Friday, December 15, 2017

Don't Miss This Story

The Washington Post embedded this fall with the Quince Orchard (Maryland) High School football team led by senior quarterback Doc Bonner, a Dartmouth commit, following the team through the season and all the way to the state championship game. By all means, take the time to read the tremendously well-done story (LINK) and meet a very impressive student-athlete headed Dartmouth's way. From the story:
As he tells Buddy Teevens he is coming to play for the Big Green, with a swinging handshake in the hallway outside the coach’s office, (the father's) eyes start to water. He drove Doc up and down the East coast, searching for offers and opportunity, sometimes sharing a bowl of food from KFC when money was short. And now his son, a son of Edenton, is going to an Ivy League school to play quarterback and study . . .
Speaking of Bonner – who has more than a touch of Dalyn Williams in his style of play – he was chosen to the Post's highly regarded All-Met team. (LINK)

(Thanks for the heads up ;-)
Dartmouth's first road game next fall will be at Holy Cross, which might not have to pay much in the way of moving expenses for the new coach it has chosen to replace Tom Gilmore. Taking over will be Bob Chesney, 40, who went 44-16 in five years as head coach at Assumption, a Division II school also located in Worcester, Mass., about seven miles from Holy Cross. The Worcester Telegram has the story HERE.
A story and photo in the Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine details the opening of the University of Washington's football stadium, which was "barely completed in time for the transcontinental visit of the Dartmouth College team on Nov. 27, 1920." (LINK)

Dartmouth beat the wonderfully named (for Seattle) "Sun Dodgers," 28-7, in the stadium's first game. U-Dub became the Huskies several years later.
On the subject of facilities, Princeton has joined Penn, Columbia and Harvard with the installation of a bubble.