Seniors looking forward to beating Lycoming in final homecoming game

Jared Powell, Sports Writer

On Saturday September 27, Wilkes University will have its most important test of the season when they host Lycoming College on their homecoming game. For all seniors this will be the last time they get to suit up for homecoming at the RAC (Ralston Athletic Complex). There are plenty of other activities going on during that weekend, but a wise man once said “the most important event is the football game.” Alumni and friends will be out to watch the Colonels kick off for football. Wilkes has lost to Lycoming the last few years, but is looking to change the outcome of this year’s game.


Wilkes so far is 1-1 on the year with a win against Misericordia and a loss against Muhlenberg. The Colonels have a couple offensive threats which includes quarterback Sophomore Ryan Dailey. Dailey was added to the honorable mention list for MAC player of the week after he threw for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Cougars. You also must account for the duo at tight end with seniors Drew Devitt and Jeremy Hartman who combine for

141 yards and a touchdown each through the first two games. Hartman is a dual sport athlete, with this being his first year with the football team and he is looking unstoppable so far. “The guys on the team accepted me right away, and that helped a lot. Also I have some athleticism so it helps when I am on the field,” said Hartman.


Also, on the defensive side the Colonels have some young studs manning the middle. Sophomores Tanner Stengel and Michael Condrad have been doing an excellent job on the interior of the defense. Stengel leads the defense in tackles with 17 and a sack to add to that. Condrad follows up a close second with 16.
With this being the seniors last homecoming I asked senior Tyler Thomas how he feels about playing in his last one he responded with “This one will be a little special, but I am more so looking forward to beating Lycoming more than anything I will worry about the homecoming part of it after we get the win.”