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Wilmington Snooze-Terminal, March 27, 2007

Cherries to Open at Home Against Empires

Schedule Features Three Nationally Televised Games

by Rip Snorter
August 11 the Delaware Cherries will begin to defend their EFL Central Division title with a 7:30pm home game against the New York Empires.

After that Delaware goes on a tough two-game road trip to Richmond and Washington, the latter a rematch of the 2006 semi-final round playoff game won by the Capitols, 24‑17. Then the calendar flips to September, a month in which a scheduling anomaly has them home for all but one of five games. That shapes up to be a key stretch.

The Cherries’ opener comes one night after the defending EFL champion Syracuse Crush kick off the league’s 51st season on the ASPN2 cable channel in Syracuse against the Albany Racers.

Speaking of TV, Delaware is scheduled to appear three times: Friday evening, August 17 (week 2) at Richmond (ASPN2); Sunday morning, September 23 (week 7) hosting Baltimore (ASPN); and Sunday morning, October 28 (week 12) at Philadelphia (ASPN).

Delaware Cherries 2007 schedule
2006 regular season record in parentheses
home games bold

Aug. 11New York Empires (6‑8), 7:30pm
Aug. 17at Richmond Rebels (7‑7), 7:30pm (ASPN2)
Aug. 25at Washington Capitols (8‑6), 7:30pm
Sept. 1Connecticut Comets (7‑7), 7:30pm
Sept. 8Philadelphia Lakers (4‑10), 7:30pm
Sept. 15at Atlantic City Seagulls (7‑7), 7:30pm
Sept. 23Baltimore Bolts (6‑8), 10:00am
Sept. 29Providence Steam Roller (11‑3), 7:30pm
Oct. 6at New York Empires (6‑8), 7:30pm
Oct. 13at Syracuse Crush (10‑4), 7:30pm
Oct. 20Pittsburgh Ironmen (4‑10), 7:30pm
Oct. 28at Philadelphia Lakers (4‑10), 10:00am
Nov. 3Atlantic City Seagulls (7‑7), 7:30pm
Nov. 10at Albany Racers (6‑8), 7:30pm

Other highlights on the ASPN menu:

The night before Delaware will have finished their regular season in Albany against the Racers, a team they have beaten three seasons in a row — by a cumulative total of just seven points.

The last season opener the Cherries had against New York was in 2005. Delaware wouldn’t mind a repeat of that 35‑0 spanking of the Emps. That opener was in New York, though. The Cherries followed with three more consecutive wins before falling back to earth and finishing with a 7‑6‑1 record.