NEW YORK PREDATORS: Predator News

Thursday, April 24
Predator 2008 MVP'S
Predator 2007 MVP'S
Offensive Rookie Of The Year
Elliot Vazquez
Defensive Rookie Of The Year
Will Coriell
Offensive MVP
Harison Tindall
Defensive MVP
Joe Romero
2007 New York Predator MVP
Chi Chi Mansaray


Thursday, April 24
Congrats to MLFN 2008 All Americans
Congrats to MLFN All Americans 
Lou Scala 3rd Team
Chi Chi Mansaray 3rd Team
Harrison Tindall 2nd Team
Shariff Wiltshire 2nd Team
Joe Romero 1st Team


Thursday, April 24
Preds scalp Braves 48 - 16


Staten Island,NY. Facing the Braves from the southern division the Preds showed why they are one of th epremier teams in the RAFL. From the first drive after a 42yard field Goal by Geoff Wolyliec to a 4TD 300 yard plus game performance by QB Lou Scala TD passes were hauled in by both WR's Harrison Tindall and Bruce Dudley, to a 27 yard TD run by Tim Kelson and finally and 31 Yard Fumble Return by DE Joe Romero. The Preds jumped on the Braves from the start and didn't let them breath. Coach Aeillo stated "From start to finish this was our best game overall, we took it to them and didn't let them cath their breath."  Next up for the Predators is round two against the Brooklyn Jazz. The Preds and the Jazz have met two times this season with the Predators coming out on top.                              
 
Preds pictured after they receive North Division Trophy from President Charles McGill


Thursday, April 24
Preds Clinch Division with 29-20 Win

 

NY Steam Rolls LI for 13th Consecutive Victory

 

Staten Island, NY- The New York Predators assured themselves of a playoff berth with a 29-20 victory over the Long Island Pit Bulls in RAFL action. With the win, the Preds have clinched the North Division and the number one seed in the conference and have now won 13 straight games dating back to last season.

 

The Pit Bulls fared better than most of New York’s other victims in 2007 by scoring 20 points against an incredible defense that had only surrendered 79 total points heading into the contest. The Predators’ defense had not been scored on in five of their 10 wins on the season (8-0 division).

 

Long Island drew first blood with a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and a two-point conversion for an early 8-0 lead. New York fullback Nicky Vitagliano was stripped on the second play from scrimmage by Kasim Oliver and the loose ball was scooped up by Tyrone Sanford, who took it down the sideline all the way.

 

Later in the quarter, Predators’ cornerback Benny Rodrigues made the first of his two interceptions to give the offense back the ball. Taking advantage of the opportunity, New York drove the ball down the field with runs of 14 and 8 yards by running back Chi Chi Mansaray (22 for 162, 232 total yards) and a 14-yard strike from quarterback Lou Scala to wideout Harrison Tindall. The Preds trailed 8-6 after the two-point conversion failed.

 

Special teams came into play in the second quarter when New York linebacker Keith Oquendo blocked a punt, setting up a 43-yard field goal by Geoff Wolyliec for a 9-8 lead. After holding the Pit Bulls and forcing them to punt the ball away with only 20 seconds left in the half, the Preds went to a gadget play that was the turning point in the game.

 

Scala pitched back to WR Bruce Dudley, who heaved a Hail Mary pass that was tipped and grabbed by Tindall (3 catches for 123 yards, 3 touchdowns, 200 all-purpose yards) for an 80-yard score to give New York a 16-8 lead at the break.

 

On the opening kick off the second half, Steve King was able to break free and take it 85-yards for the score and make it a 16-14 game. The ensuing two-point conversion failed and the Preds held onto their slim lead. A 35-yard kickoff return by Tindall put the Predators back in position to score and after grinding it out on the ground; FB Keith Welch plunged into the endzone from two-yards out. After making the PAT, the Preds’ lead grew to 23-14.

 

The resilient Pit Bulls came right back when quarterback Danny Reyes found Rodney Myrick open near the sideline, which he was able to take 75 yards for the touchdown, making it a three-point game with less than five minutes remaining. After returning the ensuing kickoff 24 yards, Mansaray was able to eat up much of the clock keeping the ball on the ground. Faced with fourth down on the Long Island 30-yard line, the Predators decided to go and Scala found Tindall for a 29-yard touchdown, sealing the game.

 

“Win, lose or draw, I was proud to be a part of this game,” said Long Island head coach Khalid following the game. “Both teams played hard.”

 

In the next to last regular season game, the Predators will face the Hudson Valley Cowboys on the road on Sunday, September 30. The first round of the RAFL playoffs begins on October 13.

 

NOTES:

 

*The Predators are currently ranked 13th in the nation by Minor League Football News.

 

*By clinching the number one seed in the Northern Conference, the Predators will face the number four seed, which will not be a division winner.

 

*The team’s record over the last 20 games is 18 and 2.



Thursday, April 24
Preds take out Blue Devils for the second time this year, 26 - 8 final
Brooklyn, NY. Predators defense held down the fort early as the offense until offense went into cruise control.
The Preds suffered a few early set backs causing the Defensive to be in some tuff field position but they held strong as SS Luis Valmon picked 2 passes and the line led by Joe Romero put the clamps on the Blue Devils offensive game plan. On the offensive side of the ball QB Lou Scala threw for 168 yards and Harrison Tindall continued his fine play with another 100 yard receiving day.


Friday, October 13
Preds put three in for players of the week for 10/7/06
EASTERN REGION:
QB-James Battle, Maryland Marauders (NAFL). Battle is a past award winner. This time he brought his team back with 10 minutes left in the game against the Central Penn Piranha and a 29-6 score to throw 2 TD passes to bring his team to within one of the biggest upsets of the year.He was 24 of 43 passing for 21-yards.
WR-Harrison Tindall, NY Predators (NAFL). Helped his team to a playoff win over the Hudson Valley Cowboys. Tindall had 5 catches for 84-yards and 2 TD's.
LB-Greg Woodward, Albany Metro Mallers (Empire). Greg was over the field making tackles as the Mallers beat the Tri-State Bulldogs to earn a birth in the Empire League Championship. He had 10 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and 2 pass deflections.
TE-Samuel Ruh, South Jersey Lynx (NAFL). Ruh caught 5 passes for 139-yards in the playoff win over the NJ Terminators.
DB-Carson Johnson, Albany Metro Mallers. Carson had 7 tackles and (4) 3rd down pass breakups on one of the league's best WR's.
DT-Antwan Hill, NY Predators (NAFL). Contributed to his team's playoff win by recording 6 tackles, 1 sack, 3 QB hurries and 3 tackles for a loss.
RAll-Puprose-Tim Kelson, NY Predators. Tim rushed 8 times for 68-yards and a touchdown. He also had a 26-yard touchdown catch for 137-total all purpose yards.
LB-Delvin Jones, South Jersey Lynx (NAFL). Delvin made 6 solo tackles and 5 assists to help the defense in their playoff win.



Wednesday, September 13
Polizzi makes it again to MLFN player of the week for September 9th Weekend
EASTERN REGION
Kicker-Seve Andriola, Tri-State Bulldogs
DT-Anthony Polizzi, NY Predators
LB-Andre Harrison, Central Penn Piranha
WR-Troy Ham, Philadelphia Scorpions
FB-Johnny Mixon, Prince William Monarchs
DB-Abdul McCrary, NJ Terminators
RB-Giles Britt, Maryland Marauders


Sunday, April 9
Predators new facility might be ready sooner then expected


What was worked on behind the scenes during the 2005 season might become a reality sooner rather then later. The new 5 million dollar stadium and facility which will contain two Pro style Next Turf fields (similar to Farrell H.S,), Lights, 8,000 seats, Press Boxes, Brand new locker rooms, Showers, Trainers rooms, Weight rooms, Coaches offices, Film rooms, catering/party room might be ready for the 2006 season. Ground will be breaking soon on the privately funded stadium. "The contractors have told me it will go much faster then I expected. I was holding this news in for a while now but wanted to let the cat out of the bag for the holiday season." "It's will be the nicest facility in the Tri-State area"  said Team President Bill Simo "Hey and if it does not get completed before the start the season we'll be just fine with New Dorps great facility but it's gonna be great day when we finally get to call something our home." 


Saturday, May 19
Minor League Football All Americans named
(Nominations for players are made by coaches and organizations and MLFN picks who they think is worthy)

1st Team Offensive Line - Devin Turner
1st Team Defensive Line - Anthony Polizzi

2nd Team Defensive Back - Benny Rodrigues

3rd Team QB - Lou Scala

Congrats!!

You can also order yourselves plaques, For more info go to http://www.minorleaguefootballnews.com/
Predators also ranked number 19 in the East and number 43 in the nation! Job well done fella's!


Saturday, May 19
Cheerleaders Wanted


The New York Predators are starting a Cheerleading Squad for the 2007 season right now.

We will be having tryouts/auditions within the next couple of weeks.

If interested please send an email detailing your cheer/dance experience along with a headshot or recent photo to
PredatorsCheer@mac.com


Saturday, May 19
NAFL Allstars
NAFL Allstars




Position

Player Name

RB

Daquan Williams

FB

Nicky Vitagliano

WR

Bruce Dudley

WR

Harrison Tindall

RT

Elijah Tucker

C

Tommy Levoyer

DT

Anthony Polizzi

DT

Antwan Hill

MLB

Shariff Wiltshire


The nafl makes selections based on team stats, opposing teams inputs and the team they play for's imput. These are the NAFL allstars for 2006. Team allstars will be selected after the Predators complete the season.

Team All Stars to be announced after completion of season


Friday, May 18
Preds take MetroBowl Title away from DC Explosion 22- 20 in the final minute of play


Staten Island, NY, The NY Predators took out one of the premier teams in the area this weekend as they outlasted the 13 - 4 D.C. eXplosion. The Preds came out fired up stopping the run early in the first quarter and forcing a quick turnover. FS Michael Dom Carim picked off the first of his two on the day. The Preds marched down the field quickly as they QB Lou Scala hooked up with WR Bruce Dudley for a 29 yard gain, RB ChiChi Mansaray had runs of 8 and 14 yards and Timmy Kelson caught a 23 yard screen pass. Scala hooked up with Dudley on a 6 TD yard pass to give the Preds the lead. Scala then hit Harrison Tindall for the 2 point converson to make the score 8 zip. Both defenses held the offenses at bay for a while and in the 2nd quarter just as the DC started to get some momentum Godfrey Zulueta picked off a pass to end the drive at the Pred 20 yard line. The Preds marched right down the field with another long completion from Scala to Dudley of 45 yards but Pred qb turned the ball over in the end zone as DC's CB/RB Andre Letren intercepted the pass. DC put together a nice drive and on 4th and two decided to run a fake punt which netted some big yardage onto the Preds 30 yard line. From there the DC QB hooked up with #81 for the 30 yard score. #1 Aaron Yarbough hauled in the 2 point play to knot the score at 8.

The Defenses battled it out in 3rd quarter until Dom Carim came up with his second pick of the night for the Preds. Going into the 4th quarter the Preds ran and passed the ball effectivly until ChChi ran it in from the five to put the Preds up 14 to 8. A great kickoff return gave DC the ball at the Pred 48 and Andre Letren sliced his way through the Pred defense for a 48 yard score. The game was tied up again at 14. The Preds started a drive but it ended quickly due to several penalties and the great play of the DC defense. Once DC got the ball back the QB hit a streaking WR #87 for the 70 yard pass to put DC up by 6. After a great return from Harrison Tindall The Preds drive which seemed to stall several times due to penalties came up with big play after big play as runs by ChiChi, dump off passes to Kelson, clutch catches from Dudley and Tindall got the ball to the four yard line. On fourth down Scala hooked with a sliding WR Billy Simo for the game tying TD and floated the go ahead extra 2 point pass to Tindall. With less then a minute left DC put a valiant effort as they scrambled to the Preds 20 but time ran out and the Preds took the Metro Bowl title.

Great play by the offensive line again as Chris, Devon, Tommy, Phil, Elijah and Mike P. blocked great all night. The Defense ended getting three Int's. Both sides of the ball are to be commended as they beat a very skilled and powerful team.



As this is the end of the season the Predator owner Billy Simo would like to thank all those involved with helping the team out this season. Genie at the gate and concessions, Tom at Monsignor Farrell and Farrell H.S. itself, chain crews, water boys and girls, all of our sponsors, and finally all of our coaching staff and players! To all the players we lost due to injuries get better FAST! Let's keep working hard in the off season to make 2007 an even more succesful season!

- Billy Simo



Friday, May 18
Preds take the bite out of Bulldogs


Staten Island, NY. The NY Predators faced the Bulldogs in Metro bowl action Saturday but managed to keep the leash on the dogs for most of the game. The Preds came out running and passing effectively on their first drive as Ch Chi (20 for 170yds 1TD) cruised in for the first score. Scala then completed the 2 point Conv. to Keith Assanti to put the Preds up 8 - 0. The Bulldogs came out swinging as former Predator player Tom Zirino led his team right back with a 12 yard TD pass to the WR to make the score 8 - 7. As the defense's battled it out afew posessions the Preds finally got back on track with a 10 yard typical brising run by FB Nick Vitagliano (6 for 21yds 1TD). Lamiek Black hauled in the 2 Point Conv from Scala to put the score at 16 - 7.

After a fumble recovery by Godfrey the Preds took the ball and scored on a 15 yard pass from Scala (8 for 15 118yds, 2TD's/3Pat) to Harrison Tindell (4 for 56yds 2TD's) a quick 2 point conversion to Billy Simo put the score at 24 to 7 Predators. The Preds scored again after a Interception by Shariff Wiltshire on a 25yd strike to Harrison Tindell from Scala to make the score 30 - 7. The Bulldogs started making things a bit more interesting in the 4th as the completed a long pass for the score and then recovered a onside kick but it was to little to late as the final was 30 - 13 Preds.

On the defensive side of the ball Godfrey, Benny, Polizzi, Pielech, Vygon and Shariff all had outstanding games. The Offensive line had another great day limiting the the pass rush and trucking forward for the Preds ground game of over 200 yards. The Predators survived the game without several key players again as DT Antwan Hill, RB Daquan Williams, G Devon Turner and T Eddie Robles were all out with injuries. The injury woes continue to mount as LB Lou Panuthos suffered a season ending injury as he fractured his tibula. WR Bruce Dudley out the last couple of games and several others should be ready to go next game.

The Predators will next play in the Metro Bowl 1 Championship game against the DC Explosion.


Friday, May 18
Preds run past Bruins


Staten Island, NY. The Predators came out passing but ended up running over 200 yards on the ground against the hard hitting Bruins. Daquan Williams, Tim Kelson, Nicky Vitagliano and Chi Chi all contributed to the dominating ground game. The air attack didn't have a bad day either as Scala hooked up with Burrell and Black for TD's scores.

On the defensive side Alex Vygon continues his great play recovering another fumble and a sack while Antwan Hill added a sack and several stops in the backfield. The defense on a whole played an excellent game as the Preds recorded there first shutout of the season.


Friday, May 18
Preds get clobbered in South Jersey


The NAFL palyoffs came to an abrubt end Saturday night as the Lynx dismantled the Predators 28 - 0. The Lynx dominated the contest scoring all four TD's through the air. The Defensive front seven played a very tough game limiting the Lynx powerful ground attack, forcing turnovers and sacking the QB but the defensive backfield could not contain the Lynx speedy receivers. On the offensive side of the ball the Predators never really threatened with any sustained drives.

Next up for Predators is the MetroBowl Tournament.


Friday, May 18
Predators corral Cowboys in NAFL playoff opener, 26-12


Face South Jersey Lynx in next round


NY, N.Y. - The New York Predators continued their hot streak with a 26-12 win over the Hudson Valley Cowboys in Riverbank Park in NYC on Saturday, October 7th. Quarterback Lou Scala threw for three touchdowns, two to wide receiver Harrison Tindall, to lead his team into the second round of the NAFL playoffs.


After a scoreless first quarter, the Predators moved down the field with runs of 17, 20 and 7 yards by running back Tim Kelson. RB Daquan Williams had a 9-yard run and a catch, and Tindall had two receptions to set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Kelson. The Preds led 6-0 following a failed two-point conversion.


HudsonValley went into a two-minute offense and scored on a 20-yard pass. Defensive end Alex Vygon blocked the PAT attempt, keeping the score tied. With only a few seconds remaining in the half, Tindall (5 catches for 84 yards, 2 touchdowns, 221 all-purpose yards) returned the ensuing Cowboy kick-off 72 yards, but was stopped at the Hudson Valley 10-yard line as time expired.


The Predators received the second half kick-off and took advantage with a 60-yard scoring drive. Kelson (8 rushes for 68 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 rec for 26 yards, 1 touchdown, 137 all-purpose yards) finished it off with a 26-yard strike from Scala, increasing the lead to12-6 (two-point pass failed).


After a quick defensive series the Predators struck again with passes of 28 yards from Scala to WR Bruce Dudley and a 46 Yard strike to WR Harrison Tindal to put the Predators up 18 - 6
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Hudson
Valley went back to the no-huddle offense and were able to move the chains by converting several third down-and-long situations. A 5-yard scoring run made the score 18 - 12. (Failed extra point)


Tindall had another long return, this time 45-yards, to set up the next drive. Runs of 18 and 22 yards by Williams (7 runs for 76 yards) and a 10-yard run by RB Nicky Vitagliano put the ball inside the Hudson Valley 10-yard line. Scala (7 for 13, 138 yards, 3 touchdowns, and one 2-point conversion pass) then looked to Tindall for an 8-yard scoring pass. The Preds converted the two-point pass for a 26-12 lead.


Vygon (5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass defended) sealed the game with a sack and a blocked pass in the final possession for the Cowboys. Outside line backer Jayson Ducrep also had 8 tackles for the victorious Predators.


The Predators will travel to the South Jersey to face the Lynx in their next post-season game in the North-Atlantic region on Saturday, October 14th. Easily winning the New Jersey Division with a 10-0 record, the Lynx were dominant in the regular season with 275 points scored and only 37 points allowed. The Lynx eliminated the New Jersey Terminators in the first round.


For more information, please visit www.nypredators.net and www.nafl.org .


Joe Pietaro - New YorkPredators Staff Writer



Friday, May 18
BK BlueDevils vs Preds 2007



By Joe Pietaro, New York Predators Staff Writer

Brooklyn
,N.Y. - Quarterback Lou Scala threw four touchdown passes against the Brooklyn Blue Devils, propelling the New York Predators to their fourth consecutive win, 30-12. With the victory, the Predators assured themselves of a post-season berth in the NAFL playoffs and finished the regular season with a 6-4 record.


The Blue Devils drew first blood with a 12-play drive to open the game. Gadget plays caught the Preds defense off balance, and the Blue Devils used a flea flicker, reverse and misdirection runs to score the opening touchdown. New York went out in front on their first possession by driving the ball right down the field in three plays. Scala (10 for 15, 159 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 8 yards rushing) hooked up with WR Bruce Dudley on two passes, a 32 and 17-yarder for a touchdown. In between, there was an 11-yard run by Daquan Williams (7 rushes for 73 yards). Predators led by a score of 8-6 after Williams ran it in for a two-point conversion.


The Predators recovered a fumbled snap and took advantage of the turnover. An eight-play drive was highlighted by runs of 16, 6, and 14 yards by Williams. A screen pass to RB Tim Kelson went for 30 yards, which set up a six-yard scoring pass from Scala to Dudley (6 catches for 78 yards, 2 touchdowns). Kelson then added two more points by running in the conversion for a 16-6 lead, which was the score at halftime.


The Preds picked up where they left off in the second half. Receiving the third quarter kick-off, Kelson put them in good position with a 35-yard return. A 13-yard run by Williams put the ball at the Brooklyn one-yard line. A quick pass from Scala to WR Brian Burrell (failed conversion) widened the Predators’ lead to 22-6.


The Blue Devils caught a break when the Predators were penalized for roughing the kicker following a three-and-out series and a punt. Taking advantage, Brooklyn scored on the next play with a 25-yard touchdown pass. The score read 22-12 after a failed run on a conversion attempt.


In the fourth quarter, the Preds went on a long scoring drive after being back up inside their own ten-yard line. After mixing up the run and pass, WR Harrison Tindall caught a 29-yard pass from Scala, which put the ball in the red zone. On the next play, Scala looked to Tindall once again, who made a diving catch in the end zone. Kelson then ran the ball in for a two-point conversion, making the score 30-12.


The Predators shut down the Blue Devils for the remainder of the contest with a tough defense. FS Godfrey Zuleuta (5 tackles, 2 passes defended, 1 interception), DT Antwan Hill (7 tackles, 1 fumble recovered), and MLB Sharif Wiltshire (9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass defended) all were paramount in the win.


The Predators have a bye week prior to suiting up for the first round of the playoffs.



Friday, May 18
Predators clip Falcons, 26-13

Third consecutive win improves record to 5-4


Antwan Hill gets ready for one of his two sacks of the night



By Joe Pietaro, New York Predators Staff Writer



Brooklyn, NY- In NAFL action on Saturday September 16th, the New York Predators doubled up on the first-place NYC Falcons at Linden Field, 26-13. It was the third win in a row for the resurgent Predators, who improved their record to 5-4. The Falcons fell to 6-2 and split the two games with the Predators.



The Falcons opened the scoring after recovering a Predator fumble. They moved the ball on offense and went up 7-0 after a touchdown pass and an extra point. The Preds next drive stalled and punter Bruce Dudley pinned the Falcons inside their 15-yard line. DT Anthony forced a fumble, which was recovered by Alex Vygon at the 10. RB Daquan Williams (8 rushes for 85 yards, 3 touchdowns) scored the first of his three touchdowns, which was followed up by a two-point conversion pass from QB Lou Scala (15 of 23 for 178 yards, 1 touchdown) to WR Billy Simo.



The remainder of the first half remained scoreless and the Predators headed into the break up 8-7. Receiving the second-half kickoff, the Predators went on a 14-play drive that was culminated with a 5-yard scoring run by Williams. Highlights from the drive were 17 and 10-yard runs by FB Nick Vitagliano (9 rushes for 52 yards). The Preds led 14-7 after missing the extra point.



Williams lit it up again in the third quarter with a 50-yard touchdown run. After missing the extra point, the Predators led 20-7. In the fourth quarter, a 46-yard punt return by RB Timmie Kelson was nullified by a penalty, which backed the Preds up inside their own 10-yard line. Scala led the team right down the field with five, six and nine-yard passes to WR Bruce Dudley and a 44-yard completion to WR Harrison Tindall. Scala then found Dudley open for a 28-yard touchdown pass. The extra point failed.



The Falcons cut the lead to 26-13 with four minutes left in the game and regained possession after the Predators were unable to run out the clock. DL Antwain Hill finished the game with his second sack to put the exclamation point on the victory.



The Predators finish up their regular season schedule on the road at Tilden High School on Saturday, September 24th at 2 p.m. against the 2-6 Brooklyn Blue Devils.



Friday, May 18
Predators devour Eagles


Staten Island , NY- The Eagles swooped into town with high hopes but left empty handed as the Predators turned it up a notch for there second win in a row. Coming out fast the Preds passed and ran up and down the field early on with it's first two possesions. Daquan Williams opened up the scoring to make it 6 zip Predators. After a quick defensive series the preds ran it in for a second time as Nick Vitagliano put the score at 12 - 0. Late in the 1st quarter the eagles soared in with a nice pass, catch and run by the WR and added a 2 point PAT to make the score 12 to 8. The Predators came right back with a quick 30 yard pass to Bruce Dudley from Lou Scala and Scala to Simo 2 point PAT to put the Preds up up by two scores 20 - 8. After another strong showing by the defense a miscue by the Pred QB and RB resulted in the Eagles picking up the turnover and running 50 yards for the quick score another 2 point PAT made the score 20 to 16.

In the second half the Predators turned it up a notch as the scored again on there first possesion on a nifty 20 yard run by Tim Kelson. At 26 to 16 the Eagles never gave up but the defense caused a fumble and a few plays later Tim Kelson grabbed the screen pass from Scala and knifed his way through the Eagles defense for the 41 yard score. Scala then connected with Dudley again TD pass for the final score.


Friday, May 18
Wolfpack vs Predators 2007


CB Assante keys 52-24 pounding of Empire State on Staten Island



Staten Island , NY- CB Keith Assante had a field day on Saturday, August 26th. The first year member of the New York Predators had a 104-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter to go along with two fumble recoveries and four tackles to propel a home 52-24 victory over the Empire State Wolfpack in front of 200 fans at Monsignor Farrell High School . With the win, the Predators improved their record to 3-4, maintaining second place in the Metro South Division of the NAFL.



The theme of the contest was set when Assante recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff. He recovered his second fumble of the game when the Wolfpack turned the ball over again on a fumbled punt, which Assante recovered at the Empire State 1-yard line. Fullback Nick Vitagliano (5 runs for 41 yards, 1 touchdown) punched it in for the score, which was followed up by a two-point conversion pass from quarterback Lou Scala (5 for 15, 111 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 4 two-point conversion passes, 2 runs for 26 yards) to wide receiver Harrison Tindall to give New York an 8-0 lead.



Another turnover set up the Predators for their next score. Sharif Wiltshire (10 tackles, 1 forced fumble) stripped the ball, which was recovered by Jayson Ducrepin. Bruce Dudley corralled in a 40-yard pass from Scala to give the Predators a 14-0 lead (2-point conversion failed).



The second quarter stayed in the home squad’s favor when Assante picked off a pass in the end zone and took it to the house for a 104-yard touchdown return. The 2-point conversion was made when Scala found Tindall open once again, opening the lead to 22-0. The Wolfpack finally got on the board with a 12-yard touchdown pass and a 2-point conversion. The ‘Pack tacked on another score before halftime when they returned a fumble during a punt 45 yards followed by a 2-point run, to cut the deficit to 22-16 heading into the locker room.



The Predators put the ball on the ground at mid-field on their opening drive of the second half, which the Wolfpack were able to convert into a drive to take a 24-22 lead. Heading into the final stanza, the Predators needed to regroup after having 24 consecutive points scored against them.



Scala brought his team down the field and finished off a scoring drive by finding Dudley (3 receptions for 61 yards, 2 touchdowns) for a 15-yard pass. The Preds then went up 30-24 when Scala passed to Bill Simo for the 2-point conversion. Turnovers kept stopping the Wolfpack when Dom Carim intercepted an Empire State pass and ran it back to the 15-yard line. Timmy Kelson (8 for 76 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 reception for 8 yards) then ran it in from there for the touchdown, which was followed by a converted 2-point run by Daquan Williams (9 for 48 yards, 2-point conversion), which gave the Preds a 38-24 advantage.



Scala kept the offense hot with a 32-yard TD pass to Tindall, which gave them a 44-24 lead (2-point conversion failed). The final score of the game came appropriately enough on another turnover, when Benny Rodriguez returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown. After converting a 2-point pass, the Preds blew the game open with a 52-24 lead.



Assante was named as one of the Players of the Week in Minor League Football News for his effort in the win.



The Predators look to even their record when they face the Long Island Eagles at Monsignor Farrell High School at 8:45 pm on Friday night, September 8th.



-Joe Pietaro


New York Predators Staff Writer



Monday, April 30
Falcons swarm on weakening Predators


Staten Island, NY - The Predators came out swinging as Lou Scala hooked up with Brian Burrell for 65 yards and Tim Kelson ran it for the score. Later in the second quarteri Scala hooked up with Virgil Williams for a 12 yard TD to put the Preds up by 12. As the Preds started fooling around, dancing, and beating there chests the Falcons held strong to there plan. After a great kick by Travis Gonick somehow the Preds allowed a return of over 50 yards. With nothing to lose the Falcons made quick work of the seemingly bewildered defensive unit. After the quick score the Falcons kicked off with under two minutes left the Preds went into the hurry up offense only to have the ball stripped by one of the Falcon defenders. The Falcons played pitch nd catch right down the field for the score which tied the game at the half.

Dazed and confused the Preds came out soft at the start of the second half and the Falcons smelled the fear. The swarming Falcon defense made quick work of the Pred Offense and if that was not enough the long snapper forgot his punter was not a 10 foot giant as he air shipped the ball over the punter who then decided to punt the ball through the end zone. Now with the lead secured the flying Falcons made swiss cheese of the Pred defense yet again as they scored after the kickoff. The Preds tried a comeback but the paultry year long offensive woes (8 points per game) continued and they turned the ball over with fumbles interceptions and on downs. Falcons capped off the scoring late in the fourth to seal the game.

Next up for the preds are the hungry wolfpack looking to bounce back after a 33 - 0 loss. The Wolfpack have been playing tuff and should provide a very tough opponent or the Predators.



Monday, April 30
Preds feast on Eagles


Central Islip, Long Island - It was a nice breezy day in LI and in the first half it seemed the Preds just came out to enjoy the sites. The Preds scored first on a terrific 40 yard powerful run by the Dtrain Daquan Williams. The Eagles came back and took the lead near the end of the 2nd quarter with the help from several penalties and some outstanding runs by the QB. "Everytime it was 3rd or 4th and long we got a penalty or that made a great play" said one Predator player. Clearly the Predators took the Eagles lightly and it was not until the 4th quarter that the running game began taking it's toll on the Eagle players. First Ben Rodriguez picked off another ball to add onto his team lead for interceptions. Finally the preds marched in from the 3 as the Bus Nick Vitagliano plaowed his way in for the score. Adding a two point conversion the Preds took the lead 14 to 8. The Eagles came out throwing but Preds defense LB Dashawn Mitchell came up with the INT and rumbled down to the 5 yards line. The mini-bus quickly added another TD with a five yard run off tackle. The preds tacked on another two as Harrison Tindall caught a Lou Scala pass.

Other stars of the game included Antwan Hill who added two sacks to his team leading total. Offensive line played outstanding creating holes and giving the QB time all day. Next up for the Predators will be a contest against the first place Brooklyn Falcons at Monsignor Farrell Sunday August 20th. Kickoff 4pm.



Monday, April 30
Preds Lose a close one to the mighty Saints


Staten Island, NY- The Saints rolled in to town boasting Minor Leagues football #2 all time rusher in Donnie Bey Jackson an NAFL MVP All Star WR a solid passing game and solid special teams and defense. The Preds came in well just still trying to figure out what type of team they really were. In the short season the Preds have not played up to expectations but in the loss the Preds finally showed something about themselves. They showed that the team itself might be on the road to recovery.

The defense played very well again as they gave up one score in the first drive of the game. Shariff W., Anthony Polizzi, Antwan Hill, Ben Rodiguez, Kieth Assante, Dom Carim and TJ Hill all excelled on the defensive side of the ball.

Next up for the Predators are the much improved LI Eagles on Saturday 4pm in Long Island, NY.



Monday, July 23
Preds get a victory


Bronx, NY-
After a 2 hour wait the home finally decided to play and give the Predators a game. The Preds were lethargic for most of the game and it showed on the field fumbling the ball five times. At times they seemed to be sleep walking on the field. The Bengals got on the board first 6 - 0 after recovering one of those 5 fumbles and promptly put together a long drive for the score. The Preds answered back later in the 2nd quarter with a 20 yard TD run by Daquan Williams. Opening the 3rd quarter the Predators Alex Vygon recovered a fumble and ran it for the score. The predators tacked on a two point conversion to make to score 14 - 6. The final score came on a 12 yard pass from Lou Scala to Harrison Tindall. The final was 20 - 6 in a very lackluster performance.

The defense picked up 4 turnovers Alex Vygon and Anthony Polizzi both picked up fumbles while Chris White and Ben Rodriguez picked off two passes. Antwan Hill and Anthony Polizzi also combined for a few sacks.


Sunday, July 23
Lynx dominate toothless Predators

Staten Island NY-The Lynx and Predators went through a late start, long injury timeout and over 30 minute rain delay to finally put end the misery of a long day for the home team. For the second week in a row a bumbling passing offense and missed blocking assignments haunted the Preds all day. The defensive effort while good for the first quarter in a half of the game regressed back to its sloppy tackling and light hitting ways for the rest of the game.


Sunday, June 18
Junior Predators ready for Debut

Kids watch out because this fall a new traveling team playing out of Staten Island will be cracking helmets on the football field. The New York Predators are proud to announce the formation of the Junior Predators for ages 11 - 13. The Junior team will make it's debut in the fall and will compete against local teams in Pop Warner.

"This is a great time for the Predator organization, the goal of the staff is to get them ready for H.S. and show them how important it is to get to college." "We want these kids to not only be smart football players but to be smart in life and that starts with making sure they know how important a college education is." Said Team President Bill Simo "Maybe after they finish up college ball they will come back to the senior team" laughed Simo.

While the website is not nearly completed you can start to get some quick info on the junior team by going to
www.eteamz.active.com/jrpredators


Sunday, April 9
Predator Team Allstars


Congrats to all of the 2005 Predator Team Allstars

Steve Andriola
Robert Aronold
Rich Bellina
Jeremy Campbell
Jo Dema
Travis Gonick
Joe Isa
Ron Jenerette
Vernon Manuel
Chi Chi Momah
Anthony Polizzi
Phil Rossomando
Orion Spykes
Eugene Vick

The only other special award for the 2005 season will be the MVP. The 2005 Team MVP was Eugene Vick


Sunday, April 9
Congrats to Phil Rossomando on representing the Predators down in Disney with an All Star MVP Award

Tuesday, 11/15/2005 7:26PM

Congratulations to the Players of the Game for the Nationals, Americans, East, West, North, and South teams.

GAME #1
Game Players for Nationals: #5 Deron Bostic RB H.S.Eagles, #33 Ben Aschoff LB Norfolk birds, #44 Deron Adams FB H.S. Eagles, # 47 Derek Wheeler LB HS Eagle, and #62 Brad Kerkhoff Norfolk Birds.

Game Players for Nationals: #1 Aaron Yarbough WR DC Explosion, #21 Shawn Boone RB VA Hurricanes, #53 Ziggy Wisniewski OL-PA Coal Crackers, #57 Camille Halliday DE VA Hurricanes, and Russell Green DB Hudson Valley Saints.

GAME #2
Game Players for East:
#5 Eric Lee FS-VA Crimson Cards, #19 Walt Heilig WR-VA Crimson Cards, #55 Phil Rossomando DL-NY Predators, #70 Nate Gibson C-CCP, and #81 John Chestnut WR-NY Panthers.

Game Players for East:
#3 Richard Morris WR-Dallas Diesel, #12 Ronald Graves QB-KC Jazz, #13 Don Allen WR-KC Jazz, #Sean Riley K-Dallas Diesel, Raul Zamarripa DL-S. Texas Mutiny

GAME #3
Game Players for North:
#6 Rob Elswick WR-Det. Downriver, #54 Stephen Peterson DE-Mich. Admirals

Game Players for South:
#8 Archie Smith FS-Cetral Alb. Renegades, #27 Cortez Olivier RB-Asheville Grizzles, #82 deandre Green WR-Alb Lighting, #99 Quinten Malone OL-Kenner City Power

Star is Rising 
At the Disney events Ron Jenerette was offered an AFL2 contract by the Everett Hawks. 
 
In addition Several Predators  contributed to the Easts win and combine workouts

Steve Andriola kicked a 44-yd FG.


Ron, Leroy Brooks, Jeremy Campbell, Phil Rossomando, and Chi-Chi Momah all played well defensively.

 

Ron, Chi-Chi, and Jeremy were all impressive at the combine.


Vernon Manuel looked good on offense and Travis Gonick got to punt and held for FGs.


Polizzi Named to 1st team MLFN for the third straight year
Anthony Polizzi was named again to Minor League Football News first team. Polizzi who was injured for about a third of the season still managed to rack up almost 10 sacks and made several outstanding plays during the season. Anthony becomes the first Predator player to receive the honor three straight years.

Friday, December 22
Preds Announce New Staff

The Predators are proud to announce the 2006 staff. The coaching staff is the largest staff ever assembled for the Predators. The staff has extensive experience at all levels of football and will help the Predators become a dominant force for years to come.



Eteamz Spotlight Site Winner for February 2006
The New York Predators website was awarded as a Spotlight Site Winner for February 2006. Eteamz likes to highlight best sites and this month we a winner. Thanks Eteamz for special honor!

Article from the NY Times about the NJ Terminators at our game in August 2005 -"Weekend Warriors"



THERE is no scoreboard. No bench. No yard markers. In truth, there is not even enough grass. Veterans Park, which sits hard by the Arthur Kill on the edge of this largely blue-collar town, is home to the New Jersey Terminators.


Not surprisingly, the Terminators - one of the state's four semiprofessional football teams - usually gets by with less, and sometimes with nothing at all. There are two small grandstands between the two fields at Veterans Park, and one faces an adjoining field used mostly for soccer. Family and friends park lawn chairs at the corners of the field to watch the Terminators. Touchdowns receive sparse cheers.






Jim Cummins for The New York Times

Anthony Jennings, a 36-year-old offensive guard with the New Jersey Terminators, is a sheet-metal worker during the week.


Twinkling lights from the bridges to Staten Island and from the Port of Elizabeth frame the field. Every now and then, a jet plane taking off from nearby Newark Liberty International Airport thunders overhead, and a tugboat whisks past on the Arthur Kill.


As dusk gathered on a recent Saturday and the field's lights pierced the murky night, it seemed as if the rest of the world had more important things to do. Giants Stadium, 20 miles to the northeast, might as well have been light-years away.


But most of the Terminators, many in their 20's and 30's, are not playing for the acclaim or even for the money because semipro players, contrary to the term, are not paid - as is usually the case in this corner of the football world. Still, they continue to play because they love football.


The true weekend warriors are right here.


"My wife doesn't like it when I play, but she gets over it," said Ray Giacobbe, a 26-year-old linebacker from Rahway who builds homes for a living.


New Jersey, home to two professional football teams, is a hotbed of the semipro game. The Terminators are one of four teams from the state in the 114-team North American Football League, the top tier of semipro ball. The Trenton Raiders, Camden Lynx and New Jersey Longhorns are the others.


The Irvington Knights and Mid-State Marauders play in the 15-team United Football League. And the New Jersey Wolves and Jersey Cynder are in the 12-team Garden State Football League, which is actually based in Staten Island.


Although the Terminators are in their first season in the N.A.F.L., the team is 7-1. They probably will make the league's 64-team playoffs, and could even end up playing for the league title in Orlando, Fla., in November.


The N.A.F.L. aspires to be a feeder system, though only a few Terminators play because they think can play professionally. The National Football League is a long shot, but the Arena League or Canadian Football League are better possibilities.


These days, the best player on the Terminators is probably Windale Bates, a 29-year-old lineman from Plainfield who by day is a production manager for Wrigley's Gum - and who still is the all-time leader in quarterback sacks at Kean University in Union.


"I need a shot," said Bates, who said he had brief tryouts with the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. "I need an agent, and I need a shot. I'm keeping sharp. That's why I'm doing this."


Most just like to play ball. Anthony Jennings is a 36-year-old offensive guard who wears No. 77 for the Terminators. He lives in Elizabeth, is married with two children, and has been a sheet-metal worker since he graduated from Elizabeth High School.


Knowing When to Quit


Jennings has been a Terminator for four years and plans to play until either his 40th birthday or until he thinks he is not helping his team. This season Jennings has shoved aside enough defensive tackles to know he is still productive. And so he plays on.


"I went years without knowing about semipro football until my buddy told me about it," he said as he stood on the sideline. "I wish I would have known sooner."


The Terminators would seem to be typical of most semipro teams: they were formed by three longtime friends from the scraps of other defunct semipro teams.


In 2000, Ed Gladney, who is in sales for Verizon; Ronnie Paige, a corrections officer at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center; and Kenneth LaDuna, a football coach at Rahway High School, met and came away with the sense that they could put together a competitive team.


First, they had to find people who wanted to play football badly enough to pay to play. A ticket to a game is $5, but most of the team's costs - including uniforms, travel expenses and game officials - are covered by a $180 fee for each player (the annual cost is waived for players who sell 10 season tickets at $20 each).


Gladney said that the Terminators are looking for companies to help defray the costs of running the team.


When the three men first got together, the idea was to go slowly, but to find enough talented and hungry players. They signed up 55 the first season.


"When we first started out, we didn't want to get into a league that was too competitive," said Paige, the team's general manager.


In 2002, the Terminators joined the Northeast Football Association and won the championship. Then in 2003 they joined the Millennium League - a rung higher on the ladder - and won another championship. They moved to the U.F.L. - the next step - in 2004 and advanced to the semifinals.




"Anybody who knows us knows we don't back away from any team," said LaDuna, a former offensive lineman known as Ox who these days is the team's head coach.

The N.A.F.L. soon beckoned. Rob Licopoli, the league president and a former wide receiver at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, started the N.A.F.L. in 1999, envisioning a league that could be the equivalent of the minor leagues in baseball and hockey.


"Any of these guys could be a poster child for success," Licopoli said of the three men who run the Terminators. "If any one of them would get into running a business, they'd be bringing in $1 million or $2 million a year."


For now, that is not the case. "Believe me," Gladney said with a laugh, "I'm not making any money out of this."


A Winning Tradition


Still, the three men have built an organization that they believe has a foundation and has established something of a tradition. In four seasons, the Terminators have lost only a handful of games, and players flock to teams that win. If nothing else, it makes playing for no pay easier.


Giacobbe, a linebacker, said that a year ago he was going to give up the game, but he returned this year -even as his wife is expecting their second child. He played at Rahway High, and many of his teammates are longtime friends.


"It is getting harder and harder to wake up for work Monday mornings, even though we play on Saturday nights," Giacobbe said.


A few minutes later, after he had helped the Terminators force the New York Predators to punt, Giacobbe returned to the sideline, rubbing his temples. He asked a fan, "You don't have any Tylenols?"


The game has an odd cacophony. To try to create more noise, the Terminators pipe rap music over two speakers for the entire game. Sometimes, an ice cream truck passes by, softening the hard rap with the merry tinkle of children's music.


The action in a semipro game lacks many of the frills found in the highly lucrative N.F.L. Semipro ball is blunter and simpler. Most of the yardage is hammered out on the ground, usually in the pits of soft, mocha-colored dirt in the middle of the field.


"It's like a college football game with a little bit of an N.F.L. game thrown in, and it's a cheap seat if you can't go to an N.F.L. game," said Charles McGill, 47, a Newark resident who is the commissioner of the N.A.F.L.'s 33-team Eastern Conference.


Yet it is love of the game - not a multimillion-dollar salary or a scholarship - that draws players to the hardscrabble world of semipro football.


The Terminators star running back is Darrell Glover, 27, who lives in Elizabeth and works for a security company. He achieved some acclaim at Elizabeth High School but did not pursue a college career because he became a father first.


These days Glover has four children, and he considers football a hobby. He has played organized football since he was 7, and, even though he injured his knee last season, he continues working out twice a week and is unlikely to give up football soon.


"It's the best sport, to me," he said. "I play basketball, too, but this is my first love, right here. Football."


Semipro football is also robust and punishing; it becomes clear that these grown men are still in good shape. Occasionally, a player delicately limps off the field after a big hit. Players curse at opponents who they think threw a block too close to their knees.


There is trash-talking and showmanship. Bates shimmied in the Predators' backfield after sacking their quarterback on a crucial third-down play. Before another key play, Bates hollered, "Now we've got 'em!" loud enough for the Predators to hear.


It's Rough Out There


Because the Terminators dress in black, have a fearsome nickname and have established themselves as a competitive team, their opponents tend to hit them hard, and the Terminators tend to hit back. Punches are thrown, and punchers are suspended.


McGill, who works as an engineer for Amtrak, said: "Once you get into semipro football, it's all about business. We don't tolerate violence or anything."


Giacobbe remembers an opposing team that wanted to fight the Terminators after losing a game to them a few years ago. "We just got into our cars and left," he said.


They sorely need the manpower. The Terminators have 37 players on their roster, LaDuna said, but because of weekend obligations and nagging injuries, they usually only have 27 or 28 players for a game, which is nearly three hours long.




Substitutions are frequent. Because there is literally no bench, players perch on a large orange Gatorade jug on the sidelines, or lie on the ground late in the game. Some players bide time by chatting with spectators or checking cellphones.

Paige said the Terminators have brought on four or five players who have just graduated from high school and are looking for a chance to play at a local college. Scouts are said to show up at games, but the next level - either college or pro - seems far away.


"I try to be honest with guys and tell them it's going to be real hard to make it from this level," Paige said.


Licopoli says the N.A.F.L. is capable of expanding to as many as 240 teams, including as many as seven in New Jersey. But semipro teams come and go, and keeping players is hard. Raising money is harder.


A semipro team named the Newark Jets played for the United Football League championship for three straight years, from 2001 to 2003. Last year the team compiled a 5-6 record and then vanished.


McGill, who played for the Brooklyn Mariners before retiring at 43, put together a team nicknamed the Buccaneers that did not last long. "I couldn't keep it going because I didn't have the funding," he said.


What there is, what there will always seem to be, are football players who have never stopped loving the game. Jennings smiled when he pointed out that he is almost as old as LaDuna, the coach. But he plans to keep playing. He likes the exercise.


"Oh, I'm still out of shape," Jennings said. "I'm the old man here."


Then it was time to pull on his black helmet and return to the tattered field. After the Terminators had won, the two teams lined up to shake hands. Then they walked back to their cars, pulled off their cleats and pads, and drove into the humid night



NAFL Mentioned along with Central Penn in Wall Street Journal
Semipro football is enjoying a comeback.
But nobody is going to confuse it with the pros.
By AMY MERRICK
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
August 29, 2005; Page R9

The Central Penn Piranha, of Harrisburg, Pa., is one of the best football teams most fans have never heard of.

A tally on the team's Web site counts toward the Piranha's anticipated 100th straight home victory at the last regular-season game this year, in September. Overall, the team won 142 games in the 10 years prior to this season, against just nine losses.

But some of the players are a lot closer to 40 years old than they like to think about. For years, some have been driving for hours just to get to practices and games. And during the week, they hold down day jobs -- from marketing to construction to juvenile-probation officer -- because no one is getting a salary to produce this winning record. The Piranha is one of the most successful of the estimated 500 to 600 "semipro" football teams playing in the U.S. for little or no pay.

Semipro football has a long tradition of intense and colorful rivalries, reaching back to the late 1800s. But in the 1970s the semipro game faded in the shadow of the professional version, as the National Football League began its surge to unprecedented popularity. Now, amateur football is enjoying a resurgence. Larger, better-organized leagues have formed in recent years, in part because the Internet has made it easier for team owners to communicate with players and with each other, and to market their teams, says Rob Licopoli, founder of the North American Football League. The NAFL, which started with 18 teams in 1999, has grown into the largest amateur league, with 114 teams this year vying for a national championship.

Better organization, though, hasn't changed the essence of semipro football. Team owners often still double as players and coaches. Teams still frequently disband after a couple of seasons because the owners can't afford to keep them going. And while some players dream of being spotted by a professional team, many others gave up that hope after playing football in college or high school and simply want to play an organized, highly competitive version of the sport.

"The reason I come this far is for the love of the game and the love of teammates," says Roman Morris, a 35-year-old player who lives in the Washington area and carpools to Piranha practices and games with teammates. "This is my second family."

For fans, semipro ball is especially popular in smaller markets, where a trip to an NFL game means a long drive and a major expense for a family. From Harrisburg, the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles are a 100-mile drive and the Pittsburgh Steelers are 200 miles away. For tickets, the professional teams charge an average of more than $50 a seat. Piranha tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children.

Learning on the Job

The Piranha's current head coach, Jim Rovito, is also its owner. He joined the Piranha in 2000 as defensive coordinator and bought the team at the end of that season -- he won't say for how much -- when the previous owner tired of the time involved in running it. Mr. Licopoli says a typical NAFL team might sell for about $15,000. But the Piranha is hardly typical, given its great success on the field.

When he took over the team, Mr. Rovito knew football. He was a defensive lineman at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and signed as a free agent with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Although he never played professionally, he did attend the team's training camp.

But he didn't know how to run a team as a business. "The first year didn't go real well financially," he says. He had to learn to develop relationships with corporate sponsors and local media. Now the team has sponsors such as a local printing company and M&T Bank, where Mr. Rovito, 42 years old, works full time as a branch manager.

The Piranha is "somewhat profitable," he says, working from an annual budget of $50,000 to $60,000. "We're able to keep afloat from year to year. I don't do this to make money."

FOR LOVE, NOT MONEY



Scouting the Central Penn Piranha



CITY: Harrisburg, Pa.
FOUNDED: 1995
OWNER/HEAD COACH: Jim Rovito
HOME FIELD: Harrisburg City Island, a.k.a. the "Fish Tank"
ROSTER: 60 players
COLORS: Black and silver
OVERALL RECORD: 151-9*
HOME RECORD: 96-0*

*Through Aug. 20
Source: The team



About 85 players, some of whom have professional experience or ambitions, vie each April for a spot on the Piranha's 60-man roster. One former player competed professionally in Europe for several years, and another player joined the team this year after completing a season with a professional arena-football team on the West Coast.

Some semipro players look to role models like Darnell Dinkins, now 28, who was passed over by the NFL after he was injured his senior year at the University of Pittsburgh. He started counseling troubled kids and began playing quarterback for the semipro Pittsburgh Colts. He wanted recent game footage in case a scout became interested, and he liked the camaraderie. But the experience was full of indignities. The players weren't paid, and they had to find their own way to games. One day, they had to change into their uniforms under a tree next to the high-school field where they were playing.

"Those were dark times, getting changed under that tree, wondering if it was even worth it," Mr. Dinkins says. Eventually, a scout from the NFL's New York Giants asked to see his semipro tapes, and the team signed Mr. Dinkins. He now plays tight end for the Baltimore Ravens.

But the main purpose of the Piranha isn't to get players to the pros, Mr. Rovito says, adding: "I don't promise anything." Many are drawn to the Piranha simply because it plays at a higher level than other amateur teams on the East Coast. Mr. Morris, a cornerback, joined eight years ago because he thought the Piranha was more competitive than any team closer to his home in the Washington area.

While the football is better -- Mr. Morris has been on four championship teams -- the schedule became a lot tougher. On Wednesdays, when the Piranha have evening practices, Mr. Morris works from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as a juvenile-probation officer. After work, he meets some other players in Maryland, where they carpool to practice, fighting traffic to arrive around 8 p.m. They finish practice at 10:30, stop for dinner on the way home, and get back around 12:30 or 1 a.m. "Thursday is the worst day of the week for me -- I am so tired," he says. As he's gotten older, he's also spent more time staying in shape, lifting weights and running sprints with his 14-year-old son, who is preparing to play high-school football.

Family Atmosphere

Players certainly don't find much in the way of glory in semipro ball, even with a team as successful as the Piranha. The Harrisburg Patriot-News gives Piranha games only short write-ups, devoting more space to college football at Penn State and professional sports in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

At a Piranha home game this season against the Cumberland Valley Cardinals, a number of the fans in the bleachers said they first heard about the team accidentally. Christine Dye, a 36-year-old accountant, was at her first Piranha game with her husband, Patrick, a parish administrator, and daughter Ellen, 8 years old. The Dyes, of Dover, Pa., are fans of the City Islanders, a professional soccer team that uses the same field as the Piranha. They heard about the football game at a soccer match a week earlier. The three are Baltimore Ravens fans, but "coming to see [football] live is more affordable here," Ms. Dye said. "The NFL is going to charge you an arm and a leg."

The fans were close enough to hear the smash of hard hits, but the atmosphere off the field was more like a church picnic. Before kickoff, players waved to people they knew among the 734 fans in the stands. Everyone applauded the announcement of the birth of a son to Piranha kicker Andar Rhem. Another Piranha player, sitting on the bench, got into a mostly friendly exchange with a fan sitting on the home side and screaming for the Cardinals. The concession stand sold $2 hamburgers, and once darkness settled over the field and the lights turned on, fans took turns brushing a sudden swarm of mayflies off each other's backs.

Nature sometimes imposes itself in more disruptive ways. A Piranha game against the Pennsylvania Coal Crackers earlier this season was called off when a thunderstorm left a pond on the infield dirt of the softball diamond that takes up part of the field. Because the Piranha don't own the facility, the team would have had to pay the city for destroying the grass in the rain. And the players, who have to cover injuries with their own health insurance, couldn't afford the risk of a bad fall on the slippery ground.

The Injury Factor

Serious injuries aren't common, but the thought of them is nerve-wracking enough to make players knock on wood when they talk about them. Dan McMunn, a 37-year-old defensive end, has had two serious knee injuries in his 10 years with the Piranha, one a season-ending blow that took five months to rehabilitate. Luckily, he says, he's worked his way up to foreman on his construction crew, so his boss lets him sit in the truck if he's hurt.

Mr. McMunn plays down the dangers of the game. "When you're doing construction on the highway, cars are flying by at 70 miles an hour," he says. "I come here to feel safe." He also wants his daughters, who are 10 and 12 years old, to remember seeing him play football.

Mr. McMunn, a team captain who gets a lot of playing time, stands out on the sidelines as one of the older-looking players. During the game against the Cardinals, as he pulled off his helmet after a big play, someone in the stands said to a companion, in reference to Mr. McMunn: "Do you see number 99? He looks older than your dad."

Mr. Licopoli, the NAFL founder, organized the league with the help of the Internet, using email to contact high-caliber teams that might be interested in joining a new league and to ask for referrals to others. Tired of watching semipro teams bust their budgets to feed players' egos, Mr. Licopoli insists that NAFL players not be paid.

To try to ensure stability, the NAFL recommends that owners have $50,000 to $95,000 in funds to enter the league, not including whatever they may choose to pay coaches or other staff. (No one in the Piranha organization is paid.) That's the league's estimate of what a team will need each year to cover expenses including the use of facilities for hosting games, referee payments, and travel and equipment costs. Each team also must pay the league a $5,000 deposit and about $500 a year in dues. For every team he accepts, Mr. Licopoli says, he rejects about five others.

There are roughly 50 other similar but much smaller semipro leagues around the country, the largest with about 22 teams. Most leagues cover a small geographic area, and there's a lot of overlap. The Pacific Northwest, for instance, has at least three separate leagues, each with eight to 10 teams.

Mr. Licopoli's short-term goal is to create a paid playoff travel system, to ensure that teams with smaller budgets can afford long trips. In six years of league playoffs, he says, one team decided not to participate because of travel costs. Ultimately, Mr. Licopoli hopes to charge teams $50,000 to enter the league. For now, though, the NAFL is as unencumbered by riches as its players -- "a for-profit that makes zero money," he says.


Thursday, October 12
Predators retain Professional Photographer for the 2006 season

Rubin Polizzi (no relation to Anthony) will be joing the Predator staff as the official team photographer.  Rubin has been a professional photographer for the last several years and will be bringing his talents on the sidelines of the Predators in 2006. Besides sports photography of teams like the NY Jets he is also  a aspiring film maker working on such projects like Off To War  on Discovery channel and Dope Sick Love on HBO. Rubin will also be working along with team management on a Film Documentary for the Predators of which detailes will be released during the 2006 season.  We could not have asked for anything better then Rubin, after personally reviewing his work I think the players are going to be really thrilled with his shots. It's great we can bring more professionalism to the team and we all know how players love quality pictures of themselves" a laughing Team President Bill Simo stated


Polizzi named MLFN East player of the week.
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DT- Anthony Polizzi, a constant award winner over the past two years for the NY Predators. This time he recorded a 2 sacks, a forced fumble, 4 hurries and 4 tackles as the Predators won.


Sunday, April 9
Simo adds AF2 Albany Conquests area scout to his resume
Bill Simo was named official NYC/NJ region scout for the AF2's Conquest. In a new initiative the Albany Conquest has now started a scouting department where they will evaluate talent throughout the year in the NY and NJ area. "I don't think they are going to have a big press conference about it" laughed Simo "but it's another great way to get college level and Adult Amateur players a real look" said Simo. 

In addition Simo stated that his coaching staff will also have input and scouting opportunities because of his new affiliation.  "It helps us all out because now when we go to college games we'll be sitting in the press box instead of the stands, you can really get some inside information on players that way" Said Simo. He also mentioned that he will now attend more Adult Amateur games as well. When asked how players can get to the next level he just stated "lots of film, don't take it for granted get that film if you want to get a real look from a coaching staff".



Sunday, April 9
The NAFL All Star List is Complete
The players will be assigned to First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention once they are evaluated in Disney.

Click on the following link to see the list of NAFL All Stars and and register for your spot to play in the NAFL All Star Games in Disney: http://nafl.org/nafl1/allstars/. Please follow instructions.

If you want to play in the game or only want your jersey, you must register ASAP! Click here:
http://nafl.org/nafl1/allstars/

Book all of your travel through the NAFL's travel agency.
http://anthonytravel.com/disney_nafl.cfm

Thank you so much for participating in the NAFL and on the New York Predators


Predators that were nominated 

Steve Andriola
Jeremy Campbell
Travis Gonick
Joe Isa
Ron Jenerette
Vernon Manuel
Chi Chi Momah
Anthony Polizzi
Phil Rossomando
Orion Sykes
Eugene Vi
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In Addition Roy Miller has been named as a Asst Coach for the Eastern Conference


Sunday, April 9
Cirrincione still going strong with AF2's Conquest


Vinny Cirrincione only got to play in six games for the Predators in 2004 but he was just honing his skills until his big break came along.  Below is his pro bio since his Predators days back in 2004. One day we just might see him suitingup for an NFL team.

 af2 rookie in 2004…At 21-years of age, was the second youngest player to play in an arenafootball2 game…Ranked 6th in af2 with a 78.6 PAT percentage…Ranked 9th in af2 with 9 FGs made…His 56-yard field goal on June 6 was the longest in franchise history…Career af2 totals: 13 GP, 9-of-29 FG, 55-of-71 PAT, 82 point…Totaled 2 unassisted tackles on defense. 
Attended training camp w/Conquest before being assigned to Birmingham…Went 1-for-7 on FG and 18-of-28 on PAT’s in five games with the Steeldogs; 2004: Played in 13 games…Finished the season 9-of-29 on FG attempts and 55-of-71 on PAT attempts, totaling 82 points…Had his best game at CPF (6/6), where he was 6-of-6 on PAT attempts and connected on a franchise-long 56-yard FG… Connected on a 42-yard FG and was 7-of-7 on PAT attempts vs WBS (5/8)…Connected on a 38-yard FG vs MAC (5/22)…Made 5-of-8 Pat attempts… Connected on a 28-yard FG at PEO (5/29)…Was 7-of-8 on PAT attempts at ARK (6/12)…Connected on a 38-yard FG attempt…Connected on 2 FGs (22,32) at GBB (7/9)…Was 5-of-5 on PAT attempts…Connected on 2 FGs (29,26) vs MAN (7/23)…Was 4-of-6 on PAT attempts;
Other Pro Experience: Had tryout with the Buffalo Bills on January 11, 2005; Connected on 11-of-12 FG attempts with a long of 53-yards…


Sunday, April 9
Predators Terminated

For the second time in a little more then a month the Terminators totally shut down the Predator offense.  This loss proved more costly as they were eliminated early from the NAFL Playoffs. In the end it was clear that the Predators inactivity over the last month proved very costly. "It's really hard keeping a team focused when week after week teams forfeit on you. I mean what kind of momentum can a team get going into the playoffs?  Said owner Bill Simo 

The Terms got on the board early in 2nd quarter with a 85 yards pass and 3rd and goal run. The score stayed a 6 - 0 until the 4th quarter when a blunder by the Terms punter turned into a Preds safety. The Terms capped off the scoring with a nice interception return with a few ticks left of the clock. "You got to give the Terms credit, they were the better team today" Said Simo "Hey there is always next year!" added Simo. It's sure to be one long off-season


Sunday, April 9
Preds fall for second time in 3 games


The Predator engine seems to have hit a snag. Mounting injuries and inconsistent play have taken it's toll on the Predators over the last couple of games but the quality of opponent has also changed. Playing the likes of the top rated NJ Terminators and perennial  powerhouse Glens Falls Greenjackets have brought the team back to reality. "We're really just a 1st year team, we've had so much turnover from coaching staff down to the players that it makes it difficult to beat squads that have been together for a long time." Stated owner Bill Simo Never the less while the Predators may be limping they have already clinched the division and at least one home playoff game. "We won our division which is a first but I think we can do more,  we are not a team to be taken lightly" added Simo.


Sunday, April 9
New York Predators go live on the WB morning show

Millions on the East coast got to wake up with the Predators last Wednesday September 7th. The theme of the show was to teach TV new anchor Julie Cheng how to play football. "After several hours of practice, I think our coaching staff and players really taught her the how to play ball" said Predators owner Bill Simo.  Judging from the grass stains on Julie you could tell she wasn't messing around. "She really tackled me" said DT Anthiny Polizzi with a grin and a wink.

During the 4 hour broadcast the Predators were on the show 10 separate times and the NAFL received plenty of accolades. "The Predators and the NAFL really received some serous airtime" said Simo. Several people and companies contacted the team after the show.  Simo said "They wanted to know  more about the league and team."  Simo added "Something else I noticed during the shoot was  our head coach Roy Miller may have missed his calling,  he was a natural on TV!"


Sunday, April 9
NAFL Fantasy Football


The North American Football League (NAFL) will launch it's own Fantasy Football League on August 8th, 2005. The new League was started by the NAFL Players Association and will partner with Full Speed Sports Management. It will provide for fans of minor-league football the opportunity to compete on the Fantasy level for the first time. The League is innovative and user friendly allowing participants to; change starting lineups at anytime, pick offensive and defensive players, compete against friends and provide numerous NAFL player and team statistics as part of play. There is also the opportunity to win major prizes through league sponsored contests

NAFL Fantasy football will be free until the 8th game of the current season. After that it will cost $29.99 to join the League. By registering before the cut off date, participants will save 10% off their registration fee.

This Fantasy League will offer the same fun, excitement and interactive play as product produced by major league entities. "NAFL Fantasy Football will be similar to NFL Fantasy Football. The concept and format of NAFL Fantasy Football will not be misconstrued from its origin," said Chad Dudley, owner of Full Speed Sports Management the management group running the NAFL fantasy football site



Sunday, April 9
Predators remain unbeaten in NAFL play





The New York Predators moved into sole possession of first place in the North American Football League's Metro South Division with a 33-6 decision over the previously undefeated New York Panthers. The Predators shared the day with their special guests from the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Quarterback John DiGirolamo ran for one touchdown and threw a 34-yard strike to Vernon Manuel as the Predators took a 22-6 halftime lead.
On the defensive side of the ball Rob Arnold , Ron Jenerette and Anthony Polizzi all had huge days, recording sacks, forcing and recovering fumbles. Jeremay Campbell continued his strong play as he  recovered a fumble and returned it for a 35 yard score.

Steve Andriola kicked field goals of 37 and 29 yards for the Predators, who play Saturday against the Hudson County Stars.



Saturday, April 8
Predators Roll
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The New York Predators bolted out to a 28-0 halftime advantage en route to a 51-0 North American Football League victory over the Kings County Cardinals at New Dorp HS yesterday.


Scott Paltos (11 rushes for 84 yards and two touchdowns) ran six times for 36 yards and a 1-yard TD in the 3-1 Predators' opening series.


Quarterback John DiGirolamo (5 of 9 passes for 126 yards, two TDs) connected on 29 and 18-yard scoring strikes to Vernon Manuel (4 receptions for 105 yards, two TDs).DiGirolamo ran in from the two-yard line to close out the first half's scoring.


Jeremy Campbell, who had four tackles and one sack, was the ringleader on defense.



Saturday, April 8
Preds Defeat Falcons
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The New York Predators defeated the New York City Falcons 48-0 at New Dorp HS in their North American Football League season opener.


Scott Paltos (93 yards rushing, One TD) opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 1-yard TD run.


After the defense held the Falcons scoreless for a second drive, quarterback John DiGirolamo (126 yards passing) hit Vernon Manual for a 22-yard TD strike and then found Ramy Abelhamid for a 3-yard TD pass.


DiGirolamo and running back Brian Gomez each scored in the second half and the Predators also got defensive TDs from Jon Tribiano (after muffed punt) and from Derek Harris, who recovered a fumble and ran it in for the a score.


Phil Rossomondo had two & a half sacks and five tackles and  Phil Castellani had four tackles and a sack and a half. 



Predators Restructuring Coaching Staff
For Immediate Release



Offensive coach Roy Miller will be taking over the reigns as Head Coach for the New York Predators following Adam Turkel resignation. (More about Adam below) Roy is a no nonsense coach that will bring his structured college coaching experience down to the Predators for the 2005 season. "It's unfortunate we lose Adam but luckily we have someone with the Roy's credentials on staff. I don't think we'll miss a beat." Said Owner Bill Simo  
  
As of Tuesday April 26th Coach Adam Turkel as resigned as Head Coach of the New York Predators. During his tenure he brought respect, winning and great work ethic back to the team. The good news is Coach Turk will now be Head Coach of the NJ Xtreme indoor team. "I felt it would not be fair to the Predators and the rest of the coaching staff if I remained HC" Said Turkel.  Simo added "Many players are disappointed and happy for him at the same time."

Coach Turk will be back with the Predators as an assistant once the team Xtreme season is completed.

If you have a question about this article or the Team in general please contact us by email at predmedia@nypredators.net


Preds take over NJ Xtreme indoor Team
For Immediate Release
 
NIFL's New Jersey Xtreme now to be run by NAFL members April 26, 2005 -- The New Jersey Xtreme, a professional arena team in the NIFL have turned to NAFL personel to run the football operations. New York Predators owner Bill Simo was hired toady as Head of Football operations for the Xtreme. The Xtreme, off to a rough start needed to make a change. Simo has owned the Predators for seven years and is widely considered one of the best owners in the greater New York area. Mr. Simo also doubles as Merto South Divisional Director. With many things to do, including needing a coaching staff, Simo made an immediate hire. Three year Predator Head Coach and NAFL Commissioner Adam Turkel has been hired by the Xtreme as its Head Coach. " It was a no brainer" said Simo." With the amount of players Turk and myself have access to in the greater NYC area, we can really get something going here" " It's a great opportunity for local minor league players and their teams" said Commissioner Turkel" Teams are more likely to get higher level talent knowing that their is a chance to move up with people they are familiar with" Turkel's staff will also include Defensive Coordinator Tom Laubach of the Philadelphia Scorpions as his D.C., Eastern Conference Commissioner Charles McGill as the defensive Line Coach, and Ed Gladney of the New Jersey Terminators as the Offensive line coach. " Well, let's see if we can turn this thing around, we'll be looking for local talent right away to fill in the gaps" Said Turkel." I know with Billy(Simo) and I, we'll get this thing going good" This is an official press release of the North American Football League.

If you have a question about this article or the League in general please contact us by email at press@nafl.org


Congrats to our National Football Events (NFE) All Americans




Anthony Polizzi
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Second Team  All American
DT


Tim Heaney
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 Honorable Mention 
LB


Lou Scala
NFE
 Honorable Mention
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Congrats to our Minor League Football News (MLFN) All Americans




Anthony Polizzi
First Team All American
Defensive Line


Tim Heaney
First Team All American
LineBackers


Lou Scala
Honorable Mention
QuarterBacks




Congrats to all our 2004 NAFL Honorable Mention selections



Russ Granberg


Danny Cowhig


Tim Heaney


Billy Simo


Lou Scala


Anthony Polizzi



Congrats this this years Predator Team All Stars and Honorable Mention selections


TEAM ALLSTARS


Anthony Polizzi


Russ Granberg


Billy Simo


Danny Cowhig


Lou Scala


Tim Heaney


Carl Hunter


Prince Stewart


Derek Harris


John Raimondi


HONORABLE MENTION


Erkan Caygoz


Mike Marietta


Dave India


Tom Levoyer


Joe Guliano




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SI Adv. 9/13/04

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SI Reg 9/7/04

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SI Reg 8/31/04

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SI Reg 7/13/04

Preds thank staff and all those involved with the team
Adam Turkel - For all your hard work and dedication to the team

Vinny Pucciarelli - For all your hard work

Oscar Zeron - For all your hard work

Ken Wernick - For your off-season workout program which will be distributed to all players who want it during the next couple of weeks

Tasha Burgos - All the little and big things you helped me with this season

Landy Burgos - For washing those uniforms every week

Joe Charlemagne - thanks for the new logo

Desiree Cowhig - To our #1 fan without her hard work and dedication we would have no film

Tara Polizzi - For taking some nice pictures during the season

Kevin Lewis - For taking the time to be with the team on game days and writing great articles articles for us in the newspaper

Greg Rocco - For all help with getting us the fields and everything else at SI Tech.

Cowhig and Scala family - who always seem to help out at our home games in one way or another



Special thanks to a retiring coach
Thanks to one of our former players who decided to give back to the team by helping coach the team during the last couple of seasons. Do to time constraints Vinny Pucciarelli "Coach Pucc" will no longer be able to help out with the team. We thank him for all the time he has put in over the last couple of years.

 



Preds thank retired players for there dedication
Thanks for all the years of giving up your bodies for the team!!!

Ricky Artis 5 years
Rob Miller 6 years
Matt Eckart 3 years
Rob Columbia 2 years (Due to injury)



Preds wish all players a speedy recovery
To all the players that had to end there season early thank you for your on field contributions and we all hope you make a speedy recoveries.

Mike Zerbo - Knee
Willie Dale - Knee
Rob Columbia - Knee
Donnel Graham - Ankle
Derick Tabacco - Knee
Milton Eng - Ankle
Erkan Caygoz - Leg
Emeka Mbadiwi - Shoulder
Julian Pasker - Foot

James Pederson fix that damm shoulder already!



Tim Heaney named MLFN player of the Week of the East
LINEBACKER-Tim Heaney, NY Predators. Tim had 16 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 5 sacks, 2 QB hurries and .5 of his tackles were behind the line of scrimmage.

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Tim Heaney Named Defensive Player of the Week by MLFN
DEFENSIVE MVP (EAST)MLB Tim Heaney, New York Predators of the NAFL. The Wagner College graduate had 4 hurries, 3 stops for losses, 1.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 7 tackles and a fumble recovery as his team won over the weekend.

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Polizzi named Defensive MVP for weekend of 6/26/04
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DT Anthony Polizzi, New York Predators of the North American Football League. Polizzi is a two time "Player of the Week" from last year. For this game he had 13 tackles, 6 sacks, 4 hurries and 4 tackles for a loss as they beat the Northeast (NY) Cowboys of the Garden State League, 20-7.

Former Pred Player C Pizzolo helps win European Championship
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The EFAF championship of Europe was held last weekend in Innsbruck, Austria between the home town Tyrolean Raiders and the visiting Personal Assurance Knights of England. The Raiders showed why football in German/Austria dominated in Europe. The Raiders, behind American QB Geoff Buffum, won the game 45-0. Buffum was 16 of 22 passes for 219-yards. -Courtesy of MLFN

Staten Island Advance about Preds vs NE Cowboys
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Predators open grid season with win
Scala throws for one TD and runs for two more in 20-7 North American Football League tilt

Monday, June 28, 2004
ADVANCE STAFF REPORT

Lou Scala hit Russ Granberg for a 3-yd score and Scala ran for two more scores as the New York Predators topped the Northeast Cowboys 20-7 yesterday in the North American Football League opener.

Scala rushed four times for 82 yards, including a 50-yard score, while Carl Hunter rushed 11 times for 79 yards.

On defense, Anthony Polizzi had six sacks and 13 tackles while Joe Giuliano added two sacks and Mike Zerbo had an interception.





UFL AllStar Game
Four Predators participated in the annual UFL Allstar game which turned from blowout to a close game with the South pulling out a last second victory over the North 24 to 18.

Pictured left is Vinny Baccale, Lou Scala, Danny Cowhig and Landy Burgos. To the right is Vinny and Danny with Newark Jet MLB and former Rowan University star Bobby Fisher.
Old foes became friends and teammates and everyone involved including the fans had a great time. Pred highlights included Lou Scala connecting with Eric Childs for the early 12 nothing lead. The North built up a 18 - 0 advantage but gave up 24 points in the second half including a last second QB sneak. Special thanks to Steve Ellis, Tracey Alford and the coaches and players of both squads for helping put this great event together.

For more Pics
Click Predator Pictures


Pictured Left is Lou Scala throwing a TD to Newark Jets WR Eric Childs, Pictured Right Danny Cowhig laying down a block







East Coast Allstar game
The North American All-Stars defeated six time MFL champ Washington Chiefs 19 - 12 6/12/04 in the first ever Freedom Bowl. Eleven Predators participated in the action which consisted of forty two players from several East Coast Teams including Virginia Monarchs, Brooklyn Mariners, NJ Wolves, NJ Terminators, DC Explosion, Delaware Longhorns and others. Adam Turkel coached the team to the victory and took home the Freedom Bowl Trophy. With an offensive line mostly made up of Predators the NA All-Stars moved the ball throughout the contest. Pred QB Lou Scala threw for one TD and ran in for another while Pred RB Donnel Graham ran for 90 plus yards on only 11 carries. Donnel also took home the Offensive MVP for the game. For more pics click on Predator Pictures.

Practice info for 2004
 The Predators braved the intense heat this past Sunday May 23 and some players realized they better do a little more to get in tip top shape. A few players were falling like flies but others took it on the chin and continued to brave the humidity with a nice cold bottle of water.

Being that the weather was so hot the Preds took advantage and went to a team favorite drill of nutcrackers. The Big Hit of the day was no doubt made by LB Dave India who stuck leaping FB Chris Chamberlain. After the hit many of the offensive players remembered why leaving your feet in Nut Cracker drills in a no no.


First hitting Practice of 2004 Season
The New York Predators got back to hitting for the first time since last season this past Sunday, May 16th. Pads were flying and helmets were popping over at Willowbrook Park. "This is what I live for! Once we start hitting I know the season is getting close." said Head Coach Adam Turkel. Pictured here are what the football world calls "Nut Crackers". Two players lay down on there back while allowing only helmets to touch. One player is on the defensive side trying to make the tackle and the other is on the offensive side holding a ball trying to run through the tackler. Once the whistle is blown the two players spin up and get to it. Needless to say this drill is a player favorite.
For more pictures click on Predator Pictures and look for the Nut Cracker Album.










2003 season Awards Dinner
The New York Predators held their annual awards dinner on Monday the 22 of March at the Gaslight Restaurant in Hoboken, NJ. Eating great food and having lots of laughs were only part of the evening’s festivities. Team all-stars winners all received awards and the big winners like Lou Scala and Anthony Polizzi needed a box to carry home all their trophies. Owner Bill Simo thanked the coaches Adam Turkel, Oscar Zeron, Vinny Pucciarelli and the players for their dedication and handed the coaches some new plaques for their walls.

Rookie of the year honors went to Prince Stewart for Defense and Lou Scala for Offense. Alex Allan took home the new Patience award. In the trenches Anthony Polizzi received the Defensive lineman of the year while Vinny Baccale snatched the Offensive lineman award.

Russ Granberg and Danny Cowhig, the two main cogs of the offense received Co-Offensive MVP awards. Anthony Polizzi who not only was named best Defensive lineman on the East coast by Minor League Football News and NFE 1st team All-American took home the Defensive MVP.

Last but not least Lou Scala who became the leader and driving force behind the Predators offense received Team MVP honors. Special thanks to the Gaslight Restaurant For more pictures of the dinner click on Predator Pictures







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Article from the SI Register from last season
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New/Old Article which was not updated on our site last season

Predator Scored TD in NIFL game
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Predator Player Nick Vitagliano scored his first TD as a NIFL player on 6/19/04. With his team down 14 - 0 Nicky plunged into the endzone to help cut the lead in half. Unfortunatley his team could not keep up with the defending league champs as they were beaten again by a score of 51 - 29.

Congrats to our Head Coach Adam Turkel
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Turkel was recently named Head Coach for the latest Fasco All-Star team that will play against the DC Chiefs in Silver Springs Maryland next Saturday June 12th. The game is being played in honor or our Armed Forces over sea's. "It's a great honor being selected!" Said Turkel. Turkel will be leading the team which includes players from all over the country including several from the Predators and NYC area teams.



Polizzi see's first action in the NIFL
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Anthony Polizzi became the first homegrown New York Predator to play in the NIFL indoor league. Anthony using #92 got into a game against the defending two-time champ Ohio Valley Greyhounds. Although Anthony did not get too much playing time he feels that this could be the start of some more playing time. "Hey, I take one step at a time", said Polizzi. "The indoor arena game is very different from regular football. I have to get used to it but once I do hopefully I can make some positive contributions."



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Adam Eckart headed to Kean.
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Congratulations to Adam Eckart who will be attending and playing for Kean college in New Jersey. Lets hope he has a couple of great seasons and comes back to the Preds in a couple of years ready to play again.

Pred tryout news from 2004

The New York Predators had their annual tryout Saturday March 20th. Thirty-Five local and greater NY/NJ former High School and College players attended the workout. Local stars Shardan Barnes, (Curtis) Nicholas Cutting, (Farrell) Anthony Dasaro, (Port Richmond) and John Raimondi (Tottenville) were in attendance. Hopefuls like Alex Geraldino a former European Pro league player, Juan Depena a William Patterson University star and Jeremy Boyer formerly from the NAFL champion Kane County all traveled a considerable distance from NJ and LI, NY to get the tryout. One team tryout record was broken Saturday by Dennis Brown from Queens benching 225lbs 27 times. Most players come out just to make the team and continue to play the game that they love and others would like to make this a stepping-stone to get into college or play some type of pro ball. While they all may have different aspirations they all share one goal and that is to become a New York Predator for the 2004 season.
All players who attended the tryout will be notified within the next couple of days of their fate with the team. While there are tough decisions to be made those that don't make the squad will have an entire year to workout and will be able to come in to next years tryout knowing what to expect. Coach Turkel said, "I hate letting good guys go but we can only carry sixty players, we have to follow the league rules!"
The Predators will begin workouts for the 2004 season on Sunday April 4th and they will continue through Nov.

Special thanks to New York Sports Clubs and Red Bull
For more pictures of the tryout click on Pred Pictures.





Anthony Polizzi makes First Team NFE All American
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National Football Events Unveils 2003 All-American Lists

February 25, 2004 -- National Football Events, an organization which sponsors the annual Midwest and Mid-States minor league football tournaments as well as the annual Casino Bowl all-star game in Las Vegas, announced the members of the 2003 NFE All-American Teams, and many North American Football League players were named to the lists.

The undisputed national champion Kane County Eagles, who finished the year undefeated at 16-0, placed five players on the teams, followed by the Eastside Hawks, who the Eagles beat for the NAFL title, with four. The St. Louis Bulldogs and the Springfield Rifles both has three players named to the squads.

Here are the 2003 NFE All-American Teams:

FIRST TEAM
QB Sam Clemons - Kane County Eagles
RB Leroy McFadden - Kane County Eagles
C Rod Wilson - Eastside Hawks
DE Fred Robinson - St. Louis Bulldogs
DT Anthony Polizzi - NY Predators
K Mike Parks - Nebraska Bears
P J.J. Standring - Kane County Eagles

By Joey Josephs, NAFL Director of Media Relations
Information provided by National Football Events


This is an official press release of the North American Football League. If you have a question about this article or the League in general please contact us by email at press@nafl.org.



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Semi-Pro Football booming in the US

Chuck Pizzolo Signs Pro contract with Tyrolean Raiders
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Former Predator player Chuck Pizzolo has just signed his second European pro contract from the Tyrolean Raiders of Austria. Besides the great news for Chuck this is great news for the Predators who now have credability within the European pro leagues. After our 2004 season ends we will be putting together game films for those players (for players that wish to go) who impressed us with their work ethic, attitude and those with success on the field. Besides the great expierence you will get from playing and living over in Europe players can make a decent living while playing the sport they love. Contracts include lodging, meals and salary.

Polizzi does it again named best D-Lineman from the East
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Minor League Football News selects what it thinks are the best players nationally at the end of every year. I'm proud to announce Anthony Polizzi has been named one of those players! Also Steve Ellis our Commish has been named commish of the year.

DEFENSIVE LINE: MIDWEST: Dee Bostic, Indiana Tornado; CENTRAL: Fred Robinson, St.Louis Bulldogs; WEST: Patrick Graham, Eastside Hawks; SOUTH: Ernest Chammbers, Charlotte Power; EAST: Anthony Polizzi, New York Predators




Congratulations to a few Former and Current Predators
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The New York Predators would like to congratulate former and current Pred players for making it onto a NIFL training camp roster. Although the active rosters will not be finalized until training camp ends (March 2004)we wish to acknowledge their accomplishment of making it this far and wish them success in their new venture.

We would also like to congratulate Chuck Pizzolo for his upcoming second European pro league tour of duty. At this time he is still checking out his many options and has not decided on any team yet.

Listed below are the players that have made the NIFL training camp roster


Mike Arrington - Played WR during the 2000 season

James Costanzo - Played OLB during the 1999 season also was a Predator and GSFL all-star

Darren Dinkins - Played OG/DT during 2003 season. Is a Predator and UFL All-star in 2003.

William Edwards - Played FS in 2002 but was hurt early on during the 2002 season.

Craig Litrell - Played MLB in 2001 season and part of 2002 season. was a Predator and GSFL all-star and 2001 defensive MVP.

James McDowell - Played WR/DB in parts of 2001,2002 and 2003 seasons.

Mike Medrano - Played RB part of 2003 season

Anthony Polizzi - Played DT during 2001-2003 seasons. Anthony's team accomplishments are to many to list but among them are Predator and UFL all-star for 2003, best defensive linemen and Team MVP for 2002.

Lou Simone - Played QB during 2002 season. Predator all-star and Team Offensive MVP for 2002 season.

Jon Tribiano - Played during part of 2003 season,

Nicky Vitagliano - Played FB from 1999 - 2003 seasons. During those years was named a few times Predator and GSFL all-star and this season was a Predator and UFL all-star.

Prince Stewart - Played Corner and return man last year for the Preds. HAd an excellent rookie season.


Predators fall in UFL semis
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Comeback falls short when Jets turn fumble into 4th-quarter TD's

October 20, 2003

ADVANCE STAFF REPORT
NEWARK -- The New York Predators' season ended yesterday with a 34-12 loss to the Newark Jets in the United Football League semifinals.

The Jets (13-0) are the defending league champs and showed it in the early going by scoring three touchdowns to take a 20-0 lead.

However, the Predators went on an 80-yard drive in the third quarter, sparked by a pair of 20-yard runs by Nick Vitigliano and a 25-yard pass from quarterback Lou Scala to Billy Simo. Nicky Vitigliano then ran it in from the one yard line.

Scala and Simo hooked up for another score to close the gap to 20-12, but with three minutes left in the game, the Jets recovered a Predator fumble and ran it into the end zone to secure the victory.


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MILFORD, Conn. -- The New York Predators advanced to the semifinals of the United Football League playoffs with a 23-14 upset of the Connecticut Giants at Foran High School yesterday.
   
The Predators, who improved to 7-5, got on the board first when Lou Scala (10 for 19 for 152 yards) hooked up with Russ Granberg from six yards out and then converted on the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

When the Predators went on defense, Anthony Polizzi recorded a sack in the end zone for a safety to increase the Predator lead to 9-0

Toward the end of the first half, the Giants recovered a muffed Predator punt and ran it into the end zone and then converted on the two-point conversion to go into the half within a point, 9-8.

In the third quarter, the Giants took a 14-9 lead with a 10-play drive, but on the ensuing kickoff, Joe Quarterman returned the ball 72 yards for a TD and Scala and Landy Burgos connected on the two-point conversion to put the Predators ahead, 17-14.

Scala then hit Simo on a 44-yard touchdown pass to secure the victory.

The Predators will meet the undefeated defending champion Newark Jets in a semifinal matchup Saturday at 7 in Newark


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Anthony Polizzi Makes Defensive MVP Week 10Minor League News
DEFENSIVE MVP-(EAST) DT Anthony Polizzi is a repeat as a MVP. This time he made it for another outstanding game where he had 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 3 QB pressures and blocked a field goal attempt. Anthony plays for the NY Predators of the United League.

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Staten Island Advance 9/22/03

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Article from the SI Register 8/19/03

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Anthony Polizzi Makes Defensive MVP Week 7 Minor League News
DEFENSIVE MVP-ANTHONY POLIZZI,DEFENSIVE TACKLE-NEW YORK PREDATORS (UNITED LEAGUE) Anthony is a 6'3-310lb tackling machine for the Predators. In last week's game against the Mid-States (NJ) Marauders, which his team won, 24-6. He had 8 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovered fumble, 1 TD, 6 QB pressure/hits and all his tackles were for losses. He has played for the Predators for three years and during that time he has been a 2 time GSFL All-Star and was the 2002 Predators MVP.

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Article from the SI Register
Nice Article by Kevin Lewis.

Sad news of players passing
It's with great sadness that we found out the passing of one of our explayers and friends. Freddy Quilles passed away in his home Saturday morning (2/1/03). Freddy was a great teammate and friend to many. Freddy played with many of us on the SI Jaguars and Predators and was nothing but a great person to have on the team. Freddy for many years assisted with youth programs on SI especially those of the SI Boys youth football teams. May god bless you and your family, Rest in Peace Freddy you will be missed!

Two Predators in Hawii Allstar game
Ballers Anthony Polizzi and Nicky Vitigliano are on the Team USA and will be playing a game in Hawii this week (2/3/03) We are proud that they will represent the Predators and their country. Good luck to them and the team!! I'm sure they will leave a lasting impression on the natives ;) For more info on the game and Team USA just click on the link

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Preds lose opening Pre-Season game 19 - 18
The NY Predators played a sloppy first half and were down 6 - 0 at the half. There were numerous turnovers and terrible special teams play. In the second half the Preds woke up somewhat to make it a game. Preds tied the score with a 70 yard fumble recovery and run by Barry Hodge. Preds did not convert on the extra point. Kingsbay made the score 12 nothing a few series later. On the next Predator Possesion after runs of 7 and 4 yards by Carl Hunter, Nicky Vitigliano rumbled into the endzone with a 71 yard run. Preds failed on the conversion once again. Later in the 3rd quarter Kings Bay scored on a 25 yard toss to there RB and converted the extra poingt to make it 19 - 12. After a Pred turnover and a Kingbay turnover the Preds were called for two penalties costing them 25 yards making it 1st and 40. After a few runs and a 23 yard pass to Billy Simo it was 4th and 2. Nicky Vitigliano rumbled to get teh first down with a 1st down run the a few plays Joe Yofreddo capped off the drive with a 11 yard TD pass to Billy Simo. Preds again faled to convert the extra point and ended up losing 19 - 20. Defensive players of the game were Vinny Pucciarelli with a nioce 80 yard int return even though they called it back, Anthony Pollizi 6 tackles 1/2 a sack and a 45 yard Fumble return, Barry Hodge with 70 yards TD fumble return and a 4 tackles, Harvey Miller and Craig Litrell with 9 tackles a piece.

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Simone paces Predators' 39-6 victory

Throws for two TDs and runs for a third in Garden State triumph


Monday, September 09, 2002

ADVANCE STAFF REPORT


Lou Simone completed nine of 15 passes, two for touchdowns, and ran for 44 yards and a TD as the New York Predators beat the Willingboro Bears 39-6 in a Garden State Football League game at the Susan Wagner HS field, Sea View.

After Anthony Polizzi's interception and 21-yard return, the former Wagner College star threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Russ Granbery and added a 10-yard scoring jaunt for a 15-0 halftime lead.


In the second half, Simone followed Joe Quarterman's 45-yard run with a 5-yard scoring pass to John Olin to put tha game out of reach.


On defense, Polizzi had a fumble recovery, an interception and five tackles and Anthony Defalco had a fumble recovery, a sack and three tackles.


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PREDATORS HOPE FOR STRONG YEAR IN N.J. LEAGUE
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*New QB and coach among the team's changes this season
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- By Michael Anderson
Advance Staff Writer
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   The New York Predators open their forth season tomorrow and hope to improve on last year's 4-7 mark with three big changes.

   The first is the addition of Lou Simone, the former Tottenville High School signal-calling standout and Wagner college star receiver, who will handle the quarterback duties.
   "He's one of the best athletes I've ever been around" said Bill Simo Predators co-owner and former Susan Wagner standout, who doubles as the teams wide receiver and Defensive back.

   The team will also feature a new head coach. Adam Turkel, who has coached several semi-pro football teams over 12 years.

   Also since the New Dorp High School field is udndergoing repairs, the Ptrdators will play the majority of their home games at Susan Wagner's Sea View field.

   The lone exception will be Aug, 23 when the Predators play the Brooklyn Mariners at 8pm. with proceeds from ticket sales going toward the FDNY.
   "It'll be an important game for us" added Simo "It's also our Staten Island opening day"

Besides Simone and Simo, several other Islanders playing for the Predators including co-owner WR/DB Rob Miller (Port Richmond HS), OT/DE Joe Romero (Curtis HS)and DT/OG Anthony Polizzi (New Dorp).
   "Hopefully we'll make the playoffs this year" said Simo. We're bigger and Stronger."

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To find out more information about the team, sheck out their Web site at www.eteamz.com/nypredators


Preds lose close one in PA
- Staff Writer

In a hard fought game the Preds after being down 7 - 0 came back and scored on a TD pass from Lou Simone to Russell Granberg. On the kickoff the Steelers ran one back to the Preds 35 yard line and then scored on a 20 yard fade. After the Steelers missed the Extra point the Preds marched sown the fiels again biut were stalled on the Steeler 3 yard line. The defense held strong and when the Steelers tried punting Barry Hodge caught the the punter in the endzone for saftey. The Preds last drive stalled again and loast by the score of 13 - 8.


LI Seahawks feast on Predators
- Staff Writer

The Preds came out Flatter then a a pancake and proceeded to lose the game 17 - 3.

The Seahawks opened up the scoring 30 yard field goal. After several LI turnovers and failed Predator scoring attemps the Seahawks scored again on a 25 yard TD run. The Preds finally got on the board with a field goal with about two minutes to go in the half.
The Seahawks capped off the scoring with about 3 minutes left with another run for a TD.

Highlights of the game for the Preds were mostly on the defensive side of the ball. The offense did not muster to much of an effort yesterday and other then few decent runs.


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Willie Dale Makes Record Books
Congrats to Willie Dale on making the Record books for his 99 yards Fumble return against the Brooklyn Mariners in the 2000 season. You can get to the links by clicking above or going to the one below.. Look for Semi-Pro records or "other"

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Predators romp in preseason game
Advance Staff Report
7/1/01

The New York Predators blanked the Brooklyn Cardinals 30-0 yesterday in ...


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Predators open with grid win



05/13/01

ADVANCE STAFF REPORT


The New York Predators, who will compete in the Garden State Football League this summer, opened their preseason schedule yesterday with a 16-8 triumph over the Corrections Department at New Dorp HS.

The Predators fell behind 8-0 but rallied behind a 70-yard punt return by Willie Dale and Danny Cowhig's two-point follow-up conversion.

In the third quarter, the Predators' Mike Zerbo intercepted a pass and quarterback Randy Litrell completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Rob Miller. Raheem Ridley ran in the two-point PAT.


Staten Island Advance
Predators ready 1 for another season

New York-based team, with plenty of local flavor, begins quest for ...


Preds lose another one in the final moments of the game
- Staff Writer

The NY Predators came out swinging against the 4 time GSFL champs but in the end missed ...


Preds put the hammer on the Steelers
- Staff Writer

Under very bad field conditions the Predators defeated the Steelers in a close hard hitting ...


Preds lose battle of field position then lose the game
Even though the score did not show it the Predators and Mariners played a tuff game against one another. Lots of ...

Panthers take a bite out of the Predators
The NY Panthers defeated the NY Predators 16 to 6 in a hot humid day over in queens.

The Predators who ...


Predators rip up the Delco Mustangs
The Predators won today on a full team effort.

The Mustangs started off by getting the ball and marching ...


Scorpions Sting the Predators
- Staff Writer
Very sloppy play by the Predator Offense proved to be the the downfall of the team against ...


Preds get slapped around by the Boxers in a sloppy game
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The Preds just could not hold on to the ball this game and the Boxers Defense came up big ...


Cougars take another chunk out of the Predators
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The Preds ended up being shut out for the 3rd time in a row, losing by the score of 20 ...


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New York Predators Mission
To provide an opportunity for football players to continue playing for the love of the game.

Leagues

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NAFL

The New York Predators will be playing in the NAFL for the 2004 season.

MISSION
The NAFL has an impact on many types of people. Our mission is defined as follows:

Players
Present a level of football for players to improve their skills or to simply play for the love of the game.

Coaches
Provide a coach with a platform consisting of serious athletes and serious team owners so they too can improve on their skills or to simply coach for the love of the game.

Business Owners
Build a unique opportunity for business owners to develop the most unique business in sports since arena football. Sponsors Direct the world’s most loyal fans – Minor

League fans
To support our sponsors, in turn, creating higher than normal return on investment.

Community
Provide a form of Saturday night entertainment that creates strong community pride and participation. For the Love of the Game!



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The New York Predators played in the UFL during the 2003 season.

UFL MISSION STATEMENT
"Promotes and presents adult amateur football in a professional organized forum and brings pro-type football directly to our communities while preparing our athletes for the next level." For more info on our league click on the click on the link



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GSFL

The New York Predators played in the GSFL for 4 seasons from 1999 - 2002. They also played one season as the Staten Island Jaguars in 1998 before changing the name and ownership.

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team history while we were in the league

1998 MEMBERSHIP

Connecticut Mustangs, Connecticut Giants, Brooklyn Mariners, Kingsbay Crusaders, Staten Island Jaguars (NY Predators), Long Island Seahawks, Suffolk Tomahawks, New Jersey Giants, New Jersey Bears, Milford Scorpions, Orange County Bulldogs, Morris County Pioneers, Garden State Seminoles, New Jersey Jets, Delco Mustangs, Pennsylvania Greyhounds

1999 MEMBERSHIP
Connecticut Giants, New York Predators, Orange County Bulldogs, New Jersey Giants, Morris County Pioneers, Brooklyn Mariners, Kingsbay Crusaders, New York Panthers, Long Island Seahawks, Long Island Tomahawks, Milford Scorpions, Delco Mustangs, Chester County Lightning, Lehigh Valley Panthers, Wilkes-Barre Blaze

2000 MEMBERSHIP
New Jersey Giants, Lehigh Valley (PA)Panthers, New Jersey Cheetahs, Milford (PA) Scorpions, Chester County (PA) Lightning, Brooklyn (NY) Mariners, Morris County (NJ) Pioneers, Delco (PA) Mustangs, Brick City (NJ) Buccaneers, New York Predators, Long Island (NY) Seahawks, New York Panthers

2001 MEMBERSHIP
Lehigh Valley (PA)Steelers, East Penn (PA) Scorpions, Chester County (PA) Cougars, Brooklyn (NY) Mariners, Garden State (NJ) Boxers, Delco (PA) Mustangs, New York Predators, Long Island (NY) Seahawks, New York Panthers

2002 MEMBERSHIP
Lehigh Valley (PA)Steelers, Delco (PA) Cougars, Pottstown (PA) Bulldogs, Brooklyn (NY) Mariners, NJ Wolves, New York Predators, Long Island (NY) Seahawks, New York Panthers



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NFL/NAFL Rules
OFFICIAL'S JURISDICTIONS, POSITIONS, AND DUTIES
Referee — General oversight and control of game. Gives signals for all fouls and is final authority for rule interpretations. Takes a position in backfield 10 to 12 yards behind line of scrimmage, favors right side (if quarterback is right-handed passer). Determines legality of snap, observes deep back(s) for legal motion. On running play, observes quarterback during and after handoff, remains with him until action has cleared away, then proceeds downfield, checking on runner and contact behind him. When runner is downed, Referee determines forward progress from wing official and, if necessary, adjusts final position of ball.

On pass plays, drops back as quarterback begins to fade back, picks up legality of blocks by near linemen. Changes to complete concentration on quarterback as defenders approach. Primarily responsible to rule on possible roughing action on passer and if ball becomes loose, rules whether ball is free on a fumble or dead on an incomplete pass.

During kicking situations, Referee has primary responsibility to rule on kicker's actions and whether or not any subsequent contact by a defender is legal. The Referee will announce on the microphone when each period is ended.

Umpire — Primary responsibility to rule on players' equipment, as well as their conduct and actions on scrimmage line. Lines up approximately four to five yards downfield, varying position from in front of weakside tackle to strongside guard. Looks for possible false start by offensive linemen. Observes legality of contact by both offensive linemen while blocking and by defensive players while they attempt to ward off blockers. Is prepared to call rule infractions if they occur on offense or defense. Moves forward to line of scrimmage when pass play develops in order to insure that interior linemen do not move illegally downfield. If offensive linemen indicate screen pass is to be attempted, Umpire shifts his attention toward screen side, picks up potential receiver in order to insure that he will legally be permitted to run his pattern and continues to rule on action of blockers. Umpire is to assist in ruling on incomplete or trapped passes when ball is thrown overhead or short. On punt plays, Umpire positions himself opposite Referee in offensive backfield-5 yards from kicker and parallel.

Head Linesman — Primarily responsible for ruling on offside, encroachment, and actions pertaining to scrimmage line prior to or at snap. Keys on closest setback on his side of the field. On pass plays, Linesman is responsible to clear his receiver approximately seven yards downfield as he moves to a point five yards beyond the line. Linesman's secondary responsibility is to rule on any illegal action taken by defenders on any delay receiver moving downfield. Has full responsibility for ruling on sideline plays on his side, e.g., pass receiver or runner in or out of bounds. Together with Referee, Linesman is responsible for keeping track of number of downs and is in charge of mechanics of his chain crew in connection with its duties.

Linesman must be prepared to assist in determining forward progress by a runner on play directed toward middle or into his side zone. He, in turn, is to signal Referee or Umpire what forward point ball has reached. Linesman is also responsible to rule on legality of action involving any receiver who approaches his side zone. He is to call pass interference when the infraction occurs and is to rule on legality of blockers and defenders on plays involving ball carriers, whether it is entirely a running play, a combination pass and run, or a play involving a kick.

Line Judge — Straddles line of scrimmage on side of field opposite Linesman. Keeps time of game as a backup for clock operator. Along with Linesman is responsible for offside, encroachment, and actions pertaining to scrimmage line prior to or at snap. Line Judge keys on closest setback on his side of field. Line Judge is to observe his receiver until he moves at least seven yards downfield. He then moves toward backfield side, being especially alert to rule on any back in motion and on flight of ball when pass is made (he must rule whether forward or backward). Line Judge has primary responsibility to rule whether or not passer is behind or beyond line of scrimmage when pass is made. He also assists in observing actions by blockers and defenders who are on his side of field. After pass is thrown, Line Judge directs attention toward activities that occur in back of Umpire. During punting situations, Line Judge remains at line of scrimmage to be sure that only the end men move downfield until kick has been made. He also rules whether or not the kick crossed line and then observes action by members of the kicking team who are moving downfield to cover the kick. The Line Judge will advise the Referee when time has expired at the end of each period.

Field Judge — Operates on same side of field as Line Judge, 20 yards deep. Keys on wide receiver on his side. Concentrates on path of end or back, observing legality of his potential block(s) or of actions taken against him. Is prepared to rule from deep position on holding or illegal use of hands by end or back or on defensive infractions committed by player guarding him. Has primary responsibility to make decisions involving sideline on his side of field, e.g., pass receiver or runner in or out of bounds.

Field Judge makes decisions involving catching, recovery, or illegal touching of a loose ball beyond line of scrimmage; rules on plays involving pass receiver, including legality of catch or pass interference; assists in covering actions of runner, including blocks by teammates and that of defenders; calls clipping on punt returns; and, together with Back Judge, rules whether or not field goal attempts are successful.

Side Judge — Operates on same side of field as Linesman, 20 yards deep. Keys on wide receiver on his side. Concentrates on path of end or back, observing legality of his potential block(s) or of actions taken against him. Is prepared to rule from deep position on holding or illegal use of hands by end or back or on defensive infractions committed by player guarding him. Has primary responsibility to make decisions involving sideline on his side of field, e.g., pass receiver or runner in or out of bounds.

Side Judge makes decisions involving catching, recovery, or illegal touching of a loose ball beyond line of scrimmage; rules on plays involving pass receiver, including legality of catch or pass interference; assists in covering actions of runner, including blocks by teammates and that of defenders; and calls clipping on punt returns. On field goals and point after touchdown attempts, he becomes a double umpire.

Back Judge — Takes a position 25 yards downfield. In general, favors the tight end's side of field. Keys on tight end, concentrates on his path and observes legality of tight end's potential block(s) or of actions taken against him. Is prepared to rule from deep position on holding or illegal use of hands by end or back or on defensive infractions committed by player guarding him.

Back Judge times interval between plays on 40/25-second clock plus intermission between two periods of each half; makes decisions involving catching, recovery, or illegal touching of a loose ball beyond line of scrimmage; is responsible to rule on plays involving end line; calls pass interference, fair catch infractions, and clipping on kick returns; and, together with Field Judge, rules whether or not field goals and conversions are successful.

Definitions
1. Chucking: Warding off an opponent who is in front of a defender by contacting him with a quick extension of arm or arms, followed by the return of arm(s) to a flexed position, thereby breaking the original contact.

2. Clipping: Throwing the body across the back of an opponent's leg or hitting him from the back below the waist while moving up from behind unless the opponent is a runner or the action is in close line play.

3. Close Line Play: The area between the positions normally occupied by the offensive tackles, extending three yards on each side of the line of scrimmage.

4. Crackback: Eligible receivers who take or move to a position more than two yards outside the tackle may not block an opponent below the waist if they then move back inside to block.

5. Dead Ball: Ball not in play.

6. Double Foul: A foul by each team during the same down.

7. Down: The period of action that starts when the ball is put in play and ends when it is dead.

8. Encroachment: When a player enters the neutral zone and makes contact with an opponent before the ball is snapped.

9. Fair Catch: An unhindered catch of a kick by a member of the receiving team who must raise one arm a full length above his head while the kick is in flight.

10. Foul: Any violation of a playing rule.

11. Free Kick: A kickoff or safety kick. It may be a placekick, dropkick, or punt, except a punt may not be used on a kickoff following a touchdown, successful field goal, or to begin each half or overtime period. A tee cannot be used on a fair-catch or safety kick.

12. Fumble: The loss of possession of the ball.

13. Game Clock: Scoreboard game clock.

14. Impetus: The action of a player that gives momentum to the ball.

15. Live Ball: A ball legally free kicked or snapped. It continues in play until the down ends.

16. Loose Ball: A live ball not in possession of any player.

17. Muff: The touching of a loose ball by a player in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain possession.

18. Neutral Zone: The space the length of a ball between the two scrimmage lines. The offensive team and defensive team must remain behind their end of the ball.

Exception: The offensive player who snaps the ball.

19. Offside: A player is offside when any part of his body is beyond his scrimmage or free kick line when the ball is snapped.

20. Own Goal: The goal a team is guarding.

21. Play Clock: 40/25 second clock.

22. Pocket Area: Applies from a point two yards outside of either offensive tackle and includes the tight end if he drops off the line of scrimmage to pass protect. Pocket extends longitudinally behind the line back to offensive team's own end line.

23. Possession: When a player controls the ball throughout the act of clearly touching both feet, or any other part of his body other than his hand(s), to the ground inbounds.

24. Post-Possession Foul: A foul by the receiving team that occurs after a ball is legally kicked from scrimmage prior to possession changing. The ball must cross the line of scrimmage and the receiving team must retain possession of the kicked ball.

25. Punt: A kick made when a player drops the ball and kicks it while it is in flight.

26. Safety: The situation in which the ball is dead on or behind a team's own goal if the impetus comes from a player on that team. Two points are scored for the opposing team.

27. Shift: The movement of two or more offensive players at the same time before the snap.

28. Striking: The act of swinging, clubbing, or propelling the arm or forearm in contacting an opponent.

29. Sudden Death: The continuation of a tied game into sudden death overtime in which the team scoring first (by safety, field goal, or touchdown) wins.

30. Touchback: When a ball is dead on or behind a team's own goal line, provided the impetus came from an opponent and provided it is not a touchdown or a missed field goal.

31. Touchdown: When any part of the ball, legally in possession of a player inbounds, breaks the plane of the opponent's goal line, provided it is not a touchback.

32. Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Any act contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship.

SUMMARY OF PENALTIES
Automatic First Down
1. Awarded to offensive team on all defensive fouls with these exceptions:

(a) Offside.
(b) Encroachment.
(c) Delay of game.
(d) Illegal substitution.
(e) Excessive time out(s).
(f) Incidental grasp of facemask.
(g) Neutral zone infraction.
(h) Running into the kicker.
(i) More than 11 players on the field at the snap.

Five yards
1. Defensive holding or illegal use of hands (automatic first down).

2. Delay of game on offense or defense.

3. Delay of kickoff.

4. Encroachment.

5. Excessive time out(s).

6. False start.

7. Illegal formation.

8. Illegal shift.

9. Illegal motion.

10. Illegal substitution.

11. First onside kickoff out of bounds between goal lines and not touched.

12. Invalid fair catch signal.

13. More than 11 players on the field at snap for either team.

14. Less than seven men on offensive line at snap.

15. Offside.

16. Failure to pause one second after shift or huddle.

17. Running into kicker.

18. More than one man in motion at snap.

19. Grasping facemask of the ball carrier or quarterback.

20. Player out of bounds at snap.

21. Ineligible member(s) of kicking team going beyond line of scrimmage before ball is kicked.

22. Illegal return.

23. Failure to report change of eligibility.

24. Neutral zone infraction.

25. Loss of team time out(s) or five-yard penalty on the defense for excessive crowd noise.

26. Ineligible player downfield during passing down.

27. Second forward pass behind the line.

28. Forward pass is first touched by eligible receiver who has gone out of bounds and returned.

29. Forward pass touches or is caught by an ineligible receiver on or behind line.

30. Forward pass thrown from behind line of scrimmage after ball once crossed the line.

10 Yards
1. Offensive pass interference.

2. Holding, illegal use of hands, arms, or body by offense.

3. Tripping by a member of either team.

4. Helping the runner.

5. Deliberately batting or punching a loose ball.

6. Deliberately kicking a loose ball.

7. Illegal block above the waist.

15 Yards
1. Chop block.

2. Clipping below the waist.

3. Fair catch interference.

4. Illegal crackback block by offense.

5. Piling on (automatic first down).

6. Roughing the kicker (automatic first down).

7. Roughing the passer (automatic first down).

8. Twisting, turning, or pulling an opponent by the facemask.

9. Unnecessary roughness.

10. Unsportsmanlike conduct.

11. Delay of game at start of either half.

12. Illegal low block.

13. A tackler using his helmet to butt, spear, or ram an opponent.

14. Any player who uses the top of his helmet unnecessarily.

15. A punter, placekicker, or holder who simulates being roughed by a defensive player.

16. A defender who takes a running start from beyond the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block a field goal or point after touchdown and lands on players at the line of scrimmage.

Five yards and loss of down (Combination Penalty)
1. Forward pass thrown from beyond line of scrimmage.

10 Yards and loss of down (Combination Penalty)
1. Intentional grounding of forward pass (safety if passer is in own end zone). If foul occurs more than 10 yards behind line, play results in loss of down at spot of foul.

15 Yards and loss of coin toss option
1. Team's late arrival on the field prior to scheduled kickoff.

2. Captains not appearing for coin toss.

15 Yards (and disqualification if flagrant)
1. Striking opponent with fist.

2. Kicking or kneeing opponent.

3. Striking opponent on head or neck with forearm, elbow, or hands whether or not the initial contact is made below the neck area.

4. Roughing kicker.

5. Roughing passer.

6. Malicious unnecessary roughness.

7. Unsportsmanlike conduct.

8. Palpably unfair act. (Distance penalty determined by the Referee after consultation with other officials.)

15 Yards and automatic disqualification
1. Using a helmet (not worn) as a weapon.

2. Striking or purposely shoving a game official.

Suspension from game for one down
1. Illegal equipment. (Player may return after one down when legally equipped.)

Touchdown awarded (palpably unfair act)
1. When Referee determines a palpably unfair act deprived a team of a touchdown. (Example: Player comes off bench and tackles runner apparently en route to touchdown.)

Field
1. Sidelines and end lines are out of bounds. The goal line is actually in the end zone. A player with the ball in his possession scores when the ball is on, above, or over the goal line.

2. The field is rimmed by a white border, six feet wide, along the sidelines. All of this is out of bounds.

3. The hashmarks (inbound lines) are 70 feet, 9 inches from each sideline.

4. Goal posts must be single-standard type, offset from the end line and painted bright gold. The goal posts must be 18 feet, 6 inches wide and the top face of the crossbar must be 10 feet above the ground. Vertical posts extend at least 30 feet above the crossbar. A ribbon 4 inches by 42 inches long is to be attached to the top of each post. The actual goal is the plane extending indefinitely above the crossbar and between the outer edges of the posts.

5. The field is 360 feet long and 160 feet wide. The end zones are 30 feet deep. The line used in try-for-point plays is two yards out from the goal line.

6. Chain crew members and ball boys must be uniformly identifiable.

7. All clubs must use standardized sideline markers. Pylons must be used for goal line and end line markings.

8. End zone markings and club identification at 50 yard line must be approved by the Commissioner to avoid any confusion as to delineation of goal lines, sidelines, and end lines.

Ball
1. Thirty-six approved footballs will be used in games played outdoors (24 indoors).

Coin toss
1. The toss of coin will take place within three minutes of kickoff in center of field. The toss will be called by the visiting captain. The winner may choose one of two privileges and the loser gets the other:

(a) Receive or kick
(b) Goal his team will defend

2. Immediately prior to the start of the second half, the captains of both teams must inform the officials of their respective choices. The loser of the original coin toss gets first choice.

Timing
1. The stadium game clock is official. In case it stops or is operating incorrectly, the Line Judge takes over the official timing on the field.

2. Each period is 15 minutes. The intermission between the periods is two minutes. Halftime is 12 minutes, unless otherwise specified.

3. On charged team time outs, the Field Judge starts watch and blows whistle after 1 minute 50 seconds, unless television does not utilize the time for commercial. In this case the length of the time out is reduced to 40 seconds.

4. The Referee will allow necessary time to attend to an injured player, or repair a legal player's equipment.

5. Each team is allowed three time outs each half.

6. Time between plays will be 40 seconds from the end of a given play until the snap of the ball for the next play, or a 25-second interval after certain administrative stoppages and game delays.

7. Clock will start running when ball is snapped following all changes of team possession.

8. With the exception of the last two minutes of the first half and the last five minutes of the second half, the game clock will be restarted following a kickoff return, a player going out of bounds on a play from scrimmage, or after declined penalties when appropriate on the referee's signal.

9. Consecutive team time outs can be taken by opposing teams but the length of the second time out will be reduced to 40 seconds.

10. When, in the judgment of the Referee, the level of crowd noise prevents the offense from hearing its signals, he can institute a series of procedures which can result in a loss of team time outs or a five-yard penalty against the defensive team.

Sudden death
1. The sudden death system of determining the winner shall prevail when score is tied at the end of the regulation playing time of all NFL games. The team scoring first during overtime play shall be the winner and the game automatically ends upon any score (by safety, field goal, or touchdown) or when a score is awarded by Referee for a palpably unfair act.

2. At the end of regulation time the Referee will immediately toss coin at center of field in accordance with rules pertaining to the usual pregame toss. The captain of the visiting team will call the toss.

3. Following a three-minute intermission after the end of the regulation game, play will be continued in 15-minute periods or until there is a score. There is a two-minute intermission between subsequent periods. The teams change goals at the start of each period. Each team has three time outs per half and all general timing provisions apply as during a regular game. Disqualified players are not allowed to return.

Exception: In preseason and regular season games there shall be a maximum of 15 minutes of sudden death with two time outs instead of three. General provisions that apply for the fourth quarter will prevail. Try not attempted if touchdown scored.

Timing in final two minutes of each half
1. On kickoff, clock does not start until the ball has been legally touched by player of either team in the field of play. (In all other cases, clock starts with kickoff.)

2. A team cannot buy an excess time out for a penalty. However, a fourth time out is allowed without penalty for an injured player, who must be removed immediately. A fifth time out or more is allowed for an injury and a five-yard penalty is assessed if the clock was running. Additionally, if the clock was running and the score is tied or the team in possession is losing, the ball cannot be put in play for at least 10 seconds on the fourth or more time out. The half or game can end while those 10 seconds are run off on the clock.

3. If the defensive team is behind in the score and commits a foul when it has no time outs left in the final 30 seconds of either half, the offensive team can decline the penalty for the foul and have the time on the clock expire.

4. Fouls that occur in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter as well as the last two minutes of the first half will result in the clock starting on the snap.

Try
1. After a touchdown, the scoring team is allowed a try during one scrimmage down. The ball may be spotted anywhere between the inbounds lines, two or more yards from the goal line. The successful conversion counts one point by kick; two points for a successful conversion by touchdown; or one point for a safety.

2. The defensive team never can score on a try. As soon as defense gets possession or the kick is blocked or a touchdown is not scored, the try is over.

3. Any distance penalty for fouls committed by the defense that prevent the try from being attempted can be enforced on the succeeding try or succeeding kickoff. Any foul committed on a successful try will result in a distance penalty being assessed on the ensuing kickoff.

4. Only the fumbling player can recover and advance a fumble during a try.

Players-substitutions
1. Each team is permitted 11 men on the field at the snap.

2. Unlimited substitution is permitted. However, players may enter the field only when the ball is dead. Players who have been substituted for are not permitted to linger on the field. Such lingering will be interpreted as unsportsmanlike conduct.

3. 12 men delayed in huddle-illegal substitution.

4. Players leaving the game must be out of bounds on their own side, clearing the field between the end lines, before a snap or free kick. If player crosses end line leaving field, it is delay of game (five-yard penalty).

5. Substitutes who remain in the game must move onto the field as far as the inside of the field numerals before moving to a wide position.

6. With the exception of the last two minutes of either half, the offensive team, while in the process of substitution or simulated substitution, is prohibited from rushing quickly to the line and snapping the ball with the obvious attempt to cause a defensive foul; i.e., too many men on the field.

Kickoff
1. The kickoff shall be from the kicking team's 30-yard line at the start of each half and after a field goal and try-for-point. A kickoff is one type of free kick.

2. A one-inch tee may be used (no tee permitted for field goal or try attempt) on a kickoff. The ball is put in play by a placekick or dropkick.

3. If the kickoff clears the opponent's goal posts it is not a field goal.

4. A kickoff is illegal unless it travels 10 yards OR is touched by the receiving team. Once the ball is touched by the receiving team it is a free ball. Receivers may recover and advance. Kicking team may recover but NOT advance UNLESS receiver had possession and lost the ball.

5. When a kickoff goes out of bounds between the goal lines without being touched by the receiving team, the ball belongs to the receivers 30 yards from the spot of the kick or at the out-of-bounds spot unless the ball went out-of-bounds the first time an onside kick was attempted. In this case the kicking team is to be penalized five yards and the ball must be kicked again.

6. When a kickoff goes out of bounds between the goal lines and is touched last by receiving team, it is receiver's ball at out-of-bounds spot.

Safety
1. In addition to a kickoff, the other free kick is a kick after a safety (safety kick). A punt may be used (a punt may not be used on a kickoff).

2. On a safety kick, the team scored upon puts ball in play by a punt, dropkick, or placekick without tee. No score can be made on a free kick following a safety, even if a series of penalties places team in position. (A field goal can be scored only on a play from scrimmage or a free kick after a fair catch.)

Fair catch kick
1. After a fair catch, the receiving team has the option to put the ball in play by a snap or a fair catch kick (field goal attempt), with fair catch kick lines established ten yards apart. All general rules apply as for a field goal attempt from scrimmage. The clock starts when the ball is kicked. (No tee permitted.)

Field goal
1. All field goals attempted (kicker) and missed from beyond the 20-yard line will result in the defensive team taking possession of the ball at the spot of the kick. On any field goal attempted and missed where the spot of the kick is on or inside the 20-yard line, ball will revert to defensive team at the 20-yard line.

Safety
1. The important factor in a safety is impetus. Two points are scored for the opposing team when the ball is dead on or behind a team's own goal line if the impetus came from a player on that team.

Examples of Safety:


(a) Blocked punt goes out of kicking team's end zone. Impetus was provided by punting team. The block only changes direction of ball, not impetus.
(b) Ball carrier retreats from field of play into his own end zone and is downed. Ball carrier provides impetus.
(c) Offensive team commits a foul and spot of enforcement is behind its own goal line.
(d) Player on receiving team muffs punt and, trying to get ball, forces or illegally kicks (creating new impetus) it into end zone where it goes out of the end zone or is recovered by a member of the receiving team in the end zone.

Examples of Non-Safety:


(a) Player intercepts a pass with both feet inbounds in the field of play and his momentum carries him into his own end zone. Ball is put in play at spot of interception.
(b) Player intercepts a pass in his own end zone and is downed in the end zone, even after recovering in the end zone. Impetus came from passing team, not from defense. (Touchback)
(c) Player passes from behind his own goal line. Opponent bats down ball in end zone. (Incomplete pass)


Measuring
1. The forward point of the ball is used when measuring.

Position of players at snap
1. Offensive team must have at least seven players on line.

2. Offensive players, not on line, must be at least one yard back at snap. (Exception: player who takes snap.)

3. No interior lineman may move after taking or simulating a three-point stance.

4. No player of either team may invade neutral zone before snap.

5. No player of offensive team may charge or move, after assuming set position, in such manner as to lead defense to believe snap has started. No player of the defensive team within one yard of the line of scrimmage may make an abrupt movement in an attempt to cause the offense to false start.

6. If a player changes his eligibility, the Referee must alert the defensive captain after player has reported to him.

7. All players of offensive team must be stationary at snap, except one back who may be in motion parallel to scrimmage line or backward (not forward).

8. After a shift or huddle all players on offensive team must come to an absolute stop for at least one second with no movement of hands, feet, head, or swaying of body.

9. Quarterbacks can be called for a false start penalty (five yards) if their actions are judged to be an obvious attempt to draw an opponent offside.

Use of hands, arms, and body
1. No player on offense may assist a runner except by blocking for him. There shall be no interlocking interference.

2. A runner may ward off opponents with his hands and arms but no other player on offense may use hands or arms to obstruct an opponent by grasping with hands, pushing, or encircling any part of his body during a block. Hands (open or closed) can be thrust forward to initially contact an opponent on or outside the opponent's frame, but the blocker must work to bring his hands on or inside the frame.

Note: Pass blocking: Hand(s) thrust forward that slip outside the body of the defender will be legal if blocker worked to bring them back inside. Hand(s) or arm(s) that encircle a defender-i.e., hook an opponent-are to be considered illegal and officials are to call a foul for holding.

Blocker cannot use his hands or arms to push from behind, hang onto, or encircle an opponent in a manner that restricts his movement as the play develops.

3. Hands cannot be thrust forward above the frame to contact an opponent on the neck, face or head.

Note: The frame is defined as the part of the opponent's body below the neck that is presented to the blocker.

4. A defensive player may not tackle or hold an opponent other than a runner. Otherwise, he may use his hands, arms, or body only:

(a) To defend or protect himself against an obstructing opponent.
Exception: An eligible receiver is considered to be an obstructing opponent ONLY to a point five yards beyond the line of scrimmage unless the player who receives the snap clearly demonstrates no further intention to pass the ball. Within this five-yard zone, a defensive player may make contact with an eligible receiver that may be maintained as long as it is continuous and unbroken up until a point when the receiver is beyond the defender. The defensive player cannot use his hands or arms to push from behind, hang onto, or encircle an eligible receiver in a manner that restricts movement as the play develops. Beyond this five-yard limitation, a defender may use his hands or arms ONLY to defend or protect himself against impending contact caused by a receiver. In such reaction, the defender may not contact a receiver who attempts to take a path to evade him.
(b) To push or pull opponent out of the way on line of scrimmage.
(c) In actual attempt to get at or tackle runner.
(d) To push or pull opponent out of the way in a legal attempt to recover a loose ball.
(e) During a legal block on an opponent who is not an eligible pass receiver.
(f) When legally blocking an eligible pass receiver above the waist.
Exception: Eligible receivers lined up within two yards of the tackle, whether on or immediately behind the line, may be blocked below the waist at or behind the line of scrimmage. NO eligible receiver may be blocked below the waist after he goes beyond the line. (Illegal cut)
Note: Once the quarterback hands off or pitches the ball to a back, or if the quarterback leaves the pocket area, the restrictions (illegal chuck, illegal cut) on the defensive team relative to the offensive receivers will end, provided the ball is not in the air.

5. A defensive player may not contact an opponent above the shoulders with the palm of his hand except to ward him off on the line. This exception is permitted only if it is not a repeated act against the same opponent during any one contact. In all other cases the palms may be used on head, neck, or face only to ward off or push an opponent in legal attempt to get at the ball.

6. Any offensive player who pretends to possess the ball or to whom a teammate pretends to give the ball may be tackled provided he is crossing his scrimmage line between the ends of a normal tight offensive line.

7. An offensive player who lines up more than two yards outside his own tackle or a player who, at the snap, is in a backfield position and subsequently takes a position more than two yards outside a tackle may not clip an opponent anywhere nor may he contact an opponent below the waist if the blocker is moving toward the ball and if contact is made within an area five yards on either side of the line.

8. A player of either team may block at any time provided it is not pass interference, fair catch interference, or unnecessary roughness.

9. A player may not bat or punch:

(a) A loose ball (in field of play) toward his opponent's goal line or in any direction in either end zone.
(b) A ball in player possession.
Note: If there is any question as to whether a defender is stripping or batting a ball in player possession, the official(s) will rule the action as a legal act (stripping the ball).
Exception: A forward or backward pass may be batted, tipped, or deflected in any direction at any time by either the offense or the defense.
Note: A pass in flight that is controlled or caught may only be thrown backward, if it is thrown forward it is considered an illegal bat.

10. No player may deliberately kick any ball except as a punt, dropkick, or placekick.

Forward pass
1. A forward pass may be touched or caught by any eligible receiver. All members of the defensive team are eligible. Eligible receivers on the offensive team are players on either end of line (other than center, guard, or tackle) or players at least one yard behind the line at the snap. A T-formation quarterback is not eligible to receive a forward pass during a play from scrimmage.


Exception: T-formation quarterback becomes eligible if pass is previously touched by an eligible receiver.

2. An offensive team may make only one forward pass during each play from scrimmage (Loss of 5 yards).

3. The passer must be behind his line of scrimmage (Loss of down and five yards, enforced from the spot of pass).

4. Any eligible offensive player may catch a forward pass. If a pass is touched by one eligible offensive player and touched or caught by a second offensive player, pass completion is legal. Further, all offensive players become eligible once a pass is touched by an eligible receiver or any defensive player.

5. The rules concerning a forward pass and ineligible receivers:

(a) If ball is touched accidentally by an ineligible receiver on or behind his line: loss of five yards.
(b) If ineligible receiver is illegally downfield: loss of five yards.
(c) If touched or caught (intentionally or accidentally) by ineligible receiver beyond the line: loss of 5 yards.

6. The player who first controls and continues to maintain control of a pass will be awarded the ball even though his opponent later establishes joint control of the ball.

7. Any forward pass becomes incomplete and ball is dead if:

(a) Pass hits the ground or goes out of bounds.
(b) Pass hits the goal post or the crossbar of either team.
(c) Pass is caught by offensive player after touching ineligible receiver.
(d) An illegal pass is caught by an offensive player.

8. A forward pass is complete when a receiver clearly possesses the pass and touches the ground with both feet inbounds while in possession of the ball. If a receiver would have landed inbounds with both feet but is carried or pushed out of bounds while maintaining possession of the ball, pass is complete at the out-of-bounds spot.

9. If an eligible receiver goes out of bounds accidentally or is legally forced out by a defender and returns to first touch and catch a pass, the play is regarded as an incomplete pass. Loss of 5 yards.

10. On a fourth down pass-when the offensive team is inside the opposition's 20-yard line-an incomplete pass results in a loss of down at the line of scrimmage.

11. If a personal foul is committed by the defense prior to the completion of a pass, the penalty is 15 yards from the spot where ball becomes dead.

12. If a personal foul is committed by the offense prior to the completion of a pass, the penalty is 15 yards from the previous line of scrimmage.

INTENTIONAL GROUNDING OF FORWARD PASS
1. Intentional grounding of a forward pass is a foul: loss of down and 10 yards from previous spot if passer is in the field of play or loss of down at the spot of the foul if it occurs more than 10 yards behind the line or safety if passer is in his own end zone when ball is released.

2. Intentional grounding will be called when a passer, facing an imminent loss of yardage due to pressure from the defense, throws a forward pass without a realistic chance of completion.

3. Intentional grounding will not be called when a passer, while out of the pocket and facing an imminent loss of yardage, throws a pass that lands at or beyond the line of scrimmage, even if no offensive player(s) have a realistic chance to catch the ball (including if the ball lands out of bounds over the sideline or end line).

PROTECTION OF PASSER
1. By interpretation, a pass begins when the passer-with possession of ball-starts to bring his hand forward. If ball strikes ground after this action has begun, play is ruled an incomplete pass. If passer loses control of ball prior to his bringing his hand forward, play is ruled a fumble.

2. No defensive player may run into a passer of a legal forward pass after the ball has left his hand (15 yards). The Referee must determine whether opponent had a reasonable chance to stop his momentum during an attempt to block the pass or tackle the passer while he still had the ball.

3. No defensive player who has an unrestricted path to the quarterback may hit him flagrantly in the area of the knee(s) when approaching in any direction.

4. Officials are to blow the play dead as soon as the quarterback is clearly in the grasp and control of any tackler, and his safety is in jeopardy.

PASS INTERFERENCE
1. There shall be no interference with a forward pass thrown from behind the line. The restriction for the passing team starts with the snap. The restriction on the defensive team starts when the ball leaves the passer's hand. Both restrictions end when the ball is touched by anyone.

2. The penalty for defensive pass interference is an automatic first down at the spot of the foul. If interference is in the end zone, it is first down for the offense on the defense's 1-yard line. If previous spot was inside the defense's 1-yard line, penalty is half the distance to the goal line.

3. The penalty for offensive pass interference is 10 yards from the previous spot.

4. It is pass interference by either team when any player movement beyond the offensive line significantly hinders the progress of an eligible player or such player's opportunity to catch the ball during a legal forward pass. When players are competing for position to make a play on the ball, any contact by hands, arms, or body shall be considered incidental unless prohibited. Prohibited conduct shall be when a player physically restricts or impedes the opponent in such a manner that is visually evident and materially affects the opponent's opportunity to gain position or retain his position to catch the ball. If a player has gained position, he shall not be considered to have impeded or restricted his opponent in a prohibited manner if all of his actions are a bona fide effort to go to and catch the ball. Provided an eligible player is not interfered with in such a manner, the following exceptions to pass interference will prevail:

(a) If neither player is looking for the ball and there is incidental contact in the act of moving to the ball that does not materially affect the route of an eligible player, there is no interference. If there is any question whether the incidental contact materially affects the route, the ruling shall be no interference.
Note: Inadvertent tripping is not a foul in this situation.
(b) Any eligible player looking for and intent on playing the ball who initiates contact, however severe, while attempting to move to the spot of comple tion or interception will not be called for interference.
(c) Any eligible player who makes contact, however severe, with one or more eligible players while looking for and making a genuine attempt to catch or bat a reachable ball, will not be called for interference.
(d) It must be remembered that defensive players have as much right to the ball as offensive eligible receivers.
(e) Pass interference by the defense is not to be called when the forward pass is clearly uncatchable.
(f) Note: There is no defensive pass interference behind the line.

Backward pass
1. Any pass not forward is regarded as a backward pass. A pass parallel to the line is a backward pass. A runner may pass backward at any time. Any player on either team may catch the pass or recover the ball after it touches the ground.

2. A backward pass that strikes the ground can be recovered and advanced by either team.

3. A backward pass caught in the air can be advanced by either team.

4. A backward pass in flight may not be batted forward by an offensive player.

Fumble
1. The distinction between a fumble and a muff should be kept in mind in considering rules about fumbles. A fumble is the loss of player possession of the ball. A muff is the touching of a loose ball by a player in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain possession.

2. A fumble may be advanced by any player on either team regardless of whether recovered before or after ball hits the ground.

3. A fumble that goes forward and out of bounds will return to the fumbling team at the spot of the fumble unless the ball goes out of bounds in the opponent's end zone. In this case, it is a touchback.

4. On a play from scrimmage, if an offensive player fumbles anywhere on the field during fourth down, only the fumbling player is permitted to recover and/or advance the ball. If any player fumbles after the two-minute warning in a half, only the fumbling player is permitted to recover and/or advance the ball. If recovered by any other offensive player, the ball is dead at the spot of the fumble unless it is recovered behind the spot of the fumble. In that case, the ball is dead at the spot of recovery. Any defensive player may recover and/or advance any fumble at any time.

Kicks from scrimmage
1. Any kick from scrimmage must be made from behind the line to be legal.

2. Any punt or missed field goal that touches a goal post is dead.

3. During a kick from scrimmage, only the end men, as eligible receivers on the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap, are permitted to go beyond the line before the ball is kicked.

Exception: An eligible receiver who, at the snap, is aligned or in motion behind the line and more than one yard outside the end man on his side of the line, clearly making him the outside receiver, replaces that end man as the player eligible to go downfield after the snap. All other members of the kicking team must remain at the line of scrimmage until the ball has been kicked.

4. Any punt that is blocked and does not cross the line of scrimmage can be recovered and advanced by either team. However, if offensive team recovers it must make the yardage necessary for its first down to retain possession if punt was on fourth down.

5. The kicking team may never advance its own kick even though legal recovery is made beyond the line of scrimmage. Possession only.

6. A member of the receiving team may not run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind his line unless contact is:

(a) Incidental to and after he had touched ball in flight.
(b) Caused by kicker's own motions.
(c) Occurs during a quick kick, or a kick made after a run, or after kicker recovers a loose ball. Ball is loose when kicker muffs snap or snap hits ground.
(d) Defender is blocked into kicker.

The penalty for running into the kicker is 5 yards. For roughing the kicker: 15 yards, an automatic first down and disqualification if flagrant.

7. If a member of the kicking team attempting to down the ball on or inside opponent's 5-yard line carries the ball into the end zone, it is a touchback.

8. Fouls during a punt are enforced from the previous spot (line of scrimmage).

Exception: Illegal touching, illegal fair catch, invalid fair catch signal, and fouls by the receiving team during loose ball after ball is kicked.

9. While the ball is in the air or rolling on the ground following a punt or field goal attempt and receiving team commits a foul before gaining possession, receiving team will retain possession and will be penalized for its foul.

10. It will be illegal for a defensive player to jump or stand on any player, or be picked up by a teammate or to use a hand or hands on a teammate to gain additional height in an attempt to block a kick (Penalty: 15 yards, unsportsmanlike conduct).

11. A punted ball remains a kicked ball until it is declared dead or in possession of either team.

12. Any member of the punting team may down the ball anywhere in the field of play. However, it is illegal touching (Official's time out and receiver's ball at spot of illegal touching). This foul does not offset any foul by receivers during the down.

13. Defensive team may advance all kicks from scrimmage (including unsuccessful field goal) whether or not ball crosses defensive team's goal line. Rules pertaining to kicks from scrimmage apply until defensive team gains possession.

Fair catch
1. The member of the receiving team must raise one arm a full length above his head and wave it from side to side while kick is in flight. (Failure to give proper sign: receivers' ball five yards behind spot of signal.)

Note: It is legal for the receiver to shield his eyes from the sun by raising one hand no higher than the helmet.

2. No opponent may interfere with the fair catcher, the ball, or his path to the ball. Penalty: 15 yards from spot of foul and fair catch is awarded.

3. A player who signals for a fair catch is not required to catch the ball. However, if a player signals for a fair catch, he may not block or initiate contact with any player on the kicking team until the ball touches a player. Penalty: snap 15 yards behind spot of foul.

4. If ball hits ground or is touched by member of kicking team in flight, fair catch signal is off and all rules for a kicked ball apply.

5. Any undue advance by a fair catch receiver is delay of game. No specific distance is specified for undue advance as ball is dead at spot of catch. If player comes to a reasonable stop, no penalty. For violation, five yards.

6. If time expires while ball is in play and a fair catch is awarded, receiving team may choose to extend the period with one fair catch kick down. However, placekicker may not use tee.

Foul on last play of half or game
1. On a foul by defense on last play of half or game, the down is replayed if penalty is accepted.

2. On a foul by the offense on last play of half or game, the down is not replayed and the play in which the foul is committed is nullified.

Exception: Fair catch interference, foul following change of possession, illegal touching. No score by offense counts.

Spot of enforcement of foul
1. There are four basic spots at which a penalty for a foul is enforced:

(a) Spot of foul: The spot where the foul is committed.
(b) Previous spot: The spot where the ball was put in play.
(c) Spot of snap, pass, fumble, return kick, or free kick: The spot where the act connected with the foul occurred.
(d) Succeeding spot: The spot where the ball next would be put in play if no distance penalty were to be enforced.
Exception: If foul occurs after a touchdown and before the whistle for a try-for-point, succeeding spot is spot of next kickoff.

2. All fouls committed by offensive team behind the line of scrimmage and in the field of play shall be penalized from the previous spot.

3. When spot of enforcement for fouls involving defensive holding or illegal use of hands by the defense is behind the line of scrimmage, any penalty yardage to be assessed on that play shall be measured from the line if the foul occurred beyond the line.

Double foul
1. If there is a double foul during a down in which there is a change of possession, the team last gaining possession may keep the ball unless its foul was committed prior to the change of possession.

2. If double foul occurs after a change of possession, the defensive team retains the ball at the spot of its foul or dead ball spot.

3. If one of the fouls of a double foul involves disqualification, that player must be removed, but no penalty yardage is to be assessed.

4. If the kickers foul during a kick before possession changes and the receivers foul after possession changes, the receivers will retain the ball after enforce-ment of its foul.

Penalty enforced on following kickoff
1. When a team scores by touchdown, field goal, extra point, or safety and either team commits a personal foul, unsportsmanlike conduct, or obvious unfair act during the down, the penalty will be assessed on the following kickoff.

EMERGENCIES AND UNFAIR ACTS
Emergencies-Policy
The National Football League requires all League personnel, including game officials, League office employees, players, coaches, and other club employees to use best effort to see that each game-preseason, regular season, and postseason-is played to its conclusion. The League recognizes, however, that emergencies may arise that make a game's completion impossible or inadvisable. Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, severely inclement weather, natural or manmade disaster, power failure, and spectator interference. Games should be suspended, cancelled, postponed, or terminated when circumstances exist such that comencement or continuation of play would pose a threat to the safety of participants or spectators.

Authority of Commissioner's Office
1. Authority to cancel, postpone, or terminate games is vested only in the Commissioner and the League President (other League office representatives and referees may suspend play temporarily; see point No. 3 under this section and point No. 1 under "Authority of Referee" below). The following definitions apply:

Cancel: To cancel a game is to nullify it either before or after it begins and to make no provision for rescheduling it or for including its score or other performance statistics in League records.

Postpone: To postpone a game is (a) to defer its starting time to a later date, or (b) to suspend it after play has begun and to make provision to resume at a later date with all scores and other performance statistics up to the point of postponement added to those achieved in the resumed portion of the game.

Terminate: To terminate a game is to end it short of a full 60 minutes of play, to record it officially as a completed game, and to make no provision to resume it at a later date. The Commissioner or League President may terminate a game in an emergency if, in his opinion, it is reasonable to project that its resumption (a) would not change its ultimate result or (b) would not adversely affect any other interteam competitive issue.

Forfeit: The Commissioner, (except in cases of disciplinary action; see last section on "Removing Team from Field"), League President, and their representatives, including referees, are not authorized unilaterally to declare forfeits. A forfeit occurs only when a game is not played because of the failure or refusal of one team to participate. In that event, the other team, if ready and willing to play, is the winner by a score of 2-0.

2. If an emergency arises that may require cancellation, postponement, or termination (see above), the highest ranking representative from the Commissioner's office working the game in a "control" capacity will consult with the Commissioner, League President, or game-day duty officer designated by the League (by telephone, if that person is not in attendance) concerning such decision. If circumstances warrant, the League representative should also attempt to consult with the weather bureau and with appropriate security personnel of the League, club, stadium, and local authorities. If no representative from the Commissioner's office is working the game in a "control" capacity, the referee will be in charge (see "Authority of Referee" below).

3. In circumstances where safety is of immediate concern, the Commissioner's-office representative may, after consulting with the referee, authorize a temporary suspension in play and, if warranted, removal of the participants from the playing field. The representative should be mindful of the safety of spectators, players, game officials, nonplayer personnel in the bench areas, and other field-level personnel such as photographers and cheerleaders.

4. If possible, the League-office representative should consult with authorized re- presentatives of the two participating clubs before any decision involving cancellation, postponement, or termination is made by the Commissioner or League President.

5. If the Commissioner or League President decides to cancel, postpone, or terminate a game, his representative at the game or the game-day duty officer will then determine the method(s) for announcing such decision, e.g., by public-address announcement over referee's wireless microphone, by public-address announcement by home club, or by communication to radio, television, and other news media.

Authority of referee
1. If a referee determines that an emergency warrants immediate removal of participants from the playing field for safety reasons, he may do so on his own authority. If, however, circumstances allow him the time, he must reach the highest ranking full-time League office representative working at the game in a "control" capacity or the game-day duty officer designated by the League (by telephone, if that person is not in attendance) and discuss the actual or potential emergency with such representative or duty officer. That representative or duty officer then will make the final decision on removal of participants from the field or obtain a decision from the Commissioner or League President.

2. If a referee removes participants from the playing field under No. 1 above, he may order them to their respective bench areas or to their locker rooms, whichever is appropriate in the circumstances.

3. After appropriate consultation under No. 1 above, the referee must advise the two participating head coaches of the nature of the emergency and the action contemplated (if the decision has not yet been reached) or of the final decision.

4. The referee must not, before a decision is reached, make an announcement on his microphone concerning the possibility of a cancellation, postponement, or termination unless instructed to do so by an appropriate representative of the Commissioner's office.

5. The referee must not discuss a forfeit with head coaches or club personnel and must not use that term over the referee's microphone (see definition of forfeit under No. 1 of "Authority of Commissioner's Office" above).

6. The referee must not assess an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty on the home team for actions of fans that cause or contribute to an emergency.

7. The referee should be mindful of the safety of not only players and officials, but also of the spectators and other nonparticipants.

8. If an emergency involves spectator interference (for example, nonparticipants on the field or thrown objects), the referee immediately should contact the appropriate club or League representative for additional security assistance, including, if applicable, involvement of the League's security representative(s) assigned to the game.

9. The referee may order the resumption of play when he deems conditions safe for all concerned and, if circumstances warrant, after consultation with appropriate representatives of the Commissioner's office.

10. Under no circumstances is the referee authorized to cancel, postpone, terminate, or declare forfeiture of a game unilaterally.

PROCEDURES FOR STARTING AND RESUMING GAMES
Subject to the points of authority listed above, League personnel and referees will be guided by the following procedures for starting and resuming games that are affected by emergencies.
1. If, because of an emergency, a regular-season or postseason game is not started at its scheduled time and cannot be played at any later time that same day, the game nevertheless must be played on a subsequent date to be determined by the Commissioner.

2. If an emergency threatens to occur during the playing of a game (for example, an incoming tropical storm), the starting time of the game will not be moved to an earlier time unless there is clearly sufficient time to make an orderly change.

3. All games that are suspended temporarily and resumed on the same day, and all suspended games that are postponed to a later date, will be resumed at the point of suspension. On suspension, the referee will call timeout and make a record of the following: team possessing the ball, direction in which its offense was headed, position of the ball on the field, down, distance, period, time remaining in the period, and any other pertinent information required for an orderly and equitable resumption of play.

4. For regular-season postponements, the Commissioner will make every effort to set the game for no later than two days after its originally scheduled date and at the same site. If unable to schedule at the same site, he will select an appropriate alternative site. If it is impossible to schedule the game within two days after its original date, the Commissioner will attempt to schedule it on the Tuesday of the next calendar week. The Commissioner will keep in mind the potential for competitive inequities if one or both of the involved clubs has already been scheduled for a game close to the Tuesday of that week (for example, a Thursday game).

5. For postseason postponements, the Commissioner will make every effort to set the game as soon as possible after its originally scheduled date and at the same site. If unable to schedule at the same site, he will select an appropriate alternative site.

6. Whenever postponement is attributable to negligence by a club, the negligent club is responsible for all home club costs and expenses, including, subject to approval by the Commissioner, gate receipts and television-contract income. [See Section 19.11 (C) of the NFL Constitution and Bylaws.]

7. Each home club is strictly responsible for having the playing surface of its stadium well maintained and suitable for NFL play.

UNFAIR ACTS
Commissioner's authority
The Commissioner has sole authority to investigate and to take appropriate disciplinary or corrective measures if any club action, nonparticipant interference, or emergency occurs in an NFL game which he deems so unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of a game.

No club protests
The authority and measures provided for in this section (UNFAIR ACTS) do not constitute a protest machinery for NFL clubs to dispute the result of a game. The Commissioner will conduct an investigation under this section only to review an act or occurrence that he deems so unfair that the result of the game in question may be inequitable to one of the participating teams. The Commissioner will not apply his authority under this section when a club registers a complaint concerning judgmental errors or routine errors of omission by game officials. Games involving such complaints will continue to stand as completed.

Penalties for unfair acts
The Commissioner's powers under this section (UNFAIR ACTS) include the imposition of monetary fines and draft choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game's result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point at which the extraordinary act occurred. In the event of rescheduling a game, the Commissioner will be guided by the procedures specified above ("Procedures for Starting and Resuming Games" under EMERGENCIES). In all cases, the Commissioner will conduct a full investigation, including the opportunity for hearings, use of game videotape, and any other procedures he deems appropriate.

Removing team from field No player, coach, or other person affiliated with a club may remove that club's team from the field during the playing of any game, including preseason, except at the direction of the referee. Any club violating this rule will be subject to disciplinary action by the Commissioner, including possible game forfeiture and sole liability for financial losses suffered by the opposing club and any other affected member clubs of the League. [See Section 9.1 (E) of the NFL Constitution and Bylaws.]


Cable














Date

Team

Location

7/16
4pm

@
NJ
Willingboro

Kennedy Recreation
Complex

7/23

NYC
Falcons

Home

7/30

Kings County
Cardinals

Home

8/6
3pm

New York
Panthers

Home

8/13
7pm

@
Hudson County
Stars

Caven Point

8/20

@
NJ
Terminators

Rahway
H.S.

8/27
5pm

HC
Stars

Home

9/10

@
NYC
Falcons

Away

9/17
7pm

Glens Falls
Greenjackets

Home

9/24

@
KC
Cardinals

Away



Pred tryout information for 2005
Pred tryout information for 2005

The New York Predators will hold open tryouts on Saturday March 19th, 2005 at RexPlex on 1001 Ikea Drive., Elizabeth, NJ located just off the NJ turnpike at exit 13A

Registration will begin at 9:30AM Tryouts start at 10:00AM. Head Coach Adam Turkel and the rest of the Predator Coaching Staff will on hand to conduct this tryout. We are expecting a large number of participants, so it is highly recommended that you pre-register by one of these four methods methods;

1. Online @ http://www.active.com/register/index.cfm?event_id=1184660  and or click on pop up window.

2. Emailing registration to nypredators@yahoo.com  or preds@nypredators.net Please be advised you will be asked to send out your tryout fee in the form of a Money Order to complete the pre-registration process.

3. Calling New York Predators coaching staff at 917-627-9119 before Thursday March 18, 2005 as space is limited. Please be advised you will be asked to send out your tryout fee in the form of a Money Order to complete the pre-registration process.

4. Fax: 1-703-997-4440. After registering by fax you will receive a call from a NY Predator staff member. Please be advised you will be asked to send out your tryout fee in the form of a Money Order to complete the pre-registration process.

A pre-registration fee of $35 will be charged and required to be paid by Money Order (No Checks) during registration. A credit card is required if registering online. A fee of  $50 will be charged for all last minute walk-ups. This fee can be paid in cash or Money Order before the tryout.

Proper photo ID such as a valid Driver's License will be needed. All participants will be required to sign a waiver and check in at the registration desk. These forms will be at the registration desk. You must be 18 years or older by March 1, 2005. There will be a trainer on hand, however he/she will not be taping anyone. There will be no kicking and punting at this tryout.

Participants should be prepared to complete any drills that are done at a professional football combines or tryouts including but not limited to Short Shuttle, 40 Yard Dash, Broad Jump, Bench Press, One-on-One Drills, etc... The tryout will be held Outdoors on a synthetic surface (Field Turf) or Indoors in case of bad weather, so you need to bring appropriate clothing and shoes (bring football cleats). You should also bring a mouthpiece.

Some Beverages will be provided courtesy of  New York Predators (Bottled Water, RedBull etc...)

REGISTRATION FORM :
NAME:____________________ AGE:_______ ADDRESS:________________________PHONE#:_________
HEIGHT:___________WEIGHT:_________
POSITION:__________

EXPERIENCE: IN THE FOLLOWING AREA PLEASE WRITE IN ALL YOUR FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE. INCLUDE ALL SCHOOLS AND/OR TEAMS. ALSO HIGHLIGHT ANY ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS DURING YOUR FOOTBALL CAREER. ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________


Friday, March 3

Bronx Bengals


New York Rebels

Jersey Cynder


Brooklyn Seminoles



Saturday, March 4












Pred Tryout Fee


Monday, April 16

 



Monday, July 23
Preds Lose a close one to the mighty Saints
Staten Island, NY- The Saints rolled in to town boasting Minor Leagues football #2 all time rusher in Donnie Bey Jackson an NAFL MVP All Star WR a solid passing game and solid special teams and defense. The Preds came in well just still trying to figure out what type of team they really were. In the short season the Preds have not played up to expectations but in the loss the Preds finally showed something about themselves. They showed that the team itself might be on the road to recovery.

The defense played very well again as they gave up one score in the first drive of the game. Shariff W., Anthony Polizzi, Antwan Hill, Ben Rodiguez, Kieth Assante, Dom Carim and TJ Hill all excelled on the defensive side of the ball.

Next up for the Predators are the much improved LI Eagles on Saturday 4pm in Long Island, NY.



Monday, October 15
just a test


Tuesday, October 30

Welcome to the USFA Metro Bowl Website


Updated Info as of 10/30/07

PAY FEE HERE

http://www.rafl.net/Metrobowl/metropay.htm

 

Tournament Rules

http://eteamz.active.com/MetroBowl/news/

 

 

Metro Bowl,  USFA  &  National Football Events 
National Football Events is pleased to announce that the Metro Bowl has become a member of the USFA National Championship Series . This quality regional tournament will be known as the USFA Metro Bowl .
Charles McGill and Bill Simo are the founder of the Metro Bowl . They will continue as the Directors along with current board members John Shishowsky, Shawn Spencer and will be assisted by the National Football Events staff .
The winner of the USFA Metro Bowl will receive an invitation to a National Championship Game on National Bowl Weekend in Fort Pierce, Florida .
The USFA Metro Bowl will be available to all quality teams in the Mid Atlantic region .
  For information contact ;
     metrobowl2005@yahoo.com   or



The Awards


It's that time of the year again, time for teams to play teams from other leagues for bragging rights and the right to call themselves METROBOWL 2007 CHAMPIONS. If you would like to be a part of this years tourney contact metrobowl2005@yahoo.com or Pay your tournament fee online now to secure a spot. 

 

Order your

2006 metrobowl championship rings
Blue Crystal gets replaced with Red
 any color Call Jostlens at
973-403-8755
Ask for Dennis Mathews in regards to the MetroBowl Championship Ring


 

The 2007 TEAMS

MORE TEAMS AND MATCHUPS TBA BY END OF WEEK

HUDSON VALLEY COWBOYS

LONG ISLAND PIT BULLS

BROOKLYN SEMINOLES

EMPIRE STATE WOLFPACK

NEW YORK  PREDATORS

JERSEY SHORE BULLDOGS

NEW JERSEY WARRIORS

PHILADELPHIA BRAVES

BALTIMORE WARRIORS

NEW JERSEY TERMINATORS

 


LONG ISLAND RAVENS 

VIRGINIA KINGS 

LONG ISLAND PANTHERS 

VIRGINIA MONARCHS

VIRGINIA COWBOYS

 

 

 BROOKLYN JAZZ

 MOUNT VERNON STEELERS

 IRVINGTON KNIGHTS

 MARYLAND NEMESIS

 DC EXPLOSION

   
2006 Champs
New York Predators Metro Bowl 1 Champs

Philadelphia Panthers Metro Bowl 2 Champs



2005 Tourney Champs
Irvington Knights MetroBowl NJ Champs Champions
LI Ravens Metro Bowl 2 Champs

Wilmington Tigers Metro Carolina Champs
Virginia Monarchs Metro Virginia Champs 



Games
MetroBowl 1
Championship game
Saturday December 16 7:30pm
Monsignor Farrell H.S.

DC eXplosion vs New York Predators

metro223. 
Predators 22 - eXplosion 20
Game Highlights

Preds take Metro Bowl 1 championship 22- 20 in the final minute of play
 


Staten Island, NY. The NY Predators took out one of the premier teams in the area this weekend as they outlasted the 13 - 4 D.C. eXplosion. The Preds came out fired up stopping the run early in the first quarter and forcing a quick turnover. FS Don Carim picked off the first of his two on the day. The Preds marched down the field quickly as they QB Lou Scala hooked up with WR Bruce Dudley for a 29 yard gain, RB ChiChi had runs of 8 and 14 yards and Timmy Kelson caught a 23 yard screen pass. Scala hooked up with Dudley on a 6 TD yard pass to give the Preds the lead. Scala then hit Harrison Tindall for the 2 point converson to make the score 8 zip. Both defenses held the offenses at bay for a while and in the 2nd quarter just as the DC started to get some momentum Godfrey Zulueta picked off a pass to end the drive at the Pred 20 yard line. The Preds marched right down the field with another long completion from Scala to Dudley of 45 yards but Pred qb turned the ball over in the end zone as DC's CB/RB Andre Letren intercepted the pass. DC put together a nice drive and on 4th and two decide to run a fake punt which netting some big yardage to the Preds 30 yard line. From there the DC QB hooked up with #81 for the 30 yard score. #1 Aaron Yarbough hauled in the 2 point play to knot the score at 8.

The Defenses battled it out in 3rd quarter until Dom Carim came up with his second pick of the night for the Preds. Going into the 4th quarter the Preds ran passed and ran until ChChi ran it in from the five to put the Preds up 14 to 8. A great kickoff return gave DC the ball at the Pred 48 and Andre Letren sliced his way through the Pred defense for a 48 yard score. The game was tied up again at 14. The Preds started a drive but it ended quickly due to several penalties and the great play of the DC defense. Once DC got the ball back the QB hit a streaking WR #87 for the 70 yard pass to put DC up by 6. After a great return from Harrison Tindall The Preds drive which seemed to stall several times due to penalties came up with big play after big play as runs by ChiChi, dump off passes to Kelson, clutch catches from Dudley and Tindall got the ball to the four yard line. On fourth down Scala hooked with a sliding WR Billy Simo for the game tying TD and floated the go ahead extra point pass to Tindall for the go ahead 2 point completion. With less then a minute left DC put a valiant effort as they scrambled to the Preds 20 but time ran out and the Preds took the Metro Bowl title.

Great play by the offensive line again as Chris, Devon, Tommy, Phil, Elijah and Mike P. blocked great all night. The Defense ended getting four Int's. Both sides of the ball are to be commended as they beat a very skilled and powerful team on both sides of the ball.



MetroBowl 2
 Championship
Saturday December 16

Brooklyn Seminoles vs Philly Panthers
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Panthers 26 - Seminoles 0

Games of 12/2 - 12/3
Jersey Shore Bulldogs 13 - NY Predators 30
Empire State Wolfpack 0 - Brooklyn Seminoles 16
DC Explosion 32 - New Jersey Terminators 6
Philly Panthers win due to DQ



11/19
Shore BullDogs - 26
Empire State Wolfpack - 2

Brooklyn Seminoles - 14
Hudson Valley Cowboys - 8
  
Rockland Bruins - 0
New York Predators - 20 


Games of 11/11/06
NJ Marauders 0 - PA Panthers 28 
Seminoles 6 - Terminators 28
Bruins 12 - Cowboys 6

Games of 11/4/06
BK Seminoles 8 - LI Seahawks 5
NJ  Bulldogs 7 - NJ Marauders 6
Key Players for the Bulldogs winning effort
OFFENSE:
Paul Hughes   2 rec. 68 yards
Trent McCrae   6 car.  24 yds   1 TD

DEFENSE:

Anthony Puglese    4 tackles, 2 sacks

Brian Scott    3 tackles, 1 INT

Pete Gianvecchio   2 tackles,  1 INT

Phil Zuena   10 tackles

DC Explosion 15 - PA Panthers 8

This weeks Matchups includes double elimination game
This is tentative could change on Monday Morning




Thursday, November 22
backup
New York Predators 2005

Thursday, February 1
Don't forget to take a look at are collection of pictures!
2007 Information coming soon! Santana Moss is sponsoring the game and trophies. Anyone wishing to be a part of this years squad please contact Charles McGill at 973-687-5424

Welcome To The Freedom Bowl Website



The Freedom bowl is an annual event which pits East Coast All Stars vs a team or league All Stars. This will be the third year for the Freedom Bowl. The first three Bowl victories went to the East Coast All Stars in 2004 - 2006. All games were played in Maryland and all games were played against the MLF defending champs Washington Chiefs. If you feel you deserve to play for the East Coast All Stars in the Freedom Bowl please contact us at freedombowl2003@yahoo.com

Below are Highlights from the first three Freedom Bowls
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2004 Freedom Bowl
The East Coast All-Stars defeated six time MFL champ Washington Chiefs 19 - 12 6/12/04 in the first ever Freedom Bowl. Forty two players from several East Coast Teams including Virginia Monarchs, Brooklyn Mariners, NY Predators, NJ Wolves, NJ Terminators, DC Explosion, Delaware Longhorns and others. Adam Turkel coached the team to the victory and took home the Freedom Bowl Trophy. With a big offensive line the EC All-Stars moved the ball throughout the contest. QB Lou Scala threw for one TD and ran in for another while RB Donnel Graham grinded out 90 plus yards on only 11 carries. Donnel also took home the MVP for the game.





Thursday, January 4

Welcome to the New York Football Forum


As a true fan of Semi-Pro Football we would hope this site helps bridge the wide gaps between all the leagues in an around New York City. We monitor from a far almost every website in the area, Guys remember one thing be loyal to the teams and leagues you play for but lets push as owners and players for more inter-league play. I think the players would love it and the owners should too. Pre Season and Post Season Games can be fun. Enjoy the Site it will expand over the next couple of weeks.



Looking for a few good men


Looking for co-editors to write a bi-weekly feature about the league or team you love.


You can email the webmasters at nycfootball@msn.com if you are interested.



Please visit the NYC Football Forum submitted articles section. Read the inside view of theHurricanes great season, and the Computer White Cap.



2006 season almost a wrap
In the UFL the CT Giants defeated the Rebels and then shut down the Warriors for the UFL Superbowl. They went on to play last years EFA champs but the steelers pulled it out and also took the EFA championship for a second straight year. In other UFL Bowl action the Bandits took out the SAFL champ down in GA. The GSFL looked interesting for a while after the Wolves secured home field advantage but the Mariners took them out for there ninth straight GSFL title. In the Harvest Bowl championship the Mariners defeated the Buffalo Gladiators for the second year in a row. The Mariners will now venture down to Florida for the NFE Bowl. In NAFL action the Lynx made quick work of all local teams including the Central Penn Piranah but gave up a big lead in the fourth and just missed out on the trip to Disney. Metro Bowl action saw the New York Predators win a close one against the DC Explosion and the Philly Panthers taking out the Brooklyn Seminoles.


2007 Local Leagues




 

 

NEW YORK PREDATORS ARE PROUD MEMBERS OF THE
   

REGIONAL ATLANTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE

2005 NAFL Metro Division Champs
2006 Metro Bowl Champs
2007 RAFL North Division Champs
2007 RAFL Northern Conference Champs

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Pred Quick Clips


Highlight Video

If you want to checkout more video's check out the updated Video Highlights section

Pred Player of the Week

Joe Romero 

Lou Scala 

Billy Simo 

Tim Kelson 

Chi Chi Mansaray 

Alex Vygon 

Chi Chi Mansaray

Harrison Tindall

Joe Romero

Harrison Tindall

Harrison Tindall

LOU SCALA

Lou Scala 

 

Geoff Wolyliec 

Chi Chi Mansaray

 

Bruce Dudley

Lou Scala


 

Long Island Panthers @NY Predators 

Saturday, November 17 7:30pm Monsignor Farrell H.S. Staten Island, NY


LI Ravens

0

Predators

6

NYC Falcons

22

Predators

28

BK Blue Devils

0

Predators

20

LI Pitbulls

12

Predators

24

ES Wolfpack

17

Predators

28

BK Jazz

0

Predators

23

ES Wolfpack

0

Predators

41

HV Cowboys

0

Predators

26

BK Jazz

0

Predators

24

BK Blue Devils

8

Predators

26

LI Pitbulls

20

Predators

29

HV Cowboys

13

Predators

26

PH Braves

16

Predators

48

Bk Jazz

Predators 

12

Monarchs

37

 Predators

12

 Brooklyn Seminoles

 0

 Predators

 38

 LI Panthers  20  Predators 35

 NY Bandits

 0

 Predators

 0


White= Playoffs
Blue = Away
Yellow = Preseason


Overall Record

Team

W

L

PF

PA

Predators

16

1

446

165

 

 NORTH

TeamWLTPFPA
Predators
10
0
0
267
70
Cowboys
2
2
1
35
63
Pitbulls
3
2
0
95
67
Blue Devils
2
2
0
66
64
Jazz
1
3
1
31
62
Wolfpack
0
3
0
38
56







 







 








 

 

PRACTICE IS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS STARTING AT 8:35 @ MONSIGNOR FARRELL H.S.
NO PRACTICE THIS WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING
Next up in Metro Bowl action the Preds take on the EFA's New York Bandits in the third round Saturday 7pm Dec 1st
Preds handle LI Panthers 35 - 20
 Preds scalp Seminoles 38 - 0
Predators get taken down by the RAFL champions Virginia Monarchs 37 - 12
Preds take Northern Conference with 3rd victory of the year over the Jazz 12 - 0
Thisstory was picked up around the world NEWS12, CBS and CNN to name a few
Preds scalp Braves 48 - 16

Staten Island,NY. Facing the Braves from the southern division the Preds showed why they are one of th epremier teams in the RAFL. From the first drive after a 42yard field Goal by Geoff Wolyliec to a 4TD 300 yard plus game performance by QB Lou Scala TD passes were hauled in by both WR's Harrison Tindall and Bruce Dudley, to a 27 yard TD run by Tim Kelson and finally and 31 Yard Fumble Return by DE Joe Romero. The Preds jumped on the Braves from the start and didn't let them breath. Coach Aeillo stated "From start to finish this was our best game overall, we took it to them and didn't let them cath their breath."  Next up for the Predators is round two against the Brooklyn Jazz. The Preds and the Jazz have met two times this season with the Predators coming out on top.                              
 
Preds pictured after they receive North Division Trophy from President Charles McGill
Preds silence Wolfpack 41 - 0
Preds ride off to Victory
Overpower Cowboys 26- 13
Preds Clinch Division with 29-20 Win

 

NY Steam Rolls LI for 13th Consecutive Victory

 

Staten Island, NY- The New York Predators assured themselves of a playoff berth with a 29-20 victory over the Long Island Pit Bulls in RAFL action. With the win, the Preds have clinched the North Division and the number one seed in the conference and have now won 13 straight games dating back to last season.

 

The Pit Bulls fared better than most of New York’s other victims in 2007 by scoring 20 points against an incredible defense that had only surrendered 79 total points heading into the contest. The Predators’ defense had not been scored on in five of their 10 wins on the season (8-0 division).

 

Long Island drew first blood with a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and a two-point conversion for an early 8-0 lead. New York fullback Nicky Vitagliano was stripped on the second play from scrimmage by Kasim Oliver and the loose ball was scooped up by Tyrone Sanford, who took it down the sideline all the way.

 

Later in the quarter, Predators’ cornerback Benny Rodrigues made the first of his two interceptions to give the offense back the ball. Taking advantage of the opportunity, New York drove the ball down the field with runs of 14 and 8 yards by running back Chi Chi Mansaray (22 for 162, 232 total yards) and a 14-yard strike from quarterback Lou Scala to wideout Harrison Tindall. The Preds trailed 8-6 after the two-point conversion failed.

 

Special teams came into play in the second quarter when New York linebacker Keith Oquendo blocked a punt, setting up a 43-yard field goal by Geoff Wolyliec for a 9-8 lead. After holding the Pit Bulls and forcing them to punt the ball away with only 20 seconds left in the half, the Preds went to a gadget play that was the turning point in the game.

 

Scala pitched back to WR Bruce Dudley, who heaved a Hail Mary pass that was tipped and grabbed by Tindall (3 catches for 123 yards, 3 touchdowns, 200 all-purpose yards) for an 80-yard score to give New York a 16-8 lead at the break.

 

On the opening kick off the second half, Steve King was able to break free and take it 85-yards for the score and make it a 16-14 game. The ensuing two-point conversion failed and the Preds held onto their slim lead. A 35-yard kickoff return by Tindall put the Predators back in position to score and after grinding it out on the ground; FB Keith Welch plunged into the endzone from two-yards out. After making the PAT, the Preds’ lead grew to 23-14.

 

The resilient Pit Bulls came right back when quarterback Danny Reyes found Rodney Myrick open near the sideline, which he was able to take 75 yards for the touchdown, making it a three-point game with less than five minutes remaining. After returning the ensuing kickoff 24 yards, Mansaray was able to eat up much of the clock keeping the ball on the ground. Faced with fourth down on the Long Island 30-yard line, the Predators decided to go and Scala found Tindall for a 29-yard touchdown, sealing the game.

 

“Win, lose or draw, I was proud to be a part of this game,” said Long Island head coach Khalid following the game. “Both teams played hard.”

 

In the next to last regular season game, the Predators will face the Hudson Valley Cowboys on the road on Sunday, September 30. The first round of the RAFL playoffs begins on October 13.

 

NOTES:

 

*The Predators are currently ranked 13th in the nation by Minor League Football News.

 

*By clinching the number one seed in the Northern Conference, the Predators will face the number four seed, which will not be a division winner.

 

*The team’s record over the last 20 games is 18 and 2.

    
Preds take out Blue Devils for the second time this year, 26 - 8 final
Brooklyn, NY. Predators defense held down the fort early as the offense until offense went into cruise control.
The Preds suffered a few early set backs causing the Defensive to be in some tuff field position but they held strong as SS Luis Valmon picked 2 passes and the line led by Joe Romero put the clamps on the Blue Devils offensive game plan. On the offensive side of the ball QB Lou Scala threw for 168 yards and Harrison Tindall continued his fine play with another 100 yard receiving day.
Jazz play different tune but Predators still come out on top
24 - 0
Staten Island, NY. The New York Predators would like to congratulate Devin Turner for not only getting back playing college ball but to b

League

Full League Name

Areas Covered

Teams

CFA

Colonial Football Alliance

South Jersey, PA

5

DFL

Diamond Football League

East coast

25

EFL

Empire Football League

Upstate NY, Can.

11

GSFL

Garden State Football League

NY,NJ,MD,PA

12

NAFL

North American Football League

National

125

NYAFL

New York Amateur Football League

Upstate NY

7

UFL

United Football League

East Coast

20

NEFA

North East Footnall Assoc.

Upstate NY, CT

?

RAFL

Regional Atlantic Football LEague

East Coast

?


2006 League and Division Champions

League

Team

Division

Regional

Conference

League

CFA

Conshohocken Steelers

Champs

Champs

EFL

Albany Metro Mallers

Champs

Champs

Champs

GSFL

Brooklyn Mariners

Champs

Champs

GSFL

NJ Wolves

Champs

Champs

NAFL

South Jersey Lynx

Champs

Champs

Champs

NAFL

Hudson Valley Cowboys

Champs

NAFL

Western Mass

Champs

NAFL

Brooklyn Falcons

Champs

UFL

CT Giants

Champs

Champs

Champs

Champs

UFL

NJ Marauders

Champs




2006 Tournament Champions

Brooklyn Mariners

Harvest Bowl

Conshohocken Steelers

EFA

New York Predators

Metro Bowl 1

Philadelphia Panthers

Metro Bowl 2



2005 Local Teams Tournaments Results

Team

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Finals

Conshohocken Steelers

Advances

Advances

Advances

Champs

CT Giants

Advances

Advances

NJ Wolves

Eliminated

Brooklyn Mariners

Advances

Advances

Advances

Champs

HV Cowboys

Loss

Eliminated

LI Seahawks

Eliminated

Rockland Bruins

Win

Loss

Eliminated

ES Wolfpack

Loss

Elimiated

JS Bulldogs

Win

Win

Eliminated

Champs

NJ Marauders

Loss

Eliminated

NJ Terminators

Win

Win

Eliminated

BK Seminoles

Win

Loss

Win

NY Predators

Win

Win

Win



2005 League and Division Champions
CFA - Conshohocken Steelers
EFL - Albany Metro Mallers
GSFL - Brooklyn Mariners
NAFL - Dallas Diesel
UFL - CT Giants


2005 Tournament Champions
EFA - CS Steelers
Harvest - BK Mariners
MetroBowl 1- Irvington Knights
MetroBowl 2-LI Ravens



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Welcome to the Metro Bowl Website


Updated Info as of 12/12/05

The Awards




Annual Gold Ball Award


Championship Award


Runner-Up Award


2005 Tourney Champs
Irvington Knights Metro 1 NJ Champs Champions
Ravens become Metro Bowl 2 Champs
Wilmington Tigers Metro Carolina Champs
Virginia Monarchs Metro Virginia Champs 



The 2005 Teams
More teams to follow
Please email metrobowl2005@yahoo.com
with all game information

HV Cowboys

LI Ravens

NYS Broncos

ES Wolfpack

LV Steelers

HC Stars

NC Raiders

Irvington Knights

Wilmington Tigers

VA Monarchs

NVA Sharks

VA Rhinos


Don't forget to sign the guestbook


MetroBowl Info


Metro 1 NY/NJ/PA
Metro 2 NY/NJ/PA
 Metro VA 
Metro NC/SC

- Team to team travel will be a reasonable distance
- Entry fee is $250
- Entry fee must be submitted before team is accepted
- Officals will be scheduled by tournament directors with the help from local teams

- Final teams and matchups won't be announced until Nov 12th
- Winning team will receive Metro Bowl Gold Ball with team name engraved
- Winner will also receive official Metro Bowl Hats for team
- Runner-up will receive 2nd place award
- Cast mold will be purchased for Metro Bowl champs and players/coaches/owners will be able to buy official MetroBowl rings
- Offensive and Defensive championship game awards will be given following game

Please send Entrance Fee to;
Charles McGill
17 Ave A
Suite 109
Newark, NJ 07104
Please pay by Check or Money order

Do Not Send Cash!
Or
Pay Online trough PayPal

2006 The future of Metro Bowl

- Georgia Metro Bowl
- California Metro Bowl
- New England Metro Bowl
- Texas Metro Bowl
- Florida Metro Bowl
- Super Metro Bowl Weekend in Florida where 4 Metro Bowl champs will face off against each other for (Includeds Fields, Refs, Trophy's) national bragging rights
.










New York Predators 2005
2005 New York Predators



NEXT GAME


Jun 18 @HOME
VS.
@TBA

2005 NAFL NORTHEAST DIVISION

TEAM W L T PF PA
Predators
Panthers

PASSING LEADERS
NAME ATT YARDS TD's

RUSHING LEADERS
NAME ATT YARDS TD's

RECEIVING LEADERS
NAME REC YARDS TD's

DEFENSIVE TACKLES
NAME TACKLES

SACKS
NAME SACKS

INTERCEPTIONS
NAME INT'S


PREDATOR MVP
OF THE WEEK







NAFL LEAGUE SITE

The New York Predators are proud members or the NAFL which is comprised of over
100 teams across the USA & Canada.



 


Tryout Poster

The New York Predators are starting a
Cheerleading Squad for 2005.

We will be having tryouts/auditions within
the next couple of months.

If interested please fill in the information
below and email it to
nypredators@yahoo.com
 or fax it to 703-997-4440.

Name:_______________________

Years of Cheering Exp.:____
(Please Detail Cheering Exp.)

H.S.:_________________________

College:______________________

Pr_________________________

Other:________________________

ContactInf___________________

Once all the details for the tryout have been finalized
you will be contacted by a team representative.


Congrats to our Minor League Football News All Americans


Anthony Polizzi
First Team All American
Defensive Line


Tim Heaney
First Team All American
LineBackers


Lou Scala
Honorable Mention
QuarterBacks



Congrats to all our 2004 NAFL Honorable Mention selections


Russ Granberg


Danny Cowhig


Tim Heaney


Billy Simo


Lou Scala



Anthony Polizzi


Congrats this this years Predator Team All Stars and Honorable Mention selections

TEAM ALLSTARS


Anthony Polizzi


Russ Granberg


Billy Simo

 
Danny Cowhig


Lou Scala


Tim Heaney


Carl Hunter


Prince Stewart


Derek Harris


John Raimondi


HONORABLE MENTION


Erkan Caygoz


Mike Marietta


Dave India


Tom Levoyer


Joe Guliano


 
Never Forget!
============

WikMax

WikMax is the official undergear of the New York Predators All New York Predator team members are entitled to a 30% discount off any WikMax product. Just go to the site pick out what you like then call the number below.If you don't call this number to order you will not receive the team discount.

Contact Jamie Saucedo

325.372.6287 or wsisports_texas@yahoo.com



 

Gaslight Restaurant Serving Hoboken Since 1998

Gaslight Restaurant has been the official hosts of the NY Predators team awards dinner since 2000

We are open 7 days a week ! Restaurant Hours Monday thru Friday - 5:00 pm to 11:00pm Saturday 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Bar Hours Sunday thru Thursday - Last Call 1:30 am Friday and Saturday - Last Call 2:30 am

Gaslight Restaurant is located on the corner of 4th and Adams St. Hoboken, NJ

201-217-1400



 
 

Madison Estates Est.1953

Lists most sought after prperties in the NYC area

2242 Hylan Blvd

 Dan Hall
718-9084163
====================




New York Sports Clubs

Staten Island Location
For Predator Gym Discounts
Ask for Herbert
718-698-4500
======================
 

King Kartridge

King Kartridge Gives the New York Predators, Fans or those just surfing through discounts on all Ink Cartridges for your printers or fax machines.

Hylan Blvd SI, NY10306
Ask For Oscar Zeron
718-980-5930

======================
 

Red Bull

Red Bull Official energy drink of the New York Predators. Look for the Red Bull team be back on the sidelines with the Predators this season.



 

Franco's Fencing

Franco Fencing Specializes in PVC, Chain Link, Wood and Jerith fence installation
and fence repairs.
FREE ESTIMATES!!!

718-987-1973 0r 718-614-8156
================================



Outstanding Images
Get all your Official Embroidered Predator Gear here.
2005 NEW YORK PREDATORS








TN



NEVER FORGET!




===================================



NAFL


The New York Predators are proud members or the NAFL which is comprised of over 90 teams across the USA.

===================================


Prime4 Football.com


Prime 4 Football.com is the New York Predators official supplements outlet. When ordering please write New York Predators in the company section of your order form to receive your discounted price.

===================================


WikMax


WikMax is the official undergear of the New York Predators All New York Predator team members are entitled to a 30% discount off any WikMax product. Just go to the site pick out what you like then call the number below.If you don't call this number to order you will not receive the team discount.

Contact Jamie Saucedo

325.372.6287 or wsisports_texas@yahoo.com

===================================


Gaslight Restaurant Serving Hoboken Since 1998


Gaslight Restaurant has been the official hosts of the NY Predators team awards dinner since 2000

We are open 7 days a week ! Restaurant Hours Monday thru Friday - 5:00 pm to 11:00pm Saturday 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Bar Hours Sunday thru Thursday - Last Call 1:30 am Friday and Saturday - Last Call 2:30 am

Gaslight Restaurant is located on the corner of 4th and Adams St. Hoboken, NJ

201-217-1400

===================================


Madison Estates Est.1953


Madison Estateshas been the official sponsor of the New York Predators since 2003. Lists the most sought after properties in NYC.

Madison Estates, is located on 2242 Hylan Blvd SI, NY

Contact Dan Hall at 718-980-4163

===================================



===================================


New York Sports Clubs


New York Sports Clubs The Staten Island location provided the Predators with gym equipment for 2004 tryout. They also have discounted rates for Predator team members. Contact the Predators for more info on this special discounted rate.

New York Sports Clubs of Staten Island

Ask for Herbert 718-698-4500

===================================


King Kartridge


King Kartridge Gives the New York Predators, Fans or those just surfing through discounts on all Ink Cartridges for your printers or fax machines.

King Kartridge Hylan Blvd SI, NY

Ask for Oscar Zeron 718-980-5930

===================================


Red Bull


Red Bull Official energy drink of the New York Predators. Look for the Red Bull team be back on the sidelines with the Predators this season.



===================================

Franco's Fencing


Franco Fencing Specializes in PVC, Chain Link, Wood and Jerith fence installation and fence repairs. FREE ESTIMATES!!!

718-987-1973 0r 718-614-8156

===============================


Outstanding Images


Get all your Official Embroidered Predator Gear here.



NN



NEVER FORGET!




===================================

NORTHEAST DIVISION

TEAM W L T PF PA
NY Predators
NY Panthers

PASSING LEADERS

NAME ATT YARDS TD's

RUSHING LEADERS
NAME ATT YARDS TD's

RECEIVING LEADERS
NAME REC YARDS TD's

DEFENSIVE TACKLES
NAME TACKLES

DEFENSIVE SACKS
NAME SACKS

DEFENSIVE INTERCEPTIONS
NAME INT'S

PREDATOR MVP OF THE WEEK


NAFL LEAGUE SITE


The New York Predators are proud members or the NAFL which is comprised of over 100 teams across the USA & Canada. 

===================================


Prime4 Football.com


Prime 4 Football.com is the New York Predators official supplements outlet. When ordering please write New York Predators in the company section of your order form to receive your discounted price.

===================================


WikMax


WikMax is the official undergear of the New York Predators All New York Predator team members are entitled to a 30% discount off any WikMax product. Just go to the site pick out what you like then call the number below.If you don't call this number to order you will not receive the team discount.

Contact Jamie Saucedo

325.372.6287 or wsisports_texas@yahoo.com

===================================


Gaslight Restaurant Serving Hoboken Since 1998


Gaslight Restaurant has been the official hosts of the NY Predators team awards dinner since 2000

We are open 7 days a week ! Restaurant Hours Monday thru Friday - 5:00 pm to 11:00pm Saturday 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Bar Hours Sunday thru Thursday - Last Call 1:30 am Friday and Saturday - Last Call 2:30 am

Gaslight Restaurant is located on the corner of 4th and Adams St. Hoboken, NJ

201-217-1400

===================================


Madison Estates Est.1953


Madison Estateshas been the official sponsor of the New York Predators since 2003. Lists the most sought after properties in NYC.

Madison Estates, is located on 2242 Hylan Blvd SI, NY

Contact Dan Hall at 718-980-4163

===================================



===================================


New York Sports Clubs


New York Sports Clubs The Staten Island location provided the Predators with gym equipment for 2004 tryout. They also have discounted rates for Predator team members. Contact the Predators for more info on this special discounted rate.

New York Sports Clubs of Staten Island

Ask for Herbert 718-698-4500

===================================


King Kartridge


King Kartridge Gives the New York Predators, Fans or those just surfing through discounts on all Ink Cartridges for your printers or fax machines.

King Kartridge Hylan Blvd SI, NY

Ask for Oscar Zeron 718-980-5930

===================================


Red Bull


Red Bull Official energy drink of the New York Predators. Look for the Red Bull team be back on the sidelines with the Predators this season.



===================================

Franco's Fencing


Franco Fencing Specializes in PVC, Chain Link, Wood and Jerith fence installation and fence repairs. FREE ESTIMATES!!!

718-987-1973 0r 718-614-8156

===============================


Outstanding Images


Get all your Official Embroidered Predator Gear here.



RN

NORTHEAST DIVISION

TEAM W L T PF PA
NY Predators
NY Panthers

PASSING LEADERS

NAME ATT YARDS TD's

RUSHING LEADERS
NAME ATT YARDS TD's

RECEIVING LEADERS
NAME REC YARDS TD's

DEFENSIVE TACKLES
NAME TACKLES

DEFENSIVE SACKS
NAME SACKS

DEFENSIVE INTERCEPTIONS
NAME INT'S

PREDATOR MVP OF THE WEEK


NAFL LEAGUE SITE


The New York Predators are proud members or the NAFL which is comprised of over 100 teams across the USA & Canada.