Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lycoming Football at King's Week Four Preview

www.MACfb.com File Photo From 2015
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After a narrow four-point loss to an Albright squad that is receiving votes in the D3football.com poll, the Lycoming College football team is set for its first MAC road contest of the season when it faces King's College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Warriors (0-3 overall, 0-2 MAC) held a 10-point halftime lead against Albright, but two third-quarter touchdowns helped the Lions post a 21-17 win. Sophomore Dante Gipson notched 149 all-purpose yards to lead the Warriors.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MACfb Animation - Sr. DB Mike Ward has a big heart that is the lifeblood of the Lyco Defense

Sr. DB Mike Ward is no rollover but he can and does roll them over.
Mike Ward Bio:

2016: Honorable Mention All-MAC defensive back … started all 10 games at safety ... tied for NCAA lead with five fumble recoveries and led Division III … led team with 73 tackles ... had 2.5 tackles for loss, forced two fumbles and had two interceptions ... had two kickoff returns for 30 yards against Wilkes … had hand in a turnover in each of first six games of the year, establishing a school record … had fumble recovery against Susquehanna, interception against King’s, fumble recovery against Albright, forced a fumble against Misericordia, had two fumble recoveries and an interception against Widener and a fumble recovery against FDU-Florham.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Warriors Close To An Upset In Albright Come From Behind Win

(R) Sr QB Chase Williams
A www.MACfb.com File Photo
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Chase Williams (Damascus, Md./Damascus) ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the first quarter, but the Lycoming College football team fell victim to a 14-point second half rally from undefeated Albright College as it snuck out of David Person Field with a 21-17 Middle Atlantic Conference win on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MAC Football: Football: Lycoming Game Notes vs. Albright

A www.LycomingCollege.com File Photo
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - For the 58th time, the Lycoming College football team will take on Albright College when Albright comes to David Person Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.

The Warriors (0-2 overall, 0-1 MAC) are coming off a 34-3 loss to 12th-ranked Delaware Valley. The Warriors were led in the game by a career-high tying 13 tackles from senior Mike Ward while senior Adin Hines added 1.5 sacks and junior D.J. Boyd had six stops, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

The Lions (2-0 overall, 1-0 MAC) posted a 50-17 win over Misericordia in their MAC opener. Senior Alec Vignola was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 20-of-21 passing for 306 yards and three scores.

MAC Football: King's Vs Lebanon Valley is MAC Football News Game...

www.MACfb.com 2015 file photo.
Monarchs Vs Dutchman A Toss Up

Looking over the week three game schedule, the King's verses Lebanon Valley game in Annville, PA is our game of the week. We will cover the game with photos and hopefully some video of the game touchdowns.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wilkes Colonels Game Notes vs. No. 12 Delaware Valley

A www.WOL.news File Photo
Wilkes Colonels (0-2) vs. No. 12 Delaware Valley Aggies (2-0)
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Schmidt Stadium

THE MATCHUP
Wilkes University continues Middle Atlantic Conference play against No. 12 Delaware Valley University at Schmidt Stadium on Friday night. Both teams opened MAC play last Saturday with Wilkes coming off a 36-0 home loss to Lebanon Valley and Delaware Valley coming off a 34-3 road win against Lycoming College.

THE HEAD COACHES
Trey Brown (Colorado ‘93) is in his fourth season at the helm of the Wilkes football program following his hiring prior to the 2014 season. In just three years, Brown has coached 22 Colonels who earned All-MAC honors including first team tight end Jeremy Hartman in 2014, defensive end Jason Ugwu in 2015 and tight end Garrett Armstrong in 2016. Under Brown’s guidance, the Colonels offense ranked in the top five in several offensive statistical categories including passing yards and plays per-game. In a game at Delaware Valley in 2014, the Wilkes offense ran 113 plays, a Division III regulation game record. In 2016, the Colonels recorded one of the biggest upset victories in the program’s history when it bested No. 12 Stevenson University 38-35 on the road. Brown came to Wilkes after four years serving as the quarterbacks and special teams’ coordinator at Muhlenberg. In his role with the Mules, Brown was responsible for coaching the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and special teams as well as the installation of the pass game. Prior to his time at Muhlenberg, Brown spent four seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Lehigh University.

Monday, September 11, 2017

It is a sad day, but I have to step away!

It is quality players like Mike Ward and many others that I will truly miss each week.
Williamsport, PA -  With much thought, prayer and meditation, I have made one of the biggest decisions in my life. For 21 years I have been going to Lycoming football games, both home and away . It became a passion for me, addicted to these young men who play for the pure love of football. I love DIII football, I love MAC football, but most of all, I love Lycoming football. Lycoming football has a legacy of family, and Coach Girardi groomed that valuable asset into every one he touched. He was such a great influence in my life. You could interview him and ask him anything and he would answer with grace. He always made you feel better when leaving than you were before the interviews. Just a class act and approachable for any discussion.

Over the years, taking action photos of the players has been a great joy. I enjoyed trying to capture the mood of the game, both joys and sorrows. This is what these young players learn playing the game of football. But all of that is coming to an end.

You see, you cannot keep doing something you love when there is friction over an extended period of time. For the past couple of years there are those connected with Lycoming Football who would rather not see me on the sidelines. They make their feelings known in many different ways. I have tried to ignore it. Something has to change.

In my roll as a Lycoming fan, I have always been an honest analyst of the football program. I enjoy analytics, not to berate anyone. I always try to determine what is the state of Warrior football. That has been what www.LycomingFootball.com is about. So I am stepping away. I will miss taking photos of players each week more than you will ever know. The electricity of standing along the sidelines with Lycoming football players has been so exciting for me.

What will I be doing each weekend this fall is covering the MAC "Game of the Week" on www.MACfb.com. Hopefully, Lycoming College will be one of those games I cover in the near future. I will also keep updating  www.LycomingFootball.com with press releases as I get them.

It has been a great ride for me. I want to thank Lycoming College for all they have done for me over the years. But most of all I want to thank past and present players for treating this old man so well. I cherish all those memories and will never forget them. You are all special to me.

Regards,


John Green '77
PS: Go Lyco!