The Baltimore Brigade host the Albany Empire for the first time this Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena. Baltimore looks to rebound from a Week 2 loss to the Philadelphia Soul while the Empire return from a week off.
BRIGADE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Randy Hippeard– Hippeard has accounted for 12 touchdowns (10 passing, two rushing) in his two games this season, including seven scores in the team’s Week 1 win over the Washington Valor. The Virginia Wise alumnus has not turned the ball over this season.
EMPIRE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Tommy Grady – Grady threw for 259 yards and five touchdowns in his first game with the Empire, completing 60.5% of his passes, accounting for all 35 of Albany’s Week 1 points.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Brigade WRs vs. Empire DBs – Through two weeks of the season, it has been score-by-committee among the Baltimore wide receiving corps. In Week 1, all five of Hippeard’s touchdown passes went to a different receiver. In Week 2, four different receivers caught a touchdown. In total, six different receivers have accounted for the Brigade’s 12 receiving touchdowns, led by Brandon Collins’ three scores. The Empire defense is led by defensive back Varmah Sonie, who spent last season in Baltimore. Sonie registered six total tackles and a pair of pass break-ups in Albany’s Week 1 matchup with Philadelphia.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday afternoon’s game will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington, AFL Now and Facebook Watch.