The Empire Football League held their 43rd Annual Meeting recently in Glens Falls, New York and announced that they will have 9 member teams for the 2012 season with the addition of the Monroe County Sting of Rochester.
The Monroe Sting was established in 1996 and carved their niche in semi-pro football with three National Championships (2007, 2008 & 2009), three league runner-ups, and six league titles in the span of 14 years. In 2008 the Sting completed an undefeated season and at one point held the number one ranking in the nation. The Sting most recently competed in the NFA and Elite Mid Continental Football Leagues.
The EFL will consist of the following 9 teams for the 2012 season:
- Albany Metro Mallers
- Amsterdam Zephyrs
- Monroe County Sting
- Glens Falls Greenjackets
- Montreal Voyageurs
- Plattsburgh North Stars
- Syracuse Shock
- Vermont Ice Storm
- Watertown Red & Black
The EFL season starts July 7th, has a bye September 1st and ends September 29th. The EFL Playoffs will begin on October 6th and will conclude with the EFL Championship Game on October 20th.
2012 Empire Football League Officers were elected as follows:
- Dave Burch, EFL Commissioner
- Bill Higgins, Commissioner of Officials
- Concetta Sager, Treasurer
- Al Dole, Deputy Commissioner
- Alvin Lollie, Deputy Commissioner
- Jane Dole, Secretary
- Gary Shaver, EFL Advisor
Click here for the 2012 Empire Football League schedule.