Prior to 1897 what was the most points a team could earn when getting the football across the goal line?
While he got blocks from his linemen quarterback Reegan Nelson (6) also slipped a few tackles as he gained over 50 yards rushing in the Dutchmen homecoming victory Friday. Melrose won the game 21-13 More on the game will appear in the Oct. 11 issue of the Melrose Beacon. \\
In was a field goal. In 1897 touchdown were counted for five points. Prior to that year only field goals counted for five points. In 1904 field goals were dropped to three points.