2013 CHAMPIONS –
The Albany Metro Mallers season came to an end as we were defeated by the Brooklyn Seminoles 41-32, Saturday, Nov. 23rd, in blizzard like conditions, and we just couldn’t seem to do enough to win. We tip our hat to Brooklyn. That was one hell of a team & we welcomed the challenge!
USFF/USFA National Champions – Winning against the Racine Raiders (who have a record of losing only two games out of 27 in two years), a score of 34-24.
SPF TheLeague 2013 Season Champions
(clk. here) News Cast Sept.22 2013
Congratulations to the Albany Metro Mallers, 41-14 winners Saturday, September 21st, over the nationally ranked powerhouse South Buffalo Celtics to take the first SPF-The League championship. After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, the Albany squad reeled off 34 unanswered points to post a 34-7 lead into the 4th quarter, where both teams tallied scores on back to back drives under the 5 minute mark. Post game festivities included the presentation of the six foot tall SPF championship trophy as well as the SPF MVP AWARD, presented to Albany’s all purpose back CJ Tarver , and in a total show of class, Tarver turned the award over to the Maller’s Defensive unit for carrying the team all season long! The team season is not over as it now focuses on post season action where the goal is a shot at the Semi-Pro Football national championship coming up in January! Great Job Guys!
Yet another great squad — ALBANY METRO MALLERS tradition of excellence which is a pride for the Albany area.
Saturday, August 17th – Albany Metro Mallers vs. South Buffalo Celtics – ANOTHER WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Mallers faced their biggest challenge of the year on Saturday night. The visiting South Buffalo Celtics, # 4 in the nation, brought a fight to the Mallers. Early on the Mallers took a lead when Anthony Fogarty broke away from the pack to score the first points of the game on a rushing touchdown. The game was back and forth all night. The dagger came in the 4th quarter when C.J. Tarver broke a run up the middle to put the Mallers up by 13. the Celtics would storm back on the next drive to score a touchdown, but it was too little too late as the Mallers came away with the win 37-31. With the win, the Mallers secure homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, which is the reward for being the regular season champions. Playoffs begin on September 7th.
Saturday, August 10th — Another win by the Albany Metro Mallers vs. Lockport Rampage (away game)
Saturday, July 27th — Another win by the Albany Metro Mallers vs. Buffalo Chargers –
Albany Metro Mallers vs. Monroe County Sting — Saturday, July 13th –
The Albany Metro Mallers found themselves in a dog fight wit the Monroe County Sting. After a quick 40 yard strike to Snoop Singleton, the Mallers missed the extra point, and held a 6-0 lead until the third quarter. The Sting struck back taking an 8-6 lead after a successful 2 point conversion. CJ Tarver caught a pass from Quarterback TJ McLaughlin for a 62 yard touchdown. The 2 point conversion was no good, but the Mallers led 12-8 The Sting weren’t quite done as the scored again and could not convert the 2 point conversion. the Sting led 14-12. With the Mallers backed up on their own 44 yard line, facing a 4th and 41, TJ McLaughlin threw a bomb to the front right corner of the end zone, and in Scotty Lawson fashion, the pass connected with Culture Branch on a game winning 56 yard Touchdown. That would be the last score as the Mallers won 20-14. .
Albany Metro Mallers vs. Rochester Rebels – First Home Game of the Season
The Albany Metro Mallers 2013 home season kicked off Saturday Night, June 8th , and the Semi-Pro football team’s ultimate weapon C. J. Tarver wasted no time bringing the fans at CBA to their feet. by taking the Rochester Rebels opening kickoff into the end zone from 73 yards out just 6 seconds into the contest. Following a 3 and out series by the rebels, Tarver led the offense on a 60 yard drive, and handed off to rookie Anthony Fogarty for a one yard dive, to up the ante to a 12-0 lead with 4:05 left in the opening quarter.
The hard nosed Albany defense withstood the hard throwing attack of Curtis Clark, as the Mallers welcomed back Defensive End Jarris “Train” Jones to the lineup, who along with Linebackers Alex Brace and Dison Reynolds kept Clark on the run all night. Jones recorded 2 sacks while Veteran Safety Gabe Young hauled down two interceptions as part of the nights work.
The Mallers offense also welcomed back a blast from the past in Running Back Jadel Whitfield who last suited up back in 2005. Whitfield along with Nick Carr gave Tarver a high impact running attack to accompany his open field slash run and throw style which kept the Rebels off guard all evening long. Tarver eluded tacklers in the pocket with his speed and spin moves and added a 50 yard scoring run with 5:19 left in the half. CJ then complimented the ground game with a 37 and an 8 yard scoring strikes to Jason Quinn, with the later set up by a 35yard run by Carr on 3rd and long.
Rochester got on the board with just over 7 minutes remaining on a 14 yard run by Jamel Montgomery. In their final posession of the evening, again Clark was picked off on an acrobatic play by corner Donald Murdock, Jr.
Albany evens up their 2013 record at 1-1 with the Rebels leave town at 0-1, having their opener suspended last week due to lightning.
Albany Metro Mallers vs. South Buffalo Celtics – First Game of the Season
Your Albany Metro Mallers began the 2013 season on Saturday night at the SPF Kickoff Classic against defending national titleholder South Buffalo Celtics. The Mallers would take a 20-14 lead into the 4th quarter. Buffalo scored the go ahead touchdown with 2 minutes to go and Albany then drove the length of the field before failing a field goal attempt with 12 seconds to go.
Check out some pics of our first game of the season, this games photos courtesy of www.Facebook.com/FrenzFotography
SPF-The League at http://www.spftheleague.com
The 2013 SPF-The League alignment:
- Albany Metro Mallers
- Rochester Rebels
- Buffalo Chargers
- Lockport Rampage
- Monroe County Sting
- South Buffalo Celtics
Unless noted, all Mallers game photos courtesy of:
Art Nicklas, nC2a ART FX
If you would like action shots of your favorite Maller players, please contact Art at (518) 458-8094