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On This Day In History | 1966

November 7, 2014
Quarterback Mike Welton on the run

Quarterback Mike Welton on the run

On this day 48 years ago, the football team topped Friends Academy in the season finale to finish 6-2, their best record since 1960. Mike Welton and Ed Stillman provided the offense and John Malkmes spearheaded a tough defense as the Brook held their old rivals in check, 13-6.

Here is the account of the game from the December 1966 edition of The Bulletin:

The toughest game of the season, excepting perhaps the Hackley splash, was the finale with Friends Academy. The Quakers had tied for the title in their Metropolitan Association of Private Schools (Collegiate, Fieldston, Barnard, Woodmere, et al.). They had whipped Stony Brook last year and were better than ever.

After scaring the Brook with a succession of first – down stomps through the line, Friends bogged down on the Stony Brook 10. From then on the Blue and White commanded respect and kept Friends at bay. Near the end of the second period, Welton pitched out to Stillman, and the Number 43 expless cannonballed his way to Touchdown Junction. The 85-yard run was the longest of the season.

A second Stillman score early in the second half seemed to give Stony Brook breathing space, but Friends fought back with a 27 – yard passing play to draw the score tighter at 13 -6. But Stony Brook cemented its defense and held. Malkmes, who seemed to be in on every tackle all season long, was especially brilliant in his final game. He capped it by intercepting a pass to give Stony Brook late possession, then caught another to move the Brook deep into Quaker turf, where the game and season ended.

 

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