Saturday Sports: Red & Black double up Mohawk Valley
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - We have Empire Football League action on tap from Waterville as the Watertown Red and Black looked to snap a 3 game losing streak and pick up their first win of the season as they squared off against the Mohawk Valley Nighthawks.
The Red and Black get on the board first in the 1st quarter as T.J. Williams plows his way in from 5 yards out, putting the Red and Black on top 6-0. Late in the 1st, the Red and Black add to their lead. Williams get loose outside and walks in from 5 yards out, increasing the Red and Black lead to 14-0.
Mohawk Valley cut the lead in half in the 2nd quarter. Javon Evans finds an opening and takes it in from 10 yards out, cutting the Red and Black lead to 14-7 at the half.
Late in the 4th, Mohawk Valley was looking to tie it up but the Red and Black defense comes up with the big stop on 4th down. Final score: 14-7 in favor of the Red and Black. Watertown improves to 1-3 on the season.
In Carthage, the Revolution hosted Ithaca in Northeastern Football Alliance play. The Revolution looking to snap a 3 game losing streak and get back to 500.
Late in the 1st, Ithaca gets on the board. Earl Brooks Sr. calls his own number and takes it in from 4 yards out, putting Ithaca on top 6-0.
In the 2nd quarter, the Revolution gets on the board as Brooks Sr. coughs up the football and Zedric Colquitt recovers in the endzone for a touchdown. Score: 7-6 Revolution. Carthage continues to put on the pressure defensively but Ithaca takes the game 26-16.
The Revolution fall to 3-5 on the season. They play Charlotte on August 10 at 7 PM.
Wrestling taking center stage this weekend at the Cerow Arena in Clayton with the 2019 Thousand Islands Summer Duals on tap. This marks the 18th year the Thousand Islands Summer Duals have set up shop on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, and each year the tournament seems to get bigger and better.
This year, 48 high school and 19 middle school teams are taking to the mats. Teams from up and down the east coast are in attendance, including Eagle Empire, a club team that has traveled all the way from Miami, Florida for the past 6 years to be a part of the T.I. Duals.
Eagle Empire Coach Mick Arteaga says he brings his team to face the best of the best in high school wrestling. The tournament also gives local coaches and wrestlers a chance to meet the cream of the crop on the mat in their own back yard.
The tournament is a 3 day long event and concludes on Sunday with championship matches in the gold, silver, blue, red and bronze brackets.
The Watertown Rapids season may have ended on Wednesday, but the team's front office is already focused on the upcoming 2020 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League season.
Rapids General Manager Brandon Noble says the team is already looking at areas to improve the fan experience. He feels getting fans into the ballpark earlier in the season will be one of his top priorities.
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