Don's football days - University of Maryland 1930
(1931 Yearbook)


Back row: Luney, Walters, Nicholson, Cronin, Kenyon, Hayden, Davis, Dowherd, Matheke, Simpson, Hawkins, Diggs, Spann, Kern
Second row: Davidson, Clark, Hay, Snyder, Silber, Kilroy, Sothoron, Knott
Front row: Rittenhouse, Vincent, Shinn, Honadle, Holbrook, Mayhew, Benner







Donald Hay .......................




 Washington, D.C.

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Out of the 29 players above, only eight became members of the 1931 varsity team:
Benner, Davis, Hawkins, Hay, Mayhew, Snyder, Sothoron and Vincent.

Results of the Freshman Season
                                U. of Md.Opp.
October18North Carolina at College Park      1312
October25Virginia at College Park      12  0
November  1V. M. I. at College Park        013
November  8Washington and Lee, at College Park        0  6
November21Georgetown at College Park        012


Results of the Varsity Season
                                U. of Md.Opp.
September27Washington College, at College Park      60  6
October  4Yale at New Haven      1340
October11North Carolina U. at Chapel Hill      2128
October18St. Johns at College Park      2113
October25V. M. I. at Richmond      20  0
November  1U. of Va. at Charlottesville       14  6
November  8Wash. and Lee at College Park      41  7
November15V. P. I. at Norfolk      13  7
November22Navy at Annapolis        0  6
November27John's Hopkins at Baltimore      21  0
November29Vanderbilt at Nashville        722
December  6Western Maryland at Baltimore        0  7

        Winning four of its six Southern Conference games, including victories over the "Big Four" of the Old Dominion, the Old Line Varsity football team had one of its best seasons despite the fact that it won only seven out of 12 tilts.

        However, Coach Curley Byrd's charges played fine football in all their losing contests to teams of high caliber, Yale, North Carolina, Navy, Vanderbilt and Western Maryland, and gave these powerful foeman strenuous and highly interesting battles.

        In fact, Maryland matched Navy in ground-gaining, had a considerable edge in yardage on North Carolina, and in the other three losing struggles simply was beaten by more experienced combinations. As a matter of fact, Maryland, in all of its big games, conceded much in experience and poundage.

        Virginia, V. M. I., Virginia Poly, and Washington and Lee were the Old Dominion teams that Maryland conquered to make a clean sweep of the Southern Confer- ence rivals in that state. With Hopkins added to this quartet, the Old Liners won all their contests over their dearest rivals, except for that with Navy.

        Probably the largest crowd ever to see a football game in the state, outside of several big contests staged in the Baltimore Stadium, saw the Navy-Maryland battle at Annapolis that went to the Middies, 6 to 0, when Kern got away for a 90-yard run and a touchdown in the first couple minutes. After that Maryland had the edge, threatening fo score on no less than four occasious. As it was, the clash thrilled more than 25,000 who packed every available spot in Farragut Field.

        Al Pease and Jack Norris, ends; Bill Fisher and Ernie Carliss, tackles; Courtney h^ayden and Jesse Krajcovic, guards; Skippy Faber, center; and Bozey Berger, Shorty Chalmers, Al Woods, Ray Poppleman, and Bill Evans, backs, played most of Maryland's football, although many others did their part in reserve roles and in the practice sessions that count for so much.

        Berger, who scored 72 points on 12 touchdowns, led the State in gathering in markers, and with Shorty Chalmers on the throwing end, gained wide notoriety as one of the leading forward passing combinations of the country. Chalmers also performed the unusual feat of kicking the extra point after touchdowns 22 times in 26 tries. This classes up with the best records in football. All were from placement.

        Six of the Old Line gridders were honored with places on All-State teams by experts of the Baltimore papers. Pease and Krajcovic were unanimous choices; Chalmers was a general selection, while Berger, Carliss, and Poppleman were chosen by one or more of the writers.

        Krajcovic was also placed on a second All-Southern combination.

        Fisher and Evans will be the only regular players lost to the team through finishing their work at the University, and unless there are "casuals" for other reasons, a fine veteran nucleus for the team will be on hand next fall.

Note: Football was the first of the "Major Sports" in the 1931 Yearbook. For the entire yearbook in pdf version (downloaded from University of Maryland archive site).