Sophomore Connor Ostrander replaced senior Rob Pannullo at quarterback after the first quarter.

Sprint Football Suffers Sixth Consecutive Loss to Army After Battle

As sprint football entered its weekend matchup, the Army Black Knights (3-1) were billed to be a formidable opponent, and Cornell (1-3) quickly learned that playing at West Point was as difficult as they expected. The Knights, who won the CSFL last season, took the contest, 43-12, after a dominant first quarter in which Army scored on all four of its possessions. Prior to the matchup, co-head coach Terry Cullen indicated that senior quarterback Robert Pannullo would take the majority of snaps under center. However, after the Red could only muster a net of 15 yards on its four first quarter drives, Pannullo was repositioned to wide receiver, and sophomore Connor Ostrander took over as quarterback. “Ostrander made some plays right when he got into the game, so we decided to move Pannullo to wide receiver and let Ostrander keep playing quarterback,” co-head coach Bart Guccia said.

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.

Sprint Hosts Mansfield for Last Game in 2008

Tonight, the Red will take Schoellkopf Field for its final game of the year against Mansfield University in a non-conference battle. Despite it being the final game of the season, and the final game for the team’s 22 seniors, the team will be more anxious to hear from Annapolis, Md., where Navy and Army are set to face off in the game that will determine if Cornell wins a CSFL championship — although Cornell will have no say in the matter.[img_assist|nid=33163|title=Still counts|desc=In a non-conference matchup with Mansfield tonight to close out Cornell’s season, senior sprint football captain Michael Brennan (10) will be one of the 22 seniors to take the field for the last time.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]

Seniors' Legacy Is Unmatched

Twenty-two men, three of whom will be earning their fourth varsity letter. Two thousand five hundred and thirty-three passing yards for captain Zak Dentes, the most in school history. Eleven conference wins. Three years without losing a game at Schoellkopf Field. Three consecutive winning seasons — the first consecutive seasons over .500 since 1988. One undefeated season, and one CSFL championship. These highlight reel takes were all accomplished by one senior class.
The 22 senior members of the sprint football team will take the field for the final time tomorrow against Mansfield, a team new to the CSFL. Mansfield isn’t the only new thing the current seniors will have seen come to Schoellkopf — the class also shepherded in Cornell’s recent winning tradition Cornell.