The Baltimore Brigade (2-1) hit the road against the Atlantic City Blackjacks (1-2) this Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall for their first away game of the season. The Brigade enter Week 4 looking to pick up their first road win while the Blackjacks, who are coming off a loss from Week 3, look to win their second game at home.
“We’ve been home for the first three games,” Brigade quarterback Shane Boyd said. “Now it’s time for us to get out of our comfort zone and build up our character as a team.”
BRIGADE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Shane Boyd –
Boyd is currently second in the league in passing yards with 819 and passing touchdowns with 15. Boyd is 172 yards away from 5,000 career passing yards. Last week, he was named MVP after completing 24 passes for 287 yards, a total of 6 touchdowns (five passing, one rushing) and zero interceptions. Boyd also had at least one touchdown pass to all four wideouts on the Brigade.
BLACKJACKS PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Randy Hippeard –
Hippeard, the former Brigade quarterback and 2017 league MVP, finished Week 3 with 18 passes for 236 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Hippeard also scored one rushing touchdown, his third of the season. Last week, he was sacked once by Washington’s defense.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Brigade WR Joe Hills vs Blackjacks DB Arthur Hobbs –
Last week, Hills became the 17
player to have 10,000 career receiving yards. He leads Baltimore in receiving touchdowns with five and collected six receptions for 93 yards last week. Atlantic City’s Hobbs currently leads the league in total tackles with 24 (23 solo). Last week, Hobbs tallied six total tackles (five solo) against Washington and nine solo tackles twice in Week 1 against Philadelphia and Week 2 against Columbus.
All Brigade games will broadcast live on NBC Sports Washington and streamed on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.