|Johns Hopkins’ secondary held off Rowan for a playoff win Saturday (Tom Flynn)
by Boxer Journal, November 24, 2014
The “Yankee Stadium of Lacrosse” as Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field has come to be known, may soon be looking for a secondary moniker. While the name has been well-earned over a century of spring seasons, the field’s fall occupants are rapidly building an enduring legacy of their own.
On Saturday, the sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins football team beat Rowan, 24-16, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. It was the third time in six seasons that the Blue Jays have won a first-round tournament game.
The playoff road inevitably grows steeper as Johns Hopkins (11-0) heads north to Geneva, N.Y. to play the unbeaten Hobart Statesmen (11-0) this Saturday. Coincidentally, Hobart is also well-known for an outstanding lacrosse program. The last time the two faced each other on the gridiron was 48 years ago in 1966, with the Blue Jays earning a win.