Saturday, September 19, 2015

Lycoming Football - Warriors dominate second half to post 48-24 win over Wilkes

Jr. RB Blake Bowman on his second touchdown of the game. Bowman ran 26 times for 140 yards.
(A WOLnews Photo)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Holding onto a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, junior Chase Whiteman (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) loaded up and found senior Pat Whalen (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) on a fly pattern down the left sideline. Whalen fought off a defender, breaking the tackle after the catch, and 83 yards later, he started a 21-point fourth quarter that helped the Lycoming College football team post a 58-24 win over Wilkes University on a sunny Saturday, Sept. 19, at David Person Field.

Zach Smith (Elliotsburg, Pa./West Perry)
recovering a fumble in the end zone.
(A WOLnews Photo)
The Warrior defense, despite giving up 414 yards of total offense, scored two touchdowns to help pace the win, with junior Zach Smith (Elliotsburg, Pa./West Perry) recovering a fumble in the end zone in the second quarter and junior Tyler Smith (Sellersville, Pa./Archbishop Wood) notching a 14-yard pick-six in the fourth quarter.

Lycoming’s offense also clicked, rolling up 417 yards of offense, thanks to a balanced attack of 192 yards on the ground and 225 through the air. Whiteman, in his first collegiate win, completed 13-of-21 for 225 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Junior Blake Bowman (Valley View, Pa./Tri-Valley), meanwhile, ran 26 times for 140 yards and two scores.

Fr WR Nick Costello scores
(A WOLnews Photo)
“It was certainly different than the last couple games,” Lycoming head coach Mike Clark said. “I thought we were really sound collectively. We ran the ball really well again. We were effective throwing the football. Offensively, we played as good a game as we have all year. Defensively, we were outstanding. We did some things differently. We had a great week of practice defensively. We pressured and our kids responded well to that.”

Down 24-20 after Wilkes’ first drive of the third quarter, the Warriors (1-2 overall, 1-1 MAC) rallied with when they got the ball back at midfield after a 25-yard punt with 8:39 left in the quarter. Lycoming completed the drive in 10 plays, with Whiteman finding senior Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) on the right sideline on a bootleg for a gain of 13 yards to get the ball to the nine. Three plays later, Whiteman hooked up with freshman Nick Costello (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) on a five-yard score.

After the next Wilkes drive stalled, the Warriors got the ball back at their own 3-yard line. They ran the ball out to the 17 before the end of the quarter, setting up Whiteman’s pass to Whalen, which gave Lycoming a 34-24 lead.

Sr WR Pat Whalen pulls in perfect pass from Jr QB Chase Whiteman for 83 yard TD.
(A WOLnews Photo)
The Warriors began to take advantage of Colonel miscues in the middle of the fourth quarter. After a short punt to the Wilkes 34, a kick catching interference call set the Warriors up at the 19-yard line. SophomoreScott Palmer (Blairstown, N.J./North Warren Regional) answered the bell on the first play of the ensuing drive, scoring from 19 yards out. After the kickoff, the next Wilkes’ drive ended when Smith intercepted a screen pass behind the line of scrimmage and darted into the end zone, giving Lycoming the last of its 48 points.

The first four drives of the game ended in touchdowns, with Wilkes (1-2 overall, 1-1 MAC) starting the game with an 11-play, 76-yard drive before Lycoming answered with a 10-play, 67-yard one, scoring on a one-yard run from Bowman. A missed extra point kept the Colonels in the lead, 7-6, and Wilkes then drove 71 yards on 13 plays to take a 14-6 lead.

The Warriors answered right back, though, scoring on a nine-play, 72-yard drive that extended into the second quarter, as Bowman scored from three yards out this time.

After both teams were forced into three-and-outs, freshman Connor Bell (Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional) delivered a perfect 44 yard punt to the Wilkes 1-yard line where it was downed. On the next play, Wilkes mishandled a handoff and Smith dove on the ball to give Lycoming a 20-14 lead.

Wilkes took the lead into the break, though, scoring on six-play, 75-yard drive that took just 45 seconds, and then expanded the lead to four points with a 22-yard field goal with 11:52 left in the third quarter.

Whalen finished with a career-high 108 yards on three receptions and a touchdown. Umpleby caught four passes for 41 yards and Palmer finished with seven carries for 33 yards and a score.

Ryan Dailey finished 39-of-59 for 357 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for Wilkes. William Deemer caught 10 passes for 94 yards and Aaron Coyne added eight catches for 72 yards and two scores. The Colonels ran for just 57 yards on 33 carries, with PJ Incremona leading the team with 38 yards on 17 carries.

Senior Brian Campbell (Drums, Pa./Hazleton Area) led the Warrior defense with 10 tackles and 0.5 for loss. Senior Matt Malecki (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) added nine stops and a breakup and senior Josh Cook (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn), Smith and junior Jon Rummel (Lykens, Pa./Williams Valley) each had 1.5 tackles for loss, with Smith and Rummel each recording sacks. Sophomore Mike Ward (Edgewater, Md./South River) also added an interception for the Warriors.

Tanner Stengel led the Wilkes defense with 11 tackles and two sacks and Isaiah Robinson and Jason Ugwu each posted seven stops.

The Warriors get back into action on Saturday, Sept. 26, when they host Albright College at 1 p.m. at David Person Field.

Box Score (Final)

Wilkes vs Lycoming (Sep 18, 2015 at Williamsport, Pa.)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

Wilkes 14 7 3 0 24 Record: (1-2,1-1)

Lycoming 6 14 7 21 48 Record: (1-2,1-1)

Scoring Summary:

1st 11:30 WUFB Aaron Coyne 18 yd pass from Ryan Dailey (Carl Von Glahn kick), 11-76 3:30, WUFB 7 - LYCOMING 0

07:53 LYCOMING Blake Bowman 1 yd run (Devon Flynn kick blockd), 10-67 3:31, WUFB 7 - LYCOMING 6

02:55 WUFB Aaron Coyne 21 yd pass from Ryan Dailey (Carl Von Glahn kick), 13-71 4:52, WUFB 14 - LYCOMING 6

2nd 13:59 LYCOMING Blake Bowman 3 yd run (Devon Flynn kick), 9-72 3:48, WUFB 14 - LYCOMING 13

10:01 LYCOMING Zach Smith 0 yd fumble recovery (Devon Flynn kick), , WUFB 14 - LYCOMING 20

00:48 WUFB PJ Incremona 17 yd pass from Ryan Dailey (Carl Von Glahn kick), 6-76 0:39, WUFB 21 - LYCOMING 20

3rd 11:52 WUFB Carl Von Glahn 22 yd field goal, 6-17 1:46, WUFB 24 - LYCOMING 20

03:51 LYCOMING Nick Costello 5 yd pass from Chase Whiteman (Devon Flynn kick), 10-50 4:48, WUFB 24 - LYCOMING 27

4th 14:49 LYCOMING Pat Whalen 83 yd pass from Chase Whiteman (Devon Flynn kick), 4-97 1:39, WUFB 24 - LYCOMING 34

07:55 LYCOMING Scott Palmer 19 yd run (Devon Flynn kick), 1-19 0:05, WUFB 24 - LYCOMING 41

07:45 LYCOMING Tyler Smith 14 yd interception return (Devon Flynn kick), , WUFB 24 - LYCOMING 48



RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 33-57 45-192


Passes Att-Comp-Int 59-39-2 21-13-1


Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards 1--1 2-19

Kickoff Returns-Yards 8-114 5-73

Interception Returns-Yards 1-20 2-19

Punts (Number-Avg) 6-29.8 6-40.5

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0

Penalties-Yards 5-50 6-59

Possession Time 29:37 30:23

Third-Down Conversions 8 of 21 5 of 14

Fourth-Down Conversions 3 of 6 1 of 1

Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-5 4-4

Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-3 3-13

RUSHING: Wilkes-PJ Incremona 17-38; William Deemer 5-19; Ryan Dailey 8-2; Devon

Fink 3-minus 2. Lycoming-Blake Bowman 26-140; Scott Palmer 7-33; Chase Whiteman

9-27; Team 3-minus 8.

PASSING: Wilkes-Ryan Dailey 39-59-2-357. Lycoming-Chase Whiteman 13-21-1-225.

RECEIVING: Wilkes-William Deemer 10-94; Aaron Coyne 8-72; Ryan Richards 6-58; PJ

Incremona 5-57; Garrett Armstrong 4-32; Devon Fink 2-22; Brandon Latierno 2-15;

Jacob Brook 2-7. Lycoming-Ryan Umpleby 4-41; Pat Whalen 3-108; Nick Costello

3-29; Keeghan Morrison 2-23; Scott Palmer 1-24.

INTERCEPTIONS: Wilkes-Jordan Stiles 1-20. Lycoming-Tyler Smith 1-14; Mike Ward


FUMBLES: Wilkes-Glenn Weist 1-0; PJ Incremona 1-1. Lycoming-Chase Whiteman 1-0;

Blake Bowman 1-0.

Stadium: David Person Field Attendance: 2467

Kickoff time: 1:30 pm End of Game: 4:25 pm Total elapsed time: 2:55

Officials: Referee: Steven Keller; Umpire: Paul Fetter; Linesman: Robert Cancro;

Line judge: Drew Hoagland; Back judge: C. Rodriguez; Field judge: John Shallet;

Side judge: Gerald Frye;

Temperature: 80 Wind: S@10 mph Weather: Partly cloudy