Dartmouth wraps up emotional spring with the Green, White Scrimmage

Dartmouth was the last program to wrap up spring ball on Saturday with the annual Green-White Scrimmage. Based on the scoring system used, the defense won the scrimmage 29-28.

The offense was rewarded six points per touchdown and two points for every twenty yard chunk play. The defense was awarded six points for a takeaway, three points for a sack, two points for a pass breakup and one point for a “forced” three-and-out.

It was an emotional spring for the Big Green as the program was without long time head coach Buddy Teevens who is recovering from an bicycle accident in Florida. Teevens sadly lost his leg last month due to the accident. Assistant Sammy McCorkle was named the interim coach for the spring.

Offensively, returning starting quarterback Nick Howard sat the scrimmage out but the Big Green’s depth at quarterback really stood out with both Dylan Cadwallader and Jackson Proctor having productive afternoons. Cadwallader completed 26-of-38 attempts for 142 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Sean Harmon. Proctor completed 22-of-31 passes for 152 yards.

The passing game was a focal point for offensive coordinator Kevin Daft this spring after Dartmouth struggled to throw the ball last season. 17 different receivers caught passes on Saturday.

Defensively, linebacker Braden Mullen had eight tackles and a sack. Cornerback Onye Ouoha had seven tacklesand safety Sam Koscho, who missed last season with injury, had two pass breakups and three tackles.

Overall, McCorkle was pleased with his team’s performance in the scrimmage.

“I think the offense came out ready to play and did what they needed to do,” he said. “They took what the defense gave them and did a really good job controlling the ball and working it down the field in the first half.

“The defense came out a little bit on their heels, but in the second half, they got a little energy going and a little edge going. They went after the offense.”

Aside from the action on the field, four captains were named on Saturday. Quarterback Nick Howard and Quinten Arello return as captains and will be joined by running back Tevita Moimoi and linebacker Macklin Ayers, both will be seniors in the fall.

Dartmouth kicks off the 2023 campaign on September 16th when they travel to New Hampshire.