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Sprint Football Concludes Season Against Caldwell

Nov. 2, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy sprint football team (5-2, 2-1 CSFL South) hosts Collegiate Sprint Football League newcomer Caldwell (1-5, 0-3 CSFL South) on Friday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. The game will serve as Senior Day for the Midshipmen.

Live stats will be available.

The game marks the first meeting between the two teams and will be the final game for the Mids’ 14 senior players – Luke Coughlin (Islip, N.Y.), Eric Dewitte (Carlton, Minn.), Steven Ewald (Taylor Ridge, Ill.), Eric Garmoe (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Tommy Guinan (Elmhurst, Ill.), Patrick McMahan (Windermere, Fla.), Jonathan Meier (Camarillo, Calif.), Austin Rogers (Cottonwood, Ariz.), Bryant Schlade (Napoleon, Ohio), Sam Shaunak (Collierville, Tenn.), Shaun Shiotani (Tacoma, Wash.), Matt Vogel (Upper Saddle River, N.J.), and captains Mac Lavis (Orinda, Calif.) and Alex Oldham (Dayton, Ohio).

Last Time Out
The Navy sprint football team fell, 28-23, to Penn at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the Collegiate Sprint Football League South Division title. The Mids blocked two punts and forced four turnovers, but could not get going offensively in defeat.

The defense limited the Penn offense to 283 total yards with 152 on the ground and 131 in the air. The Mids forced two fumbles, while picking off two passes. In addition, the Midshipmen blocked two punts. Three Mids finished the game with double-digit tackles with another two notching nine stops.

Coughlin led the team with 12 tackles, including a team-high 4.0 tackles for loss with 1.5 sacks. Schlade and Mason Hooten (Orlando, Fla.) each posted 10 stops and combined for 3.5 tackles for loss. T. Guinan and Dean Rye (Fairfax, Va.) each added nine tackles apiece. Schlade and Sheppard Wilson (Charlotte, N.C.) each posted blocks, while Coughlin and Schlade forced a fumble each. Rye and Grant Hooper (Huntingtown, Md.) recovered a fumble apiece. Miles Whitlow (Madison, Ala.) and McMahan each recorded interceptions on the night.

Offensively, Navy was unable to get into rhythm. The Mids gained just seven first down, tallying 159 total yards. The Midshipmen gained 112 yards in the air, while rushing for a mere 47 yards.

Starting quarterback Braydan Chmiel (Warrenton, Mo.) finished the game 9-for-23 with a pair of touchdowns and an interception. The plebe connected with four receivers on the night. The Mids were led by Rogers who hauled in three catches for 73 yards and a pair of TDs. J.T. Thompson (Stratham, N.H.) had a team-high four receptions.



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