Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lycoming at Lebanon Valley is MAC Football News Featured "Game of the Week"

#12 Lycoming WR Nick Costello
(A File Photo)
Lycoming battling Lebanon Valley has become a yearly rivalry with a number of classic games.

Last the Warriors won the contest 27-24. Lycoming was leading at one point in the second quarter  21-0, but the Dutchman's Jon Jones scored on a four yard rush with :28 seconds in the half. Lebanon Valley continued to battle back and actually taking the lead 24-21 on a Michael Gaval 9 yard pass from Tyler Sterner with just over four minutes in the game. But the Warriors, who's offense was shut down since the second quarter kicked in gear on a three minute drive capped off with a 34 yard pass play from Sr. QB Chase Whiteman to So. WR Nick Costello. Devon Flynn missed the extra point.

Rallying from down a touchdown with two touchdowns in a 92-second span late in the fourth quarter, the Lycoming College football team couldn't finish off the comeback win, falling to Lebanon Valley, 41-38, in overtime on a rainy Saturday. With 1:49 in the fourth quarter, Lycoming's Wyatt Entz recovered a fumble and took it 47 yards for the touchdown putting the Warriors up 35-28. Lebanon Valley would not have anything to do with that score they marched 60 yard capped off with a 9 yard pass play from QB Tim Pirrone to Kyle Zimnik. With the PAT, the game ended 35-35. In OT

QB Tim Pirrone punched it in from 1 yard out
Lycoming could not score a touchdown and settled with a 38 yard field goal by Devon Flynn. When the Dutchman got the ball, in four plays, QB Tim Pirrone punched it in from 1 yard out to win this thrilling 41-38 back and forth contest.

The Dutchman celebration begins!
2014 - Lycoming 30 - Lebanon Valley 29
2013 - Lebanon Valley 14 - Lycoming 7
2012 - Lycoming 21 - Lebanon Valley 13
2011 - Lycoming 10 - Lebanon Valley 7
2010 - Lebanon Valley 28 - Lycoming 14
2009 - Lebanon Valley 31 - Lycoming 21
2008 - Lycoming 23 - Lebanon Valley 15 (Warriors Win the MAC Championship & playoff bound!)
2007 - Lebanon Valley 28 - Lycoming 14
Total Points = Lebanon Valley 202 - Lycoming 191

So over the past ten years, the series is tied 5-5. We expect another wild and woolly game Saturday in Anneville, PA.

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