Above: The Lions couldn’t crack top-seeded Buffalo’s defense in the Empire GU playoffs, falling 47-3. (Photo: Potted Plant Productions)

Saturday, April 18: Village Lions 3, Buffalo 47

Following a strong win over Lansdowne, the Lions men continued their playoff run by traveling to Buffalo on April 18 to take on the top seed in the Empire GU.

It was a beautiful, blustery day in Buffalo, but due to Buffalo’s excellent execution and ability to quickly spread the field, as well as a number of Lion injuries throughout the course of the game, our boys couldn’t put it together, falling 47-3. The Lions’ only points came off the boot of Hubert Chan in the 38th minute. Thanks for that, Hubes.

While eliminated from the Empire GU playoffs, the Lions’ spring campaign continues this week as the team travels to beautiful northern New Jersey to take on Union.

Penalty kicks: Hubert Chan (1)

First XV: JJ Darling, Marco Camacho, Carl Trezza, Pat Christy, Chris Mullen, Danny Shea, Joe Karlin, Franco DeLisa, Matt Mullen, Hubert Chan, Patrick “Pokey” Mullarkey, Chris Wise, Derry Herlihy, Norm Dillon, Alex Sheidler

Reserves: John “Tex” Lechner, Adrian Clements, Jack McLaughlin, Kiyoshi Atkins, James Sharpe