Saturday Sports: Red & Black With 2nd Straight Home Win

Saturday Sports: Red & Black With 2nd Straight Home Win

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The Watertown Red and Black with their 2nd straight home game Saturday night at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds, hosting Auburn in NFA action.

In the 1st quarter, Jared Hendricks connected with Keegan Quieor who takes it 30 yards down to the 2 yard line. Joe Brennan took it the rest of the way: Red and Black on top 6-0. Connor Brown made his presence known on defense, first with a sack, and then with a fumble recovery, giving the Red and Black possession.

In the 2nd quarter, it's Brown again. This time with the pick 6. Score:12-0 Red and Black. Then on a double reverse, Keegan Quior scores on the 2 point conversion,14-0 Red and Black. Late in the 2nd quarter, Madison Wolfanger threw a 15 yard scoring pass, cutting the Red and Black lead to 14-7.

3rd quarter, the Red and Black pass is intercepted. Joe Brennan, though, showed great hustle and was able to strip the ball. It was recovered by Keegan Quior as the Red and Black got the ball back.

In the 4th quarter, Joe Brennan took it in from a yard out, the 2 point conversion was good. Score: 22-7 Red and Black. Curtis Dukes added a touchdown with a minute left in the game, 28-7 Red and Black. The Red and Black went on to beat Auburn 28-14.

NFA action from Carthage, the Revolution hosted the Broome County Stallions. The Stallions took the opening kick and score. Eric Fortner took the handoff and went14 yards for the touchdown, 6-0 Stallions.

In the 2nd quarter, tempers flare after a late hit on the Carthage sidelines, both teams going at it. Carthage would be assessed an unsportsmanlike penalty and one of the Revolution players was ejected. The Stallions added to their lead, David Blakney hit Kaelon Hall for 6 more. Broome County wins 18-6.

One of the biggest golf events in the area kicked off Saturday at the Watertown Golf Club in Thompson Park as qualifying for the 2018 Watertown Men's City Golf Championship took place. 79 golfers played for the coveted 32 spots in the championship flite. Match play begins Sunday with the semifinals a week out and the 36 hole match play final taking place next Sunday.

The defending champ, 6 time winner John Bufalini is ready to make a run at his 7th city title this week.

"I've been playing pretty good this year, but up here at the park, anything can happen. You know it's a matter of who putts well and who chips and has a good wedge game.  So, anything can happen up here at the park," Bufalini said.

From the links to the lacrosse field, where one of the premiere lacrosse tournaments in the Northeast went underway Saturday.

Madison Barracks, the setting for the beginning of the 1812 shootout. A 2 weekend long 4 day event that brings together some of the best lacrosse players and teams from the region.

Saturday, 70 boys teams in the 5th and 6th grade and 7th and 8th grade divisions did battle. With 70 more teams in boys 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th and JV divisions play Sunday. Next Saturday is an all girls day and the tourney closes out next Sunday with boys' and girls' varsity teams in action. This year marks the 25th year of the tourney which began back in 1993.

"Yeah, we're really excited that we have been around 25 years. Our teams are still coming in, they love coming. I had one woman has brought her family here for 17 years and she says its her favorite tournament," organizer Mike Green stated.

Power Play Sports hosted its grand opening today at the J.B. Wise Plaza. The facility offered a sheet of indoor ice for players to hone their skills all season long. In attendance for Saturday's grand opening, former Buffalo Sabres player, and current Sabres broadcaster, Danny Gare, who's product Can-Ice is the surface inside power play sports.

"Well, I'm here this morning to just help the youngsters here in Watertown to develop their game of hockey and it's great to be at Power Play Sports. We have our synthetic ice system here called Can-Ice. It's a great development for young kids to improve their skating, their shooting, their passing, stick handling, so great to see the turnout here today and really enjoyed it," said Danny Gare.

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