Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tanner Troutman makes big play after ejection reversed

Jr DB Tanner Troutman first of two interceptions
By MITCH RUPERT ( , Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Williamsport, PA - Walking alongside an official, Tanner Troutman was led off the football field Saturday afternoon at the most critical of times of Lycoming's 19-16 win over Delaware Valley.

Troutman, the victim of a new penalty which requires the ejection of a player penalized for targeting the head of a defenseless receiver and preseason All-American safety, walked past Warriors head coach Mike Clark pleading his case with the officials.

Clark wasn't arguing the penalty. In fact he said he didn't see Troutman level Aggies receiver Rasheed Bailey to draw the flag. What Clark was talking to the officials about was to make certain Troutman should be ejected on the play, that he was without a doubt targeting the head of Bailey.

The call came as Delaware Valley was trying to climb back from a 10-point deficit with under 5 minutes to go in Saturday's game at David Person Field. Troutman also happens to be one of the most important players on Lycoming's defense.

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