October 20, 2000

Sprints to Face Undefeated Army

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Sprint football (1-2 Overall, 0-1 Collegiate Sprint Football League) travels to Army (3-0, 0-0 CSFL) today with the hope of chalking up its second victory of the season. Despite losing heavily at the hands of Navy last Friday (the unlucky 13th), the Red will try its best to keep the campaign trail lit by achieving victory tomorrow.

Even though last week was a loss, there were several encouraging occurrences. Senior tri-captain Jonathan Krautmann led the defense with 18 tackles, seven of those being solo efforts. Classmate and running back Charlie Tam led the offense with 35 yards receiving on two receptions. However, the day was underlined by some tremendous punting by freshman Henry Kim, who averaged 37 yards per punt, including four punts over 40-yards.

Krautmann, last week’s player-of-the-week, leads the team into battle tomorrow against an extremely potent Army squad. Tomorrow’s game will certainly be a heated affair, for the Red will seek revenge for its 1999 season ending loss.

The team will ideally be looking to draw some inspiration from its victory two weeks ago against the Princeton Tigers. In that game, the Red didn’t waste a single chance, nor did they give any chances to the opposition. The 16-13 overtime victory will most definitely serve as a confidence booster for the team, and if it plays anything like it did against Princeton, it has all the chance in the world of beating Army in the Knight’s own backyard.

Archived article by Kris Rajan