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Ice Storm slam Watertown

September 14, 2008

COLCHESTER -- Jason Young rushed for two touchdowns as the undefeated Vermont Ice Storm ran past the Watertown (N.Y.) Red and Black, 36-7, in semiprofessional football on Saturday night.

Quarterback Brad Ruderman was 13 for 24 for 231 yards and two touchdowns for Vermont, which is ranked 10th in the nation. The Ice Storm (11-0 overall and 8-0 in the Empire Football League) scored three times in each half.

Vermont used strong defense as Andre Martineau had two sacks, while Drew Gordon and Kyle Bombardier and Kevin Fournier recorded interceptions. for Vermont, which scored three times in each half.

Watertown (2-7, 1-7) scored late in the fourth quarter to avoid the shutout.


Zephyrs fall short against Quebec

POSTED: September 14, 2008

AMSTERDAM - Kevin Wyeth threw three touchdown passes leading the Quebec Titans to a 25-15 Empire Football League win over the Amsterdam Zephyrs Saturday.

Ken Schaefer went 19-for-43 in the air for 264 yards and a touchdown pass to Issmal Green that went for 38 yards for the Zephyrs (2-5). Green had 11 catches for 176 yards and caught a two-point pass.

Josh Newborn had six catches for 84 yards and Elijah White carried the ball for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Rick Fish had eight tackles, two solo, and one blocked kick and Eugene Maye had two tackles and an interception.

Quebec improves to 7-1.

Published September 14, 2008 12:30 am - Plattsburgh defeats visiting Ottawa in Empire Football League.

North Stars reach playoffs
Staff Writer

PLATTSBURGH -- The Ottawa Deacon Demons made the long trip to Plattsburgh for a regular-season Empire Football League matchup against the North Stars, but went home with no points to show for it in a 17-0 loss to Plattsburgh at Melissa Penfield Park Saturday night.

A field goal by Stars kicker Tom Montanaro was all that separated his team from the visiting Ottawa Deacon Deamons for almost three quarters in the game.

But Plattsburgh got sick of waiting for its first touchdown of the game after failing to get one during half a dozen prior trips to Ottawa's side of the 50 -- plus a playoff berth was at stake.

"I think some of that was frustration," Stars Head Coach Pat Keleher said. "We had been in the red zone three or four times and only came away with three points."

So, on fourth down, Keleher decided to go for the three yards -- and a fade pass to the back corner of the end zone from Kellen Nolan to Matt St. Clair did the trick.

"I just felt that we could throw one to the back of the end zone and get one," Keleher said. "Kellen made a real nice throw and Matt went up and got it."

The Stars failed to convert on a fourth down a possession before, but a huge hit on Ottawa quarterback Davin Corbett by Elija Parks knocked the ball loose and Ken Ruwett recovered the fumble.

The shutout, which clinched a playoff birth for the Stars, was a direct result of the Plattsburgh defense's containment of Ottawa's all-purpose back Shawn Harkes.

"I was very happy with our defense," Keleher said. "We flew to the ball. Our job was to take care of (Hawkes), and that's what we did."

The EFL rushing leader gained just 28 yard on 13 carries, and caught two passes for 2 yards.

A three-yard Brandon Keleher touchdown run early in the fourth quarter forced Ottawa to start going deep, but no one except Brandon St. John benefited from that type of play-calling, as he recorded two interceptions in the game.

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