Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Metro Mallers Vie for The Crown
This Saturday Night the Albany Metro Mallers take to the gridiron at Albany's Historic Bleecker Stadium in the premiere game of the season, The 36th Empire Football League Championship Game. They will take on the Orange County Bulldogs, who defeated the Watertown Red & Black, last Saturday in a game that was postponed from Oct.8th by rainstorms and flooded fields.
The Mallers drenched the Lake City Stars 23-0 during those same storms at Union College to earn their second strait berth in the big show.
Last season the Mallers returned like the Phoenix to its Albany home after a 13 year absence and stunned the Empire Football League winning the Southern Division Title and earning the right to host the title bout in its first year back. But the dream season ended as Northern Division Champ Glens Falls, came to town and took the Bob Van Ness Trophy back to the Adirondacks.
As 2005 rolled in, the Metro Mallers gelled behind veteran experience, and newcomer exuberance as seasoned vets like Scott Lawson, Sylvester Cooperwood, Greg Woodward, and Jeff Turman, integrated newcomers like Collis Martin, Culture Branch, Damon Walker, and Gabe Young into the fold. The result was a powerhouse of experience and depth that rolled over opponents through the EFL and competing leagues as well.
Racking up an undefeated 14 - 0 record along the way while outscoring their opponents 404 - 69, and are ready to host their second title game in a row.
The OC Bulldogs come in at 10 - 1, their only defeat was at the hands of Albany 17-12 at Monroe, NY on August 20.
Metro Maller Football is Fan Friendly - Family Friendly Sports Entertainment & features low cost tickets and concessions making it an affordable sports value to the average fan. Tickets are $7 for Adults General Admission, $4 for Seniors & Students w/ID, $3 for Children 6-12 and Children 5 & under are free with a paid adult. A limited number of Premium On-Field Endzone Corner Seats are also available at $10 each. Tickets are available at the Stadium Box Office.