Sparkill, New York- (09/08/18) - The St. Thomas Aquinas athletic department announced their updated and completed Sprint Football schedule for the fall of 2018. In its inaugural season, the Spartans will open play against Post University at home on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 6:00pm. St. Thomas Aquinas will call the Torne Valley Sports Complex the home of the Spartan Football. This home game will begin the journey in the school's seven game Sprint Football regular season.
The Spartans, new members of the CSFL North division, will rival opponents including Army West Point, Cornell, Franklin Pierce and Post University, while the South Division includes Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Mansfield University, Navy and UPenn. In the first season, the Spartans will not play South teams Navy and UPenn as the division cross-overs will rotate each season. The league wide bye week will come during Week 5 (Oct. 4th/5th) of the regular season, with the championship game being played November 11th between the winners of the South and the North Divisions. That game will be played at the home site of the team ranked overall number 1 headed into the playoff.
On September 15th, Coach Barry's Spartans will begin this historic season against a Post University team that has not been victorious since their 2014 campaign. This gives the CSFL's newest team an opportunity to generate excitement in Week 1. Following the first home contest, the Spartans will hit the road with stops at Caldwell University, Army, and Franklin Pierce University.
The Spartans will then return home for the first time since the mid-September to play host to the Ivy League's Cornell University. STAC will head back on the road in late October to face Chestnut Hill College before returning to Torne Valley the first weekend in November to conclude its inaugural CSFL regular season against Mansfield University.