The government shutdown at Washington already had wide-reaching effects at Penn. Now it is touching Penn athletics, as Penn vs. Navy sprint football has been postponed
For three consecutive seasons now, the Penn sprint football team has enjoyed the coaches’ dream of having three returning starters on its offensive line. These three seniors: Chris Nagle, Matthew Paige and Jordan Colbert, have provided a bedrock for the running game and a great wall for the passing game.
Penn broke out of its early-game passing struggles in the second half and also posted 311 total rushing yards en route to a commanding 28-14 victory, its second straight.
Penn has already seen major changes at quarterback, wide receiver and on the defensive line for a laundry list of reasons, ranging from significant injury, to personal issues, to good old-fashioned ineffectiveness.
Freshman quarterback Mike McCurdy delivered a timely statement performance, slinging four second-half touchdowns to spearhead the Quakers’ 42-14 shellacking of Mansfield at Franklin Field Friday night.
Penn (0-1) will host the Mounties (1-0) at Franklin Field this Friday night in hopes of earning a more comfortable victory than last year’s 16-13 nail-biter.
It was another tough outing for the Quakers in West Point where the big play was the Achilles heel in the Penn Defense.
The defending CSFL champion Black Knights pose a daunting task for the Red and Blue, who have fallen victim to a number of injuries and unfortunate personnel changes.
This year the sprint football roster boasts four players from Moorestown, NJ, a city that has proven time and time again it’s a factory that churns out productive, intelligent, and gritty football players.
An explosive offense coupled with a hard-nosed defensive front was enough to notch Penn a 26-12 victory in the annual alumni game.
This year, sprint football hopes to return to championship form and transform those narrow defeats into comfortable victories.
With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, it appeared the Penn sprint football team was about to give away a huge lead on its way to a disappointing season-ending loss.
Whit Shaw would have none of that.
Under the open philosophy of coach Bill Wagner, the Penn sprint football team has become a hotbed for players trying out — and often succeeding at — new positions on the field.
Besieged by problems on both sides of the ball from the outset, the Quakers were run over by Navy, 44-10.
Like any college team, the sprint football squad has its fair share of players recruited for the team. However, the majority of the team is composed of walk-ons.
The Quakers’ last-place defense allowed Post score a season high in points as Post topped Penn, 48-27, at Franklin Field.
It was a tale of two halves for the Red and Blue, as a taut first-half affair quickly descended into chaos as Army’s Marquis Morris shredded the Quakers’ defensive front.
The sprint football seniors, all eight of them, will take to Franklin Field this Saturday to lead a very young Penn team against undefeated Army.
In the midst of his 43rd season as head coach of the Penn sprint football team, Bill Wagner has his squad performing as strong as ever.
Holding on after a 20-yard Kai Peng field goal with just over a minute to play, the Quakers defeated Mansfield, 16-13, at Franklin Field on Friday night