Spartan Sprint Football Closes 2019 Season, Falling to Chestnut Hill 32-19

Spartan Sprint Football Closes 2019 Season, Falling to Chestnut Hill 32-19

HILLBURN, N.Y. – The St. Thomas Aquinas College Sprint Football team closed out their 2019 season, falling to Chestnut Hill College, 32-19 on Saturday evening at the Torne Vallley Sports Complex.
STAC (2-5, 2-2 CSFL North) finishes 1-3 at home this season. The Spartans accumulated 199 yards of total offense with 130 coming through the air and 69 yards on the ground. On the other side, the Griffins (5-2, 2-2 CSFL South) had 273 yards of total offense.
Leading the defensive effort was Edward Ortiz, who registered 1.0 sack for a total loss of 8 yards in addition to picking up a team-leading 8 tackles in the contest.

First Quarter

  • Chestnut Hill opened the scoring with 14:39 remaining in the opening quarter on a 68-yard pass from Michael Marino to Domoree Hill that put the Griffins ahead 8-0.
  • The Griffins extended their lead to 10-0 on Safety as a result of a Godson Nartey fumble in the end zone at 6:37.
  • On the ensuing kickoff, Chestnut Hill makes it 18-0, when Terrell Bush runs it back 72 yards for the score.

Second Quarter

  • St. Thomas Aquinas gets on the scoreboard as a result of a Kiel McKenie 2-yard pass to Matthew Ehret to make it 18-6.

Third Quarter

  • Chestnut Hill added to its lead when Michael Marino connected with Akeem Brown on a 10-yard touchdown catch that gave the Griffins the 24-6 advantage.
  • STAC would make it 24-12 with just over three and a half minutes remaining in the quarter, as Kiel McKenzie would hook up with Dwayne Moore on a 57-yard strike for the score.

Fourth Quarter

  • With 7:12 left in the contest, St. Thomas Aquinas would cut the deficit to five points, when Jimmy English would take a 13-yard pass from Matt Yuvienco to the house to make it 24-19.
  • Unfortunately, Chestnut Hill would score one more time, as Sef Penson would make it 32-19 on a 2-yard rush for the TD with just over two minutes remaining in the contest.