Sprint Football Readies for Battle Against Army

PHILADELPHIA – Sprint football travels to West Point, N.Y. on Friday to take on the Army Black Knights. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Shea Stadium in West Point.

Penn enters the game with a 1-1 record. Most recently, the Quakers defeated Princeton, 60-7. Penn’s loss came at the hands of defending Collegiate Sprint Football League champion Cornell, 23-18 in Ithaca.

The Quakers are led offensively by Rob Lombardi. The senior running back has scored three touchdowns on the season; one each receiving, rushing and kick returning. His 432 all-purpose yards are first on the team.

Quarterback Michael D'Angelo is getting it done both through the air and on the ground. He is averaging 60-yards a game rushing and has 2 TDs while he has totaled 236 yards passing and accumulated 3 passing TDs as well.

Andrew Feigenbaum has been a force on defense for the Quakers, recording 13 tackles, including ten solo stops. In addition, he has come down with two interceptions, both of which started touchdown drives for Penn.

Army has changed things up under first year head coach Joe Sessa. The Black Knights, once known for their potent rushing attack, have taken to the air in 2007. Quarterback Robert Miner has thrown for 692 yards on the season and has found the endzone through the air four times.

Defensively, Steven Wax leads Army with 17 solo tackles. Nate Drake is a close second with 16. Thomas Russell has sacked the quarterback three times on the season.

Penn has struggled against Army over the years, winning only four of 50 matchups. Penn’s last victory against the Black Knights came in 2004 courtesy of a 31-17 victory at Franklin Field. The Quakers scored all 31 of their points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to erase a 10-0 deficit and cruise to the victory.