Sunday, August 07, 2005

Watertown, St. Lawrence Valley fall on road

Red and Black slips after strong 1st half
Watertown, St. Lawrence Valley fall on road
Times Staff Reports
First published: Sunday, August 7, 2005

MONROE - Doug Black completed 23 passes for 267 yards, but the Watertown Red and Black fizzled after the first half and settled for a 38-10 loss to the Orange County Bulldogs in an Empire Football League game on Saturday night at Smith Clove Park.

George Eason's touchdown and Leo Grant's 33-yard field goal in the second quarter started the scoring, and the Red and Black finished the first half with a 10-7 lead over the Bulldogs.

"In the first half we should have put more points on the board," said Red and Black coach George Ashcraft.

As Watertown lost ground in the third quarter, Orange County (5-0) picked up energy, scoring three touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter. Orange County's Jared Pillitteri passed for 313 yards and five Bulldog touchdowns. Ricky McVay caught five passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

Mike Dumaw led the Red and Black (2-4 overall, 2-2 EFL) defensively with 17 tackles.

Ashcraft was still optimistic after the loss. "I feel like we're coming together," he said.

Watertown next plays Montreal at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. ==================================================================

  • Broome County 46, St. Lawrence Valley 0

    Quarterback Ty Fish threw three touchdown passes, including two 41-yard scores to Brian Mister as the Dragons rolled past the Trailblazers on Saturday at Alumni Field in Binghamton.

    The Trailblazers (2-5, 1-4) certainly got their mileage out of their defensive unit, but the offense struggled to provide any points.

    "They couldn't help our defense at all," coach Mike Britton said. "We've got to learn to control drives, move the ball up the field and score. The offense just wasn't doing their job."

    Massena's Dave Currier threw four interceptions and passed for only 31 yards for the Trailblazers in the loss. The running attack also generated just 81 yards on the ground.

    "After putting up a fight last week, I expected our team to battle against Broome County," Britton said. "But that wasn't the team that came down. It just wasn't Trailblazer football."

    Linebacker Cheyenne Dashnaw recorded 14 tackles and two sacks, and he added a fumble recovery to lead the defense. Defensive backs Ernie Miller and Eric Saunders collected 12 and seven tackles, respectively. Linemen Norm Martel and Chris Stevens each had six tackles, with Stevens adding a sack.

    The Dragons (3-2, 2-2) already possessed a 17-0 lead until the EFL's leading receiver got his hands on the ball in the second quarter. Mister's two touchdown catches put the game out of reach by halftime.

    St. Lawrence Valley's next game will be Aug. 27 at home against Lake City.

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