Mustangs Shut Out Lycoming on Senior Day

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson football team posted its second shutout of the season, downing Lycoming 31-0 on Senior Day at Mustang Stadium Saturday.  The win was the seventh straight for the Mustangs.

  • Both teams went three-and-out on their first drives of the afternoon.
  • A Stevenson (8-2, 7-1 MAC) punt pinned the Warriors at their own 2.
  • Lycoming (4-6, 3-5 MAC) was able to drive 62 yards, but its drive died on the Mustang 36 as Ryan Schoppert came up with a five-yard tackle for a loss on 3rd-and-2.
  • The Mustangs started at their own 7 after a 29-yard punt, but worked their way to the Lycoming 40 before being unable to convert a third-and-6.
  • Kevin Sheehan's next punt put Lycoming at their own 1 with 2:26 left in the quarter.

  • Lycoming put together a 21-play, 86-yard drive that chewed up over 11 minutes, but a 30-yard field goal attempt by Jamie Fisher was missed wide left with 5:36 remaining in the half.
  • Stevenson countered with a six-play, 80-yard march, and a 40-yard completion from Ryan Sedgwick to Chaz Lyles with 3:21 on the clock put the hosts on top 7-0.
  • The Warriors got down to the Mustang 42 on their final drive of the half, where it stalled, and a punt pinned Stevenson at its own 1 with 12 seconds left in the half.

  • After Stevenson came up empty on its opening drive of the second half, Lycoming took over at midfield and got down to the Stevenson 6.
  • Isaac Boyd came up with a four-yard tackle for a loss and the Warriors attempted a 27-yard field goal, but it was missed.
  • Stevenson opened the ensuing drive with a 50-yard completion to Lyles from Sedgwick, and on the sixth play of the drive, Kevin Joppy ran in from seven yards out to make it 14-0 with 4:54 left.
  • A short kickoff put Lycoming at the Stevenson 47 to start.
  • Lycoming got to the Stevenson 3, but a low snap not handled by quarterback Elijah Shemory was recovered by Stevenson's Izaiha Pitts at the 12.  He ran untouched to the Lycoming 10, where he handed off to Boyd who went in for his first career touchdown with 1:33 on the clock.

  • A 25-yard field goal by Brody Campbell with 10:10 left capped a 14-play, 61-yard drive for the Mustangs and made it 24-0.
  • Lycoming turned it over on downs at midfield on its next drive.
  • An eight-play, 52-yard march that chewed up 4:20 on the clock was capped by Lyles' second TD grab of the day, this one for 17 yards, and it was a 31-0 game with 3:25 remaining.
  • The final Warrior drive ended with an interception by Jha'mel Thorne at the Stevenson 6, followed by a 32-yard return.

  • Stevenson extended its win streak to seven games, the longest since 2016.
  • The shutout is the sixth in program history and the second this season.  The Mustangs blanked Curry 34-0 in the season opener.
  • Lycoming had come in on a three-game win streak during which it had averaged 47 points per game.
  • The Warriors outgained Stevenson 361-343.
  • Stevenson held the ball for 11:41 in the final quarter to nearly even out the time of possession, which finished 31:33-28:27 in favor of the guests.  Lycoming held the ball for nearly 20 minutes in the first half.
  • Stevenson finished 5-11 on third down conversions.
  • Lyles finished with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns.  He moved into second place in program history in career catches with 141.  Lyles now has 69 catches for 1,162 yards this season.
  • Keenan Franz finished with three receptions.
  • Sedgwick was 10-22 passing for 189 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Joppy carried 14 times for 78 yards.
  • Ryan Schoppert led the defense with eight tackles, including two for a loss, while Don Jones had seven stops.
  • Pitts had seven tackles in addition to his fumble recovery.
  • With its second shutout, Stevenson has allowed just 146 points.  The program record for fewest points allowed in a season is 173 set in 2015 in 11 games.
  • The Mustang offense has scored 371 points, just 13 shy of the program record 384 scored in 2016.

  • Stevenson will host a bowl game as part of the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series next Saturday at Mustang Stadium.
  • The Mustangs will take on the second-highest team from the Centennial Conference that does not earn an NCAA bid.  Official pairings will be posted Sunday evening after the NCAA selections are announced.