Electric City visited Honesdale for a second straight Saturday night and won one for Teddy. The Chargers routed Philadelphia in this RAFL playoff game, 42-6, and in so doing honored the memory of former quarterback Ted Wallingford...
Electric City wasted no time at all in taking command of its first round Regional American Football League playoff game this weekend.
On Saturday evening, the Chargers paid their annual visit to Honesdale, hosting the Philadelphia Braves in the RAFL tourney opener.
This one was over nearly as quickly as it began. Electric City scored the very first time it touched the ball, thanks to an electrifying 75-yard punt return by Earl Chaptman.
Although the Braves did rally to tie the score at 6-6, the die was already cast.
A stingy Chargers defense shut out Philadelphia the rest of the way and the offense ran wild in what became a 42-6 rout.
Electric City is still undefeated on the season with a sparkling 11-0 record. Next up for the Chargers is an RAFL semifinal battle. That contest is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start Saturday at a site to be determined.
Saturday’s game marked the second year the Chargers have visited Honesdale to pay their respects to a fallen teammate.
Former quarterback Ted Wallingford died tragically in a car accident last May. He was a standout player at Honesdale High School and Ursinus College.
After graduation, Teddy took over the starting job for the Scranton Eagles and then the Chargers.
Electric City honored his memory by lining up for its first offensive play with no quarterback. The Chargers also displayed Wallingford’s retired #12 prominently on the home sideline.
After that first symbolic play, it was business as usual for Electric City.
Current quarterback Tim McFarland carved up the Braves’ defense. He went 15-for-20 with 275 yards and four TD passes.
Shamar Coates, Quinn Buckner, Kevin Warren and Damon Saxon each hauled in a scoring toss.
Defensively, veteran defensive end Malcolm Singleton led the charge with a pair of sacks.
Score by Quarters...
EC (11-0) 13 9 13 7 - 42
PH (6-5) 6 0 0 0 - 6