Alumni Edge 2004 Quakers in Alumni Day Game

There was little doubt that the Sprint Football Alumni came to Franklin Field ready to play on Sept. 11. TheAlumnidefeated the 2004 version of the Quakers, 20-14.

The Quakers got on the board first on a 13-yard run by Mike Loguidice. First-team All-CSFL Patrick Monaghan picked up the two-point conversion to put the Red and Blue up, 8-0. Just 14 minutes later, J.T. Hutchinson put Penn ahead 14-0 on a 31-yard run.

But the Alumni did not back down. Tim Murphy caught an eight-yard throw from Jimmer Donapel to cut the deficit to 14-6. Just eight minutes in to the second half, the Alumni continued to press, as Clint Schmidt scored on a 19-yard pass from Tim Ortman. After a good point-after attempt, the score was tied 14-14. Both teams battled defensively, but it was the Alumni who came out on top as Mark Gannon recorded the decisive touchdown on an eight-year run.

Donapel was back tolast season'srecord-breaking form, throwing for 100 yards, on 8-12 passing, and a touchdown. Steven Schickramalso had a solid day rushing for 93 yards on 10 carries.

For the Quakers, Loguidice looked ready for the 2004 season throwing for 75 yards on 6-8 passing. Hutchinson also turned in a strong performance rushing for 75 yards, includinghis touchdown run. Monaghan racked up 66 yards receiving on five catches.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communciations assistant.