When ever the North and the South do battle there is always some pre game chatter going on. The Albany Metro Mallers from the NYS traveled this weekend to the southland and battled the West Georgia Falcons. Just hours before the game some Mallers were posting that they were there and ready to play ball against one of the premier teams from the south and show the boys from the south what NYS football was all about. Meanwhile the Falcons were posting how they had just beat the Alabama Predators who were the defending champs of the Heart of the South Football League by the final score of 24-0. The Falcons went on to say the Albany Metro Mallers were next up to get beat by the Falcons and that they were going to show them how they play football in West Georgia and that when the Mallers left Georgia they would know they roll down in the south. The Falcons also wanted Albany to know that it was this game was being played in “Their House”. Well after the chatting was over and the coin flip was over the Falcons did march the ball down the field and score to take a 7-0 lead on the Mallers. There was just one problem for the Falcons that would be their only score of the night while the Mallers score not only with their ground and pound game but also through the air. When the 4th quarter clock hit 0:00 and the final horn blew, the score board read Albany Metro Mallers 49 – West Albany Falcons 7. So the Albany Metro Mallers now know how they ball out in West Georgia. The 13-1 Mallers will now wait to see where they will have to travel next month for a National Championship Game. We will post the National Championship Game info as we get it and as always Thank You All for your support.
November 21 – Brooklyn NY – The Albany Metro Mallers traveled to Brooklyn to play in the 2015 Harvest Bowl Championship. After opening the game with back to back scores and taking a 12-0 lead. Brooklyn scored 28 unanswered points and with a late 2nd quarter score the Mallers trailed 28-20 at the half. Brooklyn kicked a field goal to extend their lead to 31-20 midway through the 4th before the Mallers would score to cut the lead to 6 (31-26) with just just less than 4 mins to play in the game. The Mallers did get the ball back with just 1:47 to play at their own 25 yard line and drove the ball down the field and the final play came as the Mallers had it 1st and 10 from the Brooklyn 25 yard line. The Final Play was a incomplete pass in the end zone and Brooklyn won the 2015 Harvest Bowl Championship 31-26. The Mallers record fell to 13-1 and their next game is the weekend of Dec 12th in Altanta GA. The Mallers are also waiting for word from the National Bowl Committee to se if they will be invited to play in Fla in January.
If there was ever a game that was over long before it started it was the semi-finals between The Albany Metro Mallers and The Syracuse Strong.
The Mallers had their way with the Strong all night long. At one point late in the game the Syracuse QB had more completed passes to the Maller Defenders than his own receivers. The Mallers ground and pound game was key all night long and with the game well in hand the coaching staff started pulling starters mid-way through the 3rd quarter and the Mallers still scored at will. Tonight’s Final was 52-0.
Next week the Mallers travel to Brooklyn Seminoles in the 2015 Harvest Bowl Finals.
Harvest Bowl (Quarter Finals) – Western Conn Militia vs. The Albany Metro Mallers.
If someone looked at the final score they might think it was a close game, but if you were there you would know there was never a doubt the Mallers would advance to the next round. The Mallers scored at will in the first half and gave up some big plays late in the game to allow the game to get a little closer than it could of or should of gotten. Simply said Mallers 54/Western Conn 32.
The Mallers will host Syracuse next week in the Semi finals as the Syracuse Strong Beat The Oneonta Stallions 19-0.
Everyone in the sell out crowd knew this was going to be a battle from start to finish, The only thing no one knew was who was going to come out on top. That is unless you asked any Albany Metro Maller Player or staff member. They knew this was the statement game. Last year when CPP came to Albany and was sent home with a lost they were quick to chatter ( It was a lucky win for Albany, CPP traveled too lite, They didn’t have certain players, etc.) This year they came loaded and ready to play the Mallers. Only thing was the CPP team had one “HUGE” problem! The Metro Mallers were here to play and as one would ask the question Who’s House? The Mallers were quick to reply “Our House”. The Mallers set the tone quick and went up 6-0 in the first quarter and then added a field goal to go up 9-0 at Half. The Mallers would score again to make it 16-0 before CPP finally got on the score board with a little over 4 mins to play making it 16-6. The Maller Defense did have 2 great goal line stands and what some would call a game changer 4th and inches stand. The 16-6 win gave the Mallers the Regular Season And Play Off Championships. The Perfect Season for some would be over until Florida but not the Mallers And Sal as next up is the Harvest Bowl. The Mallers will host Conn Militia in the first round of the Harvest Bowl.
Just over 3 months ago the Albany Metro Mallers opened the season in Allentown PA against this same Lehigh Valley Storm team with a 47-22 win. So Mallers wanted to have a similar outcome tonight in front of their home town fans. Even though it had been 4 weeks since their last game some people may have been worried about the Mallers being a little rusty. Well it didn’t take long for the Mallers or their fans to stop worrying about that problem as the Maller “D’ posted its 4th straight shut out and the high power offense was running as smooth as ever as the Mallers handle the Lehigh Valley Storm and won the game by the final score of 41-0. Next week the Mallers will host the W.F.F. Play-Off Super Bowl against the winner of tonight game of CPP and the DC Seahawks.
Another win for the Albany Metro Mallers, winning by the score of 35-0. This win completed the perfect season for the Mallers. But, even better news came to the Mallers while they were in the locker room after the game. Word from DC was that The DC Seahawks had defeated the CPP Piranha 20-17. Albany was not just the only undefeated team and regular season champions but would have home field advantage throughout the play-offs.
The Mallers could now sit back and enjoy a couple weeks off and get ready for who ever they face in the first round of the play-offs.
The Mallers brought their undefeated record into Dietz Field in Kingston and also brought in a defense that last week handed out their first shut out of the season. The Mallers also left Dietz Field in Kingston with their record still perfect at 8-0 and the Maller “D” also handed out their second straight shut out making it now 9 quarters that no one had scored on the Maller “D”. The Mallers still remain in a first place tie with CPP but the pressure is now switched to CPP because if both teams finish the season with perfect records the tie breaker is point difference and the Mallers last 2 shutouts could be huge for the Mallers in their quest for home field advantage in the play offs. Next week the Maller will travel to NJ to take on the Garden State Gladiators in the final week of the regular season for the Mallers.
Maller Football returns to Brooklyn as the Mallers faced the Brooklyn Bengals. This game held a lot in common with a Ronda Rousey fight. It was over as soon as the official blew his whistle for the opening kickoff.
The Mallers scored different times and when the final buzzer sounded the Mallers won by the final score of 51-0 giving the Mallers their first shutout of the year. The Mallers now move to 7-0 and travel next week to the Hudson Valley to play the Bucs. The Mallers played the Bucs in Week 2 and won that game 47-12.