Friday, November 15, 2013

Warriors football still has playoff possibilities

#59 Jr DL Zack McMenamin from Prospect Park, Pa. / Interboro HS
and #64 Sr DL Dwight Hentz from Halifax, Pa. / Halifax HS
By MITCH RUPERT (, Williamsport Sun-Gazette
The scenario laid out by Lycoming head football coach Mike Clark earlier this week sounded wonderful. A win Saturday for the Warriors would send out the 13-member senior class with a career winning rate north of 70 percent, a number some teams would kill for.

But the number alone just doesn't seem to be enough for this group. There's importance in that one win the Warriors need. Anything which is still possible in terms of a Middle Atlantic Conference championship and a potential playoff spot starts with one win Saturday against Stevenson.

Wins are nice, according to senior Kabongo Bukasa, but this group of seniors wanted more.

"We don't care if your picture is on the wall or if your name is in the paper. Get the ring," Bukasa said earlier this week. "Most of us in the locker room never had a ring. Especially me. I've never made the playoffs, never won a ring. But I want that experience."

Believe it or not, those two wants by the reigning MAC Defensive Player of the Year are still attainable. Lycoming can claim a share of its 15th MAC championship with a win over Stevenson and a loss by Lebanon Valley to Albright on Saturday.

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