Saturday, September 13, 2008

Freshmen QB impressive

Took in the scrimmage between the Yale junior varsity team and the New Haven varsity squad. Freshmen quarterbacks Bryan Farris (14 of 20, 166 yards, 2 TDs) and Dawson Halliday (6 of 9, 56 yards, 3 TDs, 22 yards rushing) looked very good. Freshman receiver Chris Morris had two of the TD catches.

Other highlights:
Sophomore DB Marcus Wallace returned an interception 65 yards for a TD and finished with five tackles.

Freshman DE Matt Battaglia had five tackles and an interception.

Freshman LB Jordan Haynes had six tackles including a highlight-variety shot on UNH QB Cory Pfaff which went down as a sack and a forced fumble. Classmate Carter Deutsch recovered the fumble.

Freshman RB Alex Thomas of Ansonia ran 10 times for 55 yards, caught two passes, had a 13-yard punt return and 22-yard kickoff return.

Bear in mind that Yale was playing a New Haven team which is restoring its football program and won't play its first varsity game since the program was reborn until next fall but there were plenty of bright spots in the 40-7 win.

Going back to varsity, don't expect any announcement on the Yale starting QB until Tuesday. Senior Ryan Fodor and sophomore Brook Hart are running neck and neck and both have played well in the preseason. The spirited competition should benefit whoever gets the call to run the Yale offense.


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