With a stellar season in the books, some members of the Penn sprint football team see no reason to stop winning. Last week, 28 Quakers were voted by the coaches of the Collegiate Sprint Football League to the All-CSFL team, and Penn senior tight end Scott Moore was named the league's Most Valuable Player. The awards smack an exclamation point on a season in which Penn (6-0, 4-0 CSFL) went undefeated and finished as CSFL champions. The MVP award also smacks an exclamation point on an exemplary career for Moore, who led the CSFL this season with a Herculean 19.1 yards per catch. He caught 21 passes for a total of 401 yards, both good enough for second overall in the league. With 401 yards, the Swampscott, Mass., native set a Penn all-time record for career reception yardage with 977. The award came as somewhat of a shock to the modest Moore, who was understandably delighted. "It was pretty exciting," Moore said. "I was a little surprised, and it was a good feeling. You never know how that award is going to go, and there are a lot of other good players in the league. "It's nice when you work hard for something and you get rewarded." Moore, who also is a punter for the Quakers, was previously given second-team All-Eastern Lightweight Football League honors in his freshman year of 1997. He was named first-team All-CSFL in 1998 and was made the second team in 1999. It seems as if the Quakers have a monopoly on sprint football MVP awards. In the previous three seasons, standout Penn running back Tim Ortman took home the hardware. In 1996, when Penn was a member of the ELFL, wide receiver Clint Schmidt was given the league MVP trophy for leading the Quakers to their first title in 56 years. Penn now has three championships in five years. The third is particularly sweet for Moore. "I couldn't really think of any better way to go out," said Moore, who was also named as a first team All-CSFL selection. "We've had a pretty good four years, and just to end with an undefeated season, I can't think of a better way to go out." Many of Moore's teammates were also honored by the CSFL, as 28 Penn players were named to the All-CSFL team as first or second-teamers, or as honorable mentions. First-team All-CSFL selections, in addition to Moore, include quarterback John Kernan, running back Mark Gannon, defensive linemen John Pinto and Kevin Manning, wide receivers Robert Reeves and Jeff Bagnoli, offensive lineman Brian Dubin, defensive back Brad Gusich and linebacker John Clarke.Comments powered by Disqus
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