Sprint Football Falls to Army on Senior Night

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania sprint football team fell to Army, 47-7, in its final home game of the season on Friday night at Franklin Field.

Celebrating senior night prior to kickoff, the Red and Blue honored eight seniors – Charlie Alexander, Mike Beamish, Keith Braccia, Jose Nino Domond, Manuel Sainz de la Pena, Danny Reyes, and Alex Smith.

The Quakers (3-3) had hoped to send their seniors out with a win, but a slow start for the Red and Blue gave Army the momentum early and proved to be too much for Penn to overcome.

Penn managed just one score in the contest, coming in the fourth quarter, when sophomore quarterback Mike McCurdy found junior receiver Henry Mason in the back of the end zone on a 32 yard touchdown pass. McCurdy finished with 170 yards passing, while Mason hauled in seven receptions for 99 yards.

The first half saw Army (6-0) score in all sorts of manner. Two offensive touchdowns, a 91 yard punt return for a touchdown by Louis Napoles, a safety off a blocked punt by Buddy Craft, and a field goal by Warren Kay, gave the Black Knights a 26-0 lead at halftime over Penn.

Army would score twice more on offense in the second half, while also scoring on botched punt return by the Quakers.

Black Knights quarterback J.J. Wartski finished the game completing 17 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns.

Penn has one game remaining on the season, scheduled to face Princeton on the road next Friday, Oc.t 31,beginning at 7 p.m.

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