Don's football days - Maryland College 1930
FRESHMAN FOOTBALL SQUAD
Donald Hay ....................... 6 160 18 Washington, D.C.
Donald Hay .......................
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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.|
|October||18||North Carolina at College Park||13||12|
|October||25||Virginia at College Park||12||0|
|November||1||V. M. I. at College Park||0||13|
|November||8||Washington and Lee, at College Park||0||6|
|November||21||Georgetown at College Park||0||12|
Results of the Varsity Season U. of Md. Opp. September 27 Washington College, at College Park 60 6 October 4 Yale at New Haven 13 40 October 11 North Carolina U. at Chapel Hill 21 28 October 18 St. Johns at College Park 21 13 October 25 V. M. I. at Richmond 20 0 November 1 U. of Va. at Charlottesville 14 6 November 8 Wash. and Lee at College Park 41 7 November 15 V. P. I. at Norfolk 13 7 November 22 Navy at Annapolis 0 6 November 27 John's Hopkins at Baltimore 21 0 November 29 Vanderbilt at Nashville 7 22 December 6 Western 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).