Hearing Thursday On Title Game
Woodstock — When Mill River’s protest of an officials’ call during the overtime of the Division III championship football game Saturday was denied by the Vermont Principals Association, Mill River Principal Andy Pomeroy said the Monday decision would be appealed.
According to Woodstock Athletic Director Jeff Thomas, that appeal will be heard at 3 p.m. Thursday during a conference call between officials from both schools and representatives of the VPA.
The call in question occurred with Woodstock leading 20-19 in the overtime when Woodstock’s Tom Baumann appeared to have fumbled the ball as he dove toward the end zone. The line judge called the runner down at the 1-yard line.
Mill River contends that the ball went out of the end zone, which would have given the Minutemen the victory.
Thomas said he has watch the video numerous times and he still is unclear as to what happened. “It’s just too hard to tell,” he said.
Big Green Wins Tourneys
Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth brought three teams to the Ivy Sevens Championships last weekend and left with all three sides in a celebratory mood. The first and second teams both competed in the top tier of the tournament, and both reached the finals.
Dartmouth’s first seven beat Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Yale, all by shutout without relinquishing any scores on the day. The second team had a tougher go, as it competed against the first squads from the other Ivies, but came back from a 38-0 loss to Brown to defeat Yale 33-10 and Columbia 28-14 to reach the finals.
Rather than playing against each other in a final game and risking injury, the players received their hardware and celebrated together. Meanwhile, the third team, playing in the B division went undefeated and took home a championship trophy as well.
Junior Wil Chockley won Man of the Tournament, as voted on by the referees, for his electrifying performances throughout the day, including three tries against Harvard, two against Princeton, a try against Columbia and two in the semifinals versus Yale.