Football Tops Gettysburg in Homecoming Game

Shane Shuma ‘22, Contributing Writer

Saturday, Sept. 15, the Dickinson College Red Devils played their homecoming game against the Gettysburg College Bullets. The winner of this game would be the team who holds possession of the bucket, which is viewed similar to a trophy awarded to the winner. The Red Devils have taken it home for the past two years and hoped to make it the third.  

Many fans showed up to support their Devils, and the Red Devil himself was in attendance to rally the fans. The game was also for the alumni and many past players gathered at the game to show their continued support for the team and the school.  

 The Bullets opened the scoring with a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown, but that was the last time they would reach the endzone. The Red Devils roared back with a 38-yard rushing touchdown by running back Philip Butler ’19.  

Less than a minute into the second quarter James Turner ’20 intercepted a pass by the Gettysburg Bullets quarterback and returned it for a touchdown to raise the score to 13-7, with the point after try good. With 20 seconds left in the first half, wide receiver Jake Walberg ’19 caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Billy Burger ’19 to bring the score to 20-7.  

It was all Devils from there, with the final score ending at 30-7. When the clock ran out after the Red Devils took a knee, the team joyously hoisted up the Little Brown Pail.  

After the game the players met with their families to not only celebrate the team’s win, but to celebrate the players. Addie Downs ’19, a fan in attendance at the game, shared her  perspective on how the game and day went, “I thought it was a lot of fun. I thought the weather was really nice and I think a lot of people turned out which was really cool because this is their homecoming game.”  

We wish the Red Devils luck as they plan to head to Homewood Field in Baltimore to face the Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays, Saturday, Sept. 22.