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Hudson Valley Mountaineers Win Empire League Championship

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The top-seeded Hudson Valley Mountaineers (10-2) defeated the third-seeded North Stars, 41-30 at Middletown High School to win the 2018 Empire Football League title, capturing the title in their inaugural season.

The North Stars, pursuing their first league championship since 2014, led 23-20 at the half but this game was a back-and-forth thriller. “It was a heavyweight fight,” said Scott Aguglia of Plattsburgh. “It was definitely back and forth all game. Hats off to them for maybe making one less mistake than us. It was a heck of a game.”

As a result of his outstanding performance at Quarterback, Al Dockery of Hudson Valley was named game MVP.

The Empire Football League has live streamed selected games worldwide the last several years to further promote the league and players. “This year we implemented the EFL Game of the Week by live streaming one game every weekend” stated EFL Commissioner Dave Burch. “This EFL Championship turned in some pretty impressive stats of 4000 plus total viewers worldwide”. The video from the championship game is available at EFL Live Stream

 

Media:

-   Championship Game Photo Album (click here)

-   EFL Live Stream Archive (click here)

 

 At the Empire Football League’s final meeting of the year on September 29, they decided to formally announce their 2019 membership campaign for interested teams. Teams with serious interest in joining the EFL need only complete a formal application for an invitation to the league’s annual meeting in January. Teams interested in joining one of the oldest and most professionally run adult amateur football leagues in America need only click EFL Application and forward completed app to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Feel free to also visit our EFL website to view our organization and history.

The EFL is also proud to announce the following All Star Selections for 2018……

 

2018 Empire League All Stars 

 QUARTERBACK

FIRST TEAM TIE

HARRY RASCOE – PLATTSBURGH

AL DOCKERY – HUDSON VALLEY

HONORABLE MENTION

NAKIA BOOZER - TRI CITIES

AARON TENNANT – UTICA

JUSTIN CHAIRES – UTICA

 

RUNNING BACK

FIRST TEAM

BRANDON SAWYER – PLATTSBURGH

JVON EVANS – UTICA

 

SECOND TEAM

QUENTIN AUSTIN – GREENJACKETS

TONY DeLOATH – GREENJACKETS

LAWERENCE ELLIOTT – UTICA

RON PIERCE JR. – UTICA

 

FULLBACK

FIRST TEAM – TIE

KIREME PITTS - TRI-CITIES

ELIJAH PARKS – PLATTSBURGH

SECOND TEAM

RICH HANSEN – HUDSON VALLEY

RON PIERCE JR. – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

TIM REMILLARD – PLATTSBURGH

 

TIGHT END

FIRST TEAM

TRAVIS DUTKA – HUDSON VALLEY

SECOND TEAM – TIE

JACOB WELLS – SEAWAY VALLEY

BRIAN HORTON – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

SAWYER VENETO – PLATTSBURGH

 

WIDE RECEIVER

FIRST TEAM

TREY BUCCI – PLATTSBURGH

TYLER PEDDIE – HUDSON VALLEY

ANTHONY GRAY – HUDSON VALLEY

TORY BOUYEA – PLATTSBURGH

SAMMY DIAZ – UTICA

SECOND TEAM

VALENTINO SMITH – TRI-CITIES

JORDAN KELEHER – PLATTSBURGH

NICK STEENKAMER – SEAWAY VALLEY

ANDRE JAMISON – HUDSON VALLEY

JOSH MASON – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

DOMINICK BORDEAU – PLATTSBURGH

 

OFFENSIVE GUARD

FIRST TEAM

NATE DRUMMOND – UTICA

KWAME HILTS TRI- CITIES

SECOND TEAM

NICK MOORE – PLATTSBURGH

JOHN DUBUC – PLATTSBURGH

HONORABLE MENTION

CODY MARSHALL – UTICA

 

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

FIRST TEAM

KENDALL CONVERSE – GREENJACKETS

JOE POLIZZITO – HUDSON VALLEY

SECOND TEAM

JERMEL HAILEY – TRI-CITIES

BEN SAUNDERS – PLATTSBURGH

BRANDON FOX – PLATTSBURGH

HONORABLE MENTION

DEVIN ROUDOLF – UTICA

TYLER MYLES – UTICA

 

CENTER

FIRST TEAM – TIE

JIM RESIDORF – PLATTSBURGH

DAVE BALOY – HUDSON VALLEY

KENNY MARYON – UTICA

 

PUNTER

FIRST TEAM

TYLER TOUZIN – TRI - CITIES

SECOND TEAM

FOREST HALLER – UTICA

HEATH GEISER – PLATTSBURGH

 

PLACE KICKER

FIRST TEAM

THOMAS MONTANARRO – PLATTSBURGH

SECOND TEAM

COLIN IVIC – HUDSON VALLEY

JED LAMONT – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

TYLER TOUZIN – SCHENECTADY

 

RETURN SPECIALIST

FIRST TEAM TIE

JON HAMMOND – GREENJACKETS

JAVON WILKINS – HUDSON VALLEY

SECOND TEAM

ALEX HEATH – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

CHRISTOPHER BEAVO – UTICA

 

OFFENSIVE MVP

HARRY RASCOE – PLATTSBURGH

 

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

TIE

BRANDON SAWYER – PLATTSBURGH

JVON EVANS – UTICA

NOSE TACKLE

FIRST TEAM TIE

KELSEY LENNEY – PLATTSBURGH

DUANE BLANDIS UTICA

SECOND TEAM TIE

JORDAN SPRINGSTEAD – HUDSON VALLEY

WILL BROWN – UTICA

 

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

FIRST TEAM

RASHAWN KING – SCHENECTADY

ETIENNE BUCK – HUDSON VALLEY

SECOND TEAM

TIM O’MEARA – PLATTSBURGH

DAN O’MEARA – PLATTSBURGH

PENTA THOMAS – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

DUANE BLANDIS – UTICA

MIKE THWAITS - PLATTSBURGH

 

DEFENSIVE END

FIRST TEAM

COLTON RYAN – UTICA

ABDUL GROSS – SCHENECTADY

THOMAS MCDEVETT – PLATTSBURGH

TYRE COLEMAN – HUDSON VALLEY

JASON PEARSON – UTICA

SECOND TEAM

GREG ARCHER – PLATTSBURGH

HONORABLE MENTION

DUSTIN MACKENZIE – HUDSON VALLEY

 

LINEBACKER

FIRST TEAM

ANDREW MOREHOUSE – GREENJACKETS

JOSH NEPHEW – PLATTSBURGH

BRANDON EASTER – HUDSON VALLEY

CAMERON JACKSON – UTICA

SECOND TEAM

DITYE DOUGLAS – TRI CITIES

MARC THOMAS – TRI CITIES

TYLER NEWMAN – PLATTSBURGH

DUSTIN MACKENZIE – HUDSON VALLEY

ROB GRAHAM – UTICA

HONORABLE MENTION

DAMIAN MONTGOMERY – TRI CITIES

JAMES BAIRD – PLATTSBURGH

WAYNE GENTILE – UTICA

ERIC RENDE – UTICA

 

DEFENSIVE BACK

FIRST TEAM

SEAN VELAZQUEZ – GREENJACKETS

JOVAN WILKINS – HUDSON VALLEY

CALVIN LANG – UTICA

JAYLYNN BASS – UTICA

SECOND TEAM

TYLER BROWN – GREENJACKETS

ALEX HEATH – TRI - CITIES

OZIR MITCHELL – SCHENECTADY

BRANDON ST. JOHN – PLATTSBURGH

DJ BARBER – PLATTSBURGH

JARED CROY PLATTSBURGH

DEVONTE PETERS – HUDSON VALLEY

HONORABLE MENTION

SHAWN DOXEY HUDSON VALLEY

 

DEFENSIVE MVP TIE

JOSH NEPHEW - PLATTSBURGH

CAMERON JACKSON - UTICA

PENTA THOMAS - UTICA

 

 

 

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

TIE

TIM O’MEARA - PLATTSBURGH

DVONTE PETERS - HUDSON VALLEY

JAYLYNN BASS – UTICA

 

IRONMAN

TAYLOR RICHARD – SEAWAY VALLEY

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

DAVE ALTERIO – HUDSON VALLEY

 

 

 
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