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Video Highlights from the 1953 MV-Nantucket Game
The first MV-Nantucket game was played in 1953 on Nantucket. Although MV led at halftime, Nantucket scored the last three touchdowns late in the game to win 33-20. This original film footage was shot by Ken Hearn, whose son Glenn was the quarterback. To read more about the 1953 game, see the MV-Nantucket Game special section in this week's Times, or the PDF version.
In order of appearance:
John McBride (#22) is off to the races on a 65-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Leigh Carroll (#30) plows into the end-zone for the second Vineyard touchdown.
John Morris (#14) leads a host of shadowy figures after collecting Glenn Hearn's pass and runs 85 yards to put MV ahead.
Glenn Hearn (#20) rolls right and finds John Downs (#17) for the conversion and a 20-13 MV lead at halftime.
The 1953 Martha's Vineyard Football Team
Coach Jack Kelley, Team student manager Jerry Downs