Lycoming’s Elijah Shemory named MAC Offensive Player of the Week

With two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns in the second half to lead the Lycoming College football team to a 28-7 win over Albright College on Saturday, senior quarterback Elijah Shemory, a Jersey Shore graduate, earned his second career Middle Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award.

Shemory finished with 13 rushes for 90 yards and two scores and he finished 12-of-20 for 137 yards passing and two scores against the Lions, as he helped the Warriors improve to 5-2 for the first time since 2014.

Shemory tied the game at seven on the first drive in the third quarter, scoring on a 10-yard rush. He found junior Aaron Wolcott late in the period for a 31-yard score. In the fourth quarter, he rushed for a three-yard touchdown and found Wolcott again for a 10-yard score.

Shemory finished the game tied for third in the MAC with five rushing touchdowns. He leads the MAC in passing efficiency (143.1) and is second in the MAC in completion percentage (60.5).

The senior is fifth in program history with 382 completions (four shy of Colin Dwyer’s mark of fourth set from 2006-09), 5,350 passing yards (63 yards shy of Larry Barretta’s mark of fourth set from 1983-86), sixth with 40 passing touchdowns (one shy of Jason Marraccini’s mark for fifth set from 1995-98), second with a 57.3 completion percentage, fourth with a 135.1 passing efficiency rating and tied for the school record of 198.1 passing yards per game. He is also fifth in program history with 5,761 yards of total offense, with his 213.4 yards of total offense per game the best mark in program history. He is also eighth in program history with 22 rushing touchdowns.


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