Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This And That

Three former Dartmouth football players from the Class of 2011 were officially inducted into the Wears of the Green (a pseudo hall of fame) Saturday afternoon . . . but not for their play on the gridiron.

Honored in the "club sports" category were former running back TJ Cameron, former receiver Tanner Scott and former defensive back Steve Morris for their roles in helping men's rugby win the Sevens national championship in 2011. Find a release about the newest members of the Wearers HERE.
Jensen Jones, playing for his father Damon Jones '95 – a former Dartmouth tight end – has led Florida's St. John Neuman High School of Naples, Fla., to an undefeated start after being pressed into service as a quarterback because the expected starter moved at the last minute. The 6-foot, 200-pound junior is fourth in his county in passing and leads his area in rushing and touchdowns. Find the story HERE. (Thanks for the link ;-)
The Manchester Union Leader takes a look back at Dartmouth's historic comeback against Yale HERE.
The Bergen Record's North Jersey website looks at the contributions of players from that area at the college level and the piece includes this:
Quite simply, it was the greatest comeback in school history for Dartmouth…136 years. Losing to Yale 21-0 late in the first half, the Big Green came back for a 28-27 win. They are 4-0. Up next for Dartmouth is Sacred Heart.
Harrison Farber (Cresskill) LB – Nothing down for the Farb.
Eric Miele (Don Bosco) LB – Eric was in on seven tackles, four solo. He got the start at middle linebacker.
The New Haven Register has a story spun out of Yale's one-point loss to Dartmouth under the headline, Is it time for Ivy League to add instant replay in football? The story includes this, which will raise some eyebrows:
When tight end Jaeden Graham caught a Kurt Rawlings pass in the end zone midway through the third quarter, it appeared Yale had a 31-14 lead. But the referee behind Graham ruled that his foot was out-of-bounds on the catch.
Replays seemed to show otherwise. Graham vehemently pointed to the replay on the Memorial Field Jumbotron, trying to sway the officials’ opinion.
“I still think it was a touchdown,” Graham said on Tuesday. “We all thought it was a touchdown on the sidelines. Ultimately, it’s not our call to make, and we have to live with it and move forward.”
After the game, the official from the press box told Reno that it should have been ruled a touchdown. Reno watched video of the game on the bus ride back to New Haven on Saturday night. Asked if he thought the play should have been ruled a touchdown, the coach chose his words carefully.
“Let’s just say it was a little different than what was called on the field,” he said.
Also from the story, after a mention of the cost of starting up official replay:
That is perhaps a steep price to pay for schools. For Yale, however, that price likely would have helped provide a victory over Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. 
Connecticut New 8's Sportzedge has a story that includes this from Yale coach Tony Reno:
“You leave there saying, gosh, we gave that one away. We had some opportunities to close them out. 
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