2017 Sprint Football News

  • Sprint Football Shutout in Second Half, Falls at Chestnut Hill, 28-3
    November 03, 2017
    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (November 3, 2017) – The Franklin Pierce University sprint football team scored first on Friday night at A.A. Garthwaite Stadium, but did not score again. A first-quarter field goal from sophomore kicker Owen King (Athol, Mass.) was all the Ravens could come up with in their season finale. Chestnut Hill rattled off 28 unanswered points, including 21 in the second half, to post a 28-3 victory in cross-division Collegiate Sprint Football League play.
  • Sprint Football’s Smith Named CSFL Offensive Player of the Week
    November 01, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 1, 2017) – Sophomore back Kobie Smith (Leominster, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team has been named Collegiate Sprint Football League Offensive Player of the Week, for the week ending on Oct. 29, as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the League office.
  • Smith Leads Way as Sprint Football Runs Past Caldwell, 45-7
    October 28, 2017
    WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (October 28, 2017) – It was Kobie Smith (Leominster, Mass.) early, it was Kobie Smith often and it was Kobie Smith all afternoon long on Saturday for the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team. Smith rushed for 269 yards and two scores at Bonnel Field, to lead a school-record 435-yard rushing attack for the Ravens, who posted a 45-7 win over Caldwell in cross-division Collegiate Sprint Football League play.
  • Campus Community Mourns the Death of Former Student
    October 15, 2017
    The Franklin Pierce University community offers our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our former student, Kevin Raymond, who was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound in Somerville, Mass., on Saturday, according to police.
  • Cornell Rallies Past Sprint Football in Second Half, 19-14
    October 14, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 14, 2017) – After using a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to jump to a 14-3 halftime lead, the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team came up empty in the second half on Saturday afternoon at Sodexo Field. Following a third-quarter touchdown, Cornell got a field goal in the first minute of the fourth quarter and then struck for the game-winning touchdown with just 28 seconds to play, to pull out a 19-14 win on the road in Collegiate Sprint Football League North Division play. Junior quarterback Connor Ostrander rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and threw for 90 yards and another score to lead the way for the Big Red.
  • Smith, Brown Lead Way as Sprint Football Runs Past Post, 28-0
    October 07, 2017
    WATERBURY, Conn. (October 7, 2017) – Sophomore back Kobie Smith (Leominster, Mass.) rushed for 176 yards and three scores on Saturday, while freshman Tionne Brown (Turners Falls, Mass.) added 99 rushing yards of his own, as the Franklin Pierce University sprint football league bounced back from a pair of shutout defeats with a 28-0 win on the road at Post. The duo led a 316-yard rushing attack for the Ravens in Collegiate Sprint Football League North Division action at LaMoy Field.
  • Sprint Football Blanked at Navy, 33-0
    September 30, 2017
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 30, 2017) – Playing seven hours from home and with heavy hearts, the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team kept things close through one quarter on Saturday afternoon at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Ultimately though, Navy would use 14 second-quarter points to open up the lead on the way to a 33-0 win in Collegiate Sprint Football League play. Junior quarterback Brandon Coleman threw for 144 yards and a score to key at 215-yard passing attack for Navy in the victory.
  • Media Monday: Watson On Early Sprint Football Season
    September 25, 2017
    Under first-year head coach Rashad Watson, Ravens sprint football is off to a 1-1 start, with a win over Mansfield in Week 1, and a loss to Army in Week 2. On Monday, our Tyler Aragao sat down with coach Watson to discuss the season thus far, the challenges of competing with a small roster, and coach's willingness to try anything once.
  • Sprint Football Shutout by Army West Point, 51-0
    September 23, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 23, 2017) – Freshman quarterback Jared Lubas (Salem, Mass.) connected on eight of 14 pass attempts to the tune of 108 yards on Saturday afternoon, but the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team was held to just 36 rushing yards on 34 carries, as Army West Point scored a 51-0 victory at Sodexo Field. Senior running back Quay Gilmore rushed for 109 yards and two scores on 13 attempts to lead Army, which posted its second straight shutout victory to open the Collegiate Sprint Football League season.
  • Sprint Football’s Moreno, King Collect Weekly CSFL Awards
    September 19, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 19, 2017) – Senior linebacker Demitri Moreno (Alhambra, Calif.) of the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team has been named Collegiate Sprint Football League Defensive Player of the Week, for the week ending on Sept. 17, as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the League office. In addition, sophomore kicker Owen King (Athol, Mass.) has been named CSFL Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Smith Passes Century Mark as Sprint Football Runs Past Mansfield in Opener, 24-21
    September 16, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 16, 2017) – Sophomore back Kobie Smith (Leominster, Mass.) rushed for 133 yards and a score on 22 carries (6.0 yards/attempt) and freshman quarterback Jared Lubas (Salem, Mass.) scampered for an important, 19-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team opened the 2017 season with a win. Lubas also threw for 146 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens held on late for a 24-21 win over Mansfield in Collegiate Sprint Football League action at Sodexo Field.
  • Ravens in the Community: Sprint Football Helps Out at Monadnock Adult Care
    September 04, 2017
    JAFFREY, N.H. (September 4, 2017) -- The Franklin Pierce University sprint football team was out in the community on Saturday, as they paid a visit to Monadnock Adult Care in Jaffrey.
  • Furey Profiled in Foster's Daily Democrat
    August 29, 2017
    Heading into his sophomore season as a wideout on the Franklin Pierce University sprint football team, Matt Furey (Epping, N.H.) was recently featured in the Foster's Daily Democrat, which took a look at some of the uniqueness of sprint football. Click through to read the full story.
  • Sprint Football to Host Inaugural Crank it Up Classic Sept. 16
    August 24, 2017
    Franklin Pierce sprint football invites all bikers with a love of football to join the team at Sodexo Field on Sept. 16 for the team's game against Mansfield. For a donation of $10, fans are welcome to park their bikes along the field and crank up the engine when the Ravens score.
  • Rashad Watson Named Interim Head Coach of Franklin Pierce Sprint Football Program
    June 27, 2017
    RINDGE, N.H. (June 27, 2017) – Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Rachel Burleson has announced Rashad Watson has been named the second head coach of the University’s sprint football program. Watson, who takes over the head coaching position on an interim basis for the 2017 season, fills the position vacated by Pete Ewald, who resigned earlier in June.