This weekend the Rampage will be taking on the Monroe County Sting in the NFA West Conference Championship. The winner of the contest will advance to the NFA Championship.
The Sting finished the season with a 9-1 record, with their only loss of the season coming at the hands of the Rampage in a close, 26-20 battle. They won their first round playoff game against the Five Lakes Hawks by a score of 45-12. Last season, the Sting won the SPF league championship. Monroe County has won multiple NFA championships in the past, and has also won several national semi-pro football championships.
The Rampage ended the regular season with a 10-0 NFA record (10-1 overall), and are coming off of a 33-0 win over the Southern Tier Diesel in the first round of the playoffs. Last year Lockport came up one game short of winning the NFA championship. This game is sure to be a hard fought battle between two great teams, with the winner claiming the title as the West Conference Champion and getting the opportunity to play for the NFA title.
The Rampage will need the support of its fanbase as they take on the Sting! We look forward to a packed house at Exchange Field for some championship caliber football under the lights.
The Rampage defeated the Southern Tier Diesel by a score of 33-0 in round 1 of the NFA playoffs and advance to the NFA West Conference Championship. The offense put up over 350 yards, with QBs Lamont Rhim and Will Fair both having a strong statistical game. WR Darrel Keith finished with 2 receiving TDs to lead the offense. The Rampage backfield, including Tewaine Panell, Derrick Adams, Terrence Owens, and Tyshawn Griffin, racked up over 150 combined yards and was strong throughout the night.
DE Marcus Wyche lead the defensive effort with 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 TFL, and 3.5 QB sacks, including one strip sack. Allan Scott finished with another 1.5 sacks and a fumble recover. LB Tom Covey finished with 9 tackles (5 solo) and 4 TFLs.
Next up the Rampage will take on the Monroe County Sting in the NFA West Conference Championship.
Photo: Amber Keith
The Rampage will be taking on the Southern Tier Diesel in the first round of the 2015 NFA Playoffs tomorrow. The Rampage enter into the contest as the number 1 seed in the West Conference with a 10-0 NFA record (10-1 overall), and the Diesel clinched the fourth and final spot in the playoffs with a 4-6 record. The Rampage have defeated the Diesel in both of their previous meetings this season. Come on out to Exchange Field and cheer on the Rampage under the lights as they take on the Diesel!
Lockport held on to win a close game against the Five Lakes Hawks to close out their regular season. The Rampage defense gave up one long scoring drive early in the game, but they had an answer for the Hawks offense for the remainder of the game to finish with a 14-8 victory. Leading the defense was SS Dewayne Reddick, who racked up 17 tackles (10 solo), a QB sack, 2 TFLs, and 1 pass defense. Kyle Fiegle added 11 tackles from the OLB position (6 solo), a QB sack, and 2 TFLs as well. LB Tom Covey and DT Eric Blount both finished with 10 tackles (Blount also recorded a QB sack). Defensive ends Al Scot and Isaiah Johnson both chipped in 7 tackles. Scott also finished with 1.5 sacks, which included a forced fumble and recovery late in the game to help seal the victory.
Offensively, Tewaine Panell lead the running game with 31 yards on 6 carries, and WR Darrel Keith added 31 yards on 3 catches through the air. Willie Fair punched in a TD from short yardage to give the Rampage the go-ahead touchdown. Returner Jeremy Brown scored Lockport’s first points early in the game on a 62 yard punt return TD.
The Rampage improve to 9-1 overall (9-0 in NFA) as they gear up for the NFA playoffs.
Tomorrow the Rampage will be taking on the Five Lakes Hawks in Lockport. The game will be played at Emmit Belknap Middle School. Kickoff is set for 5pm. The Rampage sit at 8-0 (8-1 overall) in the NFA and the Hawks are currently at 6-2. Both teams are headed for the playoffs, but this game will have implications for playoff seeding and may be a preview of a future playoff match up. Come out and support the Rampage as they take on the Hawks!
The Lockport Rampage routed the Hamburg Hornets by a score of 43-6 during their WNY Challenger Sports Charity Game last weekend. The Rampage offense racked up nearly 400 yards and the defense held the Hornets to only 20 yards total. And the Rampage raised $573 for WNY Challenger Sports, an organization that provides the opportunity for individuals with special needs the chance to play team sports.
The Lockport ground game lead the way with 237 yards rushing altogether. Tewaine Panell had 5 carries for 107 yards and a TD, including a 67 yard run in the 3rd quarter. Derrick Adams had another 5 carries for 38 yards, and from the QB position Will Fair had a 66 yard TD run. Through the air, QB Lamont Rhim was 10 of 15 for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns. Chris Montgomery had 3 catches for 32 yards, and Will Fair, Darrel Keith, and Kodell Jones all had TD receptions.
The Hornets were unable to gain a single first down throughout the contest, and they did not complete a single pass through the air. The defensive line lead the way: DE Al Scott had 1 TFL, a QB hit, and a fumble recovery; DT Cedric Peterson had 3 tackles (2 solo), 1 QB sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery; DT Eric Blount had 2 tackles and a TFL; DE Isaiah Johnson had 3 tackles, and a TFL; and DT Damien Darrell added 3 tackles.
Next up Lockport will take on the Five Lakes Hawks in Lockport at Emmit Belknap.