Kirkland Demolishes Leverett, Snags First Place in Football

The Kirkland House intramural football team remained undefeated with a crunching 21-0 victory over previously unbeaten Leverett House yesterday afternoon. In other action, Eliot House defeated Lowell House 8-0.

For the second game in a row the K-House defense gave up no points. Kirkland's defensive line dominated Leverett.

Defensive back Charlie Caro had a fourth-quarter interception which led to Kirkland's final touchdown. It was the eighth straight game, dating back to last year, in which Caro had at least one interception.

Kirkland's offensive line was also outstanding. Quarterback Casey Fitts bootlegged for one touchdown and set up another with a 35-yd. bomb to Jamie Egasti.

Tony Giamberadino, a Leverett linebacker, said that the Kirkland line "seemed to be coming at us the whole time." He said that the K-house squad caught Leverett "maybe a little unprepared."


Leverett player-captain Bill Lewis said. "They may have won, but they still live in Kirkland."

Eliot's shut-out of Lowell evened its record at 1-1, while Lowell dropped to 0-2. Running back Marty Fitzpatrick led the Eliot attack.

The game's lone touchdown came on an option pass from flanker Paul McNicol to Brian McAndrews.

The Kirkland powerhouse, now 2-0, meets Eliot next Tuesday. Leverett will play Lowell later that afternoon. Unbeaten Mather will meet Winthrop, and South House will tangle with Quincy tomorrow afternoon.