JV Team Falls to Dean 40-14

Everett Johnson and Davis Frank. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Everett Johnson and Davis Frank. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale junior varsity football team dropped its season opener Sunday afternoon at Frank Field as Dean College topped Yale 40-14. Dean broke open a 13-7 game with 20 points in the third quarter.

Dean, also nicknamed the Bulldogs, took an early lead when Yale's second possession ended with a fumble that was returned into the Bulldogs' end zone. Yale fell behind 13-0 when Dean drove 75 yards for another touchdown late in the second quarter, ending with a 57-yard touchdown pass (and a missed extra point).

A hard hit knocked Yale's starting quarterback, sophomore Jake Semones, out of the game late in the second quarter. Dean was called for a 15-yard penalty on the play, so when sophomore Henry Furman came on in relief the ball was at the Dean 21. After an incompletion and a tackle for loss on a running play, Furman found freshman wide receiver Tyler Hutchison in the end zone and freshman kicker/punter Parker Toms added the extra point to bring Yale within 13-7.

Dean began pulling away with three touchdowns in the third quarter, including one on a kickoff return. The Bulldogs put together one more scoring drive, aided by another 15-yard penalty and a 20-yard third-down conversion toss from Furman to freshman wide receiver Grant Wallace. Furman capped the drive with another scoring toss to Hutchison, this one a seven-yarder.

Dean tacked on another touchdown early in the fourth quarter to make it 40-14, and after Yale's final drive stalled at the Dean 13 with 1:45 to play the visitors came back out on the field and ran out the clock.

The Yale JV team hosts Army at  Frank Field next Sunday at 1 p.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity