WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Watertown Red and Black played their 2nd straight home game Saturday night and were looking for their 3rd straight win as they hosted undefeated Tri-Cities in Empire Football League action.
The Red and Black looking to avenge a loss to Tri-Cities on the road in week 2. Watertown threatening early but the handoff is fumbled and Sekou Harrison recovered for Tri-Cities.
The Red and Black get on the board on their next series when Jared Hendricks hits Chris Furr for a 9 yard touchdown, putting Watertown up 7-0.
In the 2nd quarter, Tri-Cities cuts into the Red and Black lead when Benjamin Baez takes it in. Watertown up 7-6.
Then it was Felix Rodriguez with a 17 yard touchdown run. Tri-Cities goes on top 12-7.
Late in the 4th, there was under 2 minutes left. Red and Black were down 24-21 when Hendricks finds Furr down the sidelines for a 76 yard touchdown. Final score: 27-24 Watertown.
The Red and Black now 4-3 on the season. They play Glens Falls September 7th at 7 PM.
In Northeastern Football Alliance action from Carthage, the Revolution hosted Broome County.
In the 3rd quarter, the Revolution were down 18-0 when Lamar Grey breaks tackles and goes in from 14 yards out, cutting the Broome County lead to 18-6.
On their next posession, Broome County answered when Noble Chapmen calls his own number and finds paydirt, score: 24-6 Broome County.
Broome County would end up beating Carthage 30-12. The Revolution fall to 4-77 on the season.
We continue our preview of area teams getting ready for the upcoming fall sports season by switching to the college ranks and visiting with the J.C.C. Women's Soccer Team.
The J.C.C. Women's Soccer Team struggled last year, finishing with a 4-12 overall record and 1-4-1 in conference play and 0-7 at home.
Despite the lopsided mark, J.C.C. women's coach Dave Bowhall says the team was much more competitive than the record indicated.
The Lady Cannoneers scored 20 goals last year while giving up 72 goals, but Bowhall sees that trend flipping this year with most of his expereince at the defensive midfield.
As has been the case in years past, Bowhall has comprised his team of mostly local talent and that has seemed to benefit the ladies in the early stages of the pre-season.
The women open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, September 7th as they play host to SUNY Adirondack.