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Tigers to host Kings in playoff test

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – PLAYOFF TIME: Clay Johnson (28) and his Lyndonville Tiger teammates will host the Nickel City Kings Saturday in the West Division finals.

Looking to keep the momentum of an eight game winning streak and to shake off the rust from a four week lay-off, the Lyndonville Tigers will host the Nickel City Kings in the Northeast Football Alliance West Division playoff finals at 4 p.m. Saturday at Pembroke Town Park.

The two teams split a pair of regular season encounters with the Kings romping 48-8 in the first meeting and the Tigers winning 20-6 in the rematch.

The Kings advanced by defeating the rival Buffalo Gladiators 22-0 in the West Division semifinals.

The victor will advance to the league title contest against the winner of the East Division finals between the Troy Irish and the Glove Cities Colonels.

“We hope our offense can click after being off for four weeks, that’s the big thing,” said Tigers Owner/Coach Harold Suhr. “Our offense has to click and we have to shut them down defensively. They throw the ball so stopping that will be big.”

Quarterback Matt Mackintosh ran for one touchdown and passed to Gary LeFrois for another in the Tigers late season win over the Kings.

Mackintosh has six touchdown passes on the season, five of which have gone to LeFrois.

Rob Williams led the Tigers in scoring during the regular season with seven touchdowns while LeFrosi had six, Derrick Adams five and Clay Johnson four.