Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lycoming Football - Warriors Offense Rolls As Defense Shuts Down Dutchman 48-3

Defensive line had a tremendous game holding LVC to just 71 rushing yards / John Green Photo
ANNVILLE, Pa. – Rushing for 340 yards, the Lycoming College football team scored six touchdowns on the ground in a 48-3 rout of Lebanon Valley College for its third straight win in Middle Atlantic Conference action on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9, at Arnold Field.

Jr WR Tyjah During touchdown an a 60 yard end around play / John Green Photo
Freshman Joey Guida (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) led the way with 14 carries for 118 yards and a score, crossing 100 yards for the second time this year. Junior wide receiver Tyjah During (Accokeek, Md./Surrattsville) rushed three times for 65 yards and a score, freshman Nick Breiner (Tamaqua, Pa./Tamaqua) added four carries for 58 yards and a score, senior Keith Batkowski (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville Area) had 14 carries for 51 yards and a score and junior quarterback Elijah Shemory (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) added eight carries for 24 yards and two touchdowns.

Sr RB Keith Batkowski adds a touchdown for the Warriors / John Green Photo
The Warriors (4-5 overall, 3-4 MAC) went beyond 500 yards of total offense for the third straight game, finishing with 515, as Shemory completed 11-of-15 passing for 162 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted once. Sophomore Tre’ Leach (Middletown, Pa./Middletown Area) was the favorite target, making three catches for 51 yards.

So QB Elijah Shemory continues his touchdown streak / John Green Photo
The defense, meanwhile, held Lebanon Valley (3-6 overall, 3-4 MAC) were held to 202 yards of total offense, running for 71 and passing for just 131, as the defense picked off three passes in the contest and had a fumble recovery.

Sr DB Jeff Coplin recovers a Dutchman fumble turning the tide for the Warriors - John Green Photo
Lycoming got on the board with their first drive, as During had a 60-yard rush in motion to get the Warriors in the scoring column. In the second quarter, a huge six-yard tackle for loss by senior Duane Boone (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area) helped the Warriors get the ball at midfield after a punt. Guida rushed eight times for 28 yards and caught a pass for 20 on the ensuing drive, plowing in from the two-yard line on third down.

So RB Chase Cramer scores one the Warriors 7 touchdowns / John Green Photo
Lycoming went back to work on its next drive, with Shemory getting flushed out of the pocket before finding sophomore Chase Cramer (Andover, N.J./Newton for a 28-yard score to make it 21-0 with 3:35 left in the half. Lebanon Valley used an interception at their own 34 to start its lone scoring drive as the half came to a close, with Nick Bentz hitting a 29-yard field as time expired.

In the second half, Lebanon Valley got just 58 yards of total offense on 22 plays, while the Warriors continued to roll. Sophomore Sam Pittsman (Archbald, Pa./Mid Valley) got the Warriors started with an interception at the LVC 29. Five plays later, Shemory busted in from a yard out. On the next drive, Guida started it with a 62 yard rush to get it inside the eight and Shemory again chipped it in from a yard out to make it 34-3.

After a 4-and-out LVC drive, the Warriors drove 68 yards on 13 plays, with Batkowski finishing the drive from a yard out with 8:37 left. After another 3-and-out, the Warriors went back to work, with Breiner rushing four times for all 58 yards, scoring from a yard out after a he had a 54-yard rush to get it to the one-yard line.

#30 Sr LB Sam Pawlikowski led the Warrior defense with 8 tackles and a breakup / John Green Photo
Senior Sam Pawlikowski (West Creek, N.J./Seneca) led the Warriors with eight tackles, one for loss, and freshman Austin Rowley (Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) and senior Zach Kovach (Duncansville, Pa./Hollidaysburg) each had six tackles, with Kovach adding a tackle for loss and forced fumble. Pittsman, junior Gianni Bryant-Lopez (Delran, N.J./Delran) and sophomore Joshua Shermeyer (Harrisburg, Pa./East Pennsboro) each had an interception.

Fr RB Joey Guida on a 62 yard scamper endures a body bending tackle. Guida had 118 yards on 14 carries averaging 8.4 yards per carry. He also scored a touchdown / John Green Photo
Kody Kegarise finished 14-of-26 for 100 yards and two interceptions for the Flying Dutchmen. Hunter Wilson rushed 13 times for 57 yards. Tyeair Diggs caught eight passes for 69 yards. Tyler Lutz had 10 tackles and a tackle for loss and B Brubaker dropped seven tackles and an interception.

The Warriors will wrap up the 2019 season by heading to Stevenson University for a 12 p.m. start at Mustang Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16.



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