The Washington Valor are back at Capital One Arena this weekend, hosting the Baltimore Brigade on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The Valor look to rebound from a loss to the Albany Empire last weekend while the Brigade are coming off a bye week. This is the first meeting between the teams since Week 1 in Baltimore, a game the Brigade won, 61-56.
VALOR PLAYER TO WATCH:
WR/KR Chris Duvalt – Duvalt ranks fourth on the team in receiving yards (72) and receiving touchdowns (2) but does most of his damage in the return game. A seven-year veteran out of Illinois, Duvalt leads the league in total return yardage and return yardage per game. Duvalt is also tied for the league lead in kickoff return touchdowns (1) after his 56-yard return in Washington’s Week 3 matchup with the Philadelphia Soul.
BRIGADE PLAYER TO WATCH:
QB Randy Hippeard – The 2017 AFL MVP, Hippeard leads the league in completions (94), attempts (141), passing yards (1,015), ranks second in passing touchdowns (21) and is the only quarterback with three-or-more starts without an interception.
MATCHUP TO WATCH:
Valor WR Rod Windsor vs. Brigade DB Virgil Gray – Windsor, a seven-year veteran, leads the Valor in receptions (27), receiving yards (279) and receiving touchdowns (7). Across the line of scrimmage will be Brigade defensive back Virgil Gray, who leads the AFL with 32.5 total tackles and two interceptions.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday afternoon’s matchup will be broadcast live on Monumental Sports Network, AFL Now and Facebook Watch.