Saturday, September 17, 2005

Eagles still battling for playoff berth
Eagles still battling for playoff berth

Hard to believe, but the Scranton Eagles are still fighting for a playoff berth.

After struggling early this season, but showing improvement of late, the Eagles return to action tonight against the St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers at 7:30 p.m. at Scranton Memorial Stadium.

The Eagles have only three wins – two by forfeit – but are in seventh place in the Empire Football League standings. The top six qualify for the playoffs and the Eagles trail Broome County by one game. The Eagles lost to Broome County, 30-25, in their last game on Aug. 25.

With the offensive line of Konny Argiriadi, Pete Zoltek, Jeremy Schaffer, Rob Kashinsky, Steve Arnold and Carlo Ciotoli paving the way, Andre Chollotte rushed for 154 yards against Broome County.

Quarterback John Kennedy completed six passes for 85 yards.

Leading St. Lawrence, Joe Hutchinson has 14 receptions for 231 yards. Quarterback Dave Currier has thrown for 479 yards, while Rob Scott has 184 yards rushing. St. Lawrence has only two wins – both by forfeit. Last week, the Trailblazers fell to Watertown, 21-14.

The Eagles will also observe the national celebration of Play Football Month by giving free admission to junior football players and cheerleaders who wear their team jerseys to the game.

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