Sunday, October 09, 2005

Metro Mallers going for title

Staff reports
First published: Sunday, October 9, 2005

The Albany Metro Mallers are taking their undefeated season to the Empire Football League Championship following a 23-0 victory over the Lake City Stars of Plattsburgh in Saturday's semifinal game at Frank Bailey Field on the Union campus in Schenectady.

The Metro Mallers (13-0) relied on the ground game. Sylvester Cooperwood was the leading rusher with nine carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. Jadel Woodfield followed with 11 carries for 89 yards and a score, while quarterback Scott Lawson scrambled for a 20-yard touchdown run.

Albany's defense, led by Ryan Domingo's eight tackles and a fumble recovery, did not allow Lake City to pass midfield until 3:00 left in the game when the Stars got as far as the 14-yard line before Norman Lewis ended that drive with an interception.

Albany's opponent, and the site and time of its title game in two weeks are as yet undetermined.

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