Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lycoming Football - What You Need To Know About Warriors Vs Dutchman Matchup Saturday

Head Coach Mike Clark praising the Warriors dominating win over Misericordia / John Green Photo
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After racking up more than 1,100 yards of total offense and scoring 93 points in the past two games, the Lycoming College football team will look for its third straight win when it hits the road to face Lebanon Valley on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Arnold Field.

Lycoming Defense is getting better each week / John Green Photo
The Warriors (3-5 overall, 2-4 MAC) posted a 51-14 win over Misericordia in their last outing on Nov. 2, rushing for 342 yards in the win. Sophomore quarterback Elijah Shemory led the way, rushing for a career-best 117 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

The Flying Dutchmen (3-5 overall, 3-3 MAC) fell to Stevenson, 42-13, in their last outing, as senior Tyeair Diggs led the team with seven catches for 64 yards.

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors have scored 93 points in a two-week span, the most for the team since the 2001 team scored 51 against Delaware Valley before posting 42 against Juniata in the last two games of the season.

So QB Elijah Shemory does a pole vault move over the defender for a touchdown / John Green Photo

• Sophomore quarterback Elijah Shemory has passed for six touchdowns and ran for another six in the past two games.

• Senior Stephen Toczylousky is tied for ninth in program history with three 100-yard receiving games this season. He needs 79 yards to become the 16th player in school history to post 750 receiving yards in a season.

• Senior Jamie Fisher leads the MAC and is 30th in Division III with a .727 field goal percentage. His eight field goals are second in the conference to Lebanon Valley's Nick Bentz (10).

• Senior Duane Boone is seventh in the MAC with 8.5 tackles for loss. He has at least a half-tackle for loss in each of the last seven games.

• Senior Sam Pawlikowski is seventh in the MAC with 7.3 tackles per game.

Shemory named MAC Offensive Player of the Week
After having a hand in six of the team's seven touchdowns to knock Misericordia out of the race for a MAC title, sophomore quarterback Elijah Shemory has picked up his first career MAC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Shemory became the first Warrior to rush for four touchdowns in a game since Blake Bowman did it against FDU-Florham in 2015, as he plowed in from seven yards out in the first quarter, one-yard out in the second, 48 yards in the third and four yards out in the fourth. He finished 16-of-24 passing for 201 yards and two more scores, tossing a 67-yard touchdown and a 21-yard one.

Climbing the Charts
Sophomore Elijah Shemory is quickly moving up in the career record books, is nearing the top 10 in school history in career passing yards, needing just 49 to tie Chase Whiteman for 10th in program history with 3,691 career passing yards. His 27 touchdown passes are 10th in program history and his average of 202.3 yards per game is tops in the school's career record book, just ahead of Keith Cadden's 198.1.

Sr K Jamie Fisher congratulates Sr WR Stephen Toczylousky on his 83 yard reception / John Green Photo
The Deep Threat
Senior Stephen Toczylousky has turned into one of the top deep threats in the MAC this year. In eight games, he has posted five receptions of 40 yards or more, which is tied with King's Gabe Boccella for the league lead. Toczylousky had an 83-yard reception for a touchdown against FDU-Florham, the longest since Nick Costello had the school-record 99-yard reception in 2017. A Southern Columbia High School graduate, is sixth in the MAC with an average of 83.9 receiving yards per game and his 21.0 yards per catch is third in the league. He is tied for ninth in program history with three 100-yard receiving games this season.

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