Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lycoming Football - Jenny, Kriner pick up MAC weekly honors

Sr QB Tyler Jenny (Image: John Green)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With one of the gutsiest performances of his career, senior Tyler Jenny (Glasgow, Pa./Glendale) has earned his second Middle Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, while senior Cam Kriner (Montgomery, Pa./Montgomery) picked up the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking an overtime extra point to lift the Lycoming College football team to a 30-29 win over Lebanon Valley. Senior Rich Mihoci (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) was named to the conference’s weekly honor roll, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Jenny led the Warriors to a come-from-behind 30-29 overtime win against Lebanon Valley after being knocked out of the game in the third quarter with a leg injury. The gamer came back in the fourth quarter to lead two game-tying drives, scoring the last on a 20-yard beautiful touch pass with 1:18 left to tie the game at 23. Then he threw a touchdown pass on the first play of overtime to lift team to the win, notching a 25-yard touchdown pass. In all, Jenny tossed for a career-high 411 yards, the third-most in school history and four touchdowns. After returning to the game in the fourth quarter, Jenny threw for 161 yards and completed 8-of-12 passing.

The offensive player of the week selection is the third of the season for the Warriors and the second for Jenny, who also earned it for his performance against Albright on Sept. 14. Senior Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) picked up the award on Nov. 2.

#18 Sr WR Cam Kriner (Image: John Green)
Kriner blocked an extra point attempt in overtime after Lebanon Valley scored to set up the Warriors winning touchdown pass, helping him earn his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award. The block was Kriner’s second blocked kick of the season.

Kriner is the first Warrior to earn the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week award this year and the first since Zack Czap picked up the award on Oct. 26, 2013.

Mihoci earned honor roll accolades after he notched two interceptions and four tackles against the Dutchmen. Mihoci made a huge play, coming down with an interception with 13 seconds left in regulation at the Lycoming 22-yard line to ensure overtime.

The Warriors will wrap up the 2014 regular season on Friday, Nov. 14, when they head to FDU-Florham for a 7 p.m. Middle Atlantic Conference game.