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A. Ollendyke - LAST SATURDAY'S FOOT BALL GAME To the Sporting...
LAST SATURDAY'S FOOT BALL GAME To the Sporting Editor of the Scranton Republican: Dear sir Your request for a statement from m& concerning Saturday's foot ball game could not be overlooked. I herewith tender you the same to the best of my knowledge and ability. The game was fiercely contested by both elevens from the first kick off until the Lackawanna aggre gation left the gridiron. The dispute that caused them to leave the field came about in this manner: The Lackawanna boys had the ball and were making fairly good eains throueh the left side or our line. Ollendyke, who was doing the gaining for Lackawanna, was given the ball on the four yard line and he rushed through the line and as he was going over me goal line fumbled the Dan into tne nanas or quarterback Tropp of the high school, who im. mediately started for Lackawanna's goal hut was tackled on the hieh school five yard line by one of the Lackawanna DacKs. The play was fairly maae ana tne entire audience who understood tne game were satisfied that it was high schools ball. At the besrlnniner of the game the officials called both teams together to give them their orders. Both captains, DeBow and Vail, agreed that they would De governed by the officials in any decision that might be rendered. Therefore, when the dispute arose and both captains crowded around the officials, they (the officials) said that they would make their decision as soon as the crowd was put back. After this had been done with a few minutes delay they gave their decision as already recorded. ThP rulings of both Mr. Owens and Mr. Gendall were impartial in every respect and they discharged their duties faitnrully, faultlessly and fearlessly. The game was honestly and fairly won by the high school and all lovers of true and manly sport will so agree. Lackawanna played a good game, but the Scranton high school played better. The latter tpam won by superior playing. JOHN A HORAN.

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 17 Oct 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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