The Lockport Rampage finished their NFA season this past Saturday (August 16th) with a 22-0 victory over the Southern Tier Diesel in Olean, NY. The win caps off an undefeated regular season as the Rampage finish 10-0 in NFA play (11-0 overall). The Rampage sit alone at the top of the NFA West as the only undefeated team in the conference and will be the number 1 seed when the playoffs begin in September.
The Rampage defense recorded their fourth shutout of the season and held the Diesel to 72 net yards of offense. DT Ray Barker led the defense with 7 tackles (4 solo), 2 TFLs, and a QB hit. The Lockport linebackers had an active day: Cliff McDowell had 6 tackles, 2 TFLs, a fumble recovery, and a pass defensed; Tom Covey added 6 tackles (4 solo) and 2 TFLs; Marcus Wyche recorded 5 tackles, a half a sack, and 2 QB hits; Isaiah Johnson had the lone interception on the day in addition to recording two tackles. Safety Ron Dixon chipped in with 5 tackles, a pass defensed, and a forced fumble that lead to a Rampage touchdown; Safety AJ Cleveland picked up the fumble forced by Dixon and returned it 26 yards for the score late in the third quarter (Cleveland had 3 tackles and forced a fumble himself as well). DE David Gross had 5 tackles, 1 TFL, and a QB sack; from the other side of the defensive front, DE Al Scott recorded 4 tackles and 1 TFL.
Offensively, the Rampage rushing attack accumulated 226 yards on the night. RB Tewaine Pannel led the way with 14 carries for 101 yards (7.21 yards per carry) and a touchdown. Kodell Jones ran the ball 9 times for 56 yards, and Terrence Owens added 39 yards on 7 rushes. QB James Celotto had an efficient day through the air, going 7 of 17 passing for 88 yards and a touchdown; Celotto also ran the ball 7 times for 28 yards. WR Nick Peterson had 3 catches for 56 yards and WR Darrel Keith caught a 15 yard TD pass from Celotto. WR Reggie Seawright added 2 catches for 14 yards.
The Rampage are the first team in the modern era of semi-pro football in Lockport to finish the regular season undefeated, and the first team since the 1990s to finish a regular season at first place in their conference. The Rampage have a bye for the last week of the regular season, and will also have a bye for the first round of the NFA playoffs (which are set to start on September 6th). The Rampage will next play at home at Exchange Field on September 13th. They will face the winner of the first round of the NFA West conference playoffs.
This Saturday, August 16th, the Rampage (9-0 NFA, 10-0 overall) will be closing out their 2014 NFA regular season in Olean against the Southern Tier Diesel (7-2). The first meeting between the two teams took place two weeks ago and the Rampage came out on top by a score of 28-6. The Rampage are coming off of a victory against the Jamestown Chiefs; the Diesel lost their second game of the season last week against the Nickel City Kings. Despite the consecutive losses, the Diesel remain at the number two spot in the NFA Western Conference, just behind the Rampage. This game will have playoff implications for both teams. With a win on Saturday, the Rampage would secure an undefeated regular season. Kickoff is at 7PM at Bradner Stadium in Olean, NY.
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This past weekend the Lockport Rampage defeated the Jamestown Chiefs for the third time this season. The Rampage offense was firing on all cylinders as they put up their highest point total of the season and racked up over 400 yards.
Quarterback Lamont Rhim had another big week, completing 18 of 30 attempts for 233 yards and throwing two TD passes. Chris Montgomery lead the receiving corpse with 7 catches for 118 yards and a TD. Nick Peterson added 4 catches for 85 yards and a TD, and Darrel Keith had 3 catches for 63 yards and a TD. James Celotto had 3 catches for 30 yards from the WR position and also completed 2 of 3 passes for 72 yards from the QB position. Between Celotto and Rhim, the Rampage threw for over 300 yards through the air.
The Rampage running game also had 106 yards on the ground. RB Tewaine Pannel had 9 rushes for 79 yards and an impressive 4 TDs on the day. RB Derrick Adams added 16 yards and a TD on the ground, as well as punching the ball in for 3 two-point conversions. The Rampage offense finished the day with 8 TDs in all.
Marcus Wyche lead the defensive effort with 5 tackles, 2 TFLs, a half a QB sack, a QB hit, and a fumble recovery. Safeties Devon Parret (4 tackles) and Ron Dixon (2 tackles) both had interceptions. LB Cliff McDowell was a turnover-causing machine, accounting for 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, plus 2 tackles. LB Isaiah Johnson added a sack and two tackles, and LB Tom Covey had 6 tackles, 1 TFL, and a fumble recovery. CB Dieshawn Johnson and defensive lineman Ray Barker and Mario Granatta all added four tackles on the day.
With the win, the Rampage improve to 9-0 in the NFA and 10-0 overall. The Rampage have clinched first place in the West Conference of the NFA and are guaranteed a home playoff game and a bye for the West Conference playoffs.
This weekend (Saturday, August 9th) the Lockport Rampage (8-0 NFA, 9-0 overall) will take the show on the road to Strider Field in Jamestown, NY, where they will face the Jamestown Chiefs (2-5 NFA record). Both teams had big wins last week against their respective opponents (the Chiefs defeated the WNY Dragons 28-14). The Rampage and Chiefs have faced each other twice this year: the first contest was a non-league charity game that the Rampage won 44-0; the second contest was an NFA scheduled game that the Rampage won by a score of 38-0. Kickoff is set for 5pm.
Strider Field is located at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Jamestown, see map below:
This past weekend at Outwater Park the Lockport Rampage claimed victory against the previously unbeaten Southern Tier Diesel, winning by a final score of 28-6. With the win, the Rampage improve to 8-0 in the NFA (9-0 overall) and now sit on top of the NFA West as the only unbeaten team in the conference. The Diesel fall to 7-1.
The Rampage scored points in every quarter and went up 28-0 before a 4th quarter score by the Diesel made it 28-6. The Diesel had no answers for the Lockport running back stable, as the rushing attack racked up 224 yards on the ground and scored all of the Rampage offensive touchdowns. RB Tewaine Pannel lead the way with 13 rushes for 171 yards (13.15 yards per carry) and a touchdown. Derrick Adams added 7 carries for 28 yards and a touchdown, and Terrence Owens added 3 carries for 15 yards and a touchdown (Owens also caught two passes for 28 yards). QB Lamont Rhim added 111 yards through the air to give the Rampage over 300 yards of offense on the night. Chris Montgomery and Nick Peterson both caught four passes (Montgomery for 34 yards, Peterson for 49 yards).
The Rampage also scored a touchdown when DE Al Scott blocked a Diesel punt deep in Diesel territory and LB Marcus Wyche recovered the ball in the end zone. The lone Diesel score came late in the game when a Lockport pass was intercepted by a Diesel player and returned for a touchdown. Southern Tier’s offense was stymied by a smothering Rampage defense, who held the Diesel to just 37 net yards (and 0.95 yards per play) while tallying six QB sacks on the day. LB Cliff McDowell practically lived in the Diesel backfield, accounting for 7 tackles, 3 TFL, a sack, and a QB hit. But he wasn’t the only one taking up residence there: Marcus Wyche finished the day with 5 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 QB hits, and LB Isaiah Johnson added 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and another QB hit. DT Ray Barker added 4 tackles, 2 TFL, a half a sack, and a QB hit. LB Tom Covey added 6 tackles and 1 TFL, with Safety Ron Dixon adding 4 tackles and a pass defensed.
Both teams will head their separate ways this week, with the Diesel set to take on the Nickel City Kings and the Rampage set to take on the Jamestown Chiefs. In two weeks, the Rampage and Diesel will square off again at Bradner Stadium in Olean, NY.
This Saturday, August 2nd, the undefeated Lockport Rampage (7-0 NFA, 8-0 overall) will be taking on the undefeated Southern Tier Diesel (7-0 NFA) in a battle of the unbeatens in Lockport. Both teams have clinched a playoff spot, but with three games left in the NFA regular season there is still a lot on the line. Only three teams remain unbeaten in the NFA this year (Troy’s Fighting Irish being the other team), and the winner of the game will come closer to securing home field advantage for the playoffs. The victor will also be the lone undefeated team remaining in the NFA West Conference. Kickoff is set for 7PM at Exchange Field in Outwater Park. Come out to the field and support the Rampage as they look to remain undefeated in the Battle of the Unbeatens!