Sprint Football to Host Navy for Senior Night

PHILADELPHIA - In the Quakers' final home contest of the 2009 season and last game Penn's twelve seniors will play on Franklin Field, the Red and Blue take on an undefeated Navy team (5-0, 3-0) in a key CSFL matchup Friday at 7 p.m.

Penn (3-2, 1-2) will look to snap all Navy streaks as the Midshipmen aim to tie a program record with 22 straight games won. Navy holds a 66-5-2 all-time series advantage and have come out on top in the last nine meetings with the Quakers. The Midshipmen's tenacious defense has held Penn to an average of just 5.6 points in the streak. The last time Penn proved victorious against Navy was Oct. 20, 2000 with a 28-27 overtime triumph.

After starting the season 3-0, the Quakers suffered a setback when they fell to Army 35-26, then had yet another last week when they lost a tough battle with Cornell 27-24 in overtime. Given the ball first in overtime, Penn's Raiam Dos Santos hit a 28-yard field goal for the 24-21 lead. However, it did not prove to be enough as Cornell's quarterback Elliot Corey ran four yards for the winning touchdown.

Mike Bagnoli leads the Quakers' running game with 651-yards rushing and seven touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Todd Busler and freshman wide out Whitman Shaw have had impressive seasons so far, leading the league and already breaking the program's single season records in passing and receiving. Busler has thrown for 1,321 yards and ten touchdowns while Shaw has caught 711-yards worth and seven touchdowns. Senior Clarke Armatis has also made big contributions on offense with 264-yards receiving.

Defensively, the Quakers are led by Sam Biddle with 38 tackles this season and two fumble recoveries, and Michael McMullen who has made 27.5 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered two, and made an interception.

In Navy's last outing they defeated Princeton 42-0 with their ground game accounting for 494 of the team's 579 yards of total offense. Eleven different players registered a carry.

Nate Stewart (254-yards) and Denzel Reina (222-yards) lead the Midshipmen in rushing, but Marty Meehan (187) and Jordan Foley (169) have shown themselves to be threats as well. Quarterback Tyler Terronez has passed for seven touchdowns and 749-yards with JoJo Catrini and Eric Montgomery as his main targets.

Penn seniors Clarke Armatis, Jordan Marin, Mario Peia, Jacques Beauvais, Michael McMullen, Joe Portelli, Gordon Murphy, Brian Flanagan, Ben Eisenstat, Dylan Serota, and Ryan Levan will be honored at Friday's game.