Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Referee group drops 3 semi-pro teams

Referee group drops 3 semi-pro teams
Referees from the Rochester Chapter of Certified Football Officials will no longer be assigned to work at semi-pro football games in the Rochester area. ...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Watertown Red and Black starting center dies in car accident

Watertown Red and Black starting center dies in car accident
David G. Towles, 21, the starting center for the Watertown Red and Black football team, was killed early Saturday when the sedan he was driving southbound on Fuller Road left the road and struck a tree.
He was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier this month, Mr. Towles, of 16639 Lemay Road, earned first-team honors from the Empire Football League. He also received a sportsmanship award from the league in 2008, his first year on the team.
"He was an all-around good guy," Red and Black Coach George Ashcraft said. "It's a tough thing. I know accidents happen, but in all my years coaching, having a player or coach leave on such sudden terms, it's hard. He was a great, great kid."
Mr. Ashcraft said Mr. Towles would bring his large Rottweiler to practices and stick around afterward to chat with teammates.
The coach said 25 to 30 Red and Black players had stopped by his house by 5 p.m. Thursday.
"These guys work together," Mr. Ashcraft said. "The lineman, all five, six, seven of them, they do everything together. You talk about cooperation and working together but these guys actually made it happen."
The coach said players and coaches will sign a number 56 jersey — the number worn by Mr. Towles — and present it to the family.
"Anything we can do to help the family with this, we'll do," he said.
State police are still investigating the cause of the accident. Mr. Towles was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the accident, troopers said.

David G. Towles, Watertown Red & Black Player

David G. Towles
October 31, 2009       
ADAMS, N.Y.  —  David G. Towles, 21, of 16639 LeMay Road, died early Saturday morning in the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, from injuries he received in an auto accident on the Fuller Road in the town of Adams. 

A funeral Mass will be said 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Saint Cecilia's Church, Adams, with Rev. Douglas A. Decker, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Ellisburg Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Saint Cecilia's Church in the parish center. A vigil service will begin at 8:30 p.m. 

Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

Born Dec. 20, 1987, in Watertown, the son of Jody and Carla Hudson Towles, he graduated in 2006 from South Jefferson Central School, and attended Jefferson Community College, Watertown. 

He was currently employed by Ramsey's Pizzeria in Adams Center. 

Mr. Towles was a member of the Red and Black football team where he earned a sportsmanship award in 2008 and the first-team All Stars of the Empire Football League in 2009. 

Among his survivors are his father and stepmother, Jody and Erin Towles, Adams; mother and stepfather, Carla and Bradley Edwards, Adams; three sisters, Samantha and Catherine Towles, and Rachel Nohle, all of Adams; three brothers, Derek Edwards, Iraq; Chad Edwards, Lorraine; Christopher Nohle, Adams; maternal grandfather, C. David Hudson, Adams; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Lavina Towles , his maternal grandmother, Jean Hudson, and an uncle, Randy Towles. 

Mr. Towles was a communicant of Saint Cecilia's Church.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Red and Black Football Team, c/o John Ramus, 337 Thompson Blvd., Watertown, NY 13601.

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