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NFL Scores Touchdown for Renewables: Superbowl 58 Was 100% Solar Powered

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The biggest sporting event in America went green this year thanks to its position out in the desert. 621,000 solar panels channeled the electricity needed to power the Allegiant Stadium, home of both Superbowl VXIII, and the Las Vegas Raiders.

According to CBS News, the stadium entered into a 25-year agreement with NV Energy to buy power from the solar farm, which can power 60,000 homes outside of game day.

Las Vegas sees 300 days of sun a year, so the initiative makes perfect sense, and it’s not the only sustainability initiative found in and around the Allegiant. They recycle all the rubber pellets from the turf, run food scrap collection from the on-site restaurants and divert them from the waste stream to feed livestock, and compost all the grass clippings from the field.

They also have a super-efficient roof which reduces the need for air-con, and multiple efficiency systems like low-energy lighting, lighting control systems, and air handling units.

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Watertown’s Friday night football game ended early after onfield brawl

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A high school football game between Watertown and Fowler was cut short Friday night in Watertown after a fight between the two teams broke out on the field.

A video of the incident shows a fight breaking out between players after a play. Several members of each team appear to be involved and the video shows players punching, pushing and throwing each other to the ground. The fight continued after benches cleared and referees and coaches worked to break it up.

Fowler was leading 22-7 with more than a minute to go in the second quarter. The Fowler Falcons had possession near midfield when the fight broke out. Receiver Jayden Cotton caught a short pass on second down and was tackled by multiple Watertown defenders. A late hit drew multiple flags from officials.

Shoving by both teams eventually turned into punches being thrown and players getting slammed to the turf.

Officials and coaches got players separated and back to their respective sidelines. A video of the game can be seen here. The fight begins an hour and 23 minutes into the video.

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Genesee County Spartans head to Watertown for non-league game Saturday

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The Genesee County Spartans football club travels north this Saturday for a non-league game against the host Watertown Red and Black.

“Watertown is a powerhouse in the Gridiron Developmental Football League and an awesome organization, but if we play Spartans football – hard-nosed and disciplined – I feel we can play with any team in the country,” said Head Coach Harry Rascoe.

That’s a strong statement considering that Rascoe and his coaching staff have had only a couple months to recruit players and conduct practices in preparation for their inaugural season in the Northern Football Alliance.

Rascoe said that the team’s quarterbacks – Joe Canzoneri and Alex Rood – will each play two quarters against Watertown as the competition for the starting job continues.

“This weekend will allow us to get a look at both QBs and see some players at different positions in a real game. We are excited to play finally after weeks of practice,” he said.

Canzoneri is a 2010 graduate of Batavia High School and a three-year starter at QB for the Blue Devils. He attended GCC for two years. Today, he owns his own barber shop on Ellicott Street.

“I joined the team because I wanted to see if I still have it or not,” he said, noting that he held a couple passing records at BHS.

Rood graduated from BHS in 2020, went on to play quarterback at Geneva College and now competes in track and field at Brockport State College.

“This is a great opportunity to continue playing at the semi-pro level,” he said.

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NFL Fans Shocked by Sudden Collapse of Athlete Donate $5 Million in 24-hrs to His Humble Toy Drive–Including Tom Brady

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NFL fans and players are sending thoughts and prayers to the family of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, who collapsed on the field during the Monday Night Football game yesterday.

Reports say the player is currently in critical condition after his heart suffered cardiac arrest during game play. Eventually, he was taken away in an ambulance that had driven onto the field.

The shocking news generated an avalanche of compassion that has already raised nearly $5 million for Damar’s charity in less than a day.

The 24-year-old, who now plays safety in Western New York, created the charity to provide toy drives and back-to-school supplies for children in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

‘Tom Brady’ just donated $10,000 in the past hour—being one one of 160,000 people who opened their hearts by contributing.

The Chasing M’s Foundation first posted the humble fundraiser on GoFundMe in December of 2020, with Damar writing:

“As I embark on my journey to the NFL, I will never forget where I come from and I am committed to using my platform to positively impact the community that raised me.”

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Saturday Sports: Watertown High School hosts Ogdensburg Free Academy for a Saturday football showdown

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – The big game of the day in the Northern Athletic Conference was at Watertown High School, where the Cyclones hosted the OFA Blue Devils.

Watertown took the opening drives downfield and Deante Hall scored from seven yards out. 8-0 Cyclones. Late in the first quarter OFA answered. Tristan Lovely hit Connor Graveline for a 24-yard touchdown, tying the game at eight.

In the second quarter, Drew Costello found paydirt from 4 yards…16-8 OFA. Blue Devils went on to defeat Watertown by a final score of 36-24.

In Canton, the Golden Bears played host to the Potsdam Sandstoners. Second play of the game, Canton’s Zachary VanBrocklin took the handoff 70–yards for the touchdown. Golden Bears went up 8-0.

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Red & Black prepare for championship contest

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – The Watertown Red & Black faces Glens Falls for the Empire Football League championship this Saturday night at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The local semipro football team is looking to add to its storied history.

One of the unsung heroes for the Red & Black is kicker Eric Beylor. He’s been sensational, making 6 of 8 field goals attempts, including 4 from 30 yards and beyond, his long of 39.

He’s made 17 of 18 extra point attempts, averages 45 yards per kickoff, and has a 41-yard punt average.

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Red & Black have a shot at the championship this weekend

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – It’s championship week for the Watertown Red & Black. It’s a chance for the local semipro football team to add another title to its storied history.

The Red & Black will host Glens Falls this coming Saturday night. It’s a team Watertown beat twice during the regular season.

The last championship for the Red & Black came in 2009. Their last trip to a championship game came in 2015.

The players say they’re ready for this opportunity.

“Oh, yeah, we put in a lot of work this off-season, you know what I mean,” linebacker Derrek Dalton said. “It’s all coming together at the right time, so it’s all we can ask for.”

Monday’s local scores

Boys’ high school soccer

Belleville Henderson 11, Alexandria 0

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