Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Gaffney Part of D3football.com Team of the Week

Lebanon Valley photo by by Tim Flynn '05
ANNVILLE, Pa. - For the second time this season, Lebanon Valley College junior linebacker Frank Gaffney has been included in the D3football.com Team of the Week.

Also the Middle Atlantic Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Gaffney was previously named to the team after the Week 3 game against King's. Gaffney's MAC co-honoree, Lycoming safety Tanner Troutman, was also on this week's D3football.com team.

Gaffney had four sacks among a team-high 12 tackles (seven solo) to go with a blocked PAT to lead Lebanon Valley's defense in a 17-6 win at Wilkes. LVC allowed just 153 yards of offense, and Gaffney set the tone as three of his sacks came in the first half. His final hit secured the win for LVC on fourth down during Wilkes' final drive of the fourth quarter, and his block came after the Colonels' lone touchdown during the second quarter, preserving a 7-6 lead for the Dutchmen.

LVC (4-1, 3-1 MAC) will host #24 Lycoming (4-1, 4-0 MAC) Saturday on Oktoberfest Weekend.