October 26, 2014

Lycoming Football - Warriors fall to No. 13 Pride

Jr WR Ryan Umpleby touchdown catch in the fourth quarter (Image: John Green)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Junior Ryan Umpleby (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) had a breakthrough day with 14 catches for 203 yards to lead the Lycoming College football team, but 13th-ranked Widener University used a 15-point second quarter to break away for a 34-17 Middle Atlantic Conference win in front of 3,478 fans at David Person Field on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Umpleby’s performance was one of the best in Lycoming’s history, as his 14 catches and 203 yards are both the third-best marks in program history. He is the first Warrior to catch more than 10 passes in a game since Ryan Wagaman had 15 at Wilkes on Oct. 30, 2010 and the first to post a 200-yard receiving game since Warren Oliver posted a record 215 at Westminster on Sept. 10, 2011.

Senior quarterback Tyler Jenny (Glasgow, Pa./Glendale) finished 25-of-47 for 281 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors (6-2 overall, 5-2 MAC). He was intercepted once, as he finished under 60 percent passing for the first time this season.

Senior Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) smashed the school’s career all-purpose yards record, rushing 17 times for 76 yards, catching five passes for 50 more and posting 66 yards on three kickoff returns, as he surpassed the mark of 4,474 set by Josh Kleinfelter from 2007-10. Needhammer finished the game with 4,524.

Widener (7-0 overall, 6-0 MAC) was led by the outstanding play of quarterback Seth Klein, who finished 25-of-37 for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Davis, a two-time All-American, caught eight passes for 165 yards and a score and Terrant Morrison posted 16 carries for 82 yards and a score. Widener finished with 514 yards of total offense while Lycoming posted 356.

A series of missed opportunities for the Warriors led to the first Widener score of the game, as Lycoming forced the Pride to punt twice on their opening drive. A running into the kicker penalty and a fumble on the next punt set the Pride up at the two-yard line, where Morrison provided the opening touchdown.

Lycoming responded with a  nine-play, 52-yard drive that was capped on a  39-yard line drive for a field goal by freshman Devon Flynn (Levittown, Pa./Conwell-Egan Catholic). After a pair of stalled drives, the Pride travelled 67 yards in nine plays with the big play coming on a 35-yard pass to Philip Ragona over the middle. Max Kutler scored the touchdown with a one-yard run.

The Lycoming defense responded after a 3-and-out by the offense, though, as junior Tyler O’Connell(Ogdensburg, N.J./Jefferson Township) got in on a sack and forced a fumble that was recovered by senior Braden Zeiner (Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall-Coplay) at the Widener 10-yard line. Jenny found senior Matt Cookson (Morrisville, Pa./Morrisville) in the end zone on the next play to cut it to a 13-10 game.

As the second quarter began, the Pride marched 75 yards on 13 plays before Klein found Davis on a slant for a two-yard score. After a two-point conversion make it 21-10, the Warriors reached the three-yard line on their next drive, but Jenny was stopped on a quarterback sneak. Widener went on a 96-yard drive, with Ragona scoring on a five-yard pass from Klein with 1:31 left, helping the Pride take a 28-10 lead into the break.

The Pride offense continued to gain yards in the third quarter, reaching the Lycoming 13, five and seven-yard lines on drives, but each time they were turned away, first on a missed field goal, then on downs  and finally with an interception in the end zone by junior Mike Gentile (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) early in the fourth quarter.

Lycoming quickly capitalized on the miscue, with Jenny breaking out of trouble and launching a 38-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Umpleby, who had already drawn a pass interference call on the play.

Widener came back quickly, though, scoring in six plays, with Klein finding Blaine Prince for a 14-yard score to round out the scoring with 11:37 left.

Senior Kyle Sullivan (Coatesville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) led the Warriors with a career-high 13 tackles, also adding a breakup and a tackle for loss. Senior Jimmy Nottingham (Hightstown, N.J./Hightstown) added a career-high 10 stops along with a sack and Gentile also posted a career-high nine stops to go with his fourth interception of the year. Zeiner and junior Brian Campbell (Drums, Pa./Hazleton Area) each added seven tackles and O’Connell posted two tackles for a loss, a sack and five stops.

Brandon Harper led Widener with eight stops and 2.5 for loss. Five different Widener players posted a sack and Sean Titus notched an interception.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, Nov. 1, when they head to Misericordia for a 1 p.m. MAC clash.

Box Score (Final)
#13 Widener vs Lycoming (Oct 25, 2014 at Williamsport, Pa.)

Score by Quarters            1              2              3              4              Score
Widener              13           15           0              6              34           Record: (7-0,6-0)
Lycoming             10           0              0              7              17           Record: (6-1,5-1)

Scoring Summary:
1st          13:00     WID       Terrant Morrison 2 yd run (Ryan O'Hara kick), 1-2 0:04, WID 7 - LYCO 0
                08:41     LYCO      Devon Flynn 39 yd field goal, 9-52 4:15, WID 7 - LYCO 3
                02:42     WID       Max Kutler 1 yd run (Ryan O'Hara kick failed), 9-67 2:32, WID 13 - LYCO 3
                01:15     LYCO      Matt Cookson 10 yd pass from Tyler Jenny (Devon Flynn kick), 1-10 0:04, WID 13 - LYCO 10
2nd        11:42     WID       Anthony Davis 2 yd pass from Seth Klein (Nicholas White pass from Seth Klein), 13-75 4:33, WID 21 - LYCO 10
                01:31     WID       Philip Ragona 5 yd pass from Seth Klein (Ryan O'Hara kick), 9-96 3:20, WID 28 - LYCO 10
4th         13:25     LYCO      Ryan Umpleby 38 yd pass from Tyler Jenny (Devon Flynn kick), 4-56 0:57, WID 28 - LYCO 17
                11:37     WID       Blaine Price 14 yd pass from Seth Klein (Ryan O'Hara kick failed), 6-61 1:41, WID 34 - LYCO 17

                WID       LYCO
FIRST DOWNS    26           21
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)     47-167   29-75
PASSING YDS (NET)         347         281
Passes Att-Comp-Int      37-25-1 47-25-1
Fumble Returns-Yards   0-0          0-0
Punt Returns-Yards         1-4          1--10
Kickoff Returns-Yards    3-39       3-66
Interception Returns-Yards         1-0          1-29
Punts (Number-Avg)      3-37.0    5-31.6
Fumbles-Lost     2-1          2-1
Penalties-Yards 8-80       9-61
Possession Time               29:51     30:09
Third-Down Conversions              10 of 18                4 of 17
Fourth-Down Conversions           1 of 2     3 of 5
Red-Zone Scores-Chances           5-8          1-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards               5-33       3-10

RUSHING: Widener-Terrant Morrison 16-82; Couve LaFate 10-50;
MontrellHicks-Taylor 1-16; Robert Getz 6-12; Chris Wickes 4-9; Colby McMaster
2-7; VaughnNichols-Taylor 1-3; Max Kutler 1-1; Seth Klein 6-minus 13.
Lycoming-Craig Needhammer 17-76; Ryan Umpleby 1-11; Blake Bowman 1-minus 1; Team
1-minus 2; Tyler Jenny 9-minus 9.

PASSING: Widener-Seth Klein 25-37-1-347. Lycoming-Tyler Jenny 25-47-1-281.

RECEIVING: Widener-Anthony Davis 8-165; Terrant Morrison 5-43; Couve LaFate
4-34; Philip Ragona 2-40; Blaine Price 2-24; MontrellHicks-Taylor 1-14; Eric
Sharpe 1-10; Chris Wickes 1-10; Brian DiGiovanni 1-7. Lycoming-Ryan Umpleby
14-203; Craig Needhammer 5-50; Matt Cookson 3-4; John Sibel 1-15; Nick Mongiello
1-6; Cam Kriner 1-3.

INTERCEPTIONS: Widener-Sean Titus 1-0. Lycoming-Mike Gentile 1-29.

FUMBLES: Widener-MontrellHicks-Taylor 1-0; Seth Klein 1-1. Lycoming-Craig
Needhammer 1-0; Ryan Umpleby 1-1.

Stadium: David Person Field    Attendance: 3478
Kickoff time: 1:30 pm   End of Game: 4:43 pm   Total elapsed time: 3:13   
Officials: Referee: Chris Bloh; Umpire: Jim Kauffman; Linesman: A. Ciccaglione;
Line judge: Robert Geiss; Back judge: Anthony Ganzak; Field judge: John Shallet;
Side judge: Andrew Muha; Alternate: Tom Link;
Temperature: 63        Wind: WSW@10    Weather: Partly cloudy      

#13 Widener vs Lycoming (Oct 25, 2014 at Williamsport, Pa.)

SACKS (UA-A): Widener-Brandon Jones 1-0; Jarard Stewart 1-0; Tyrone Bundy 1-0;
Jacob Behornar 1-0; Anthony Green 1-0. Lycoming-Jimmy Nottingham 1-0; Tyler
O'Connell 1-0; Cole Welham 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): Widener-Brandon Harper 5-3; Ameer Sorrell 6-0; Tyrone Bundy 6-0;
Kevin Burns 5-0; Jacob Behornar 4-1; Drew Jemison 4-0; Sean Titus 3-0; Jamal
Goodman 2-1; Stacey Sunnerville 2-1; Anthony Green 1-2; Brandon Jones 2-0; John
DiBiase 1-0; Chris Wickes 1-0; Tyler Glover 1-0; Terrant Morrison 1-0; Alex
Stewart 1-0; Jarard Stewart 1-0; VaughnNichols-Taylor 1-0; Michael O'Neill 1-0;
Shakore Philip 0-1; Steve Gozur 0-1; James Rendle 0-1; Travon Barnes 0-1.
Lycoming-Kyle Sullivan 6-7; Jimmy Nottingham 6-4; Mike Gentile 6-3; Brian
Campbell 2-5; Braden Zeiner 2-5; Tanner Troutman 4-2; Mike Neuman 4-2; Ryan
Mihoci 2-4; Matt Malecki 4-1; Tyler O'Connell 4-1; Tim Christopher 3-1; Zack
McMenamin 1-3; Cole Welham 2-0; Phil Schron 2-0; Jermaine Reyes 1-1; Josh Cook
0-2; Adin Hines 0-1.

Game Starters:

POS        ##           OFFENSE
QB          2              Seth Klein    
RB           20           T. Morrison   
FB           36           Robert Getz   
WR         5              Anthony Davis 
WR         28           Blaine Price  
TE           88           B. DiGiovanni 
LT            73           S. Domonoski  
LG           66           Anthony Brooks
C             79           Chris Howard  
RG          51           Jacob Jones   
RT           67           Matt Donahue  

POS        ##           DEFENSE
DE           6              S. Sunnerville
DT           95           John DiBiase  
DT           8              Shakore Philip
DE           45           Anthony Green 
LB           40           Steve Gozur   
LB           49           Kevin Burns   
LB           1              Brandon Harper
CB           4              Jamal Goodman 
CB           13           Ameer Sorrell 
S              32           Drew Jemison  
S              10           Sean Titus    


POS        ##           OFFENSE
QB          7              Tyler Jenny   
RB           23           C. Needhammer 
FB           28           Nick Mongiello
WR         1              John Sibel    
WR         8              Ryan Umpleby  
TE           43           Matthew Adams 
LT            62           Garrett Hartman
LG           51           Joe Smith     
C             61           Casey Strus   
RG          7A           Austin Mital  
RT           57           Bailey Hughes 

POS        ##           DEFENSE
DE           71           Braden Zeiner 
DT           59           Zack McMenamin
DT           44           J. Nottingham 
DE           56           Cole Welham   
LB           46           Phil Schron   
LB           30           Brian Campbell
LB           27           Kyle Sullivan 
CB           26           Ryan Mihoci   
CB           45           Matt Malecki  
S              9              Mike Gentile  
S              39           Tanner Troutman

Player participation:

Widener: 3-M. Hicks-Taylor, 7-Nichols-Taylor, 9-Jarard Stewart, 11-Travon Barnes, 12-Tyrone Bundy, 15-Michael O'Neill,
16-Philip Ragona, 19-Max Kutler, 21-Ka'shawn Garnes, 22-Couve LaFate, 23-Rashon Sorrell, 25-Nicholas White, 26-Colby McMaster,
29-Chris Wickes, 43-Jacob Behornar, 46-Kyle Twitty, 48-Craig Moretz, 52-Brandon Jones, 55-Frank Wendling, 57-Tyler Glover,
74-Austin Anderson, 82-Eric Sharpe, 83-Matthew Locotos, 84-Haydn Warren, 89-Tyler Hall, 92-James Rendle, 93-Ryan O'Hara,
96-Alex Stewart, 97-Michael Bennett.

Lycoming: 3-Caleb Robbins, 12-Corey Talerico, 15-Pat Whalen, 16-Michael Ward, 18-Cam Kriner, 19-Tim Christopher, 20-Malik Thomas,
22-Daulton Parmer, 24-Mike Neuman, 33-Blake Bowman, 34-Chris Harris, 42-Doug Twigg, 50-John Ciurlino, 52-Josh Cook,
63-E. Bonenberger, 78-Matt Bloom, 81-Tyler O'Connell, 84-K. Morrison, 88-Matt Cookson, 89-David Hahn, 91-Adin Hines,
93-Shaviah Coleman, 95-Jermaine Reyes, 98-Devon Flynn.