The St. Thomas Aquinas College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that the Collegiate Sprint Football League has selected STAC to host the 2018 CSFL Championship Game.
The title game, which will take place at the Spartans home field, the Torne Valley Sports Complex in Hillburn, N.Y., is scheduled for this Saturday, November 10th at 6 p.m. This year's CSFL Championship match-up will feature the Army West Point Black Knights (6-0, 3-0 CSFL/North Division Champions) and the Navy Midshipmen (6-1, 4-0 CSFL/South Division Champions).
Army comes into this season's contest as the defending CSFL Champions and is looking to go back-to-back, while Navy is seeking their first league title since 2014. In their regular season match-up on September 21st, the Black Knights squeaked by the Midshipmen, 17-14 on a Seppi Ortman 17-yard field goal with just under five minutes to play in the fourth quarter at Annapolis, Maryland.
In the all-time history of Sprint Football (since 1934) and its various leagues, including; The Eastern 150-pound Football League (1934-1966), The Eastern Lightweight Football League (1967-1997) and the current Collegiate Sprint Football League (1998–present), Navy leads the way with 28 championships, while Army follows close behind with 23 titles.
Admission to the CSFL Championship game is $10 per person, and if you cannot make it to Torne Valley on Saturday evening to see this historic championship match-up between our nation's military academies, you can follow all of the action LIVE on the Spartan Sports Network.
About the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL):
Sprint Football is a full-contact, intercollegiate, varsity sport and has the same rules as regular college football, except that all players must weigh 178.0 pounds or less. The league has been in existence since prior to World War II.
Sprint Football players are fundamentally sound. Execution is the focus in Sprint Football. Players are schooled on the basics and provide fans with an exciting brand of textbook football.
A CSFL athlete exemplifies hard work and dedication. Players who wish to become CSFL Athletes must weigh 178.0 pounds or less. Players must also have the desire needed to succeed in the CSFL. The league is made up of hard working players who strive to be the best in both academics and athletics. Players must first be dedicated to academics, but must also be willing to put in the time and commitment needed to help make their team a champion.
There are currently 10 teams playing in the CSFL: Army West Point, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Cornell University, Franklin Pierce University, Mansfield University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Post University, the University of Pennsylvania and St. Thomas Aquinas College. In 2019, the CSFL will welcome Alderson Brodaddus University to the league.