The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1899, Image 32

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    Eelks left half-back Burns
Reynolds, M ~ full-back Cure
Referee—Leete. Umpire—Robinson. Timers—Quigley and Poster. Lines
men—Foster and Scott. Time—Two 20 minute halves. Score—State, 38;
Mansfield, o.
SEPTEMBER 29th, Gettysburg's eleven sturdy warriors of the
gridiron went forth to do battle with State on Beaver field.
The day was an ideal one, the wind blowing from the south.
The first half State had the east goal to defend, in the second,
the west. The game was well played thro'out the first half; but
the last half was marked by numerous fumbles at critical points
on State's part which enabled' Gettysburg to get the ball out of
danger by kicking.
Gettysburg played well but showed the lack of coaching very
much as her team play was lax. State played a hard aggressive
game thro'out. Wood and Harris put up the star game of the
day. Cummins, Hewitt, Burns, Miller and Miles played good
steady games and as for the remainder they filled their parts suf
ficiently well to merit praise. Schoffstoll favors his shoulder a
little too much which no doubt had an effect on his game in the
last half. But tho' all did their parts well, yet much improve
ment could be made. The signals were slowly given in the fore
part of the game causing it to lack snap. Burns as a ground
gainer is one of the best we have.
The student body supported the team well and enthusiasm ran
wild when a good play was made. This is more like student sup
port as it should be than it has been before at State. The game
in detail.
State kicked off to Gettysburg who failed to gain, , and was
compelled to kick, Hewitt received the ball. The first try re
sulted in no gain, then Randolph made 5; Harris, 5; Wood, Bp;
Wood, 8; Harris, 1o; Harris, 1; Scholl, 6; Burns, 5; Randolph,
2; Scholl, 2; Burns, 3; Wood, 3; Shoff, 5; Martin, 3; Sholl, 2
and a touchdown, no goal, play 6 minutes 9 seconds. Score, 5-0.
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