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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waynesburg Yellow Jackets Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


August 25, 2015 - summer specialists
"Senior kicker Scott Lewis returns after earning PAC and ECAC applause for his clutch kick against W&J. That successful 35-yard attempt was one of two successful attempts in three tries for the senior. He also knocked down 37-of-42 PAT attempts and recorded four touchbacks while averaging 52.1 yards per kickoffs. Lewis is the only veteran kicker on the roster, but the Jacket coaching staff has managed to recruit some competition for the position. Junior punter Jonathan Hager showcased one of the strongest legs in the conference en route to second-team All-PAC praise. He averaged 39.6 yards per punt with a long of 70 yards. Those marks ranked second and first in the league, respectively. The right footer dropped 16 balls inside the 20-yard-line and boomed eight boots of 50 yards or more. While Hager's punter job doesn't appear to be in danger, sophomore R.J. Leon will be ready in case anything happens to his more veteran counterpart." - Yellow Jackets

November 15, 2014 - Scott Lewis kicks game winner in OT over Washington & Jefferson
"The Yellow Jackets have not been able to solve the Presidents since a victory in 2003. That all changed on a cold, clear Saturday afternoon at John F. Wiley Stadium. This year's 25-man senior class, which was honored prior to kick-off against W&J, gave 10th-year head coach Rick Shepas and their teammates a fantastic going away present by handing the program's leader his first win over Red and Black, which came by way of a dramatic 31-28 win.... After W&J scored with under a minute left to tie things up at 28-28. Waynesburg won the overtime coin toss and elected to play defense against the Presidents during the first possession of extra play. After senior defensive tackle J.T. Thompson batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage to force fourth down, the Presidents lined up to attempt a 31-yard field goal. Another senior, linebacker Kyle Richey, continued an amazing season on special teams by blocking his third kick of the year to keep things tied up at 28-28. After taking possession of the football, Waynesburg senior quarterback Carter Hill took two shots of the end zone, both of which nearly resulted in a game-winning score. Hill then hooked up with sophomore wide receiver Tim Cooper on a seven-yard pass to put the ball at the 18-yard-line. After taking a timeout to think things over, Shepas decided to send out junior kicker Scott Lewis and his field goal team to attempt a game-winning 35-yard field goal. Lewis didn't flinch under the pressure and delivered on a boot that had just enough on it to clear the cross bar and ignite a joyous celebration on the turf at John F. Wiley Stadium in front of more than 2,000 fans." - Yellow Jackets

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