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The Oberlin Review

Football Advances to 2–0

Football Advances to 2–0

September 15, 2017

The Yeomen followed up a strong start to the season with a dominating 31–10 victory in their homecoming game against the Kenyon College Lords. Oberlin now commands their first 2–0 start since 1989 following the defeat of their rivals. While their previous 24–6 win over the Kalamazoo College Hornets broke their 13-game losing streak that spanned over two seasons, this win solidly indicates a transformed Yeomen team. “We had a mission at the beginning of the season,” new offensive coordinator...

Football Looks to Bounce Back in New Season

Football Looks to Bounce Back in New Season

September 1, 2017

After a season in which Yeomen football failed to record a single win, the 53 members of the team have put everything else aside to focus on their sport. Nearly every morning from Aug. 11 to the start of classes, the sizable squad has been obsessed. During preseason hey woke up each morning for team practices, weightlifts, position meetings, coaching meetings, and film sessions, only breaking for meals. Each evening, they went to sleep only to do it all again the next morning. “From 7 a.m. to 9:...

Football Set to Battle Hiram in Season Finale

Football Set to Battle Hiram in Season Finale

November 11, 2016

The Yeomen suffered a Senior Day spoiler at the hands of the DePauw University Tigers last Saturday in their ninth consecutive loss of the year, falling 50–17. Still looking for its first win, Oberlin will travel to Hiram College tomorrow to face off against the Terriers for its last matchup of the season. “The main thing with [Hiram] is they have a lot of great athletes, and they definitely have some playmakers within their wide receiver group, so that’s going to be a challenge to defend...

NCAC Powerhouses Await Yeomen

Alex McNicoll

October 28, 2016

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

In what was arguably the football team’s best-played game of the season, the Yeomen fell 34–30 in a heartbreaker to The College of Wooster Fighting Scots. Now the Yeomen look to regroup as they set their sights on the last three games of the season. Despite a 0–7 start, the team isn’t fretting as it approaches the final stretch of the year. “I feel like our first losses were really hard on the team,” junior wide receiver Federico Consuegra said. “[But] we’ve bounced back, and I think we were able to keep our motivation. Sometimes last year we were completely deflated after losses, and now I feel like we really haven’t done that too much.” The Yeomen will host the No. 23 Wittenberg University...

Yeomen Still Looking for First Win

Yeomen Still Looking for First Win

September 30, 2016

The Yeomen were dealt a tough Homecoming defeat last Saturday against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, falling 29–16. The game, which celebrated the Yeomen’s 125th year of football, left the team in search of its first win as it dropped to 0–4 overall and 0–3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. “It was a rough loss because we were in it with them the entire time,” said first-year defensive tackle Justin Godfrey. “At any point either of us could’ve pulled ahead.” The...

Yeomen Pad Up for 125th Season of Oberlin Football

September 2, 2016

Filed under Football, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

As football transitions from a rigorous preseason into its 125th season, Head Coach Jay Anderson is readying the Yeomen for their 2016 crusade. The team will have the opportunity to test itself against Kalamazoo College in a non-conference game on Saturday in Kalamazoo, MI before diving into a nine-game North Coast Athletic Conference streak. After finishing with just three conference wins in 2015, the Yeomen are hungry for victories and will look to build upon the success they had when defeating rivals like Kenyon College, Allegheny College and e College of Wooster last year. “We are ready to prove what the Yeomen have this year,” said junior co-captain Avery McThompson. “The team is really hungry to win and...

Player of the Week: Lucas Poggiali

Player of the Week: Lucas Poggiali

October 9, 2015

Senior quarterback Lucas Poggiali scans the field to connect with one of his teammates. In Ober­lin’s homecoming game against Allegheny Col­lege, Poggiali personally shattered a school record and helped the Yeomen offense break another one of their own. Pog­giali broke the Yeomen record for yards thrown with 506 yards, a title previously held by Josh Mandel, OC ’13, with 454 yards. In doing so, he also became the first player in Yeomen history to pass the 500-yard benchmark. As a team, the...

Yeomen Triumphant in Historic Homecoming

Yeomen Triumphant in Historic Homecoming

October 9, 2015

A bitter, rain-soaked October atmosphere could not slow the offensive bar­rage that the Oberlin Col­lege football team brought to the Knowlton Athletics Complex this past Sat­urday when the Yeomen skinned the Allegheny Col­lege Gators 48–9. The Yeomen signed themselves into the school record books, landing with a score of historical statis­tical highs in the game. Senior quarterback Lucas Poggiali set the school record for most passing yards in a game, throwing for 506. The Yeomen of­fense...

Yeomen Fall Despite Late-Game Surge

Darren Zaslau, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The Yeomen ended their campaign against Ohio Wesleyan University in a fury last Saturday, as senior quarterback Lucas Poggiali capped off the late game surge with a sly diagonal slip to first-year wide receiver Robby Reinheimer in the final 10 seconds of the game. But for all their final efforts and the Yeomen offense’s best performance of the season, the Yeomen still fell to their opponents 55–42. The Yeomen started the game meekly, granting the Battling Bishops complete control of their home field and surrendering 27 points in the first quarter. OWU running back Jesse Beachy rushed for a 40-yard touchdown on the Battling Bishop’s first drive of the game, followed by a pair of 37-yard touchdown passes from...

In The Locker Room with Bennett Jackson and Justin Bute

In The Locker Room with Bennett Jackson and Justin Bute

September 18, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore defensive back Ben­nett Jackson and junior linebacker Justin Bute to discuss their first win on the new Dick Bailey Field, person­al pump-up routines and the chang­ing culture of the Oberlin football program. Can you describe the atmosphere between your team and the stands at the end of the Kenyon game? Bennett Jackson: It was really awesome knowing how hard we worked last year and this year and having it come out on the field — especial...

Yeomen Stave off Lords to Defend Home Turf

Yeomen Stave off Lords to Defend Home Turf

September 18, 2015

Thundering cheers erupted from the home stands, drowning out the referee’s final whistle dur­ing Oberlin’s 28–24 tri­umph over Kenyon College Saturday night. In defeat­ing the Lords, the Yeomen didn’t just secure their first win of the season — they made history. The match marked the first time the football pro­gram recorded a victory on the new Dick Bailey Field, completed only last year as part of the Aus­tin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. Backed by the efforts of senior running...

Eagles Eclipse Yeomen in Opener

Eagles Eclipse Yeomen in Opener

September 11, 2015

The College at Brockport decisively de­feated Oberlin to open the Yeomen’s sea­son for the second year in a row, this time with a final score of 44–7. The Yeomen are still looking for their first home victory at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex, which opened one year ago. The Golden Eagles’ offense was dominant throughout the entire game as they racked up 452 yards to the Yeomen’s 161 while scor­ing on four of their first five possessions. Many of those yards were due in...

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