Saturday, August 06, 2005

Preview: Empire Football League First published: Saturday, August 6, 2005

Preview: Empire Football League
Times Staff Reports
First published: Saturday, August 6, 2005

Watertown Red and Black at Orange County Bulldogs

When, where: 7:30 p.m., today, Smith Clove Park, Monroe.

Records: Watertown (2-3 overall, 2-1 EFL); Orange County (4-0).

Notes: Watertown will try to rebound from last week's 39-0 loss to Albany. ... Watertown may be without two key members of the starting lineup - Vince Williams, reportedly, is no longer with the team, and linebacker Kyle Roshia suffered a broken hand during the first half of the Albany game. ... The Red and Black offense will face a stiff challenge as the Bulldogs have allowed just seven points en route to four victories. ... Orange County running backs average 7.8 yards per rush, and QB Dave Post has completed 74.1% of his pass attempts.

St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers vs. Broome County Dragons

When, where: 7:30 p.m., today, Alumni Field, Binghamton

2005 records: St. Lawrence Valley (2-4, 1-3); Broome County (2-2, 1-2).

Notes: This is the first meeting between the two teams. ... The Trailblazers have a long list of injuries on both sides of the ball. Most notable is starting linebacker Ricky Delaney, who is suffering from an ankle injury and is questionable for today's game. ... Dragons wide receiver Brian Mister is the EFL's leading receiver with 253 yards. ... The Dragons defensive stud is Josh Cronin, who currently stands as the EFL's sack leader with 3.5 sacks.

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