Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lebanon Valley's Schumacher, Hodges Earn MAC POTW Honors

Photo Courtesy of Lebanon Valley Sports Information
ANNVILLE, Pa. – A pair of Lebanon Valley football players earned Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Weekly Awards thanks to their performances in the team's 31-24 victory over Stevenson on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14. Tim Schumacher has been named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week, while Tyler Hodges earned MAC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition.

Schumacher forced a pair of second-half turnovers in the win and the linebacker's biggest play of the game came with LVC clinging to a 21-14 lead midway through the third quarter. With the Mustangs driving, Schumacher picked off SU quarterback Dan Williams at LVC's 36-yard line and returned it 42 yards back to Stevenson's 22-yard line. The interception led to a field goal that pushed the lead to 24-14. On the ensuing Stevenson possession, the senior stripped running back Isaiah Austin and recovered the fumble at the Stevenson 39-yard line. The Flying Dutchmen converted the fumble into a touchdown and increased the advantage to 31-14 early in the fourth quarter. Schumacher added four tackles, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hurry in the victory.

Hodges' special teams' play was key in earning the win, as the linebacker made two huge plays that led to 14 points for Lebanon Valley. The first came when the junior burst through the Mustangs' line and blocked a punt that was covered by LVC's Bret Hertzogat Stevenson's 12-yard line. The Dutchmen scored a touchdown on the next play to put them ahead for the first time early in the second quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, safety Cale Bruso jarred the ball loose from the SU return man and Hodges made the recovery at the Mustangs' 21-yard line. Five plays later, LVC added another touchdown to double the LVC lead at 21-7. Hodges added a team-high seven tackles in the victory.

The Dutchmen return to action when they travel to take on MAC foe Misericordia next Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Be sure to follow @lvcathletics on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the most in-depth coverage of LVC athletics.
Print Friendly Version

Contact Mr. MAC: About MAC Football News: MAC Football News is the unofficial site for DIII Middle Atlantic Conference Football News. Our mission is to promote MAC Football and maintain an environment for discussion, analysis and fun while highlighting our great football players and programs. About Amazon's Echo: Have an Amazon Echo? Enable the Skill “MAC Football News” to get the latest MAC Headline News. It tells you the latest happenings in the Middle Atlantic Conference posted to the site. #MACfootball

Other Williamsport OnLine Websites