- Saturday, February 10 1917 -
Tennessee - 22 (Head Coach: John Bender)
|C.A. "Lum" Reeder||2||6||8||10|
|W. Perry Davidson||4||0||0||8|
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: William P. Tuttle)
Halftime Score: Tennessee 10, Kentucky 8
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tennessee 20 - 23|||||Centre College 24 - 28|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
WILDCATS LOSE IN SECOND GAME
Tennessee Repeats Friday Victory with Superior Speed and Skill
SCORE IS 22 TO 19
Scores Hug During Entire Game But Fighters Lose
Tennessee put ditto marks under the Friday night game yester evening in the second indoor football game against the Wildcats. The score last night was 22 to 19, being one point less for each team than that of the night before.
Tigert's savage felines fought even harder than the night before but superior speed and skill in shooting the pumpkin-shaped cause of the trouble into the basket counted for the result. The scores hugged each other all the way. When the first half of the fight was over and the battlers took a breathing spell, it was fifty-fifty who would win. The score was 10 to 8 against Kentucky, but the Kentucky crew was pulling hard.
Rodes and Schrader put the kibosh on the machinations that the invaders expected to put over in the first half. They were among those present in all the wrestling bouts that came into notice. Rodes used the diving tackle, barred from football, but allowed on the hardwood floor to great advantage, also the "cross-eyed" pass. Schrader was good on the goal shooting, but only got three chances.
Captain "Boo" Ireland, looking anything but dangerous, went on high gear all through the game. In the middle of the last half he tied the score by four field goals in a row, tossing them in as easy as dirt. It was as lucky to Kentucky as rolling a natural seven on your last two bits. Things had been looking cheerless until "Boo" broke loose.
As on last night Alvin Thompson started in at center. Pat Campbell soon went in, taking Longsworth's place. "Pug" went to center.
Tennessee started off a both-forwards-back formation that succeeded in bunching the team for passing.
Davidson did some daring deeds that counted much for the Terrors from Tennessee. Reeder showed the stuff that has gained him a big name in the south.