Saturday, September 17, 2005

Preview: Empire Football League; Saturday, September 17, 2005

Times Staff Reports
First published: Saturday, September 17, 2005

Lake City Stars at Watertown Red and Black

When, where: 7:30 p.m., today, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Records: Watertown (6-4 overall, 6-2 EFL); Plattsburgh (7-3, 6-2).

Last meeting: July 23 (exhibition), Lake City won, 27-12.

Notes: Watertown can take sole possession of third place with a victory. ... The Red and Black hasn't lost since Aug. 6, at Orange County. ... Watertown is averaging 32.3 points per game in its last three wins. ... Stars QB Eddie Castine has completed just 44 percent of his pass attempts for 387 yards this season. Castine has thrown only one interception, however. ... Both teams' only losses are to Albany and Orange County.

St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers vs. Scranton Eagles

When, where: 7:30 p.m., today; Scranton Memorial Stadium, Scranton.

Records: St. Lawrence Valley (3-7, 2-6 EFL); Scranton (3-5).

Notes: This is the Trailblazers' first meeting against the Eagles. ... Running back Andre Chollette is Scranton's top rusher, averaging nearly five yards per carry. ... St. Lawrence Valley has added Potsdam's Jeremie Keleher to the roster. Keleher saw time on both sides of the ball and special teams last week against Watertown. ... Eagles quarterback John Kennedy has only totaled 62 passing attempts this year. ... Trailblazers wide receiver Joe Hutchinson returned to his all-league form Saturday. He hauled in six catches for 93 yards and threw for a touchdown against the Red and Black. ... Keep an eye on Richard Gross, who leads Scranton with 31Ú2 sacks. Trailblazers quarterback Dave Currier was sacked six times last week.

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