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Penn College on losing side of extramural ‘slugfest’

Penn College goes "on the road" for a crosstown tussle
Penn College goes “on the road” for a crosstown tussle

Penn College traveled to Lycoming College on Monday night for a friendly extramural flag football game. The game ended up being an offensive slugfest with the home team scoring on a deep touchdown pass on the second play of the game. Penn College immediately answered with a long TD pass of its own, but a failed extra point helped Lycoming keep an 8-6 lead. Unfortunately for the challengers, it was a lead Lycoming would never relinquish. The teams traded scores on the next two possessions to make it 24-14 … then Lycoming intercepted a Penn College pass and scored on the next series to increase its lead to 32-14.  Knowing they would receive the ball to start the second half, the visiting team was determined to get on the scoreboard once more before halftime … and on a deflection from a Lycoming player, it did just that. The point-after attempt was good and Penn College was back in the game, cutting the Lycoming lead to 32-23 at halftime. Riding the momentum, Penn College started the second half with a quick touchdown to trim the deficit even further, to 32-29, but another failed extra point spelled doom.  Lycoming scored on two straight possessions and built a 46-29 lead.  Penn College scored late and Lycoming added one more score to win the game, 52-41.  On the Penn College roster were Maxwell Bair, Brandon Barnyak, Jed Blankenhorn, Joe DiBucci, Trevor Dolin, Noah Herring, Cole Hofmann, Eric Leota, Joseph Manculich, Aaron Palmer, Ryan Russell, Ethan Smeigh, Braden Smith and Hunter Thomas.
Photo and game summary by Jeremy R. Bottorf,
coordinator of athletics for club sports, intramurals and camps

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