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Pioneers Return Home to Face the Giants

Alfred State takes on Keystone as they return home to Pioneer Stadium

Keystone (1-2) at Alfred State (1-3)

1st Meeting

Oct 5th - 1 p.m. - Pioneer Stadium

Tale of the Tape
  Alfred State Keystone
2019 Record (Overall/Conference) 1-3 (0-0) 1-2
2019 Offensive Numbers

15 points/game

213 yds/game

118.5 rushing yds/game

94.5 pass yds/game

13 points/game

260 yds/game

83.5 rushing yds/game

176.5 pass yds/game

2019 Defensive Numbers 40 points/game

471 yds/game

201 rushing yds/game

270 pass yds/game

35 points/game

418.5 yds/game

230 rushing yds/game

188.5 pass yds/game

Players to Watch DB #31 Rylie Van Fleet QB #7 Johnathan Bates
  DL #55 Jamel Guzman WR #8 Javier Tazza
  LB #42 Elijah Rimpel LB #33 Sean Tocci
  TE #87 Cade Marks LB #53 Brandon Lawyer
  OL #77 Zac Clendenin S #5 Brandon DAvis

Scouting Alfred State:

  • The Pioneers will look to bounce back after falling 55-6 last week. Anthony Allen scored the lone TD for the blue & gold when he rushed in from one-yard out after a Brockport fumble was recovered by Bladimir Vargas. Elijah Rimpel led the way for the Pioneers with nine tackles while Rylie Van Fleet had eight.
  • The Pioneers will look to be balanced on offense this week. Dashown Wilson will look to improve his efficiency and get some his young receiving corp going. Look for a handful of Pioneers to share the rushing duties as well.
  • Turnovers was a key in the first three games for the Pioneers. Alfred State is still a +5 in turnover ratio. Ironically, no one on the team has more than one interception or fumble recovery.
  • Winning the battle on the line will be key as well. The Pioneer quarterbacks have been sacked 12 times this year while the blue & gold defense only has six sacks (4 by Elijah Rimpel).

Scouting Keystone:

  • The Giants are coming off a 27-26 victory over Morrisvlle two weeks ago. Keystone, who is playing in their first year of football since 1948, has a limited seven game schedule this season.
  • Johnathan Banks and Thomas Roach has split time at QB thus far. Damir Green has led the team in rushing and Javeir Tazza has been the most popular receiver.
  • Sean Tocci leads the team in tackles while Brandon Lawyer is right behind him. 
  • Opponents have been able to pick up big plays vs. the Giants thus far. Teams are averaging 5 yards per rush and 13.46 yards per catch.

Last Year's Meeting:

  • This is the first meeting between the two schools. Keystone is playing their first year of football - they will become a full member of the ECFC next season.

Around the ECFC:

Current Standings:

Alfred State 1-3

Maritime 1-3

Anna Maria 0-4

Castleton 0-4

Dean 0-4

Gallaudet 0-3

Players of the Week:

Timel Benton (Gallaudet) - Offensive, Chris Rice (Castleton University) - Defensive, Stefan Anderson (Gallaudet) - Rookie, Cassmeir Hutchinson (Gallaudet) - Special Teams

Games this week:

Saturday 10/5: Apprentice @ Anna Maria & Keystone @ Alfred State

Game Day Information:

Up Next: The Pioneers begin ECFC play next Saturday when they host Anna Maria at Noon. It is also Homecoming 2019 as a day full of activities is planned. Keystone plays King's College JV next Sunday.

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