THE ALBANY EMPIRE SECURES FIRST SEED PLAYOFF SPOT WITH WIN OVER SAN ANTONIO

ALBANY, NY- The Albany Empire solidified their spot at the top for the 2022 NAL Playoffs tonight with a nail-biter of a win over San Antonio, 61-55. 


Quarterback Sam Castronova proved himself a dual-threat QB yet again, throwing for 248 yards and 6 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 3 TDs. WR Darius Prince was unstoppable, with 4 TDs and 129 yards. WR Aaron Wascha scored the Empire’s other 2 touchdowns. 


The Empire defensive unit stepped up when they needed it most, with a Dwayne Hollis interception to seal the win. The secondary played a big role in tonight’s win, with Marvin Ross, Farrean Toney, Marquel Wade, Dwayne Hollis and Nick Haag all contributing pass breakups. 


With Jacksonville falling to Carolina 62-55, The Empire will face the Sharks next week, July 30th at 7 pm at the MVP arena. Tickets are on sale now at Albanyempirenal.com/tickets. 


ABOUT THE ALBANY EMPIRE

The Albany Empire joined the NAL for the 2021 season, and won the championship in its inaugural season in the league. The Empire plays their home games at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. For season ticket and sponsorship opportunities contact Vice President Matt Woods at mwoods@albanyempirenal.com or by calling (518)714-2200 ext 101. 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com . For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague.