Sprint Football Welcomes Back Alumni with 33-0 Rout

PHILADELPHIA - Penn's sprint football team made a statement in the 16th annual alumni exhibition game, Saturday on Franklin Field. In two running clock halves, the Quakers outscored the alums 33-0.

There was an abundance of scoring in the first half starting when junior running back Mike Bagnoli broke into the open field and rushed 75 yards. Breaking tackles along the way and into the end zone, he gave the Quakers an early 7-0 lead with Raiam Santos kicking the point after.

Senior captain Clarke Armatis scored Penn's second touchdown on a 34 yard pass from quarterback Todd Busler. Busler put the Quakers up 20-0 after tucking the ball and rushing for a 40 yard touchdown.

The second half proved to stay in favor of the Red and Blue. After getting the ball into the red zone, junior Colin Dampier ran six yards into the end zone to extend Penn's lead to 26-0. Freshman Chris Twombly capped the afternoon, running 47 yards for a touchdown.

Bagnoli led the Quakers with 106 yards rushing, while Busler passed for a total of 117 yards.

Although the score may not reflect it, the Alumni put up a good fight and made the game exciting with three sacks, a forced and recovered fumble, and a one handed interception. A nice drive in the second half put the Alumni in a position to score with first-team All-CSFL selection and the Quakers' starting quarterback from last season leading the way. Michael D'Angelothrew a long pass on fourth down to his receiver in the middle of the field who caught and lateraled the ball in one motion to gain an extra couple yards. However, the Alumni offense was unable to convertthe crowd pleasingplays into points on the board.

Penn opens their regular season next Friday, Sept. 18 at Cornell. They return home the following week, Sept. 25, to play Princeton at 7 p.m. on Franklin Field.