When the horn sounded, signaling both Hobart sophomore Wil Crane’s goal and the end of the game, both Luke Aquaro and Zach Tyson said they “blacked out,” but they do have very specific memories of the chaos that ensued, specifically about their helmets.
“We had a few guys trip kind of coming over the wall just from excitement,” Tyson said. “It was awesome. I think my helmet hit the ceiling after that celebration, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I actually broke my helmet.”
“I couldn’t get my buckle undone,” Aquaro said. “You look at all these pictures, I’m the one with the helmet on. I couldn’t get it off. I ended up ripping it off. I hit Tristan Fasig in the head with it, so he started bleeding.”
Aquaro said Fasig (Sherman, Conn.) forgave him, adding that nothing hurts too badly when you’re celebrating the first national championship in program history.