The Sun Remembers: Nov. 11-17

November 11, 2012|By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun

Nov. 12, 2000: "I've worked my whole career to play with a bunch of guys like this," quarterback Trent Dilfer says after driving the Ravens 70 yards for a touchdown in the final 2:18 to defeat Tennessee, 24-23. The victory lifts Baltimore to 7-4 and deals the division-leading Titans their first loss in 12 games in their new stadium.

Nov. 17, 1986: Dunbar names Pete Pompey, the basketball coach at Edmondson, to replace Bob Wade, who left to take the job at Maryland. Asked about Edmondson's 5-11 record last year, Pompey says, "I just haven't had the same type athletes for basketball at Edmondson that Dunbar has had."

Nov. 11, 1983: Randy Boyd's late goal gives the Skipjacks (8-2-4) their fourth straight victory, a 4-3 comeback over the New Haven Nighthawks before an announced 4,929 at the Civic Center. In the best of their 12 seasons here, the Skipjacks will win the Southern Division of the American Hockey League and reach the second round of the playoffs before bowing out.

Nov. 12, 1977: Hereford's John Cornwell becomes the fourth in his family to win a state cross country championship, taking the Class B title at the Naval Academy. Cornwell's brothers — Scott, Dave and Greg — preceded him.

Nov. 16, 1958: Fullback Alan Ameche rushes for 142 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback George Shaw, subbing for Johnny Unitas (broken ribs), completes nine straight passes as the visiting Colts (7-1) defeat Chicago, 17-0. It's the Bears' first shutout loss in 118 games.

Nov. 14, 1948: Buoyed by a pregame parade in their honor through city streets, the Colts defeat the Chicago Rockets, 38-24, to end a three-game losing streak in the All-America Football Conference. Y.A. Tittle throws two touchdown passes for the Colts (5-6). Chicago (1-11) dresses just 27 players. At halftime, the crowd of 21,899 is treated to whippet races at the Stadium.

Nov. 12, 1927: On the eve of their school's football game against St. John's, of Annapolis, 500 students from Johns Hopkins march to the corner of Charles and Baltimore Street. There, they proceed to hang a St. John's player in effigy and set the dummy on fire before throwing it under the wheels of a passing streetcar. Hopkins wins the game, 33-0.

Nov. 15, 1919: In one of college football's bigger routs, Navy builds an 88-0 halftime lead and defeats Colby College, 121-0, in Annapolis. The Midshipmen go on to defeat Army, 6-0, and finish the season 7-1. Colby never plays Navy again.


Nov. 17, 1939: Willie Richardson, former wide receiver for the Colts who made first-team All-Pro in 1967 when he caught 63 passes, eight for touchdowns.

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