SPRINT FOOTBALL | Sprint Easily Blows by Mansfield in Opening Contest

“Our focus this year has been to finish games,” explained Cornell sprint football head coach Bart Guccia. The Red did just that in its 33-7 victory over Mansfield on Saturday, completing a 26-0 run over the last three quarters. The victory extended the Red’s (1-0) career undefeated streak against Mansfield (0-1). “Both the offense and defense did an excellent job in closing out the game,” Guccia said. “The defense shut them out after their initial score, and the offense was able to put some points on in the fourth quarter and seal the deal.”

“Both sides of the ball executed and finished in the second half and especially in the fourth quarter,” senior offensive co-captain and wide receiver Trevor Marrero added.

Sprint Football Comes From Behind to Beat Visiting Mansfield

In the last game of the season, the Red sprint football team won a surprisingly competitive and hard-fought game Friday against Mansfield University, but was unable to bring home a CSFL championship due to Navy’s win against Army in Annapolis.
In the last game of their careers, quarterback Zak Dentes, receiver Mike Brennan and the rest of the senior class led Cornell (5-2, 3-1 CSFL) to a 38-28 victory at home. Meanwhile, the Midshipmen (7-0, 4-0 CSFL) finished off a perfect season with a 24-0 shutout against their longtime rival and claimed their 26th CSFL title.
On Sept. 27, the Red dominated Mansfield offensively and defensively, crushing the sprint football newcomer, 35-0. On Friday however, a much improved and competitive team arrived in Schoellkopf Field.