The Brigade are on the road this weekend, taking on the Albany Empire on Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Times Union Center in the first of two-straight matchups between the AFL’s top teams. Both Baltimore and Albany enter the weekend on four-game win streaks, including double-digit wins last week.
BRIGADE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Randy Hippeard – Hippeard leads the AFL in completions (134), attempts (193) and passing yards (1,438) and ranks second in passing touchdowns (28). Hippeard has been named game MVP in four-consecutive outings and all five of Baltimore’s wins this season. In Hippeard’s last outing against Albany, he threw for season highs of 290 yards and seven touchdowns.
EMPIRE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Tommy Grady – Grady ranks second to Hippeard in completions (118), attempts (181) and passing yards (1,405) and leads the AFL with 34 passing touchdowns. Grady is coming off one of his best performances of the season – a six-touchdown, 237-yard game in which in completed 73.9 percent of his passes.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Brigade WRs vs. Empire DB Marrio Norman – The Brigade receiving corps provides a balanced attack – eight different players have caught touchdowns this season, including four players that have caught four or more. The Empire defensive backfield is led by Marrio Norman, whose 36 total tackles rank second on the league. Norman tallied a season-high eight solo tackles against the Brigade in the teams’ lone matchup this season.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday night’s game will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network, AFL Now, Facebook Watch.