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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C., November 23rd. 1897. '
OFF TD VIRG
Before the Thanksgiving Game.
Rapid Review of the Season.
Personal Mention. A Word
From the Coach.
The Varsity leaves tomorrow for
Richmond, there to line-up against
Virginia and fight the final battle
for the championship of the South.
The work this year has been
most satisfactory and with the ma
terial, given him to work upon,
Coach Reynolds has done excellent
One week after College opened
Will. A. Reynolds, Princeton '97,
arrived on the Hill and began train
ing the candidates for the '97 Var
sity. About thirty men were out
each afternoon and in short ' order
t.TiP! cream was separated and the
Varsity won its first game from the
Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege by a score of 40 to 0
By this game the Coach was able
to select those who were superior
against strangers and one week la-
ter Guilford lined-up against us and
lost by 16 to 0.
Greensboro and Clemson College
(S. C.) next had their colors to trail
in the dust going down before the
"White and Blue" by scores of 24
to 0 and 28 to 0 respectively. After
the Clemson game the 'Varsity was
was in bad shape but the condition
of the team is no excuse for the de
feat by Blacksburg Polytechnic In
stitute by a score of 4 to 0. Carol!
na's repeated fumbles and possibly
too much excitement caused the loss,
but let us not mourn for he who
knows not how to bear defeat knows
not how to appreciate the glory of
victory. "One honorable victory"
said Dr. Winston when called on for
a speech in the Hotel Burton, just
after we had won from Virginia by
'that little 14 to 6, "is the greatest
glory a College' can have, and one
dishonorable victory is the greatest
disgrace upon the fair name of a
We were defeated. It is on re
cord against us.. We are not asham
ed of it.
The Blacksburg defeat undoubt
edly did us the greatest good of any
game we have been in this season
and from that date on our improve
ment has been remarkable.
Coach Reynolds now worked the
men steadier and when the team left
the Hill on its Western tour no one
doubted that the entire college
would be prouder of its pigskin
pushers upon their return.
The victory over Sewanee, 12 to
6, though it cost us McRae for the
remainder of the season, was a great
one. The whole college has regret
ted the loss, as it means much for
us in the game on Thursday, but
"We must hone for the best. After
defeated by Vanderbilt 31 toO. The
The score is not a cloud on our rec
ord. We could not expect victory
from so strong a team after winning
such a battle as the Sewanee en
counter. The five substitutes and
every member of the team, all of
whom were suffering from bruises
received in the last game deserve
the admiration of every member of
the University for the gritty fight
they put up, for the Coach has said
"every man died in his tracks."
The Sunday's rest refreshed the
men greatly and they were able to
easily defeat the University of Ten
nessee 16 to 0. Here the team ran
up against its old Jim Baird, '95.
On the day following, Bingham's
School, in spite of their devoted of
ficials and coaching from their train
er (by the way was it Dr. Basker
ville who paid his respects to this
gentlemen(?) ?) bit the ground and
returned to their barracks with -'a
score of 14 to 0 against them.
The next day the 'Varsity were
welcomed home and every day's
work has been watched by the sup
porters of the team and the prog
ress made has been most encouraging-
The team has worked conscien
tiously. It has developed into the
snappiest, fastest and most popular
team we have ever had.
Coach Reynolds has " worked
fath fully, and whether luck is with
or against us day after to-morrow
he has our best wishes always and
a warm place in the heart of each
and every wearer of the "White
Captain Belden, who succeeded
to the Captaincy upon the restgni
tion of Ex-Capt. Whitaker has act
ed handsomely on the field and plays
his position with decided credit.
Manager Kluttz has had a hard
life during the season. He has made
a most excellent manager. His zeal
and fidelity have made his reputa
tion and to him the college owes a
debt of gratitude.
Assistant Manager 1 ulier has held
the money-bags on several occasions.
He has faithfully attended to every
duty imposed upon him.
And as the team leaves tomorrow
let every mother's son who wears the
"White and Blue" rightly do honor to
the team of '97. They have done their
duty as soldiers. Their labor is al
most ended. Their honor and glory
has just begun.
What the Coach Says.
The Coach said: "The physical
condition of the team is not the best.
All the men will probably be able to
play but will be severely handicapped
by their injuries. The lack of practice
of some of the men who have been
laid off since the Western trip place;,
the men in such a condition as to hard ly
expect them to keep up the standard
of team work.
Defense work of the team is vastly
better than at any time since the sea
son started. The linemen are contin
ually breaking through their oppo
nents and learning to tackle low.
The western trip has proven it
self to be a great factor in the prog
ress of the team the experience
a long nio-ht and day s ride the team gaineu rrom tne leading teams ox me
reached Nashville and there were west has been taken advantage of:
and each man's improvement has
been the result of correcting the
faults made evident by meeting line
men either his equal or superior.
The greatest cause for improvement
has been the individual coaching.
Each man has been carefully told of
his faults and shown new methods of
breaking through and interfering.
It is expected that the team wjll
contest every inch of ground from
start to finish. She will put up the
same gentlemanly game which was
so highly commented upon the west
The Coach wishes to thank the
members of the team and scrubs and
the University at large for their
kindnesses and their hearty co-oper
endeavor in ci-
to develop a
Wjhite, '00, Left End, age 20, height
5 feet 6, weight 142; has played two
years on 'Varsity; is light but lis
plucky and plavs a hard game. He
tackles well and seldom fails to gain
when given the ball.'
Shull, '00, Left Tackle, age 20,
height 6 feet, weight 165; has won his
position by conscientious work. He
tackles hard, charges his man well,
and runs well with the ball. He would
be a stronger man but for injuries re
ceived in practice games.
Boland, '99, Loft Guard, age
height 6, weight 109, never played
foot ball before this season. He is a
strongman, charges his man hard and
is a difficult man to make gains orer.
He often gets in a good tackle, 'always
makes an opening when called upon
xo qo so.
Cunningham, Law, Centre, age 20,
height 5 feetOJ, weight 158: is a good
man in his position. Although he' is
light he has not found his equal so far
this season. He snaps the ball well,
charging his man firmly and always
aiding the guards in making openings.
Cromartie, Med., Right Guard, age
26, heififht 6 feet, weight 155, makes
his opening nicely, holds his man well
and is always a great instrument in
breaking any line play. He played
last year on Davidson and is a fast
Bennett, '00, Right Tackle, age 18,
height 5 feet 11, weight 173; has play
ed two years on the 'Varsity. He is
young and bias tatr to be the star
tackle of the South in his Junior year.
He tackles hard, charges his man well
and is sure for a good gain when given
Kluttz, '99, Right End, age 18,
height 5 feet 10, weight 148, is the
able and successful manager of this
year's 'Varsity. He is quick getting
down the field after a kick, breaks m-
erference and tackles well; is good
for a long gain when given the ball.
21, height 5 feet S2,
an all round athlete having played
one year on tne v arsiiy base nan
club and two years on the 'Varsity
foot ball eleven. He is a fast sprinter,
gets well into all interterence and
passes the ball quickly and smoothly.
The Nashville papers speak of him as
the fastest quarter-back ever seen in
Howell, Pharmacy, Left Half Back,
age 25, height 5 feet 9, weight 140, is
not a new man on the gaidiron, hav
ing played two years on Wake For-
est. He is a fast sprinter and o ten , MEETING TO-NIGHT
makes phenomenal gains. He. will be
expected to do great things for Caro- AT 7 O'CLOCK.
Una day after tomorrow. .1
MacRac, Right Half Back, ago 19,
coming to 'Varsity from the captaincy
of the University of Tennessee '96
team. Jim Mac Rae became at once
the star player of U. N. C's. aggrega
tion of pig-skin chasers. An indomi
table line smasher, he is in addition
a long distance end circler of very
superior ability and a splendid man on
defensive. One recognizes at first
glace that he is afoot ball player from
the blow of the whistle to the call, of
time, and unfailing in taking advan
tage of those emergencies that con
stantly arise in the game. In him
Carolina has an unlimited treasure of
Belden(Capt.)Joe Belden, in his res
ponsible position of leader of the
team has behind him the full confi
dence of the whole University. His
athletic record in both foot ball and
base ball have easily established this
confidence. He plays the difficult posi
tion of full back with the nervy, cool
ness, vigor and ability of the athlete
of experience that he is. While his
line" rushing, interfering and tackling
, are of the best his strongest point is
i that most valuable acquirement, good
I punting. No player on the Southern
j gridiron is his superior in gaining dis-
tance by this method. He handles his
'men in a manner that fully justifies
the reliance and trust that they place
Coxe, '99, left end; age 20, height
5 feet 10, weight' 167.
Abbott, '98, left tackle; age 28,
height 5 feet 10, weight 151.
Robbins, '00, left guard, age 20,
height 5 feet 10, weight 165.
Pickard, '00, center, age 18, height
5 feet 10, weight 151.
Brown, '98, right guard, age 21,
height 6 feet 3, weight 183.
Turner, '00, right tackle, age 20,
height 6 feet 1, weight 176,
Kerner, '01, right end, age 20,
height 5 feet 9, weight 146. Walk
er has also played in this position.
McKee, (Capt.) quarter back, age 19,
height 5 feet 8)4, weight 135.
Osborne, quarter back, age 18,
height.5 feet Sl2, weight 135.
Buxton, left half back,
height 5 feet 8, weight 150.
has also played this position.
has the making of a great back.
Collins, right half back, age 20,
heighl 5 feet 8, weight 150. Johnston
and Martin have also plaped this posi
tion and have done it well. Collins
has playod a great part of the season
on the 'Varsity. He will probably get
in the Thanksgiving game.
Graves, full back, age 17. height
5 feet 10, weight 159.
McKee is Captain of the Scrubs. He
knows more about the game than any
other man on the bcrubs ana some
on the 'Varsity. But for his lack of
weight he would be a 'Varsity star.
What Virginia Thinks of Us.
From College Topic. Sov. 3.
The Tarheels have been hard at
work for this game all the season, and
it is a well-known fact that their team
trains with but one idea, Unit is to be
in the pink of condition for the gume
with Virginia. Carolina lias lar uei-
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