Courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics
HANOVER, N.H. - Sophomore Conner Kempe passed for 161 yards,
sophomore linebacker Tyler Melancon piled up 15 tackles and
classmate Foley Schmidt provided all the scoring with four
field goals as the White team defeated the Green team, 12-0,
in Dartmouth's spring football game before a large crowd on
Memorial Field Saturday morning.
Schmidt converted from 27, 39, 46 and 47 yards without a
miss with help from junior longsnapper Shane Peterlin and
junior holder Tim McManus.
Kempe completed 14-of-28 passes with one interception but
was sabotaged by a handful of drops on well-thrown balls.
Freshman quarterback Greg Patton was three-for-seven with an
interception for the Green squad while sophomore Dan Rooney
went 5-for-7 for 22 yards swinging between the teams.
Junior T.J. Cameron led the ground game with 11 carries for
44 yards for the White team while sophomore Chris Hardy
carried 13 times for 37 yards for the same squad and also
hauled in two passes for 26 yards. Sophomore Nick Schwieger
had 25 yards on eight carries in limited action with the
Green team. He added two receptions for 16 yards.
White team sophomore Brad Dornak caught six passes for 60
yards to lead the receivers. Junior Tanner Scott had three
grabs for 36 yards for the White while McManus, freshman
Jeremy Rick, Hardy and Schwieger had two catches apiece.
Junior Pat Scorah had eight tackles for the Green while
sophomore Chad Hollis had seven. Junior Charles Bay and
sophomore Aaron Limonthas each had six stops with junior
Lane Shipley chipping in five. Junior Luke Hussey led the
White squad with six tackles while freshmen Mick Davis and
Garrett Waggoner each had four and classmate Teddy Reed had
Sophomore Joey Casey and junior Kevin de Regt had
interceptions as well.
"It was productive," said Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens of
the Green-White. "We moved forward as a team. We still have
another week to work. The interesting thing is we drafted
the teams so it was a hodge-podge. The guys had 10 plays
together on Friday and that's it. Then to go out and play
relatively clean was good.
"I was pleased with Conner Kempe. I thought he showed a lot
of poise. He made good decisions and threw the ball
accurately. The protection was not bad overall, but having
said that, we also generated a pass rush. The tackling I
thought was fairly secure. We've got some big backs and they
are hard to bring down."
At halftime of the game the Big Green announced that McManus
would return as a Dartmouth captain in 2010 and he'll be
joined this year by junior defensive lineman Charles Bay.
Earning Most Improved Awards on offense by position were
Kempe (quarterback), freshman Jason Lawrence (running
backs), freshman Rob Bathe (offensive line), freshman Mitch
Aprahamian (tight end) and Dornak (wide receiver).
On defense the most improved by position were freshman Teddy
Reed (line), Melancon (linebacker)and sophomore JB Andreassi
(defensive backs). Peterlin was most improved on special
teams and Scott won the Stubby Pearson Award for
contributions on and off the field.