In the squad's final game of the season, the sprint football team failed to complete its comeback attempt against Franklin Pierce this weekend.

Sprint Football Drops Final Game of the Season, Ends Year With 2-5 Record

With the CSFL title already out of reach, Cornell sprint football came up short against Franklin Pierce, falling to the Ravens, 24-17, in its final game of the season. The Red (2-5), plagued by injuries all season, was without senior quarterback Rob Pannullo for much of the game, and was forced to start sophomore Connor Ostrander under center against the Ravens (4-3). “We were looking to win this one for the seniors,” Ostrander said. “It meant a lot for them, especially Pannullo because he couldn’t play. We were just trying to play as a team in honor of the seniors.”

Franklin Pierce got on the scoreboard first, but the Red blocked the Ravens’ extra-point attempt.

With postseason success out of reach, the Red's main focus this week against Penn is pride.

Red to Take on CSFL Leader Penn in Team’s Only Ivy Game of Season

Cornell is back on the road after its first home win to face the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) leader Penn. With pride on the line and a chance to spoil the Quakers’ season, the Red is motivated to take down the other Ivy League squad in the league. Cornell (2-3) has not had the smoothest ride to this point, but all of the bumps are behind them for this game. “We can only worry about the things we can control, and for a game like this, the records go out the door,” said senior quarterback Rob Pannullo. “It’s going to be a hard-fought game for both teams.”

The Red is eager to establish itself as the dominant Ivy squad and spoil Penn’s chances at the CSFL title.

The Red had six players go down against Post University, but is unfazed by the setbacks.

Cornell Sprint Football Determined to Turn Around Difficult Season

It has not been an easy journey. Cornell sprint football has seen a 2016 season marred by tough opponents, injuries and a heartbreaking loss. But with a couple games left on the calendar, the Red is set on turning this final stretch of the season around. One thing is clear with this group. No matter whom they lose to or whom they defeat, this team is resilient.

Cornell searches for their first win of the season on Saturday.

Sprint Football Searches for Consistency Against Mansfield

It’s all in the past now. After losing their home opener to Navy, Cornell sprint football will travel to Mansfield this weekend in search of the team’s first win to get the season on track. “To us, last week doesn’t matter,” added senior running back Kevin Nathanson. “We are ready and excited to play Mansfield.”

The is Red is only looking forward and hopes that the loss to the Midshipmen only drives the team to improvement going forward. “We’ve been concentrating on Mansfield and preparing for the game this weekend,” said senior defensive back Ryan Jackson.