THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THU UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
- Vol. 9. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, November 7, 1900. MW
Ovation to Triumphant Foot Ball
Team. Mass-meeting and Bonfire
The football team returned to
Chapel Hill Tuesday evening after
an absence of six days, during
which itime the' had defeated the
University of Tennessee and Van
derbilt University and broke even
with Sewanee when neither side
The record is an admirable one.
Traveling over 1600 miles and win
ning two championship games and
tying another is an awful task.
Our boys did it and we are proud
of them. They showed that we
have a team worthy of any college.
We expected much; they did more
than we expected. The Universi
ty congratulates them right hear ti-;
ly on their magnificent work. The
ovation given them by the student
body was soul-stirring and in
spiring. It was deserved by them.
It was a spontaneous outburst of
enthusiasm. Men could control
themselves no longer. Yelling
crowds, flaming torches, college
songs, bell-ringing and mass-meetings
in abundance were the rule,
rather than the exception. We
realize that they are great and are
able to go up against any college
and expect to come out ahead.
Committees met the team at the
depot and drove them down in car
riages. When they reached the
campus, hundreds of students with
torches formed an avenue of fire,
while others gave the college yells
and rahs! for the individual players.
The team was driven up Cameron
Avenue accompanied by the mon
ster torch-light procession to Com
mons where they took supper.
While they were eating, 50 boys
stood in the vestibule of the eating
hall and yelled, cheering both the
individual men and the team collec
tively. After supper a mammoth mass
meeting was held in Gerrard Hall.
Every student in college was there,
thus showing his appreciation.
The townspeople and the co-eds
were there and were as deeply in
terested as the boys. Rival lead
ers of cheering crowds on the floor
and in the galleries vied with one
another in yelling Yackety Yacks
and Boom! Rah! Rays! It was a
scene that baffles description. The
team came in together and pande
monium reigned supreme. Hats
were thrown into the air and every
man stood and yelled for fully five
Mr. A. R, Berkely, President of
the Athletic Association, called the
meeting to order. Captain Osborne
was the first man called for. He
responded with a short talk and
thdnked'the students for. the recep- j
tion. Coach Reynolds made a
short speech and called on the boys
for earnest support from now until
il C . jl
tne end ot the season. oupport
was pledged with a mighty yell.
Coach told the story of the Sewanee
game. He did it in a most interest
ing way, proving himself an admi
rable story teller, as well as an able
football trainer. Members of the
team were called on, but they were
a bashful lot and refused to re
spond. These broad-shouldered
men quaked and tried to hide be
hind one another when their names
were called, but just the sight of
them kept excitement at the boil
ing point. Dr. Baskerville, Profs.
Henderson and Warshavv, Dr.
Jones, Messrs. Meade and Bernard
and others made short talks.
The meeting came to a close
with a mighty Yackety Yack given
by everybody standing and it never
sounded better, it never carried
more genuine feeling than it did
Out on the athletic field a huge
bonfire had been built. When the
meeting had adjourned everybody
went there and the Captain struck
a match to t he mass of the inflam
mable material, drenched in 50 gal
lons of oil. A mighty blaze broke
forth that shone for miles around.
The boys tramped around sin ?ing
"and cheering. They could not
keep still. They didn't even
know it was election night. Poli
tics was a small matter to this
'crowd. Their football team had
reflected crediton their alma mater.
What cared they how New York
voted? The bonfire finally burnt,
down, but until a late hour the
pent-up enthusiasm would let itself
loose in many ways. Fireworks
were sent off. The college bell
rang wildly all night. Every
thing paid tribute to this sturdy
Ramon Reyes Lala, who will lec
ture before the University Nov. 10,
Ss an eminent Filipino author and
orator. His lecture is entitled "A
Visit to the Philippines," and will
be superbly illustrated with 130
colored views. Admiral Dewey
speaks' in high praise of his work,
The New York Herald regards his
book as "by all odds the most im
portant contribution" to our knowl
edge of the Philippines. Those
who miss his lecture will miss a de
lightful evening of picture, song,
Pres. Venable and Dr. Alexan
der went to the meeting of the As
sociation of Southern Colleges on
the first of November. This Asso
ciation includes the more prominent
colleges and many 'secondary
schools of the South. It met last
year at Columbia, S, C, this year
at Charlottesville. TheyT returned
Monday, the 4th.
The marriage of MissFlora Hazel
Brockett and Mr. Percy Wood
McM'ullan, ah alumnus, occurred
Wednesday afternoon, October 24,
at two o'clock in the First Baptist
Church' of Elizabeth City. We
congratulate the happy couple and
wish them a serene voyage.
W. B. Sorrell has just received a
nice assortment of diamond rings.
Constitution's Account. lioth
Teams Did Fine Work.
As is well known, on Thursday
last in Knoxville, Carolina walked
over the University of Tennessee
by a score of 23 to 5. Tennessee
made five by drop kick from field.
Saturday at Nashville, our boys
easily defeated Vanderbilt by the
large score of 48 to 0. The story
of these two games will be in the
next issue of the Tar Heel.
On Monday afternoon at Atlanta
Carolina and Sewanee played a
very brilliant and snappy game
which resulted Carolina 0, Sewanee
0 which the. Atlanta Constitution
says "tells the story of a game
desperately and viciously fought
out, brilliant in team work and
alive with daring and individual
plays." It says "Carolina's tac
tics were clearly a shade better
than Sewanee's" and while the
Tennesseans were in fine physical
condition "the Tar Heels entered
the game in signally poor physical
condition. demanding" the adminis'
tration of stimulants on the field
to. keep the men on their feet."
Describing Seibel's long run when
the ball was put on Carolina's ten
yard line aid everybody expected to
see it rush over in Sewanee's
furious attempt to score, the Con
stitution says: "Here Carolina
showed her dogged grit. The
Chapel Hill men stood in their last
ditch like grim death was behind
them. Three times the line broke
through and each time Kilpatrick
was dashed back vith a loss of
ground and the oval went over on
downs amid a yell of glee from the
Carolina crowd. There on Caroli
na's ten yard line it became evident
at last that Sewanee could not
muster the strength to score on her
opponent save through a fluke or
chance kick from the field."
The game began at 2:30 and the
following report is from the Constitution:
Carolina took the ball for the
kick-off, while Sewanee defended
west goal. Graves kicked 40 yds,
and the oval was brought back
nearly to centre of field where the
Tennesseans sent Simpkins, Sei
bels and Kilpatrick around the end
and through the line for gains of 3
and 4 yards. After the ffrst rush
was over Carolina settled down to
work and took the ball from Sewa
nee on downs. McRae and Berke
ly romped through the line for
short gains, but Sewanee got ball
on downs and with an occasional
punt the first half was over while
neither team had brought the ball
anywhere near its opponent's goal.
During this half Graves made effort
to kick drop kick goal from Sewa
nee's 25 yard line, but failed.
Sewanee kicked off and Graves
got ball on five yard line and kicked
to centre of field. Simpkins re
turned the kick and Graves again
sent the oval bat k..
Carr is substituted for McRae.
Kilpatrick went around right
end for 3 yards-and again tor two
yards. Seibels tried left end, but
was thrown back. Kilpatrick was
sent around right end lor 4 yards
and the three following attempts
resulted in the ball going over on
down.-. Carolina kicked and Sei
bels caught the ball. Sewanee
kicked only 10 yards. Kilpatrick
got 5 yards over line. He went
around end for 1 yard and then 3
yards. Seibels was given, the ball
and he shot around lett end for 35
yards being nicely tackled by
Graves L. on Carolina's 10 yard
line. Kilpatrick g-ot 3 yards over
tackle and then he bucked the line
for 2 yards. On the third attempt
he was thrown back by Captain
Osborne for a loss of 5 yards and
his next two attempts were equally
Carolina's defense was brilliant
and the ball went over to the Tar
Graves kicks the oval out of
danger, and Simpkins on the line
up, in trying to break through
centre was thrown back 2 yards.
Sewanee kicked and Graves return
ed the ball, when Simpkins made
a tree eaten on the jo yard line.
Sewanee lined up for a place kick
and the crowd hell its Sreath
while Kilpatrick adjusted the oval.
The contact came, but the ball sail
ed to the left and Sewanee's only
chance of scoring was lost.
It was Carolina's ball on the 20
yd. line and again Graves kicked
out of danger. A series of punts
followed in which neither side re
ceived any material advantage. On
Carolina's last punt Seibels made a
brilliant catch and brought the
val up the field for 25 yds.
Captain Williams on double pass
goes around end for 4 yds., and
feeibels make 1 vd. over line. Kil-
atrick kicked and Graves L.
Caught the ball. With the oval in.
center of the lild the Tar Eleels
display offensive work. Carr was
thrown into the 1 i n tor 4 yards and
again for 3 yards. Berkeley goes
around end for 7 yds. and Bennett
hits centre for 3 yds. Carr again
makes 5 yds. and then three yards.
Sewanee off-side gives Carolina 10
yds. The ova! was in Sewanee's
territory, brought there by quick
and fast rushes, but there was only
two minutes more to play and after
an exchange of kicks the game was
over with ball in center of the field
in Carolina's possession.
The line uo is as follows:
Smathers L. K. Pierce
Foust L. T. Smith.
.Rankin L, G. Phillips
Council C. Poole.
Phifer R. G. Clairborne.
Bennett R. T. Boiling-.
( Osborne ltr E. Black
i Graves L. Q. 3. Wilson,
i Berkeley L. H. Kilpatrick,
McRae and Carr R. H. Seibels,
Graves E. F.B. Simpkins