WILLIAMSPORT – For three of out of its first four games, King's has had success running the ball.
On Saturday, the Monarchs couldn't get the ball moving on the ground, rushing for 36 yards as they fell to Lycoming 33-10.
Lycoming (4-1, 4-0 MAC) got off to a great start as quarterback Tyler Jenny hooked up with Jarrin Campman for a 78-yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage to take a 7-0 lead. The Warriors got a pair of scoring runs from Craig Needhammer in the first half to open a 20-0 lead. The first score was from 5 yards out with 6:42 left in the first quarter. Needhammer's second TD came with 12:42 remaining in the second quarter.
Then King's (1-4, 1-3) started to get things going. Kyle McGrath capped a 10-play, 79-yard drive with a 7-yard TD run to trim the lead to 20-7. Jenny was intercepted on the next Lycoming drive by Billy Beinke with 1:37 left in the first half. The Monarchs responded by driving 42 yards for a 20-yard field goal by Kevin Mulvihill and a 20-10 deficit heading into the half.
But that's all the King's offense would be able to muster on the afternoon.
The Warriors meanwhile got two more scores in the third quarter to seal the victory.
Beinke also added a sack, a pass breakup and a tackle for a loss to go with his two tackles on the afternoon.
Quarterback Tyler Hartranft had a solid game for the Monarchs completing 19 of 34 passes for 268 yards and one interception. His favorite target was Adam Kudlacik, who hauled in five passes for 67 yards.
Lycoming 33, King's 10
LYCO – Jarrin Campman 78 pass from Tyler Jenny (Zack Czap kick), 14:43
LYCO – Craig Needhammer 5 run (kick failed), 6:42
LYCO – Needhammer 1 run (Czap kick), 12:42
KING'S – Kyle McGrath 7 run (Kevin Mulvihill kick), 1:48
KING'S – Mulvihill 20 field goal, :02
LYCO – John Sibel 9 pass from Jenny (Czap kick), 4:33
LYCO – Parker Showers 3 run (kick failed), 2:10
|Sacks by-Yards Lost||1-3||6-30|
RUSHING – KING'S, Kyle McGrath 14-36, Judens Goimbert 4-10, Steve Duncan 1-0, Tyler Hartranft 11-(minus-10). LYCOMING, Parker Showers 18-83, Craig Needhammer 15-66, Chris Nemits 1-2, Tyler Jenny 2-1, TEAM 1-(minus-2).
PASSING – KING'S, Tyler Hartranft 19-34-1-268, Kyle McGrath 0-1-0-0. LYCOMING, Tyler Jenny 12-19-1-173.
RECEIVING – KING'S, Adam Kudlacik 5-67, Steve Duncan 5-58, Dan Kempa 4-59, Matt Henry 2-67, Slade Eigenmann 1-13, Josh Sanders 1-3, Kyle McGrath 1-1. LYCOMING, John Sibel 4-35, Ryan Umpleby 3-20, Jarrin Campman 2-84, Nick Mongiello 1-20, Cam Kriner 1-8, Parker Showers 1-6,
INTERCEPTIONS – KING'S, Billy Beinke; LYCOMING, Kabongo Bukasa
MISSED FIELD GOALS – None