Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lycoming Football - The Faces of the 2019 Warriors

Williamsport, PA - The thing I love about following Lycoming Football (Home and Away since 1996) is the players. It isn't all football for me. I know those who strap on those cleats are also getting a great education from a well respected college. I know, because I am a 1977 accounting grad who's life was changed by Lycoming College. So after two days of photos, I have randomly picked some photos and tried to research some facts about each player and their schools if available.

So enjoy the ride men of Blue and Gold. Getting a great education and playing the game you love so much. It is one of the hardest thing to accomplish in my opinion. All the best!

Sr DB D. J. Boyd - Fairmount Heights HS, Seat Pleasant, MD
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2018: Appeared in nine games and started eight as a defensive back … totaled 25 tackles … posted a season-high seven tackles and a sack against Stevenson … had an interception in a win over Lebanon Valley … second on the team with five pass breakups … blocked a field goal against Wilkes … returned two kicks for 71 yards with a season-long return of 45 yards against Lebanon Valley.


2017: Played in 10 games and started nine as a defensive back … third on team with 52 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss … picked off a pass against Stevenson … broke up five passes, second most on the team … recovered a fumble against Delaware Valley … made a career-high 12 tackles against Susquehanna.

2016: Started three games as a defensive back before season ended due to injury ... finished season with 13 tackles and four pass breakups ... had season-high seven tackles against King’s ... had three kick returns for a total of 75 yards.

2015: Appeared in nine games and started six as a cornerback ... made 25 tackles, 24 solo ... notched four pass breakups and one interception ... posted two breakups and interception against FDU-Florham ... finished with career-high six tackles against King’s.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in football and basketball and one-year letterwinner in track and field at Fairmont Heights ... a receiver and defensive back in football ... had seven receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... a second-team all-county selection as a cornerback ... played in the Maryland Crab Bowl ... finished fifth in the region in the 100-meter dash (11.52), seventh in 200-meter dash (24.04) and helped 400-meter relay team finish second while serving as the team’s anchor (45.98) in 2015 ... qualified for state meet in 100-meter dash.


Jr WR Tyjah During - Surrattsville HS, Accokeek, MD
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2018: Appeared in eight games as a wide receiver and special teams specialist … made seven catches for 97 yards … had a season-long reception of 30 yards against Misericordia … returned 16 punts for 160 yards and 14 kicks for 291 yards … had a season-long kick return of 59 yards against Susquehanna … had a season-long punt return of 41 yards against Lebanon Valley … had over 100 all-purpose yards twice … second on the team with nine 20-yard plays, with two coming on receptions, six on kick returns and one on a punt return.

2017: Appeared in two games as a wide receiver and on special teams … also a member of the junior varsity team.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and field, a two-year letterwinner in football and a one-year letterwinner in basketball at Surrattsville … finished fourth at state championships in 100-meter dash (11.32) and took seventh in 200-meter dash (22.99) … a regional champion on the 400-meter and 800-meter relay teams … helped 800-meter relay team to state title in 1:30.13 … in top-three in school-history with the 100 and 200 and 400- and 800-meter relay teams … averaged 7.8 points per game in basketball as a senior.


Sr WR Christoff Minott - Upper Darby HS, Upper Darby, PA
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2018: Appeared in nine games as a wide receiver and wildcat quarterback … caught four passes for 151 yards and a touchdown … had a season-long reception of 64 yards for a touchdown in a win over FDU-Florham and also had a 19-yard passing touchdown, becoming the first Warrior to catch and throw a touchdown in the same game since 2011 … completed all three passes he attempted for 57 yards and a touchdown … had three rushes for six yards.

2017: Appeared in six games as a wide receiver … caught six passes for 39 yards … had three catches and 22 yards against Lebanon Valley … had two rushes for five yards.

2016: A member of the junior varsity squad.

High School: A two-year letterwinner as a quarterback on the football team at Upper Darby … completed 85-of-181 passes for 1,678 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, earning second-team all-league and all-county honors … also ran for 666 yards and seven touchdowns … threw for 1,088 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior and ran for 574 yards and 12 scores … played in the Hero Bowl … earned one letter in indoor track and field and two in baseball.


Fr WR Brady McClintock - Littlestown HS, Littlestown, PA
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Littlestown is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,434 at the 2010 census.

Originally laid out by Peter Klein in 1760, the town was first named "Petersburg". German settlers in the area came to call the town "Kleine Stedtle". As confusion between the town and a neighboring town (also named "Petersburg", now York Springs grew, the town officially changed its name to Littlestown (essentially a translation of "Kleine Stedtle" from German) in 1795.

Littlestown is surrounded by three larger towns -- Hanover, Gettysburg, and Westminster—all within 10 to 20 miles (32 km) driving distance.

Fr LB Ramessis Rolon - Bensalem HS, Bensalem, PA
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Bensalem Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States and borders the northeast section of Philadelphia. The township is composed of many communities, including Andalusia, Bensalem, Bridgewater, Cornwells Heights, Eddington, Flushing, Oakford, Siles, Trappe, and Trevose. As of the 2010 census, the township had a total population of 60,427, which makes it the largest municipality in Bucks County, and the ninth largest in Pennsylvania. The township, which was founded in 1692, is almost as old as Pennsylvania itself, which was founded in 1682.

The origin of the name Bensalem likely comes from references made by settler Joseph Growden, who named his estate Manor of Bensalem in honor of William Penn and the Semitic term for peace, Salem. It was originally named Salem; the first syllable Ben was added in 1701.



Fr DB Antwoine Carter - Greencastle-Antrim HS, Greencastle, PA
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Greencastle is a borough in Franklin County in south-central Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,996 at the 2010 census.[3] Greencastle lies within the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania. Greencastle was founded in 1782 by John Allison from the Barkdoll House. The town was named after Greencastle, County DonegalIreland.[4] It was originally composed of 246 lots. By 1790 there were about 60 houses in Greencastle, homes to approximately 400 people. The town of Greencastle had grown by the mid-nineteenth century to 1,125 residents.



#49 Fr LB Taytdum Fortson - Mifflin County HS,  Lewistown, PA
#52 Fr LB Shawn Truhe - Lehighton Area HS, Lehighton, PA
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#49 Fr LB Taytdum Fortson - Lewistown is a borough in the county seat of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Lewistown, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Mifflin County. It lies along the Juniata River, 61 miles (98 km) northwest of Harrisburg. The number of people living in the borough in 1900 was 4,451; in 1910, 8,166; in 1940, 13,017; and in 2000, 8,998. The population was 8,338 at the 2010 census. Of the four communities in the United States named "Lewistown", this borough is the largest.

While Lewistown did receive the prestigious All-American City award in 1973 for its rebuilding process following the disaster, many of the blue collar workforce left the area to head south, along with the companies which chose not to rebuild in Lewistown.

Lewistown is home to the Pennsylvania State Fire School, which is the only such facility in the state. Firefighting in Lewistown is very important, as volunteer firefighters have strong allegiance to the multiple independent fire companies in the borough to which they devote their time.

Today, Lewistown is still looking to rebuild, but is now overshadowed by nearby State College. Due to the growth of Penn State and the construction of a new highway system, Lewistown is now struggling to avoid becoming the last rest stop for travelers coming from the east on their way to State College.
#52 Fr LB Shawn Truhe - Lehighton (/li'hɑitən/) is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States, 77 miles (124 km) north of Philadelphia, and 54 miles (87 km) south of Scranton. In the past, it developed early industries because of water power from the Lehigh River. With the location of a repair facility here and its regional operations, the Lehigh Valley Railroad became for years a major employer of thousands of people from the area. Post-World War II railroad and industry restructuring led to job and population losses.

From a peak of nearly 7,000 in 1940, the population was 5,500 at the 2010 census. Lehighton is the most populous borough in Carbon County and still the business hub of the county.


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