Sprint Football Hits the Road to Play Princeton

PHILADELPHIA – The Penn sprint football team hits the road for the first time this season to take on Princeton Friday evening. This will be the first of two matchups between the teams in 2008.

In both games last season, Penn had commanding wins over the Tigers. At Princeton, the Quakers won 60-7, and on Franklin Field it grabbed a 53-18 victory. In the game at Princeton, Penn clinched the William R. Wagner Trophy as the Ivy team with the best record. Marten Basta scored two touchdowns – on receptions of nine and 11 yards out. Currently, Penn leads the all-time series, 50-41-2, including 24 straight wins dating back to 1996.

The Quakers are coming off a 17-3 win over Cornell last weekend and is looking to go 2-0.

Friday’s game will be the opening game for the Tigers’ 2008 season. The Princeton’s leading rusher Mike Schoder is returning.

For Penn, quarterback Michael D'Angelo is at the helm of the Quaker offense. In last weekend’s game D’Angelo threw for 180 yards and one touchdown. Junior Clarke Armatis caught a 14-yard touchdown for a total 58 yards. Sophomore running back Mike Bagnoli leads the team in rushing with 52 yards. Senior running back Wifi Fernandez follows with 36 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, sophomore Gage O'Connell leads the team in tackles, recording eight. Senior J. Andrew Feigenbaum recorded one interception and one fumble recovery.