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Archive for June 7th, 2019

Arena Football League Week 6 Players of the Week:

WEEK SIX: ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

OFFENSIVE: Tommy Grady (#4) | QB, Albany Empire

Albany Empire QB, Tommy Grady, earned the Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week honors. Grady threw for 249

Tommy Grady

yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Empire to a 58-48 victory over the Washington Valor. The eight-year AFL veteran is putting together a strong season, leading the league in touchdowns (35) and completion percentage (71%). He currently ranks fifth all-time in AFL career passing touchdowns, with 817, which is the highest among active quarterbacks.

DEFENSIVE: Torez Jones (#24) | DB, Philadelphia Soul

A strong all-around performance earned Torez Jones, DB for the Philadelphia Soul, the Week 6 Defensive Player of the Week honors. Jones was a turnover machine, collecting both an interception and a forced fumble in the Soul’s 47-35 victory over the Columbus Destroyers. Jones also racked up a game-high 8.5 tackles (8 solo). He is one of only two players this season (also Baltimore Brigade DB, Joe Powell) with both a forced fumble and an interception.

This is Jones’s fourth season in the AFL, and with the Philadelphia Soul.

PREVIOUS WINNERS (2019)

Week 1

Offensive: WR Dezmon Epps (Washington Valor)

Torez Jones

Defensive: DB James Romain (Philadelphia Soul)

Week 2

Offensive: WR Malachi Jones (Albany Empire)

Defensive: DL Monte Lewis (Atlantic City Blackjacks)

Week 3

Offensive: WR Lonnie Outlaw (Philadelphia Soul)

Defensive: LB Dexter Jackson (Baltimore Brigade)

Week 4

Offensive: WR Fabian Guerra (Columbus Destroyers)

Defensive: DB Nias Martin (Baltimore Brigade)

Week 5

Offensive: WR Malachi Jones (Albany Empire)

Defensive: DB Alvin Ray Jackson (Washington Valor)
 

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Arena Football League Week 5 Players of the Week: Albany’s Jones, Valor’s Jackson

 

WEEK FIVE: ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

OFFENSIVE: Malachi Jones (#7) | WR, Albany Empire

Malachi Jones

Malachi Jones, WR of the Albany Empire, earned the Week 5 Offensive Player of the Week honors. Jones hauled in 12 receptions, good for 106 yards, and scored three touchdowns. Jones leads the League with 635 receiving yards, which is 140 yards more than the 2nd-most. He also leads the League in number of receptions (45), touchdowns (11), and yards per game (127.0).

This is Jones’ second OPOTW honors after earning recognition in Week 2.

DEFENSIVE: Alvin Ray Jackson (#17) | LB, Washington Valor

Alvin Ray Jackson, LB of the Washington Valor, earned the Week 5 Defensive

Alvin Ray Jackson 2017 photo by DMC511 - Own work via wikipedia commons

Player of the Week honors after a strong game against the Columbus Destroyers. Jackson had five total tackles (four solo), which included his 400th-career solo tackle. He also and an interception returned for a touchdown in the third quarter. On the Valor’s defense, Jackson is the first to have returned an interception for a touchdown this season. He leads the team with 23.5 total tackles.

This is Jackson’s ninth AFL season, and his second with the Valor.

PREVIOUS WINNERS (2019)

Week 1

Offensive | WR Dezmon Epps (Washington Valor)

Defensive | DB James Romain (Philadelphia Soul)

Week 2

Offensive | WR Malachi Jones (Albany Empire)

Defensive | DL Monte Lewis (Atlantic City Blackjacks)

Week 3

Offensive: WR Lonnie Outlaw (Philadelphia Soul)

Defensive: LB Dexter Jackson (Baltimore Brigade)

Week 4

Offensive: WR Fabian Guerra (Columbus Destroyers)

Defensive: DB Nias Martin (Baltimore Brigade)

 

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Atlantic City Blackjacks, Destroyers Week 7 opponent, new to Arena Football League in 2019

The Atlantic City Blackjacks are a professional arena football team based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that is announced to begin play in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2019. Home games are to be played at Boardwalk Hall. The team will be operated by Trifecta Sports and Entertainment, the same ownership group as the Albany Empire and Philadelphia Soul. On January 31, the team announced two-time AFL coach of the year Ron James as its inaugural head coach. After a name-the-team contest, the name Blackjacks was announced on March 7.

Atlantic City Blackjacks
Current season
Established 2019
Play in Boardwalk Hall
in Atlantic City, New Jersey
ACBlackjacks.com
League/conference affiliations
Arena Football League (2019–present)
Team colors Black, red, gold and silver
Personnel
Owner(s) Trifecta Sports and Entertainment
Head coach Ron James
Team history
  • Atlantic City Blackjacks (2019–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

 

Coaches and personnel

Atlantic City Blackjacks staff
Ownership

Coaches

  • Head coach – Ron James
  • Offensive coordinator – Shane Stafford
  • Defensive coordinator – Sergio Gilliam
  • Defensive line and linebackers coach – Caesar Rayford
  • Director of player personnel – Brandon Lang

 

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Game Preview: Atlantic City (3-3) excited about first visit to Columbus (0-6) tonight in Week 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed, Jun 5, 2019

 

The Atlantic City Blackjacks (3-3) will head to Columbus to take on the Destroyers (0-6) to start their four-game road trip on Friday, June 7. The Blackjacks sit in second place tied with Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. Starting off the road trip with a win will be crucial to the teams push for the playoffs. Fans can watch live on NBCSP+, ESPN3 or the ESPN app at 7:00 p.m.

Atlantic City must go into Nationwide Arena on Friday and play at the same intensity they have been playing all year. The desperation level will be high with the Destroyers looking to get their first win in front of their home crowd. The first matchup to watch will be if the Blackjacks defensive backs can stop Destroyers receiver Fabian Guerra. The rookie is putting up some big numbers from week to week. On the year Guerra has 32 receptions, 412 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while missing one game. He is also a threat when returning kicks, on the year he is third in kick return yards with 346 and leads the League with two kick return touchdowns. If the Blackjacks can shut down Guerra, quarterback Grant Russell will have to look for other ways to put points up on the board.

The next area of play to watch for will be the Blackjacks’ defensive line. The last time these two teams played each other was Week 2 and Monte Lewis had his three-sack game. Antron Dillon also had one sack and one forced fumble. Lewis’ only sacks of the season came in that game and Antron Dillon played a huge part in the Blackjacks’ victory in Week 6. The Destroyers offense will be in some trouble if Lewis and Dillon can put on a similar performance. Along with those two players, Donte Rumph and Lynden Trail have contributed in big ways this season. With a short week of practice and preparation, it will be interesting to see what player makes a big difference in Week 7.

The last aspect of play to lookout for will be if Randy Hippeard can have a better game than the first time he faced the Destroyers. In Week 2, Hippeard only threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns. The Blackjacks receivers had a quiet game as well with no player getting over 50 receiving yards. Kendrick Ings had the most with 44 yards. The run game produced three touchdowns with Antwane Grant, LaMark Brown and Hippeard each getting one touchdown. Leading the Destroyers in tackles with 27 is Larico Stevenson and Varmah Sonie has two interceptions. With the receiving core of the Blackjacks heating up, it will be a challenge for the Destroyers to have an answer in shutting down multiple players. Hippeard will have several options on Friday to do damage on the offensive side of the ball.

“We are excited about playing in Columbus this week,” said Ron James, Head Coach of the Atlantic City Blackjacks. “It is a great football town with a rich history in our league. The Destroyers are a well-coached team that plays extremely hard. We will need to match their intensity for four quarters to achieve victory.”

 

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Atlantic City Blackjacks Roster for Week 7

Active Roster As of Friday, Jun 7, 2019

# POS NAME HT WT DOB AGE EXP COLLEGE
69 OL Bates, Leonardo 6’5″ 320 11/28/89 29 4 Louisiana Lafayette
11 WR Brown, Lamark 6’4″ 225 07/05/89 29 4 Kansas State
91 DL Dillon, Antron 6’5″ 280 06/07/85 34 6 North Alabama
5 WR Grant, Antwane 6’1″ 210 08/14/92 26 R Western Kentucky
47 LB Haag, Nick 6’2″ 245 12/22/88 30 R Assumption
63 OL Haisley, Glen 6’1″ 295 08/16/93 25 R Prairie View A&M
94 DL Harlan, DeAntre 6’5″ 290 12/20/90 28 R Bacone
12 QB Hippeard, Randy 6’3″ 220 12/06/85 33 6 Virginia-Wise
24 DB Hobbs, Arthur 5’11″ 200 11/18/89 29 3 Nebraska Kearney
17 WR Ings, Kendrick 5’10″ 180 06/17/90 28 4
4 DB Jackson, LaRoche 5’11″ 205 06/21/84 34 8 Clark
6 DB Jones, Keiron 5’9″ 185 11/30/87 31 2 SE Louisiana
2 WR Keyes, Denzel 6’4″ 220 05/05/95 24 R North Carolina A&T
18 K Lewis, Mark 5’11″ 200 03/25/74 45 14 Florida International
90 DL Lewis, Monte 6’4″ 250 10/14/88 30 3 Jacksonville State
13 LB Mauia, Wesley 6’0″ 290 02/05/86 33 6 Western New Mexico
50 OL McNeil, Ray 6’2″ 345 10/14/84 34 8 Fort Valley State (GA)
23 DB Northington, Kiante 5’9″ 185 08/22/94 24 R Eastern Kentucky
1 DB Ross, Marvin 5’11″ 190 05/11/90 29 1 Florida A&M
74 OL Ruff, Frederick 6’6″ 340 07/12/91 27 R New Mexico Highlands
97 DL Rumph, Donte 6’4″ 325 01/15/90 29 R Kentucky
8 QB Smith, Warren 6’1″ 200 02/20/90 29 4 Maine
3 WR Still, Rashad 6’5″ 215 07/06/97 21 R Minnesota
7 DL Trail, Lynden 6’7″ 280 03/19/91 28 R Norfolk State

 

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