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On This Day In History | 1928

October 20, 2010

The 1928 Weekend Warriors

The football team was eager to avenge the previous year’s defeat at the hands of their biggest rival, St. Paul’s, and did so in dominant fashion with a 13-0 victory.  The Brookers enjoyed good fortune from the outset as St. Paul’s fumbled the opening kickoff, allowing Howard Morse to recover for the home team.  On the 1st play from scrimmage Randall Botting reeled off a 35 yard run, but the drive ended futilely with a punt.  The opening drive for our opponents also ended in a punt and Roddy Myers returned it to St. Paul’s 10-yard line, setting up John Spahn for the game’s first score.  The play of the game was provided by Botting in the 2nd quarter when he turned what looked like a 10 yard gain into a 40 yard touchdown scamper using what Res Gestae 1929 described as “shifty running and clever side-stepping.” The second half was fought in the trenches as neither team was able to find the end zone, leaving Stony Brook the victor.

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