September 17, 2018

DELVAL FOOTBALL DEBUTS AT NO. 20 IN AFCA POLL, MOVE UP ONE SPOT TO #21 IN D3FOOTBALL

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – The first American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III top 25 poll was released on Monday and Delaware Valley University is ranked 20th. The Aggies also moved up one spot to No. 21 in the latest D3football.com poll.

September 9, 2018

Warrior D sets up O in 33-19 win

CHESTER, Pa. – Both juniors Jacob Fimbres (La Habra, Calif./Sonora) and Keith Batkowski (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville) ran for 100 yards a piece and junior Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) set a school-record with four field goals, as the Lycoming College football team allowed just 193 yards of total offense to Widener University to notch a 33-19 non-conference win at Jamie C. Quick Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 8.

Wilkes Spoils Football's Home Opener In OT

How It Happened
Lebanon Valley's home opener was spoiled by Wilkes on Saturday afternoon, as the Colonels erased an early deficit and escaped Arnold Field with a 30-27 overtime victory.

The Flying Dutchmen (0-2) looked poised to pull off the comeback victory after scoring the game-tying touchdown with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter but as he did all afternoon, WU quarterback Jose Tabora led the way during the visitors' game-winning touchdown drive in overtime.

FDU-Florham's Green Sets Two Career Records as Football Pushes Past William Paterson

WAYNE, N.J. (September 8, 2018) - Senior Jagger Green established two career records as the FDU-Florham football team topped William Paterson 31-17 Saturday afternoon.

Green became the career leader in passing yards and passing completions, overtaking Bill Winters in both categories. The Devils opened the season 2-0 for the first time since the 2010 season, and will look to make it three straight for the first time since 1995 next Saturday against Alvernia.

Albright Football Drops Home Opener to #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor

READING, Pa. – The Albright football team faced a tough challenge coming into Saturday afternoon's contest against No. 2 ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor, and the Cru flexed their muscle with a 91-7 win over the Lions in non-conference action.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 0-2 on the season in their final non-conference game of the season. Meanwhile, the Cru of the America Southwest Conference (ASC) improve to 1-0 in their first game of the season.

No. 23 Delaware Valley University 52, Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth 21

DARTMOUTH (MA) – Delaware Valley University senior quarterback Dashawn Darden threw four touchdowns passes as the No. 23 Aggies bounced backed from a rare season-opening loss to defeat host University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 52-21.

September 7, 2018

Albright Football to Host #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday

Courtesy of Albright Sports Information
SERIES BREAKDOWN
• All-Time Series: First ever meeting
 
The Albright Lions football team will play its home opener on Saturday, September 8th when they will host #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor at 1 p.m.
 
Albright dropped its season opening game against Salisbury last Friday by a score of 48-14. The Lions scored first and found themselves tied at 14 in the second quarter, but could not overcome a strong Sea Gull rushing attack in the second half. The game was interrupted by two weather delays with the first initially delaying the game before the second one occurred midway in the second quarter.
 
The two teams have never faced before and this is Mary Hardin-Baylor's season opening game. Albright will travel to Belton, Texas next season to complete the home-and-home series.
 
LEADING THE WAY
Senior defensive lineman David Sanchez caused a lot of problems in the Sea Gull backfield on Friday night. The All-MAC Second Team selection from a year ago registered five tackles (two solo), 0.5 TFL, forced one fumble, and recovered two fumbles. Sanchez's efforts helped the Lions force fumbles on each of Salisbury's first three drives of the contest.
 
Sanchez has already matched former Lion Isaiah Baylor, who led the Lions with two fumble recoveries last season, in one game.
 
 
FORCING THE ISSUE
As a team the Lions recovered four fumbles against Salisbury on Friday night, with three of them coming on the Sea Gulls first three possessions. Three different players each forced a fumble and three different players recovered a fumble. Sanchez led the way with two fumble recoveries, while freshman Jason Smith and sophomore Nate Steffen each tallied a recovery.
 
Senior Zack Marini, Sanchez, and freshman Sam Viera each forced a fumble. This is the first time the Lions have recovered four fumbles in a game since prior to the 2000 season.
 
YOUTH AND VETERAN
Albright started three freshman against Salisbury on Friday night. Kevin Zehner made a start at wide receiver, Jaylan Lawson at cornerback, and Jason Smith at linebacker. Zehner led all Albright receivers with 53 yards on three catches, while classmate Jory Cole added 47 yards on four catches. All in total, 16 freshman saw their first collegiate action on Friday night.
 
With the influx of the new freshman came performances from the Lion veterans. All-Region performer Kyle Dickerson scored the Lions first touchdown of 2018 in the 1st quarter on a 25-yard scamper. Dickerson totaled 59 total yards of offense between receiving and rushing yards against Salisbury.
 
FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME
Sophomore running back Will Dogba scored his first touchdown of his collegiate career against Salisbury on Friday night. Dogba scored from one yard out in the second quarter to tie the game at 14 with 6:52 left in the half. In his first action in the Albright backfield, Dogba led the team with 12 carries.
 
OPENING DAY
The Lions are 7-4 in home openers under head coach John Marzka. They have won two of their last three openers which included last season's thrilling opening win versus Salisbury in overtime. This will also be the Lions first ever occasion they have faced an opponent from the American Southwest Conference (ASC).
 
ABOUT THE CRU
Mary Hardin-Baylor has emerged into a national force during the turn of the millennium with 16 trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The run for the Crusaders hit its peak in 2016 when the team won the school's first ever football national championship after defeating Wisconsin-Oskosh 10-7 in the Stagg Bowl. Last season, the Cru went 14-1 and finished national runner-up to Mount Union. Since 2010, Mary Hardin-Baylor has compiled a 101-8 overall record.

September 6, 2018

Delaware Valley University Football at UMass Dartmouth Preview

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – The Delaware Valley University football team, ranked 23rd in the latest D3football.com poll, will look to bounce back from its season-opening defeat when it travels to the University of Massachusetts for a non-conference game on Saturday, September 8. Kickoff at Cressy Field is slated for noon.

The Aggies, who posted a 12-1 record, captured the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship and reached the NCAA Division III quarterfinals last year, saw their 13-game regular-season winning streak come to an end last Friday night with a 34-10 loss at No. 9 Wesley College. DelVal trailed by just three, 13-10, at the intermission before the Wolverines scored 21 unanswered points in the second half. 

DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY 

2017 MAC and Maxwell Football Club Tri-State Coach of the Year Duke Greco, who is 39-8 in his four-plus years at the helm of his alma mater, has just nine starters (five offense, two defense, two specialty) back from last year’s run to the quarterfinals.

PREVIEW: Football Welcomes Wilkes For Home Opener

Series History
Today's game is the 47th meeting all-time ... After nearly a half century of competition between the two schools, the series is tied at 23-23 ... Lebanon Valley has won seven in row over the Colonels ... LVC head coach Joe Buehler is coming off back-to-back blowout wins against WU in his first two matchups with the Colonels … A 46-0 LVC win in 2014 was the team's first shutout victory since 2009 and biggest since a 49-0 blanking of Lincoln in 1949 ... The Dutchmen added another shutout to the docket last year thanks to a 36-0 win in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ... The last Wilkes victory in the series came in 2010 when the Colonels won 35-28 in overtime … The first meeting in the series came on Oct. 3, 1959, a 15-6 LVC win.
 
Last Week
Lebanon Valley's electric start wasn't enough keep nationally-ranked Franklin & Marshall at bay in the team's 44-21 season-opening loss at F&M's Shadek Stadium last Saturday. Quarterback Kody Kegarise impressed in his first career start, as the sophomore finished 7-15 for 103 yards and touchdown. He was also the team's leading rusher with 53 yards and a score. Tyeair Diggs was also stellar in the opener. In addition to three receptions for 77 yards and a score, he averaged nearly 36 yards per kick return, including a 96-yard return for a touchdown and a 61-yard return early in the second quarter. The Flying Dutchmen struck first thanks to a 44-yard touchdown run by Kegarise that capped the team's opening drive of the game but the Diplomats got things rolling late in the first quarter and never looked back, scoring 38 unanswered points across the next two quarters. Kegarise and Diggs played pitch and catch for a 13-yard touchdown with 6:26 left in the third but F&M answered when running back Keshon Farmer scampered 62 yards for a score on the next drive. Diggs capped the game's scoring when he took the ensuing kickoff to the house. Tyler Okomba and Zachary Adams each made six tackles for LVC, while Austin MaguireTyler Lutz, and Ryan Johnson combined for two sacks.