Saturday, September 21, 2019

Lycoming Football - Warrior Lose Heartbreaker In Double Overtime

Sr LB Jarrell Payne recovers a Wilkes fumble and returns it to the Lycoming 10 yard line setting up Lycomings first score.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A 47-yard pass down the right sideline in the fourth quarter helped the Lycoming College football team force overtime, but Wilkes University scored in the second overtime period to post a 24-17 Middle Atlantic Conference win at David Person Field on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Down 10-0 at halftime, the Warriors (1-2 overall, 0-1 MAC) came back to tie it in the third quarter, as the team embarked on a 13-play, 63-yard drive to set up a 30-yard field goal from senior Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley). On the ensuing kickoff, freshman David Tomb (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore) laid a big hit on the receiver to pop the football out, which senior Jarrell Payne (Jersey City, N.J./Liberty) dove on at the 10-yard line. Two plays later, sophomore quarterback Chase Snavely (Middletown, Pa./Middletown Area) snuck into the end zone and Fisher’s extra points tied it with 7:11 left in the third.

Sr RB Keith Batkowski score? Oh no, they said he was one inch short.
Wilkes (3-0 overall, 1-0 MAC) responded with a 12-play, 84-yard drive before Kamaal Reed scored from six yards out to take a 17-10 lead with 14:09 left. The Warriors fought back quickly, driving 78 yards on four plays, with Snavely completing a pass to freshman Aaron Wolcott (Woodbine, Md./Century) for 15 yards before an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty advanced it another 15 to the Wilkes 48. Three plays later, Snavely launched a perfect spiral down the sideline for senior Christoff Minott (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby), who stayed inbounds for a 47-yard score with 12:58 left.

From there, the two teams traded punts, with Lycoming being forced to punt from its 29. Wilkes initially fumbled the punt, but Nate Whitaker fell on it at the Wilkes 31. The Colonels then went on a 10-play drive to get to the 14, but a 31-yard field goal attempt at the buzzer sailed wide.

Sr WR Christoff Minott catches a perfect pass from Chase Snavely on this sideline catch and run for paydirt.
In the first overtime, Wilkes’ Gabe Aligyer picked off a pass before the Colonels possession, which ended with a missed field goal. In their second opportunity, though, they reached the endzone in seven plays, with Jose Tabora scoring on a draw from four yards out. After the Warriors got to the 12-yard line thanks to a first-down pass to senior Stephen Toczylousky (Catawissa, Pa./Southern Columbia), Wilkes sealed the win when Bud Moyer intercepted a pass at the seven.

In his first start, Snavely finished 19-of-30 for 183 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted three times. Minott caught three passes for 51 yards and a touchdown and Toczylousky added three catches for 44 yards, as they led a group of nine receivers to catch a pass. Freshman Joey Guida (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) had 27 yards on 13 carries.

Freshman Austin Rowley (Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) posted 10 tackles and two breakups and senior Sam Pawlikowski (West Creek, N.J./Seneca) added nine tackles. Junior Matt Galasso (Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic) posted five tackles and a sack and senior Korahn Williams (Reading, Pa./Reading) had an interception.

Tabora finished 24-of-37 for 332 yards an an interception. Kamaal Reed rushed seven carries for 55 yards and a touchdown and Tabora rushed 13 times for 37 yards and a score. Nick Yanik caught nine passes for 146 yards.

Moyer finished with 10 tackles, one for loss, and two interceptions and Cole Jesmer and Gabe Allgyer each had nine tackles, with Allgyer posting an interception.

In the first half, Wilkes held the ball for nearly 20 minutes, taking a 10-0 lead after a touchdown rush from Yanik and a field goal from Alexander DeSpirito.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, Sept. 28, when they head to King’s (Pa.) for a 1 p.m. MAC contest.

Box Score (Final)
Wilkes vs Lycoming (Sep 21, 2019 at Williamsport, Pa.)

Score by Quarters            1              2              3              4              OT          Score
Wilkes   7              3              0              7              7              24           Record: (3-0,1-0)
Lycoming             0              0              10           7              0              17           Record: (1-2,0-1)

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