Sunday, August 03, 2008

EFL Post Game Press Coverage August 4th

Ice Storm earn third straight win

August 3, 2008

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Brad Ruderman tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Ice Storm to their third straight win -- a 28-14 triumph -- to start the Empire Football League season.

Mike Jabour caught two of the scoring throws: 15 and 36 yards. Jason Young rushed 10 times for 81 yards.

On defense. Chris Coppin and Aaron Pyer had eight tackles and Del Randall had two sacks.

Vermont, 6-0 overall, led 20-14 at halftime.
The Ice Storm return home to Colchester High School Saturday to take on Amsterdam.
Ravens fell to Marauders: At Swanzey, N.H., the Vermont Ravens fell to the Monadnock Marauders, 17-0, Saturday night.

The Marauder scored 17 first-half points highlighted by a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Further details of this game were not available at press time.

Zephyrs fall in overtime, 15-12

Staff report

The Amsterdam Zephyrs dropped to 0-2 in the Empire Football League after losing to the Quebec Titans on the road, Satur-day night, 15-12, in overtime.

Quebec scored firt on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 10:54 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point was good.

Ken Schaefer connected with Cedrick Pearman on a 20-yard pass. The extra point failed and Quebec led 7-6.

Quebec sacked Schaefer in the end zone with 4:10 remaining in the first half and added a field goal with 17 seconds remaining. Quebec led 12-6 at the half.

With 8:12 remaining in the game, Schaefer connected with Pearman again from 18-yards out. The extra point failed and the contest went to overtime.

Quebec eventually ended the game on a field goal in the extra period.

Defensively for Amsterdam, Ralphie Nicosia had 10 solo tackles while Tim Sweeney had six.


Zephyrs fall short in overtime, 15-12

POSTED: August 3, 2008

CHATEAUGUAY, Quebec - A field goal in overtime lifted the Montreal Titans to a 15-12 win over the Amsterdam Zephyrs in an Empire Football League contest Saturday.

Montreal opened the scoring with 10:54 left in the opening quarter before Amsterdam responded with a 20-yard pass from Ken Schaefer to Cedric Pearman to make the score 7-6.

The Titans registered a safety with 4:10 left in the first half to push their lead to 9-6.

The Zephyrs took their first lead of the night with 8:12 left in the game when Schaefer hit Pearman with an 18-yard scoring pass to make it 12-9.

Montreal forced overtime with a field with 17 seconds remaining.

Schaefer was 10-for-31 for 128 yards through the air. He also gained 30 yards on four attempts on the ground.

Ralph Nicosia had 10 solo tackles for Amsterdam (0-2), while Tim Sweeney had six solo tackles, one assist and one deflected pass.

Alex McKinsey and Mishael Castrello both had a sack for the Zephyrs, who travel to Vermont next Saturday.

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Published August 02, 2008 11:45 pm - Plattsburgh defeats Ottawa in Empire Football League action.

North Stars win fourth
Staff Writer

OTTAWA -- The Plattsburgh North Stars traveled to Ottawa last night missing four starters on offense, and three on defense.

However, depth continues to be one of the team's most important characteristics, as Plattsburgh cruised to a 34-17 win over the Deacon Demons.

Despite not having his top three options in Matt St. Clair, Kelly Gordon, and Brandon Keleher running routes Saturday night, quarterback Kellen Nolan threw three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Passes to newly added receiver Chris Verkey, Jordon Keleher, and Trevor St. Clair accounted for over half of Plattsburgh's points, while Kyle Nolan and Heath Geiser ran in scores of their own.

All-purpose back Heath Geiser returned to the line-up Saturday night, and Stars' Head Coach Pat Keleher couldn't have been more pleased.

"Geiser ran the ball well and caught some big catches," Keleher said. "He had a big game."

Ottawa's one-dimensional approach, which consisted of using running back Shawn Harkes in as many ways as possible, didn't go as well as planned against an aware Plattsburgh defense.

"They tried to pound Harkes at us," Keleher said. "They didn't really move the ball against us with any consistency."

Keleher said mistakes and penalties by the Stars set up the Deacon Demons for their only scores.

"In the first half, we played well at times and we played terrible at times," he said. "We really gave them their two scores. Their touchdown runs were their two biggest runs of night."

Plattsburgh held Ottawa scoreless in the second half.

"In the second half we played flawlessly," Keleher said. "I don't remember them crossing midfield in second half."

Two 80-plus yard drives in the second half, which both ended in touchdowns, took the wind out of Ottawa's sails and helped the team to its fourth win of the season.

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