Saturday, September 15, 2018

Lycoming Football - Flying start lifts Warriors past Dutchmen, 23-10

Senior Jarrell Payne (Jersey City, N.J./Liberty) led the defense with six stops (Photo by John Green)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A 17-point first quarter aided by great field position and another dominating defensive performance helped lift the Lycoming College football team to a 23-10 win over Lebanon Valley College in the Middle Atlantic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday, Sept. 15, at David Person Field.

The Warrior defense forced two turnovers and allowed just 206 yards and 10 first downs to the Flying Dutchmen (0-3 overall, 0-1 MAC). The defense also notched four sacks and allowed just 60 yards passing. Senior Jarrell Payne (Jersey City, N.J./Liberty) led the defense with six stops, 0.5 for loss and a breakup. Freshman Willie Garner (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) had five stops and a sack and sophomore Matt Kalyan (Auburn, Pa./Schuylkill Haven) had five stops, two for a loss. Freshman Matt Stankiewicz (Olyphant, Pa./Mid Valley) also had five tackles and half a sack. Senior D.J. Boyd (District Heights, Md./Fairmount Heights) and junior Jeff Coplin (Philadelphia, Pa./Central) each had interceptions.

So WR Tyjah During blitzes up the Warrior sideline for great field position. 
Lycoming’s offense was again dominated by its ground game, as it rushed the ball 44 times for 166 yards, with junior Jacob Fimbres (La Habra, Calif./Sonora) rushed 24 times for 94 yards and a touchdown and junior Keith Batkowski (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville) rushed 14 times for 80 yards.

Freshman Elijah Shemory (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) finished 10-of-22 passing for 133 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted once. Senior Nick Costello (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown and junior Christoff Minott (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) had a 45-yard reception.

The Warriors (2-1 overall, 1-0 MAC) got on the board with their second drive of the game after Coplin’s interception gave them the ball at the LVC 37. Using Fimbres’ legs on three of the five plays in the drive, he hit paydirt from 14 yards out to make it 7-0.

A 41-yard punt return by sophomore Tyjah During (Accokeek, Md./Surrattsville) put the ball at the Lebanon Valley 38 on Lycoming’s next drive. After two Batkowski runs got the ball inside the 20, Shemory found Costello in the end zone for an 18-yard score to make it 14-0. Another 3-and-out by Lebanon Valley put Lycoming back in business, as the team drove to the 22 before a holding penalty stalled the drive. Still, junior Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) drilled a 44-yard field goal to make it 17-0.

Lebanon Valley got on the board with a 50-yard TD rush by Hunter Wilson late in the first, but Lycoming kept winning the battle of field position in the second quarter to get six of those points back. Boyd’s interception return to the LVC 35 set up a 34-yard field goal from Fisher with 9:15 left in the quarter and a drive started at the LVC 42 led to a 27-yard field goal from Fisher with five seconds left in the half.

Sr TE Joe Oquendo with a big gain up the sideline. (Photo by John Green)
In the second half, Lebanon Valley scored on the opening drive thanks to a 32-yard field goal from Nick Bentz, but Lycoming allowed just three first downs after that. Lycoming held the ball for nearly nine minutes in the fourth quarter, driving inside the LVC 30 on their final sustained drive before the drive stalled.

Kody Kegarise rushed 12 times for 74 yards and finished 9-of-21 passing for 60 yards and two interceptions for Lebanon Valley. Wilson rushed seven times for 57 yards and a touchdown. Tyeair Diggs caught three passes for 15 yards.

Alex Trujillo led the Dutchmen defense, posting nine tackles, 0.5 for loss. Tyler Okomba had a sack and Tyler Lutz added an interception and a breakup.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, Sept. 22, when they head to FDU-Florham for a 12 p.m. MAC contest.

Box Score (Final)
Lebanon Valley vs Lycoming (Sep 15, 2018 at Williamsport, Pa.)

Score by Quarters            1              2              3              4              Score
Lebanon Valley 7              0              3              0              10           Record: (0-3,0-1)
Lycoming             17           6              0              0              23           Record: (2-1,1-0)

Scoring Summary:
1st          09:01     LYCO      Jacob Fimbres 14 yd run (Jamie Fisher kick), 5-37 1:49, LVC 0 - LYCO 7
                05:46     LYCO      Nick Costello 18 yd pass from Elijah Shemory (Jamie Fisher kick), 3-38 1:10, LVC 0 - LYCO 14
                01:20     LYCO      Jamie Fisher 44 yd field goal, 6-33 2:49, LVC 0 - LYCO 17
                00:09     LVC        Hunter Wilson 50 yd run (Nick Bentz kick), 3-60 1:02, LVC 7 - LYCO 17
2nd        09:15     LYCO      Jamie Fisher 34 yd field goal, 6-18 3:13, LVC 7 - LYCO 20
                00:05     LYCO      Jamie Fisher 27 yd field goal, 9-32 4:18, LVC 7 - LYCO 23
3rd         10:31     LVC        Nick Bentz 32 yd field goal, 9-60 4:23, LVC 10 - LYCO 23

                LVC        LYCO
FIRST DOWNS    10           16
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)     34-146   44-166
PASSING YDS (NET)         60           133
Passes Att-Comp-Int       21-9-2   22-10-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS    55-206   66-299
Fumble Returns-Yards   0-0          0-0
Punt Returns-Yards         0-0          3-60
Kickoff Returns-Yards     4-92       3-101
Interception Returns-Yards         1-0          2-43
Punts (Number-Avg)      8-38.0    6-34.7
Fumbles-Lost     0-0          2-0
Penalties-Yards 1-5          7-60
Possession Time               26:05     33:18
Third-Down Conversions              2 of 14   2 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions           0 of 1     1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances            1-1          4-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-3          4-7

RUSHING: Lebanon Valley-Kody Kegarise 12-74; Hunter Wilson 7-57; Ryan Fink
12-16; Steve Salerno 1-0; C.J. Steinhilber 1-0; Tyeair Diggs 1-minus 1.
Lycoming-Jacob Fimbres 24-94; Keith Batkowski 14-80; Team 1-minus 2; Elijah
Shemory 5-minus 6.

PASSING: Lebanon Valley-Kody Kegarise 9-21-2-60. Lycoming-Elijah Shemory

RECEIVING: Lebanon Valley-Tyeair Diggs 3-15; Tyler Melhorn 1-14; Patrick Clark
1-14; Zeke Wassell 1-5; Dallas Arner 1-5; Gary Wise 1-4; Jared Kramp 1-3.
Lycoming-Nick Costello 3-35; Joe Oquendo 2-25; Dezmen Johnson 2-13; Christoff
Minott 1-45; John Kim 1-11; Mike Mulvihill 1-4.

INTERCEPTIONS: Lebanon Valley-Tyler Lutz 1-0. Lycoming-D.J. Boyd 1-39; Jeff
Coplin 1-4.

FUMBLES: Lebanon Valley-None. Lycoming-Elijah Shemory 1-0; Jacob Fimbres 1-0.

Stadium: Shangraw Complex      Attendance: 1865
Kickoff time: 1 p.m.    End of Game: 3:32 pm   Total elapsed time: 2:32   
Officials: Referee: Michael Quinn; Umpire: Matt Schule; Linesman: Justin Colon;
Line judge: Curtis Townsend; Back judge: Matt Stahl; Field judge: Ron Reidinger;
Side judge: Damany Williams; Scorer: Joe Guistina;
Temperature: 76        Wind: ESE@3     Weather: Mostly Cloudy      

Lebanon Valley vs Lycoming (Sep 15, 2018 at Williamsport, Pa.)

SACKS (UA-A): Lebanon Valley-Tyler Okomba 1-0. Lycoming-Duane Boone 0-1; Matt
Stankiewicz 0-1; Sam Romanofsky 1-0; Taylor Kim 1-0; Willie Garner 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): Lebanon Valley-Alex Trujillo 7-2; Zachary Adams 5-2; Austin
Maguire 6-0; Anthony Jenkins 2-4; Tyler Lutz 3-2; Trent Donlan 3-2; Tyler Okomba
3-2; Ryan Johnson 3-0; Tyler Hodges 2-1; Jacob Whitfield 0-3; Hunter McGuire
2-0; Adam Wagaman 1-1; Steve Salerno 1-0; Brett Cohen 1-0; C.J. Steinhilber 1-0;
Adam Domovich 1-0; Patrick Clark 1-0; Dillon Estes 1-0; Travis Fischer 0-1.
Lycoming-Jarrell Payne 3-3; Willie Garner 5-0; Mike Kalyan 4-1; Matt Stankiewicz
1-4; Joe Pinzka 2-2; D.J. Boyd 2-2; Ahmad Curtis 1-3; Duane Boone 0-4; Korahn
Williams 3-0; Kyle Pierce 1-2; Andre Jackson Jr 2-0; Sam Romanofsky 2-0; Dominic
Loffredo 1-1; Jeff Coplin 1-1; Trey Smith 1-1; Zach Kovach 0-2; Jamie Fisher
1-0; Matt Kalyan 1-0; Taylor Kim 1-0.

Game Starters:
Lebanon Valley     

POS        ##           OFFENSE
QB          14           Kody Kegarise 
TB           23           Ryan Fink     
FB           33           Derrec Robinson
WR         7             Gary Wise     
WR         3             Tyeair Diggs  
TE           89           Patrick Clark 
LT            71           Lee Amarose   
LG           52           Cooper Fiadino
C             79           Evan Shiley   
RG          57           Scott Werner  
RT           64           Jack Heft     

POS        ##           DEFENSE
DE           98           Austin Maguire
DT           92           Ryan Johnson  
DT           97           Jacob Whitfield
DE           3X           Wyett McLeod  
LB           9X           Tyler Lutz    
LB           48           Alex Trujillo 
LB           4X           Tyler Hodges  
CB           22           Tyler Okomba  
CB           19           Jake Cromer   
S              28           Zachary Adams 
S              29           Anthony Jenkins


POS        ##           OFFENSE
QB          19           Elijah Shemory
RB           33           Keith Batkowski
WR         15           John Kim      
WR         12           Nick Costello 
WR         13           Dezmen Johnson
TE           7             Mike Mulvihill
LT            57           Cody Botts    
LG           74           Kyle Pierce   
C             63           Brad Stubbs   
RG          50           Dan Sipps     
RT           65           Jacob Estevez 

POS        ##           DEFENSE
DE           67           M. Stankiewicz
DT           74           Kyle Pierce   
DT           95           Ahmad Curtis  
DE           40           Sam Romanofsky
LB           30           Sam Pawlikowski
LB           41           Matt Kalyan   
LB           28           Jarrell Payne 
CB           29           D.J. Boyd     
CB           27           Korahn Williams
S              22           Joe Pinzka    
S              20           Jeff Coplin   

Player participation:

Lebanon Valley: 1-Dallas Arner, 4-Tyler Layton, 5-Damien Carter, 8-Tyler Melhorn, 9-Adam Domovich, 12-Jared Kramp,
15-Brett Cohen, 16-Dre Burch, 17-Ryan Seagrave, 18-Chris Thompson, 20-Nick Bentz, 24-Hunter Wilson, 25-Alec Soltys,
27-Zeke Wassell, 31-Eamon Blythe, 34-Teddy Denver, 36-CJ Steinhilber, 38-B. Brubaker, 41-Chris Cassidy, 42-Andrew Zeigler,
43-Steve Salerno, 44-Dillon Estes, 45-Travis Fischer, 49-Zion Titus, 51-Adam Wagaman, 59-Daymond Zweizig, 60-Alex Gulitus,
68-Nick Napadano, 72-Blake Mills, 74-George Thompson, 85-Kam Green, 94-Trent Donlan, 99-Hunter McGuire.

Lycoming: 1-C. Minott, 3-Zach Kovach, 4-G.Bryant-Lopez, 5-Duane Boone, 8-S. Toczylousky, 9-Tyjah During, 10-Joe Oquendo,
14-Nasir Bowen, 16-Connor Bell, 18-Tyler George, 21-Andre Jackson, 23-Len Wyda, 25-Cocciadiferro, 32-E.J. Kortum,
35-Jamie Fisher, 36-Jacob Fimbres, 38-Trey Smith, 44-Mike Kalyan, 45-D. Loffredo, 49-John Schmidt, 51-Taylor Kim, 55-Trent Riggs,
58-Ethan Newton, 60-Nate Lash, 70-Josh Purnell, 90-Willie Garner, 99-Jerry Curran.