The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, December 01, 1889, Image 18

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    The game all through was fast and spirited,
and is to be considered a very fair criterion
of the merits of the two teams.
Mr. Hully, of Bucknell, acted as referee,
and Mr. P. E. Brown, of State College, as
umpire. The teams were composed as fol
lows :
State Coli.hok.
Aull, Loft-end,
llile, Left-tackle,
Price, Left-guard,
Read, Centre,
Dowler, RiglU-guard,
Heppcnstnll, Right-tackle,
Linsz, Right-end,
Mode (Capt.) Quarter-back,
Poster, Half-back,
McLean, Half-back,
Mitchell, Full-back,
,Vesta vs. Delmonico
Teams from these two Boarding Clubs
played a game on Saturday, November 23,
The game was played for four turkeys for
Thanksgiving dinner. Most of the men
were inexperienced players, so that little
scientific playing was expected. Stephenson
captained the Vesta team, Reed the Delmoni
co. The play throughout the first half was
very spirited, and but for the fumbling, which
was general, the score would have been much
higher. As it was, it reached 16 to 10 in
favor of the Vestas. The second half was a
little more steady, and contained less bad
playing than the first. By some brilliant
plays by Bohn, the score was increased to 20
to 10 in favor of the Vestas. P. M. Brown,
referee. Aull, umpire.
The teams were composed as follows:
Motz, Left-end,
Bryan, Left-tackle,
Mattern, L. W., Left Guard,
Williamson, Centre,
Mattern, 11. \V,, Right-guard,
Clark, Right-tackle,
Williams, Right-end,
II eppenstall, Quarter-ba ck,
Gibbons, Half-back,
Bohn, Half-back,
Stephenson (Capt.) Full-back,
(The editors do not hold themselves responsible fur anything
that appears under this bending.) ,
It is with great pleasure that one who has
known Pennsylvania State College in former
days notes the high degree of favor and pros
perity which the institution has enjoyed within
the past three or four years. It is only a few
years since that the fact that there was a
State College was known only to the few
who at the opening of .the college year would
happen to read the advertisements in the
educational columns of the newspapers.
Perhaps this statement is a little too broad.
We might add that its existence was some
what more extensively advertised to the
neighboring farmers, through the issuing of
a pamphlet, now and then, announcing the
miraculous work of some new fertilizer which
had been used the season previous.
It is now no uncommon thing to hear our
college compared on the same standing with
other institutions much older, and which have
for years been recognized as prominent seats
of learning.
The professors point with much satisfac
tion to the after work of their graduates in
other colleges. But it is not necessary to
look for shining lights among the post gradu
ates. The many recent innovations, and in
fact everything in and about the college gives
one the impression of a very present, active
and modern spirit somewhere; and though
our personal knowledge at present is not in
timate, we are inclined to credit this stimula
ting force to the undergraduate students.
A general interest in athletics, backed up by
a generous support of the working teams, is
one of the great means of begetting loyalty
to the college, and extending its fame. I
understand the base-ball and foot-ball teams
have for several seasons held their own with
the leading college teams in the State. We
used to think a trip to Bellefonte, or a neigh-
Allen (Capt,)
Read (Capt.)