THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. CM DEC. 7, 1895.
The Game at Wilmington.
Wilmiflgton 8. N.X. "Scrubs" 4.
The second team left' for W"llmfagton
on Wednesday ' morning, playing on
Thursday with the 'above named score.
They put up ' the . best game ; they
had but the heavy Wilmington team
was too much lr them.
Capt. McKoy of Wilmington won the
toss and chose the northern goal. Wil
liams If ickt-d off for the Scrubs, the
ball was caught by 4 Harper ' who r ran
back 30 yards when lie was ;; prettily
tackled by Williams. The teams lin
ed up and Daniels makes 15,'yards
when he is downed by Rogers. South
erland makes 2 yards and then the
ball is Carolina's on downs. Lake
makes 2 yards but the ball goes over
oil foul interference. Sawyer gains 2
yards, Hatch 4, and Sawyer 7 but is
called back for off side play by both
sides. Southerland goes through the
line for 10 yards, Daniels7, Sawyer,
Hatch, Daniels and Southerland by
continued bucking, advanced the ball
to our 9 yard line. Time was here
called For a few minutes to quiet the
rooters as the, Wilmington team could
not hear the signals. Harper f u mbl es
the ball but regains it. Then Daniels
makes a beautiful run around our end
for a touchdown. Daniels fails to
catch Harpers punt out and no goal
was kicked. Score 4 to 0.
Williams kicked off 42 yards to Har
per who brings -it back 12, Bagwell
tackling him. The ball then goes to
Carolina on downs. Haywood fails to
gain, the ball is then passed to Allen
who makes a pretty run of 13 yards for a
touchdown. Williams fails to kick
goal, score 4 to4.
Harper kicks off 50 yds but the ball
is in touch. He then kicks 35 toRoerers
who passes to Bailey making 30 yds.
by the play. Bagwell fails to gain,
Bailey makes 3 yds., Williams loses
4yds., Haywood gains 4 on fake kick
and ball goes over to Wilmington on
ow ns. Hatch and Harper a executd
double pass around right end for 28
yds. when he was tackled by Williams.
Sawyer makes one half yard, Harch 3,
and from here by hard rushes Wil
mington advances the ball to Caro
lina's ten yard line when time is called.
Allen and Carson fail to gain and
the ball goes over again on a fumble.
, Hatch and Sawyer make 33 yards oh
double pass around right end, Hatch
goes through ? line for 31, Hatch and
Southerland 13, and Daniels scores the
second touchdown. Harpers fails to
idek goal. Score 8 to 4. '
; Williams kick3 32 yards to Hatch
and$Daniels makes 7. Lake is hurt
and Jones substituted. "Southerland
makes 9,Sawyer 5, Southerland fails
to gain on 3rd down. Our ball.
Bailey makes 1 yard but can,t add
the. other four. Wilmington's ball on
downs.' ..' :
Harper makes 90 yards on. double
pass, Daniels fails to gain, Harper's
double pass makes 45, Southerland 5,
Harper fails to gain and ball is on 13
yard line when time is called.
Billard, L,. E. Best,
Southerland, L. T. Allen,
McKoy, L. G. Carson,
King-, C. Joyner,
Savage, R. G. 'Bagwell
Holland, R. T, Lake,
Peschau, R. R. Winston,
Harper, Q. B. Rogers,
Sawyer, L. II. B. Haywood,
Daniels, F. B. Williams,
Hatch, R. H. B. Bailey.
' Umpires, Bellamy ami Hasson.
; Referee, Beldon.
(As we were unable to have a represetative
on the field we give an account taken from
the Messenger. We think from the length of
Harper's runs, the field must have been
slightly over the regulation length as he
went far enough to take him out of town.)
Harper kicks off 4S yards to Bailey
who returns it six when he is downed
by Sawyer; Williams makes 3, Hay
wood no gain. Then by mass play on
left tackle Ilaywood goes through for
40 yards and is tackled by Hatch.
Carolina loses 8 yards on fumble, Rog
ers regaining the ball; but the boys
are unable to make up the loss and the
ball goes over. ,
'Wilmington, by repeated line buck
ing and force of weight, gains 28
yards, then Harper fails to gain on
his double pass and Rogers gets him.
Southerland fails to gain and the ball
goes over on downs.
Bailey makes 2, Rogers punts to
Daniels who tries to return the kick,
but is blocked by Bailey. Allen makes
a beautiful run of 90 yards to the six
yard line, here Wilmington held them
and the ball goes over 3 yards from
Harper fails to gain on his double
Pass, Southerland makes 2 yards,
Daniels punts 40 yards, Haywood
bringing it back 2 but the ball goes to
Wilmington again on downs.
Daniels, Hatch, and McKoy gain 23
yards and the ball is lost on a fumble.
Review of the Football Season.
When the season opened in Sep
tember and we looked around we
and White, sub-
found we had
center of '94.
From the impossibility of Guion
returning- to College, the. captaincy
of the team was left vacant. So it
was decided that the advisory com
mittee select a tempoary Captain
to bec later ratified by the team.
Capt. Gregory was selected.
In addition to these old men, But
ler, of Univ. of - Ga.: Whitaker, of
A. & M. ; Hurley, Wright, Nicklin,
Williams, of V. M., I. McRae and
Haywood entered upon the training
pledge, and from these men, Mr.
Trenchard and Capt. Gregory made
the strongest team that ever donned
an N. C. sweater.
In the early part of the season
old Towser aharpe was- laia up
with a badly injured arm and we
were sorry that he was not able to
put on uniform for the rest of the
season. But we are glad to record
that though the team played harder
than ever before, this was the only
serious accident that happened dur
ing the season.
The first game of the year was,
as usualwith A. & M. and it show
ed us many weaknesses which we
were surprised to find. But after
this the team braced up and in the
following week defeated Richmond
College, a much stronger team, by
a score of 34 to 0.
In another week the team left for
its Southern trip, playing Univ. of
Georgia, Vanderbilt and Sewanee.
The game with Georgia dampen
ed the hopes of many when the score
was announced, 6 to 0; but when
the detailed account was read, we
found that Georgia was a much
stronger team than we had suppos
ed. I . y
From there, the team journeyed
to Vanderbilt and put up a remark
able game winning by a score of 12
to 0, notwithstanding 'Council's en
treaties to the Vanderbilt team.
After jthe first five minutes of the
game, it became evident that the
team we had looked to for our hard
est game, was weak enough to let
Carolina win easily.
Then, tired out, we played Se
wanee. The score to Sewanee's
joy was 0 to 0, the result of the
poorest game Carolina put up dur
ing the season. : Sewanee put up
the best she had and her play was
fast and snappy. Our offensive
play was quite poor as both guards
were sore and stiff and nearly all
the halfbacks we had broken up so
that it was only our misfortune and
not our fault that we did not score.
For financial reasons the man
agement found it best to arrange
second ffame with Georeria. On the
way, from Sewanee to Atlanta, Mr
Trenchard worked unceasingly on
the players with hot water and lin
lments. The result was that we
went into the second Georgia game
in much better trim than the Se
wanee game and the result proved
that we were superior to Georgia
without anv doubt. The score was
10 to 6 and Georgia was satisfied
There remainad only one more
game before Thanksgiving-, with
the Blacksbure fVa.) team. This
- C7 '
game was played in Charlotte and
we found the Virginia A. & M. the
fastest team we rjlaved during- the
season. The score was 32 to 5,
Watts kicking a beatiful goal from
the 43 yard line.
Then we came back to secret
oractice and a determination to do
our best in Richmond. But for va
rious reasons, the game was lost by
a score of 6 to 0.
So our record is one game lost,
one tied and six won. We have
scored 130 points, our oppents 17
We have rjlaved the strongest col-
leges of the South and point with
oride to the record of the team of
'95. At every place they have visi
ted they have won admiration for
their behavior and without doubt
made many new friends for Caro
Una. And this pride comes too
from the great increase of "college
spirit" which our new growth in
athletics and in every other branch
of University life, has instilled into
us. We are, I think, in our 101st
year entering on a new era in ath
letics, and with the ardent support
of the students, alumni and friends,
we hope to see the team of '96
eclipse the brilliant record of '9o.
It is said that Edmond Clarence
Stedman has been pffered a profes
sorship in Yale University; but has
Tlic Virginia Game.
Extracts from Leading Papers.
While it has been justly said that
the result of the game was in a
large measure due to our fumbling
yet with all this we confidently be
lieve that but for the interference
of the crowd'and the dicisions of the
umpire the game would still have
been ours and in support of this be
lief we quote the following extracts
from some of the leading ; papers of
Virginia and North Carolina:
From the Richmond r Dispatch of
"That the score was indicative of
the respective merits of the teams
is an open question."
(then after Virginia had made her
touchdown). "From this'point on
ward, the game was without any
extraordinary featn re, the players
were completely surrounded by the
mob and the great mass of specta
tors were unable to see anything of
the game." "Merritt,
who was ruled off the field for
tackling, was owe of North Caro-
TT A t t
una s best men. tie naci played in
the Thanksgiving games here : for
four years and his removal weaken
ed the team considerably. He play
ed right end and not until after he
was ruled out did Virginia begin to
make any progress and a majority
of the advances made by Capt. Pen
ton were made around right end.
It was around this end that Lang
made his phenomenal run scoring a
From, the Richmond Times, Nov.
"If there had been one more min
ute of play at end of first half Car
olina would certainly have scored,
and had it not been for the inter
ference of the crowd Carolina would
most assuredly have scored twice
during the half, as Virginia was
powerless to stop the magnificient
system of end playing that Tren
chard had developed."
Then came one of the last plays
of the game in which Carolina
would certainly have scored but for
the crowd. The ball was passed
to Stephens and he skirted Bullett's
end and got clear of Virginia tack-
lers but the crowd hemmed him in
and before he could get through
them Lang had tackled him. Vir
. . . t . i. i r
ginia can congratulate nerseu
that the crowd was there, for if
Stephens had had a clear field he
would undoubtedly have scored."
f '.'Students from the
University of Virginia seemed to
disregard the wishes of their play
ers and rushed back and forth over
he ground while the ball was in
play. They interferred with Ste
phens while in the act of making a
From the Richmond Star Nov.
"As to the game of football, it
can hardly be said that a game was
plaved. From ten to fifteen thou
sand people paid from fifty cents to
one dollar to see a crowd ot drunk-
Cort eluded on fourth page.