Report courtesy of Bruce Wood, Big Green Alert
HANOVER, N.H. — Jack Heneghan completed 24-of-34 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions and added tri-captain to his resumé on Saturday as Dartmouth wrapped up its spring practice with the Green-White Game on Memorial Field.
Nickel Kyran McKinney-Crudden and defensive lineman Jeremiah Douchee will join Heneghan as captains for the 2017 season on a vote of their teammates as the Big Green tries to recapture the Ivy League title it won two years ago but relinquished last fall.
Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens applauded the choice of captains.
“I go by the vote of the players and I trust my team,” he said. “I don't think I could have come up with three better guys. Certainly the team felt that way and so did the coaching staff.
“What I want is guys who are going to represent us well on campus and off campus. Guys who will make good decisions, are passionate about what they do and are committed to the team and their teammates. They chose unselfish guys who have put the time in and made the most of their opportunity.”
Making good use of their opportunity on offense Saturday were sophomore quarterback Jake Pallotta, who completed 14-of-22 throws for 104 yards, and a balanced group of receivers and running backs.
Hunter Hagdorn caught five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown and tight end Cameron Skaff five for 52, including a 32-yarder from Heneghan down the right sideline that he narrowly missed getting into the end zone. Dylan Mellor, Joseph Cook, Emory Thompson and running backs Jordan Argilagos, Caylin Parker and Rashaad Cooper each caught four balls.
Cooper carried eight times for 36 yards, Parker seven for 35, Matthew Shearin seven for 20 and Argilagos five for 24.
Defensively, linebackers Jack Traynor and Nigel Alexander each had six tackles along with corner Jarius Brown and corner Josh Davis.
McKinney-Crudden had five as did linebacker David Emanuel. Corner D.J. Avery, linebacker Eric Meile and defensive end T.J. Simpson each had four stops. While the offensive lines did a good job, hard-rushing defensive end Jimmy McHugh had quarterbacks scrambling throughout.
Defensive lineman Brennan Cascarano picked off a screen pass at the line for the only interception of the contest.
Freshman Davis Brief averaged 41.8 yards per punt (without a rush) while David Smith was 2-for-4 on field goals, hitting from 23 and 25 yards but missing from 41 and 43 yards.