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EFL Press Release June 11, 2007 Empire Football League Press Release
EFL Press Release June 11, 2007
News Updates From The Empire Football League
Empire Football League
Zephyrs fall short in preseason opener
Published on Sunday, June 10, 2007
The Leader-Herald

AMSTERDAM — After the Western Massachusetts Blitzin' Bears backed out of Saturday's preseason game at Amsterdam, the Zephyrs got Lyndonville to travel to Lynch Middle School for the game.

One of the top teams in the Empire Football League last year, Lyndonville returned to form with a 30-15 win over Amsterdam.

The Zephyrs trailed 23-7 entering the fourth quarter, but scored early in the final frame, adding a two-point conversion. With 1:40 left to play, the Amsterdam defense forced a fumble on its own 40-yard line.

The Zephyrs marched quickly down the field and stood on the 1-foot line with 8 seconds to play.

A quarterback sneak was unsuccessful and fumbled. Amsterdam coach Dom Ruggeri said he thought the play was blown dead, but the officials allowed the runback, resulting in a touchdown and the final 30-15 score.

"The defense played great today and it was good to see the offense started clicking in the fourth quarter," Ruggeri said. "Our guys still feel real good about the season and they're still talking about a championship."
Copyright © 2007 — The Leader-Herald
EFL Footnote:
The Empire Football League extends a note of sincere thanks to the Lyndonville Tigers of the NYAFL for stepping in at the last minute to replace the Western Massachusetts Blitzin' Bears of the NAFL in this exhibition game. For reasons unknown and in spite of previous guarantees, the Blitzin Bears pulled out on the Thursday evening before the scheduled exhibition game, nearly costing the Amsterdam Zephyrs significant game night expenses associated with promotions, sponsors, game officials and field rentals. After frantic calls to Lyndonville and NYAFL league management, the Lyndonville Tigers stepped up to play the exhibition game against Amsterdam demonstrating their organization's competitive and management capabilities. From all reports, this was truly a class organization and we look forward to working with Lyndonville again in the future!
Dave Burch
EFL Commissioner

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