Another trip with Dad to Crawfordsville for his alma mater’s annual homecoming weekend! This year the victim was Denison University (formerly Denison College of Ohio). We left at halftime as the Little Giants led 30 to 0 at the half. As we were walking through the campus on our way out, the fans cheered loudly, twice, meaning that Wabash must have scored a couple of times on our way out (Denison with a faithful few followers). I took some prolific photos of the Wabash campus and the General Lew Wallace studio museum, the weather being absolutely perfect!
It was just the two of us, Dad and I, as we experienced a pleasant drive to Crawfordsville in splendid weather through corn yielding country. When the game started, I made a comment about the Wabash running back, Tyler Holmes. Something to the effect that he must be a senior by now and that he had been the offense for the “Li’l Giants” for the last 3 or 4 years. At the end of the second half, Tyler Holmes received a tear of his right ACL, (Dad and I diagnosed it from the bleachers) and what a shame it was for the “probable end of his career”.
Being a follower of Tyler Holmes since viewing him as a freshman running back at Wabash, I’ve kept up with him a little bit. From Bluffton, Indiana, just south of Fort Wayne, he seems an impressive student/athlete with a bright future ahead of him. I wish him the best!
P.S. The final score was Wabash 50, Denison 13.