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Vol. 7. , UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, iV. C, November 30th, 1898. p. iT
Carolina's Scientific Football j Wins Over the Superior
Weight and Force! of Virginia.
HOWELL'S GREAT RUN WINS THE GAME.
Teams in Fine Form. The Greatest Game Ever Played on a Southern
v ; " , ' 4-.: ! '
Gridiron. Both Teams Put up Magnificent Defense. Game
Won by Best Team. Carolina 6, Virginia 2.
Victory ! Victory ! J Victory ! ! !
fVictory is ours! We have won
Again. the white..-and blue floats
proudly in the breeze. With
rnwni"..of victory the team of '98
has immortalized itself in the mind
f those who are interested in the
thletic. life at U. N. C.
Durin.tr the fall victory has fol-
Wed victory but all these would
ave counted for naught had our
uys returned from Virginia with
letr banners furled.
In '92 wc went a team to Atlanta
here, under the efficient leadership
If Capt. Mike Hoke, they snatched
le laurels from the lads of the Old
ominion. Since then five uusuc
I'ssful attempts have been made to
ain the championship of the South-.
t failed for reasons which in one
f two cases had better not be men-
pned. But Tar Heels never give
jp and now our efforts have been
On Wednesday morning- amidst
gh hopes and anticipations of suc-
ss on the part of the students,
pe team left for Richmond. Ar-
ving there they were at once car-
kd to the Jefferson Hotel where
ey were greeted by. a number of
4 students and other supporters.
Qhey were assailed on all sides by
iuiries as to their opinion of what
out come of the game would be
ft the anxious inquirers had to sat-
y themselves with the reply that
pir questions could be answered
tter after the game. The men
're in just the right spirit to win a
rae. They did not lack confidence
ithemselves nor were they on the
pr hand over confident. They
a victorious spirit a spirit that
fuld be satisfied with nothing' but
tory. and a spirit that was deter-
jiedto win however hard diight be
ven thesiohtof the terrible "V"
I the long orange and blue stream-
f the Va. rootprs did not strike
h of the great "Bear" nor the
ad strength of Templeman and
re change their spirit - except to
e them all the more determined.
n Thursday morning the sky was
ast and at eleven o'clock a light
snow was falling. It looked as if the
game was to be played in the snow
but a strong wind from the east soon
brushed away the clouds. Manager
Klutta's heart 'was glad once more.
HOWELL, Left Half-back. (Who scored.)
A few minuter after half past
two both teams were on the field.
Carolina was the first to arrive a
midst the enthusiastic shouts of
her supporters. Virginia soon came
and other throats gave forth their
sounds and with Tar Heels on one
hand Virginians on the other, pan
demonium reicrned supreme. The
spectators were equally divided in
Virginia won the toss and chose to
defend the east goal. This gave Car
olina the ball for. the kick off and here
she made what might be called her
first mistake for having more confi
dence in her aggressive play than in
her. defensive. Graves kicked the ball
over the side line twice in succession.
The ball was kicked against the wind.
This mistake gave the ball to Virginia
to kick off from the middle of the
The ball was sent far into Carolina's
territory and brought back for several
yards by the united effort of her play
ers. After several fumbles and rushes
Virginia secures the ball.
Until now the game had been played
entirely in Carolina's territory. By
short gains of three to eight yards by
Then Carolina began her wonderful'! McRae, Copeland and Graves the ball
is brought lo Carolina's lorty-yaru line.
McKae if hurt and is replaced by How
ell. Copeland and Graves do excellent
Virginia called "line
left" and "guards back" but would
fail to gain the required distance.
Then Carolina' in turn would rush blocking and with the assistance of the
line Howell makes three end runs of
fifteen, twenty and thirty yards and
brings the ball far into Virginia's ter
ritory. The Carolina rooters cheered
from the side lines and Virginia's sup
porters called to their men to brace up.
A few short rushes followed and time is
called with the ball in Carolina's pos
session on Virginia's twenty-five yard
The Carolinians were now more con
fident than ever. Under the most un
favorable circumstances they had kept
their opponents from scoring and now
when the conditions favored them ,
they were not doubtful as to- the re
sults. How the two teams felt could
be seen by the manner in which they
came on the field after an intermission
of ten minutes. Virginia with a dogged
step took their places ; while the Tar
Heels writh an eager rush put them
selves in position to kick off.
Howell kicks 50 vards into Vir
ginia's territory and the ball is re
turned a short distance. Virginia
resorts to kicking to get her goal
out of danger and Carolina secures
the ball at the centre of the field.
Rogers gives signal for run around
right end. The ball is passed to
Howell who first fumbles it but
quickly regains it and starts down
the field for his famous' run Mar
tin is neatly cornered by Copeland,
and Graves blocks the left half,
Bennett and Gregory having put
Lloyd out of the way followed on
to take up the interference. Cun
ningham breaks through in time to
get the full back out of the way and
by magnificent zig-zag running
Howell passes the last man and fol
lowed by several of his opponents
dashes straight ahead and places
the half squarely behind the goal.
This run was not made on a "fluke"
but it was remarkable individual
work aided by excellent backing of
h i s team. Then pandemonium
broke loose among the wearers of
the white and blue. Some of them
broke over the side lines and brush
ing aside the officials seized the hero
and rode him about on their shoul
ders, and shouted and danced. The
substitutes on the side line rushed
to the middle of the field and execu-
fiercely over Virginia's tackles and fin
ally be forced to hand over the ball.
For many minutes the contest con
tinued within Carolina's twenty-five
yard line and often Virginia had the
ball within easy striking distance of
Carolina's goal but with magnificent
determination the Carolinians would
take their stand and at the critical
moment force their opponents back
and compel her to give up the ball
Here , mention should be made of
McRae 's great work.' - Again and
again be would rush into Virginia's
interference and bring it to the ground
and either tackle the runner himself
or make an easy tackle for Graves
At this part of the game Graves'
punting was excellent and with a thir
ty or forty yard punt he would send
the ball to a safe distance from Caro
These punts gave Carolina's ends a
chance to show what they were made
of and when the ball was caught
Koehler and Gregory were always near
and with Cunningham, who generally
breaks through and goes down with
the ends, Virginia's full back was
brought to the ground in his tracks.
The work of Carolina's ends made her
kicking game effective
In the early part of the game in the
"line left" formation Capt. Collier did
good work for Virginia but as soon as
Carolina caught on to Virginia's style
of play he had to resort to line buck
ing and fake passes which- also failed
to gain the required distance
CAPT. ROGERS, Quarter-back.
Concluded on second page.