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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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Red & Black face off against Syracuse in last regular season game

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – A regular season title and home-field advantage through the playoffs are on the line this Saturday night as the Watertown Red & Black host Syracuse.

It’s a big game for the local semipro football team.

The Red & Black Defense was exceptional again this past Saturday night, shutting out Glens Falls for the second time this season, this time in a 24-0 win at the Fairgrounds.

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Red & Black back at home this weekend

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – The Watertown Red & Black return to the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds this Saturday night.

It’s Military Appreciation Night, so service members get in free with their I.D.

The Red & Black are facing a Glens Falls team that it beat on the road 9-0 earlier this season.

Defense dominated that last meeting, but there’s no resting on its laurels.

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Cougars leaning on leadership

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Corcoran Cougars are coming off a 1-3 spring football season. It’s been a tough go for Coach Fisher and company, who didn’t get to see the kids for nearly a year due to COVID restrictions. This fall, the Cougars have a lot of young linemen and good skill guys, and their seniors are taking their leadership roles seriously, being vocal and positive.

The overall vibe at practice is that this team is genuinely excited to be back.

“I just think that whole atmosphere of Friday night lights is so special. Now that it’s back, you really realize that you missed it a lot,” Corcoran football coach Tyrone Fisher says.

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Eric Dungey cut by Cincinnati Bengals

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — By Tuesday, NFL rosters need to be cut down from 90 to 80, but the Bengals started early, kicking a Syracuse fan favorite to the curb Sunday morning.

Eric Dungey, who made his debut with Cincinnati under center on Friday night, was one of five players released by the team so far.

Against the Washington Football Team, SU’s all-time passing yards leader was 3 of 6 passing for 14 yards, while rushing for 12 yards.

The 25-year-old has now spent time with three different NFL rosters after going undrafted in 2019. During his time on the Hill, he set or tied 25 school records.

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