Football Wraps Up Spring Practice with Green & White Game
HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth football team got plenty of production through the air but points were hard to come by Saturday as the Green & White spring game finished with a 10-3 score.
Dalyn Williams hit on 28-of-35 passes for 291 yards for the first team and Alex Park completed 17-of-27 for 153 yards and the day's only touchdown as the second team, which was facing the second defense, outscored the first team, which played against the first defense.
The day's only touchdown came when Park found Daniel Gorman from 26 yards out on a go-route to the left corner of the end zone.
The other points came on field goals of 42 yards by Alex Gakenheimer and 45 into the wind by Riley Lyons.
Leading the receiving corps was Victor Williams, who had 10 catches for 81 yards and also carried six times for 26 yards. Ryan McManus (six receptions for 98 yards) and Dana Barbaro (six for 65) led the first-team in receiving. Houston Brown chipped in four grabs for 38 yards. Jvonte Brooks topped the second team with three catches for 58 yards.
With the no-tackling format, running backs were whistled down whenever a defender got a hand on them, a big reason why leading running back Abm McQuarters had just 28 yards on 11 runs. Dalyn Williams added 44 yards including a 19-yard jaunt.
Paddy Clancy and Cody Patch each recorded interceptions while A.J. Zuttah, Cody Fulleton, Folarin Orimolade, Will McNamara, Sawyer Whalen and Lucas Bavaro each had sacks. Frankie Hernandez had a fumble recovery and Ben Kepley averaged 43 yards per punt.
Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach Buddy Teevens was pleased with what he saw in the 12th and final session of spring practice.
“We have got some potential on both sides,” he said. “One versus one, you expect plays to be made on both sides, and there were.
"I would like to have seen more of a finish from an offensive standpoint and a little more pass pressure from a defensive standpoint, but we’ve got good guys pass rushing. We’ve got good guys protecting.”
Dartmouth will return for preseason camp in late August and open its season Sept. 20 when Central Connecticut invades Memorial Field.
At halftime of the Green & White game, safety Stephen Dazzo and offensive lineman Sean Ronan were named 2014 captains after a vote of their teammates.
“I’m very excited about the vote of the team for captains,” said Teevens. “Dazzo has been a quiet leader for us forever. He’s a tough, physical guy, an inspirational guy people look to.
“ is a tough, rugged guy inside who has been very productive for us. He takes a lot of pride in his performance and is another good leader. We had a variety of people that were identified as leaders in the group, and we will rely on all of those kids, but everybody felt pretty strongly about Ronan and Dazzo.”
The most-improved players at each position were also honored at halftime. The winners:
Quarterback: Jonathan DiBiaso
Wide Receiver: K.J. Booze
Running Back: Jacob Siwicki
Tight End: Pat Hand
Offensive Line: Dave Morrison
Defensive Line: Sawyer Whalen
Linebacker: Will Konstant
Corner: Danny McManus