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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A time capsule that recounts the greatest moments in Georgia lore and tracks the chronological progression of sports writing styles from the esoteric to the ultra-modern, this account details the popular team that has been to more bowl games than any other.

The book chronicles the Georgia Bulldogs from their roots of glory to their modern-day triumphs. Get A Copy. More Details Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Score: 32—0. In the next sport Herty carried the ball to the 5-yard line, but Mercer put it back to the yard line. Kimball made a star play through the crowd and touched down.

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After the ball next left the center, Shackelford advanced it 20 yards, and Herty touched down. Score: 42—0. Offerman, of Mercer, sprained his ankle, and Emmett Small took his place. Small made a good advance, when Shackelford, grabbing the ball, eluded the entire team and ran through the goal and touched down. Score: 46—0. The last struggle was a manful one on both sides, when Brown and Herty scored the last touchdown, making the score 50—0. The crowd was wild. Hats flew into the air, and the boys were hoisted on the shoulders of the crowd and borne around in triumph.

The Mercer team took their defeat most gracefully, for they were a fine set of boys. The university will play Auburn in Atlanta on the 20th of February. A word or two about the men who wrestled with Mercer in the game will be of interest, especially since another game is soon to be played by those men right here in Atlanta on the 20th of next month with the team from Auburn, Alabama.

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Frey, of Marietta, Georgia, the largest man in college, holds down the position of center rush on the team. Frey weighs pounds and stands 6'1" in his football shoes. He is a senior this year, and a man with a cool head and the best of natures. He has done some good practice work with the team and gives any opponent who may come in contact with him a sharp tussle. The tallest man on the team, and, by the way, one of the most agile players and best runners in college, is Park Howell, the right guard.

He stands 6'2" in his stockings, weighs pounds, and has the best running record of any man at the university. George Shackelford, of Jefferson, Georgia, is the left guard.

He entered college last September, but since that time has made a splendid reputation as an athlete and, in fact, is engaged in most all of the prominent field sports. He is 6' in height, with a weight of pounds. As right tackle the team will place Mr. Halsey, who made such a wide reputation last season as the best all-round baseball player in college.

He is from Charleston, and since coming to Georgia has made it lively for the Georgia boys in the classroom. His height is 6', and he weighs pounds. Nalley, the famous catcher of last year's baseball team, is the left tackle. He is well built and very hard to pass on a run with the ball: height, 5'11"; weight, Manager Lane, from Macon, enjoys quite a wide athletic reputation, especially in the gymnasium.

He is a member of the senior engineering class and since entering college has been a prime mover in most of the athletic work of any moment. With a weight of pounds, and height 5'7", he has been favorably placed as right end of the team. His solid build makes him a strong man for that position. Fricks, of the sophomore class, holds down the left end for the team. He is fully capable to take care of his position, as is shown by his work in other athletic sports.

Height, 6'; weight, pounds. As far as athletic reputation is concerned, no man has enjoyed more of it since entering college than Billy Gramling, another South Carolinian. Billy came up from Charleston in , since which time he has been among the leaders in the classroom as well as in the athletic field.

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His height is 5'7", and weight It is not his dimensions which enable him to hold down so well his position of quarterback, but his natural strength and activity. Captain Frank Herty, of the team, boasts the reputation of the best ball pitcher in the college, having been pitcher of the college team last year. He is small, being 5'6" in height and weighing pounds, but that by no means interferes with his good qualities as a football player.

In fact, he holds down to advantage one of the most important positions on the team, being right halfback. John Kimball, of Atlanta, has been employed as left halfback.

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Since entering the law class last September, he has taken an active part in athletic sports. He graduated a year ago from the military college at Auburn, Alabama, where he had quite a reputation as a ballplayer as well as in other lines. His height is but 5'6", but he is built solidly and weighs pounds. The fullback, and a good one he is, too, is Mr. Henry O. Brown, from Augusta. He has been at Athens but a few months, but has been a prime mover in football and other sports. He is one of the best all-around football players in college.

The club feels quite seriously the loss of one of its best and most active players, who was to have been one of the halfbacks. He is Mr.

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Armstrong, who, in a practice game the other day, broke one of the bones in his leg just above the ankle. He will be unable to walk on it for a month to come. This unfortunate accident would, it was thought, somewhat handicap the club, but his position was well filled by Mr.

John Kimball, of Atlanta. Yesterday was the first time the boys played a championship game, but it was done in great shape, and they kept it lively for the spectators and for the Mercer boys as well.

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Her men average well in weight, in size, and age, and they are very well selected, too. They are active enough on the field, and not infrequently do they catch the approving and stirring applause of the crowds around the field. The places taken by the men of the team are as follows: W.

Conner, one of the best athletes at Mercer and a famous kicker, is sub-end rush; Reed Nash, a muscular athlete, right-end rush; Captain Dave Boggs, fullback; R. Anderson, right guard; P. Brown, sub-center rush; J. Mercer has an all-round good team and is destined yet to make a fine showing among the championship games of southern college teams. They have good grounds upon which to play, and that counts for much.