Sunday, July 17, 2016

'A whole lotta Pallotta'

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Incoming Dartmouth quarterback Jake Pallotta put on a show with more than 300 yards of total offense and a crushing block while helping his team to a 48-7 victory in Ohio's Canton Repository-Pro Football East-West All-Star Game. From the Canton.rep website . . .
Pallotta did most of his damage with his arm, completing 11 of 13 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns ... by halftime.
And . . .
"Jake, I don't know where to start with him," said West head coach Dan DeGeorge of Lake. "He's very smart, very coachable and it makes my job really easy when you have a quarterback that athletic and that knowledgeable about the game.
"He's a great kid, very humble and a leader for us all week in practice. I can't say enough positive things about Jake." 
And . . .
He was also the MVP of the Hank Aaron Classic, so there must be something about All-Star games that brings out the best in him. 
Find the full story and video featuring an interview with Pallotta HERE.
Dartmouth graduate Jacob Flores '16 gets a mention in a story about the team's offensive line depth heading into camp.
Dartmouth gets more pub in a story in the Herald-Whig out of Quincy, Ill.:

Dartmouth football will be playing at Sacred Heart in 2017 and hosting the Pioneers in 2018. While the old guard might have mixed feelings about playing SHU there's no question the Connecticut school's athletic profile is rising. The unconventional choice of former big league player and manager Bobby Valentine as athletic director has had a real impact in Fairfield.

A story in the Stamford Advocate details the changes under Bobby V and includes an artist's rendering of the eponymous Bobby Valentinte Athletic and Recreation Center to be built behind the end zone of the Sacred Heart football field.