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Flag Football Team Defeats Lycoming Rival

The victors An intramural flag football team traveled to Lycoming College to face its crosstown rival Wednesday and walked away with a 19-12 win. On the opening drive, Lycoming converted two fourth downs to take an early 6-0 lead. Not to be outdone, Penn College responded nicely, as Travis Williams hauled in a long pass from Paul McGinn on fourth down to keep the drive alive. Kyle Klunk then rushed downfield to quickly tie the game. The point-after attempt was unsuccessful and the score remained 6-6 at halftime, thanks to some great defense from Angel Stroud and his teammates. Penn College got the ball to start the second half and McGinn sneaked into the end zone to make the score 12-6 in favor of the Wildcats. Once again, the extra-point attempt was no good. Lycoming came out looking to make a statement on its home field, but it was Nick Francis who spoke louder for Penn College as he picked off a pass, ran down the sideline and took it “to the house.” The interception return for the touchdown gave Penn College an 18-6 lead. McGinn again scored the extra point to give Penn College a 19-6 lead. Lycoming stormed onto the field and, after some questionable calls, scratched its way back into the game with a touchdown of its own to make the game 19-12 with four minutes left. Penn College went three and out and, with two minutes left, the Warriors got the ball back. Lycoming started driving down the field but, as the clock expired, so did hopes of a comeback. Rounding out the Penn College roster were Nate Ranck, Shawn McMahon, Tommy Walton, Pete Cassarly, Ben Vincent, Brandon Dehaas, Justin Enck, Ryan Hushon and David McCarrier.
Game summary and photo provided by Jeremy Bottorf, intramural assistant