Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lycoming's Botts, Wagner earn Academic All-District honors

Cody Botts
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – For the second year in a row, two Lycoming College football players were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 team, as the organization announced that senior tight end Erik Wagner (Warriors Mark, Pa./Tyrone Area) and sophomore offensive lineman Cody Botts (Millmont, Pa./Mifflinburg) were each honored on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16.

Wagner and Botts are the 20th and 21st players in program history to earn Academic All-District honors and are the seventh and eighth honorees in head coach Mike Clark’s 10 years in the program. In 2016, Austin Mital ’17 and Blake Bowman ’17 were honored. This was the first time in program history that the Warriors have had two Academic All-District honorees in back-to-back years.

Erik Wagner
Wagner, a team captain, was a two-year starter for the Warriors at tight end. This season, he notched a career-high eight receptions for 42 yards and he was also the team's top special teams’ tackler, with six stops. He finished second on team with nine special teams tackles in 2016. A two-time MAC Academic Honor Roll pick as a biology major, the high school quarterback played multiple positions in his career for the Warriors, including safety and linebacker before finding a home as a tight end during his junior year.

Stepping onto the varsity team and into the starting lineup as a left tackle for the Warriors, Botts helped the team to a one-win improvement over the 2016 season. He helped the team rush for 100 yards five times and pass for 200 four times, including one 300-yard game. A member of 2016 MAC Academic Honor Roll, Botts is a history major.

The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Football Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in December.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Brad Stubbs heads group of five Warriors on all-conference teams

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Junior Brad Stubbs (Clearfield, Pa./Curwensville Area) heads a group of five Lycoming College football players on the All-Middle Atlantic Conference team, earning first team honors as an offensive lineman, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Senior Mike Ward (Edgewater, Md./South River) was named to the second team and three Warriors were named honorable mention – junior defensive lineman Ahmad Curtis (Effort, Pa./Pleasant Valley), sophomore kicker Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) and sophomore returner Dante Gipson (Bordentown, N.J./Bordentown Regional).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lycoming Warriors’ comeback slips out of reach at Stevenson

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. – On fourth-and-goal from the nine-yard line, a pass flew just out of reach of a Lycoming College football team receiver with less than a minute remaining, ensuring that Stevenson University would be able to sneak out of its 2017 season finale with a 20-14 win at Mustang Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Warriors finish the 2017 season with a 4-6 overall record and a 4-5 mark in the Middle Atlantic Conference, finishing tied for sixth. The Warriors dropped four of their six games by six points or less. Stevenson improved to 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the MAC.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Warriors travel for finale at Stevenson in a 12pm kickoff

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After falling in its first three games, the Lycoming College football team will look for its fifth win in its final seven when it visits Stevenson for a 12 p.m. contest in the season finale on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mustang Stadium.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Warriors Nick Costello and Jamie Fisher Set Records in Loss to the Dutchman

Jr WR Nick Costello
ANNVILLE, Pa. – Sophomore Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) tied the school record for field goals in a season and junior Nick Costello (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) set a school-record with a 99-yard reception, but the Lycoming College football team fell to a hard-running Lebanon Valley squad, 20-17, on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Arnold Field.

The Flying Dutchmen (5-4 overall, 5-3 MAC) rushed for 266 yards on 55 carries, helping the team to 404 yards of total offense to outlast the Warriors (4-5 overall, 4-4 MAC), as they held the ball for more than 38 minutes in the game. Despite that, the Warriors racked up 311 yards of total offense, including 226 yards through the air from senior quarterback Chase Williams (Damascus, Md./Damascus).

Down 13-7 late in the third quarter, the Warriors forced a punt and drove 36 yards in nine plays, reaching the LVC 22-yard line, setting up a 39-yard field goal for Fisher, his 13th of the year to tie the record set by John Phillips in the 1990 season.

The Dutchmen responded with an eight-play, 61-yard drive that took 4:25 off the clock, scoring on a four-yard rush from Tyler Sterner with 8:14 left to make it 20-10 The Dutchmen threw the ball just once on the drive. Lycoming was forced into a four and out and Lebanon Valley responded with another four-minute drive that stalled at the Lycoming 42. The resulting punt was downed at the one-yard line with 3:39 left.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2017 Lycoming Football Photo Album Vs Misericordia

2017 Lycoming Football Photo Album Vs Misericordia

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MAC Football News Video - Head Coach Mike Clark Talks Misericordia Win



Lycoming College Head Coach Mike Clark talks about his injured QB and his backup performance plus the now already infamous punt, high snap, fumble and touchdown.

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