Sunday, June 26, 2005
Trailblazers drop exhibition to Ice Storm
Times Staff Reports
First published: Sunday, June 26, 2005
Head coach Mike Britton, however, said the Trailblazers' offense wasn't effective when it needed to be.
"The heat took a toll on our players and we weren't paying enough attention," Britton said. "We just didn't focus and froze inside the 20-yard line."
On one Trailblazers possession inside the Ice Storm 10-yard line, starting quarterback David Currier threw an interception into the end zone that was returned 103 yards for a Vermont touchdown.
Currier, however, threw nine completions for 158 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown pass to Dan Staton late in the fourth quarter.
After notching 205 yards last week against Glove Cities, Ernie Miller only rushed for 28 yards on eight carries for St. Lawrence. Rob Scott had 11 carries for 60 yards.
Cheyenne Dashnaw and Ricky Delaney led the team with 12 tackles apiece. Dashnaw also had a fumble recovery.
The Ice Storm finished second in the New England Football League Double A Division last season with a 9-1 record. Vermont was the fourth-best team nationally in the division last year.
"We played a good game and ran comfortably," Britton said. "We just broke down when needed to score."
The Trailblazers kickoff the 2005 Empire Football League regular season on July 9 at Amsterdam.