Sprint Football Wraps Three-Game Road Swing At Mansfield

James Wartski

James Wartski

Oct. 11, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army sprint football team will be on the road for the final time this season, as it faces Mansfield in a Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) contest on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m.

Live audio streaming will be provided by ESPN Radio Williamsport, with a link available on Army's schedule page on the Black Knights' official website (www.goARMYsports.com). Live stats will also be available, as will in-game Twitter updates via the team's official handle (@ArmySprintFB).

The Last Meeting
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September 29, 2012
Mansfield, Pa.
Army Defense Stifles Mansfield in 52-6 Rout
Army sprint football reeled off 52 unanswered points to earn a convincing victory at Mansfield on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers returned an Army fumble 79 yards early in the first quarter for their only points of the game, as the Black Knights earned their third consecutive road victory, 52-6.

Army (4-0, 4-0 CSFL) held Cornell scoreless last week while earning its 11th straight victory dating back to last season. Junior quarterback James Wartski has thrown for a CSFL-leading 964 yards and 11 touchdowns while tossing just one interception. Freshman running back Marqus Burrell paces the Black Knights with 255 yards on the ground and has three touchdowns, while sophomore back Jesse Shackelford has run for 153 yards and a score.

Sophomore receiver Tucker Van Dyke leads the squad with 15 receptions and 253 yards while notching a pair of touchdowns, freshman wide out Lane Holmes has 11 catches for 251 and two scores, and junior Zachary Woods has hauled in four touchdowns.

Senior defensive end, Dylan Doty, who earned CSFL Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance at Cornell, has racked up a team-leading 31 tackles and six sacks, and classmate Patrick Franco has posted 28 stops and two sacks. Sophomore punter Mark Dabeck, the reigning CSFL Special Teams Player of the Week, averages 37.3 yards per punt and has had 11 land inside the 20-yard line.

Mansfield (1-3, 1-3) is led offensively by sophomore quarterback Ben Pepper, who has thrown for 488 yards and three touchdowns while picking up 161 yards on the ground. Junior back Jeremy Estremera has a team-best 184 yards and five touchdowns in the ground game, while sophomore tight end Joe Bucek paces all receivers with 12 catches and 134 yards. Senior linebacker Jake Myers leads the Mountaineer defense with 40 tackles.

Army holds a 4-0 advantage in its all-time series with Mansfield, with the Black Knights earning a 52-6 win over the Mountaineers in last season's meeting.

After Saturday, Army will return home to face Princeton on Friday, Oct. 18, before hosting Navy in the annual Star Game on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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