Sunday, September 27, 2009

EFL Post Game Press Coverage September 27, 2009

Published September 27, 2009 12:43 am - Plattsburgh moves on in Empire Football League playoffs.

Stay leads Stars to big win
Staff Writer

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh North Stars advanced to the second round of the Empire Football League playoffs with a 42-6 victory over Massena Saturday night at Penfield Park.

Stars quarterback Ken Stay threw six touchdown passes and no interceptions in the game, going 13-for-26 for 226 yards and connecting with receiver Matt St. Clair on four occasions.

"Kenny made some good reads tonight," Stars coach Pat Keleher said. "He made some good checkoffs."

The win marks the third time in the club's 19-year history that the team won 10 games in a season.

"I'm very happy for the organization," Keleher said.

Stay hit tight end Chris Fish for a 22-yard score before throwing three more touchdowns to St. Clair before the half.

Plattsburgh (10-3 EFL, 8-3 overall) tallied 14 points in the first, second and fourth quarters, but couldn't get in the end zone in the third.

"One area I was disappointed in was that I didn't think our offense was very aggressive in the third quarter," Keleher said. "Our defense also gave up some underneath throws for a period in the second half. I think we got a little comfortable there, too."

St. Clair also had an interception and Donny Coolidge added a pick for Plattsburgh.

"Overall, I was pretty pleased with the defense," Keleher said.

St. Clair grabbed his fourth touchdown catch of the game on the first play of the fourt h quarter, and Stay hit Jean Mirlville for a score later in the stanza.

Massena scored its only points on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mason to Lance Brown.

Brandon Keleher rushed for 99 yards and became the second player in team history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in a single season.

"Brandon has been my workhorse," Stars offensive coordinator Scott Aguglia said. "We run such a balanced offense that teams aren't able to focus in on one aspect. I think that really helps us, too."

Plattsburgh will return to Montreal to face Quebec in semifinal action next Saturday.

Plattsburgh 42, Massena 6

Massena       0  0  0  6—6

Plattsburgh 14 14 0 14—42

Scoring Summary
First quarter
P- Stay 22 pass to Fish (Ryder kick), 4:02.

P- Stay 20 pass to M. St. Clair (Ryder kick), 12:18.

Second quarter
P- Stay 31 pass to M. St. Clair (Ryder kick), 6:33.

P- Stay 5 pass to M. St. Clair (Ryder kick), 14:36.

Third quarter
No scoring.

Fourth quarter
P- Stay 19 pass to M. St. Clair (Ryder kick), 0:06.

M- Mason 15 pass to Brown (PAT missed), 4:09.

P- Stay 7 pass to Mirville (Ryder kick), 14:01.

Individual statistics
P- B. Keleher 21-99. Parks 4-33. Blocker 1-12. 1 -(-5). Totals: 29-139.

M- Deon 7-14. Compeau 11-18. Lamb 1-0. Mason 3-3. Totals: 24-45.

P- Stay 13-26-0-226 6 TDs. Totals: 13-26-0-226 6 TDs.

M- Mason 12-30-2-204 TD.

P- M. St. Clair 5-79 4 TDs. Fish 3-79 TD. Blocker 1-9. Nolan 1-18. T. St. Clair 2-34. Mirville 1-7 TD. Totals: 13-226 6 TDs.

M- Compeau 6-109. Flowers 2-31. Farrah 3-49. Brown 1-15 TD. Totals: 12-204 TD.

P- St. Clair, Coolidge.
Dragons win advance to Semi finals
Keith • Reader Submitted • September 27, 2009
Broome County Dragons Travel once again to Watertown's back yard at Alex Duffy Fairgrounds Saturday October 3rd. After these two teams have met The Watertown Red & Black have out Scored the Dragons with a combine score of 80-13. Watertown are ranked First place and will Host the second round of Playoffs in Watertown. The Red and Black were issued a first round bye. Broome County Dragons are coming off a first round playoff win over the Vermont Ice Storm 15-14. The Ice Storm had the lead all the way through the final minute of the Fourth Quarter when Adam Good connect on a 64 yard hail marry pass to Dominque Henderson. Dragons were in a deep 4th down and long before the Dragons finished with a game winning touchdown pass. An other playoff game that will be playing will be Plattsburgh in Quebec. The winners of the games will face off for the Empire Football League Championship, the game will be Hosted by the Higher seeded team on Saturday October 10th.

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