Brigade Today // July 30, 2019
BRIGADE PLAYOFF TICKETS ON SALE
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The Baltimore Brigade will host the Albany Empire at Royal Farms Arena on Saturday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. to finish the AFL semifinal series. To show their Baltimore pride, Brigade playoff Endzone General Admission tickets will be discounted to $4.10 on TicketMaster by using promo code: 4BMORE. Click here to purchase the discounted tickets.
Fans can purchase group or all-inclusive playoff tickets by calling 667-930-0200 or by visiting www.BaltimoreBrigade.com. Media interested in covering the Brigade must request credentials by emailing [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game or practice.
BALTIMORE DROPS FIRST AFL PLAYOFF GAME 61-26
Albany holds 35-point advantage leading into final playoff game next week in Baltimore
SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 FINAL
BALTIMORE 6 0 7 13 26
ALBANY 7 14 20 20 61
The Baltimore Brigade fell to the Albany Empire at the Times Union Center on Saturday night, 61-26 , in the first game of the AFL playoffs. With the loss, Albany holds a 35-point advantage leading into the final game of the home-and-home playoff series. Baltimore will host the final game of the series next Saturday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. The team with the highest aggregate score at the end of the series will advance to ArenaBowl 32 to be played on Sunday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. ArenaBowl 32 will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Baltimore allowed 35 unanswered points in the loss until Brigade backup quarterback Shane Morris connected a touchdown pass to wide receiver Joe Hills in the third quarter. Morris, who came in for quarterback Shane Boyd in the second half, completed 8 of 12 passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns, both to Hills. Empire wide receiver Quentin Sims recorded an impressive seven receptions for 106 yards and five touchdowns.
Defensive back Joe Powell took the opening kickoff 55 yards to the endzone for a Baltimore touchdown. During the 2019 regular season, Powell returned a kickoff three times for a touchdown, which was tied for first in the league. Albany went on to score 21 unanswered points with Empire quarterback Tommy Grady throwing two touchdowns and fullback Mykel Benson rushing in for a score to finish 21-6 at the half.
DARRYL CATO-BISHOP NAMED AFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cato-Bishop honored for two-sack performance, led AFL in total sacks for regular season
The Arena Football League announce that Baltimore Brigade defensive lineman Darryl Cato-Bishop has been named Week 13 AFL Defensive Player of the Week for his instrumental performance in the Brigade's 35-28 victory over the Blackjacks during their regular season finale.
Cato-Bishop racked up two sacks for a loss of 11 yards and one forced fumble against Atlantic City last week. The first sack for a loss of 8 yards contributed to forcing the Blackjacks to attempt a field goal. The Blackjacks missed and the Brigade scooped the ball up for a score. The second sack of the night prevented the Blackjacks from scoring on a fourth down at the end of the second quarter when the Blackjacks were on Baltimore's 1-yard line.
Cato-Bishop, a five-year veteran, led the league in total sacks with 7.5 (6 solo) and ranked second in forced fumbles with 4 and total tackles for loss with 8 during the regular season. Cato-Bishop registered a sack in five games this season and had two sacks in two games. The Brigade had six players named to the AFL Player of the Week throughout the course of the regular season, five of which were defensive players.
August 3 // 7:00 p.m. vs Albany
August 11 // 8:00 p.m.
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