Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Scouting Report for Lycoming vs King's game

#27 Kyle Sullivan Jr LB Coatesville, Pa. / Bishop Shanahan HS
Scouting Lycoming
Offense: Multiple/Pro-Style
Lycoming enters today's game ranked eighth in the MAC in scoring offense (21.4), ninth in rushing offense (129.4), fourth in passing offense (205.7) and eighth in total offense (336.0).

The team does have one of the most accurate passing attacks in the MAC, though, as junior quarterback Tyler Jenny is second in completion percentage (64.9) and third in passing efficiency (142.3). His two favorite targets are among the top 10 receivers in the league, with senior Matt Atkinson sixth in yards (519) and third in receptions (41) and sophomore Ryan Umpleby eighth in receptions per game (4.3) and ninth in receiving yards (474).
The running game is led by junior Craig Needhammer, who has rushed for more than 100 yards five times this year. He is second in the MAC and 36th nationally with 811 rushing yards.

Defense: 4-3
The Warrior defense, after allowing 30 points to Brockport in the opener, has settled in to allow less than 20 points in each of the last six contests. The team is tied for third in the MAC in scoring defense, allowing 17.6 points per game. The team is also ranked third in total defense (309.1), third in rushing defense (113.3) and third in passing defense (195.9).

Senior Dwight Hentz anchors the defensive line and he is tied for third in the MAC with nine tackles for loss and seventh with four sacks. The linebacking crew is led by seniorTyler Denike, who is 15th in the MAC with 48 tackles and he is tied for sixth with two interceptions.

The Warriors are tied for the league lead with 11 picks, and junior Tanner Troutmanleads the team in that department and is second in the MAC with six.

Scouting King's
Offense: Multiple

King's enters the game ranked fourth in the MAC in scoring offense (30.0), seventh in total offense (340.9), eighth in rushing offense (133.1) and third in passing offense (207.7).

King's quarterback Tyler Hartranft has completed 97-of-192 passes, throwing 10 touchdowns, which is tied for the second-most in the MAC, and seven interceptions, which is the third-most in the league. He also hooked up with wide receiver Dan Kempa on an 84-yard touchdown, the longest pass play of the year in the conference. Kempa leads the MAC with 773 yards through seven games and his seven receiving touchdowns also leads the conference.

On the ground, the Monarchs will turn to Kyle McGrath, who is seventh in the league with 518 yards on 143 carries and fifth with seven rushing touchdowns.

Defense: 4-3
The Monarchs are ranked eighth in scoring defense (29.4), but fifth in total defense (353.0) and rushing defense (147.6). The team is sixth in passing defense (205.4) and is also tied for fifth in sacks (16) and tied for eighth in interceptions (7).

The King's defense is paced by a tough defensive line that includes Ron Garrett, who amazingly scored a defensive touchdown in five straight games before the streak was snapped last week against Delaware Valley. Garrett is tied for seventh in the MAC with teammate Mark Capetola with eight tackles for loss.

Meanwhile, teammates Chad Curtice and Nick Kaijala are also each in the top 10 in the league in sacks, with Curtice tied for sixth with four and Kaijala ninth with 3.5.