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Big Step For The Armor

Ulysses Wannamaker and the Armor prepare for the Militia                                      

HOLYOKE, MA – With their early 4-1 record, the Western Mass Armor have asserted themselves as contenders for the NEFL’s Colonial Conference Championship. They will take a major step in that direction with their match-up this weekend with the Western Connecticut Militia. The Militia was last season’s Southern Division representative.

“To be the best you have to beat the best” said NEFL Representative Bernie Armstrong, “them traveling to Danbury to take on the Militia will tell you a lot about their chances this season.” The Militia have boasted the best regular season record in the Southern Division over the past four season including a nearly spotless record at their home field.

Owner Ben Torro took last season’s Pioneer Valley Knights and gave them a much needed facelift. “We needed a new image and focus” said Torro, “we basically rebranded our team; we brought in some proven players and got rid of some guys that weren’t interested in our overall goal.” Some of those acquired veterans included defensive end Ulysses Wannamaker and running back Bobby Grimes. Both players were intricate parts of the Western Mass Warriors 2013 NEFL and National Championship squad. “These guys have won in this league before; they know what it takes and they bring a lot of experience to our team.”

The passing combination of quarterback Aaron Flythe and receiver Keyshawn Brantley represents the Armor’s future. Flythe is leading the NEFL with 11 touchdown passes. Brantley is the Southern Division’s top pass catcher and is joined by speedsters Mike Roach and Dominick and Derrick Whitley. “We have a lot of talent on this team; we’re putting in all together now and playing as a true TEAM.”

Both teams are 4-1 and are looking to separate themselves from the rest of the division. The winning team could set themselves up for a favorable seed in the playoffs.

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The 6’3 Brantley (above) is developing into the league’s top receiver

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