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Armor Rebounds

Aaron Fyffe fires a completion against the Panthers
(Photo provided by Doug Stenbock Photography)

SPRINGFIELD,MA After suffering a 28 point loss to the Rhode Island Wardogs in the opening week of the season, the Armor get back on track with their win over the Connecticut Panthers 18-14.

The Western Mass Armor (1-1) were paced by three scoring passes from quarterback Aaron Fyffe. Fyffe hit Evan Graham for two touchdown passes and found last season’s touchdown leader Kayshawn Brantley for another.

Both teams exchanged blows on defense however the Armor made big plays when they counted. Western Mass collected interceptions from Dominick Whitley, Damion Jones and Marquis Eberhart . On the biggest play of the game, Eberhart picked off a Panther pass to end their comeback attempt and give the Armor their first win of the season. “We needed to come back this way” said Eberhart. “We played tough on both sides of the ball and fought until the end against the Panthers.”

Armor defense put pressure on the Panthers offense all afternoon
(Photo provided by Doug Stenbock Photography)

The Armor will host the Somerville Rampage (0-2) in Week 3 NEFL GAME OF THE WEEK. After a feisty defeat to the Bandits in week one, the Rampage lost 26-6 to the top-rated Wardogs. The Rampage hopes to come into Springfield and get their first win of the season. “They are a team with a lot of talent but have come up short on certain plays throughout the game and it has cost them” said an opposing coach. “We will see how they match up this weekend against the much improved Armor.”

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