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Brigade Today – Off Season

Courtesy: Baltimore Brigade Media

BALTIMOREInaugural Brigade season ends in playoff matchup with Philadelphia
The Baltimore Brigade fell, 69-54, to the Philadelphia Soul in the 2017 AFL Playoffs: Semifinal Round Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Brigade QB Shane Boyd threw for 324 yards and seven touchdowns, including four to WR Reggie Gray. Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh threw for nine touchdowns and was named the game’s MVP.

“We didn’t get it done at the end of the day and that’s disappointing,” Brigade Head Coach Omarr Smith said postgame. “We played with a lot of heart and a lot of effort and that’s good to see.”

“We didn’t get it done at the end of the day and that’s disappointing,” Brigade Head Coach Omarr Smith said postgame Click To Tweet

Brigade WR duo shines in season finale
Baltimore wideouts Brandon Thompkins and Reggie Gray put on a show Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center, combining for 16 receptions, 254 yards and five touchdowns. Thompkins amassed a franchise-record 153 receiving yards while Gray gathered four touchdown receptions – tying his own franchise mark, set on July 15 against the Tampa Bay Storm.

“I’m proud of the guys,” Gray said after the game. “We fought hard. It’s a tough one…I’m just proud of the guys.”

“I’m proud of the guys,” Gray said after the game. Click To Tweet

Brigade Head Coach Omarr Smith recapping the team’s first season, laying out a plan for the offseason:
“The whole thought process was to build a foundation and I think we’ve done that. We have a lot of improving to do. We have to find the right kind of guys to help continue this process. Now that the season is over it’s off to recruiting and trying to build this program to give the city of Baltimore and our ownership something to be proud of.”

The Baltimore Brigade is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Follow the Brigade on Facebook at facebook.com/baltimorebrigade, on Twitter at twitter.com/bmorebrigade, and on Instagram at instagram.com/bmorebrigade.

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