Sunday, September 20, 2009
EFL Post Game Press Coverage September 20, 2009
Watertown blanks Broome County Dragons
WATERTOWN -- Quarterback Brian Williams tossed a touchdown pass and also ran for one as the host Red & Black clinched home-field advantage throughout the Empire Football League playoffs with a 25-0 victory over the Broome County Dragons on Saturday.
Watertown (9-1) clinched the EFL's top seed, while the Dragons finished regular-season play at 5-4. The Dragons' playoff opponent will be announced when the EFL playoff schedule is released today.
Dragons Finish Regular Season
The Dragons Traveled to Alex Duffy fairground Saturday looking for a win to finish out the regular season on the road. The outcome did not favor the Dragons as the Red and Black shout out the visiting Dragons 25-0. This was the first time this season that the Dragons have been shout down. The last time the Dragons faced off against the Red and Black, Watertown beat Broome County 55-13 in Binghamton. The Dragons defense forced 5 turn overs, but the offense could not capitalize. The Offense did have a few good Drives but were stopped or turnover by that Watertown Defense.
The Dragons Finish the Regular Season 5-4 The Watertown Red and Black Finish there Season 9-1 and Clinch First Place position and home Field advantage throughout the Playoffs. As for the Dragons they Finish sole fourth place with a first round home playoff game vs Vermont Ice Storm. Playing Field to be determine some were in the Binghamton area Kick off 7:30pm. The Winner of that Game will Travel To Watertown to Face off in the Semi Finals against the Red and Black. Last Time the Dragons and The Vermont Ice Storm have played, The Dragons were victorious with a 21-6 win. If you get a chance come out and support the local Dragons chase the Empire Football League Championship.
Red and Black capture home field in playoffs
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009ARTICLE OPTIONS
The Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds have been kind to the Watertown Red and Black this season.
Now, Empire Football League opponents better get used to it.
Watertown used its balanced offense and a relentless defense to cruise past Binghamton, 25-0, in a league matchup Saturday night at the fairgrounds. The Red and Black (9-1 overall) clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with the win.
Head coach George Ashcraft said Watertown's first-round opponent in the postseason won't be determined until today.
"It was a very, very well played game," Ashcraft said. "I can't say enough. I credit my four coaches that I have. They've done a great job all year, and I can't say enough for that. They've worked hard and it shows."
The Red and Black appear poised to defend its home field after silencing the surging Dragons (5-4). Quarterback Brian Williams rushed for one touchdown and tossed another to Lester Cole. Williams finished with 123 yards of offense.
Warren Spies and T.J. Williams added rushing scores for the Red and Black, which finished with 198 yards on the ground.
Mike Dumaw finished with nine tackles and a fumble recovery to pace a defense that impressed Ashcraft.
"My big guys, my defensive linemen had a field day," he said. "They kept pressure on the quarterback all night long."
Dylan Kirker provided eight tackles, and Adam Bossinger and Dan Robl had seven apiece.