Sunday, July 10, 2005

Watertown claims win in opener

Times Staff Reports
First published: Sunday, July 10, 2005

OTTAWA - Doug Black completed 12 of 22 pass attempts for 110 yards and the Watertown Red and Black opened its 2005 Empire Football League campaign with a 20-3 victory over the Ottawa Deacon Demons on Saturday night at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Watertown (1-1 overall, 1-0 EFL) got all of the scoring it would need with three rushing touchdowns in the first half. Al Countryman, Eddie Berube and Vince Williams each ran for a score. Williams led the rushing attack as he finished the game with 58 yards on the ground.

Wide receiver Earnie Wash grabbed six receptions for 68 yards.

Defensively, the Red and Black, which features nine former Ottawa players on its team, allowed just a first-quarter field goal while forcing three Ottawa turnovers in the contest.

The Red and Black will host the Albany Metro Mallers at 7:30 p.m. on July 30 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds. The game scheduled for July 23 has been canceled due to the Amsterdam Zephyrs withdrawing from the EFL. The Red and Black will receive a forfeit victory for the game.

The St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers were idle Saturday as they were scheduled to take on Amsterdam.

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