Saturday, September 9, 2017

No. 12 Aggies Defense Shuts Down Warriors

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Mike Ward (Edgewater, Md./South River) finished with 12 tackles and two breakups and junior D.J. Boyd (Seat Pleasant, Md./District Heights) posted six tackles, two for loss, a breakup and a fumble recovery to lead the Lycoming College football team, but 12th-ranked Delaware Valley allowed just 82 yards of total offense in a 35-3 win in the Middle Atlantic Conference opener for both teams at David Person Field on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The Warrior offense gained 13 yards rushing and 69 passing against a tough Aggie defense, while the Aggies (2-0 overall, 1-0 MAC) finished with 477 yards of total offense, racking up 301 yards on the ground. The Warriors (0-2 overall, 0-1 MAC) finished with three first downs in the game.

After Delaware Valley scored two first-quarter touchdowns, the Warriors answered by taking advantage of an Aggie turnover. Junior Connor Bell (Mickleton, N.J./Kingsway Regional) booted a punt to the 26-yard line and the ball was fumbled, allowing Boyd to fall on it. Three plays later, sophomore Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) drilled a 43-yard field goal with 12:26 left in the half.

The Warrior defense was able to keep the Warriors in the game until the Aggie’s second drive of the third quarter, when Devauntey Ellis scored from three yards out after the drive was kept alive by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped the Aggies avoid a fourth-and-10. The Aggies scored on their next two drives as well to put the game in hand.

Senior Chase Williams (Damascus, Md./Damascus) finished 8-of-18 for 35 yards and senior Collin Wright (Secane, Pa./Ridley) went 7-of-14 for 34 yards. Sophomore Dante Gipson (Bordentown, N.J./Bordentown Regional) finished with five rushes for 20 yards and five catches for 27 yards. Junior Brock Zollicoffer (Owings Mills, Md./Owings Mills) added four catches for 16 yards.

Ward tied his career-high with 13 tackles, as 12 came in solo variety. Senior Aaron Davis (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial) added seven tackles and senior Adin Hines (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township) finished with six tackles, 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. Junior Sam Romanofsky (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) added 0.5 sacks and three stops.

Devauntey Ellis led the Aggies, rushing 22 times for 172 yards and two scores and Dashawn Darden finished 16-of-29 passing for 169 yards and two scores. Marquis Ellis led the Aggie receivers with four catches for 54 yards and a score.

Michael Ockimey led the Aggies defensively with two sacks and a forced fumble and Nick Wright finished with three tackles, a sack, an interception and a breakup.

Lycoming gets back on the field on Saturday, Sept. 16, when they host Albright College at 1 p.m. at David Person Field in another MAC game.

Box Score (Final)
#12 Delaware Valley vs Lycoming (Sep 09, 2017 at Williamsport, Pa.)

Score by Quarters            1              2              3              4              Score
Delaware Valley               14           0              14           6              34           Record: (2-0,1-0)
Lycoming             0              3              0              0              3              Record: (0-2,0-1)

Scoring Summary:
1st          10:10     DELVAL Devauntay Ellis 62 yd run (Pat Moran kick), 5-80 2:20, DELVAL 7 - LYCO 0
                01:03     DELVAL Marquis Ellis 9 yd pass from Dashawn Darden (Pat Moran kick), 10-79 5:20, DELVAL 14 - LYCO 0
2nd        12:06     LYCO      Jamie Fisher 43 yd field goal, 4-0 0:20, DELVAL 14 - LYCO 3
3rd         06:48     DELVAL Devauntay Ellis 3 yd run (Pat Moran kick), 8-36 2:55, DELVAL 21 - LYCO 3
                00:38     DELVAL Amir Ross-Johnson 4 yd pass from Dashawn Darden (Pat Moran kick), 9-84 4:38, DELVAL 28 - LYCO 3
4th         12:22     DELVAL Dashawn Darden 4 yd run (Jarren McBryde pass failed), 6-19 2:32, DELVAL 34 - LYCO 3

                DELVAL LYCO
FIRST DOWNS    26           3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)     50-301   15-13
PASSING YDS (NET)         176         69
Passes Att-Comp-Int      31-18-0 32-15-1
Fumble Returns-Yards   0-0          0-0
Punt Returns-Yards         3-6          3-1
Kickoff Returns-Yards    1-14       6-94
Interception Returns-Yards         1-0          0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)      4-37.2    10-38.2
Fumbles-Lost     1-1          1-1
Penalties-Yards 6-63       6-51
Possession Time               40:06     19:54
Third-Down Conversions              9 of 16   1 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions           1 of 2     0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances           4-6          0-0
Sacks By: Number-Yards               3-18       2-8

RUSHING: Delaware Valley-Devauntay Ellis 22-172; Khalil Roane 6-46; Dashawn
Darden 12-39; LaQuille Nesbitt 4-15; Vinnie Nelson 2-11; Dante Simmons 1-9; Ryan
Wharton 1-7; Mario Nigro 1-1; Anthony Fontana 1-1. Lycoming-Dante Gipson 5-20;
Sam Dressler 3-4; Brock Zollicoffer 1-0; Chase Williams 5-minus 1; Collin Wright
1-minus 10.

PASSING: Delaware Valley-Dashawn Darden 16-29-0-169; Anthony Fontana 2-2-0-7.
Lycoming-Chase Williams 8-18-0-35; Collin Wright 7-14-1-34.

RECEIVING: Delaware Valley-Marquis Ellis 4-54; LaQuille Nesbitt 3-35; Dan Allen
2-28; John Graham 2-22; Aaron Nelson 2-20; Khalil Roane 2-1; Juwan Manigo 1-8;
Amir Ross-Johnson 1-4; Devauntay Ellis 1-4. Lycoming-Dante Gipson 5-27; Brock
Zollicoffer 4-16; Nick Costello 2-8; Kyle Slivka-Fralin 1-9; Mike Mulvihill 1-5;
John Kim 1-3; Erik Wagner 1-1.

INTERCEPTIONS: Delaware Valley-Nick Wright 1-0. Lycoming-None.

FUMBLES: Delaware Valley-LaQuille Nesbitt 1-1. Lycoming-Collin Wright 1-1.

Stadium: David Person Field    Attendance: 1847
Kickoff time: 1 p.m.    End of Game: 3:42 pm   Total elapsed time: 2:42   
Officials: Referee: Brian McGrath; Umpire: Avis Smith; Linesman: Michael Guthrie;
Line judge: Eric Brewer; Back judge: Andy Venango; Field judge: Robert Hamilton;
Side judge: Chuck Drury;
Temperature: 64        Wind: N@8 mph   Weather: Partly cloudy      

#12 Delaware Valley vs Lycoming (Sep 09, 2017 at Williamsport, Pa.)

SACKS (UA-A): Delaware Valley-Michael Ockimey 2-0; Nick Wright 1-0.
Lycoming-Adin Hines 1-1; Sam Romanofsky 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Delaware Valley-Nicholas DiGati 2-3; TJ Waters 3-1; Nick Wright
3-0; Michael Ockimey 3-0; Jalil Burrell 2-1; Jalen Mayes 2-1; Shawn Miller 2-0;
Sammy Mohr 2-0; Timaun Williams 1-1; Jarren McBryde 1-1; Jamir Prevard 0-2; Ryan
Barrett 1-0; Ryan McMahon 1-0; Vincent DiLeo 1-0; Kenyonn Jones 1-0; Christian
Snowden 1-0; Anthony Thomas 1-0; Anthony Tedesco 1-0; Rashar Gray 1-0; Kahleel
Pettey 1-0; Aaron Ford 0-1; Mar Isaac 0-1. Lycoming-Mike Ward 12-1; Aaron Davis
5-2; D.J. Boyd 5-1; Korahn Williams 4-2; Adin Hines 3-3; Sam Pawlikowski 2-2;
Matt Galasso 2-2; Trey Smith 1-3; Sam Romanofsky 2-1; Billy Farrell 2-1; Caleb
Robbins 2-1; Ahmad Curtis 1-2; Cody Stemrich 1-2; John Schmidt 1-2; Joel
Melendez 2-0; Joe Pinzka 1-1; Jarrell Payne 1-1; Kyle Pierce 1-1; Mike Palmer
1-0; Logan Johnson 1-0.

Game Starters:
Delaware Valley    

POS        ##           OFFENSE
QB          12           Dashawn Darden
RB           1              Devauntay Ellis
FB           46           Austin O'Neill
WR         6              Marquis Ellis 
WR         18           John Graham   
TE           41           Onyeka Anya   
LT            68           Bob Syracuse  
LG           77           T. McCloughan 
C             66           Tyler Sylvester
RG          79           Hess Jenkins  
RT           63           John Walsh    

POS        ##           DEFENSE
DE           15           C. Snowden    
NT          11           Mar Isaac     
DE           35           Vincent DiLeo 
LB           34           Nick Wright    
LB           13           TJ Waters     
LB           55           Nicholas DiGati
LB           24           Michael Ockimey
CB           23           Sammy Mohr    
CB           25           Jalen Mayes   
S              22           Shawn Miller  
S              5              Jarren McBryde


POS        ##           OFFENSE
QB          9              Chase Williams
RB           32           Sam Dressler  
WR         6              B. Zollicoffer
WR         31           Seifuddin Black
WR         7              Mike Mulvihill
TE           4              Erik Wagner   
LT            57           Cody Botts    
LG           50           Dan Sipps     
C             63           Brad Stubbs   
RG          58           Ethan Newton  
RT           53           C. Buffington 

POS        ##           DEFENSE
DE           91           Adin Hines    
DT           95           Ahmad Curtis  
DT           54           Cody Stemrich 
DE           40           Sam Romanofsky
LB           30           Sam Pawlikowski
LB           38           Trey Smith    
LB           3              Caleb Robbins 
CB           29           D.J. Boyd     
CB           18           Johnathan Zedar
S              27           Korahn Williams
S              23           Mike Ward     

Player participation:

Delaware Valley: 2-Khalil Roane, 7-Aaron Ford, 8-Stephen Adams, 9-L. Nesbitt, 17-Anthony Fontana, 19-Shaveiz Stewart,
20-Jamir Prevard, 21-Kahleel Pettey, 28-Anthony Thomas, 29-J. Livingston, 30-Pat Moran, 31-Dante Simmons, 32-Mario Nigro,
33-Ryan Barrett, 36-Billy Walsh, 37-John Jakimowicz, 39-Rashiek Harvard, 43-Anthony Tedesco, 44-Jalil Burrell,
45-Timaun Williams, 47-Ryan McMahon, 48-Ryan Wharton, 50-Rashar Gray, 51-Mike Merlino, 59-Saleem Martin, 62-Ryan Mullen,
64-Marcus Bryant, 70-Robert Belk, 73-Jack Finelli, 74-Dante Reynolds, 76-Michael Cooper, 78-Joey Trombetta, 80-Dan Allen,
81-Ryan Norton, 82-Aaron Nelson, 84-Vinnie Nelson, 86-A. Ross-Johnson, 88-Michael Hammock, 89-Juwan Manigo, 90-Evan Seet,
93-Bert Robinson, 96-Colin Fasolka, 97-Kenyonn Jones.

Lycoming: 8-S. Toczylousky, 10-Joe Oquendo, 12-Nick Costello, 13-Dezmen Johnson, 14-Collin Wright, 15-John Kim, 16-Connor Bell,
17-Joel Melendez, 21-Aaron Davis, 22-Joe Pinzka, 25-Dante Gipson, 28-Jarrell Payne, 33-Keith Batkowski, 35-Jamie Fisher,
37-Logan Johnson, 46-Billy Farrell, 49-John Schmidt, 51-Taylor Kim, 65-Jacob Estevez, 70-Josh Purnell, 74-Kyle Pierce,
85-Slivka-Fralin, 90-Tyler Gardner, 94-Mike Palmer, 97-Matt Galasso.

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