Syracuse Strong is 6-0 after pummeling the Broome County Stallions into submission. Here are all the highlights and how the Strong got the win.
The Syracuse Strong didn’t play with their food in Week 6, it was a fast kill. At one point the Strong was up 30-0 vs the Broome County Stallions.
Although this could’ve been a very different game.
The Stallions got the ball first and had an opportunity to strike first. No. 7 WR Eric Braxton broke out of his route and sped down the left hash getting past the off coverage (No. 22 Emmanuel Rowser).
The Broome County quarterback chucked it deep and what appeared to be a long touchdown, was dropped. While it may appear to be an insignificant play in a very long football game, it was a turning point.
The Stallions would never score in this game and Syracuse would go on to romp Broome County 64-0.
Syracuse Strong running back Rashad Burns earned Player of the Game honors for the third time this season. He was the bell cow in this game tallying over 300 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Full game highlights:
- The lone kicker on the roster wasn’t available in Tom Standnicki, so linebacker EJ Maeweather filled in. For the most part, he was competent, but the lack of true experience did give the Stallions some favorable field position. Although they never were able to capitalize on it.
- LaQuan Rouse hauled in two touchdowns, but his most impressive play was called back by the referees.
- Syracuse quarterback Jason Boltus threw an interception and as the Stallions defender was trying to turn it into something more LaQuan Rouse never gave up on the play and stole the ball back. After some discussions among the officials, they ultimately ruled that the defender’s forward momentum had been stopped. A little bit early of a call if you ask me.
- Linebacker EJ Maeweather had an interception and nearly brought it back to the house.
- Although the best defensive play of the day came via No. 24 Andre Robinson with the diving interception.
- When it seemed like the dogs were called off and the game was over, Syracuse made a quarterback change. No. 6 Zavon Watkins went into the game and on the first play did a quarterback draw for a long touchdown.
All in all, it was a dominant victory for the Strong. Now the team gets a much-deserved bye week to celebrate July 4. Following the bye, the Strong will return home to face the Auburn Pride at the Valley Sports Complex.