well Mayberg broke a 4 yard touchdown run a while Dart are up 48 yards in five rushes Captain led DeMarc carred the hall only four times but he averaged over eight yards a carry.

Restic is worried about the lack of depth on the offensive line but both of his offensive units beat the Brown defense into the ground. The defensive line was equally unmerciful to the Bruins, squashing the Brown running game and breaking through to dump Brown quarterbacks six times. Harvard's All Ivy defensive end junior Mitch Berger usually led the charge making seven tackles for the game. Steve Golden in his new never back position was equally ferocious flattening Brown runners eight times.

Harvard's defensive backfield, which may suffer from a serious lack of speed, gave off some ominous warning signs when Brown packed up a 51 yard touchdown on its second pass play of the scrimmage. The some defense tightened up, however giving up some short passes but cutting off the long threat and making three interceptions.

Although Harvard has its entire defensive backfield returning. Restic may use a few new faces including JV veterans Dave St Pierre and Bruce Mickey Mike Page a promising sophomore defensive back is injured but he should also see action this year as will has classmate Alex Costello.

Page is joined on the injury list by two key performers light end Howard Keenan a strong blocker and a good short range receiver and fullback Rod Foster If Foster does not come back from his ankle injury to learn his new position he may take second place to veteran Steve Hall. Mayberg or sophomore Phil Allen who has been impressive in pre season practice.

Harvard's kicking game is in excellent shape. Bruce Tettrick who matched a Brown field goal with a 33-yarder of his own on Saturday is very accurate from short range Receiver McInally, last year's freshman kicker, will handle the long-range attempts.

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