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Richmond’s win sets up PIFL title matchup vs. Panthers

The Richmond Raiders hold off Louisiana in Monday’s semifinal game and will face Albany in the inaugural PIFL title game Saturday.

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Come and get it

Whether it’s Richmond or Louisiana coming to Albany next week to play for the PIFL title, the reigning champion Panthers made a statement Saturday when they routed the Lions: The crown is theirs until someone comes and takes it.

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It's on!

Albany and Columbus are facing off for the fourth time this season, and Panthers coach Lucious Davis says “there aren’t any secrets” between the bitter arena league rivals, who are fighting for a spot in next week’s PIFL Championship game.

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Just do it, Darnell

With QB Cecil Lester sidelined with a knee injury, the Panthers will likely turn to backup Darnell Kennedy to lead them in Saturday’s playoff opener against Columbus. (ADDS: notes on Albany NFL hero Deion Branch handling coin toss Saturday; Panthers calling for black out; info on purchasing tickets).

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Panthers to open playoffs vs. Columbus

The Albany Panthers will play the Lions in Saturday's PIFL semifinal game at the Albany Civic Center.

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Raiders hand Panthers second loss of season

For only the second time this season, Albany loses a game — and once again it comes on a last-second field goal, this time Saturday at Richmond.

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Panthers look to end regular season with win, momentum

The Panthers already have the No. 1 seed for next week’s PIFL playoffs locked up, but they still want to finish the regular season with a win tonight against Richmond.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Kennedy ready to lead Panthers with QB Lester out

Backup QB Darnell Kennedy will start Saturday’s game against Richmond with Cecil Lester out with a knee injury, and Kennedy is ready to lead the Panthers into the playoffs if he needs to. (ADDS: Note on Panthers WR and former Westover star Antwone Savage)

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Panthers avenge only loss, wrap up PIFL’s No. 1 seed

Panthers backup quarterback Chris Mitchell relieves an injured Cecil Lester and scores four times in the fourth quarter to lead the Panthers to a 57-54 win at Columbus.

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Out for revenge

One win away from securing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, the Panthers return to Columbus, where they lost their only game of the season May 6.

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Comeback at Columbus

Panthers QB Cecil Lester was stuck on the sidelines with an injured knee when Albany lost to Columbus on May 6, but now he is back in the lineup and ready to get revenge against their rivals Saturday.

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Panthers playoff tickets on sale; PIFL finally releases statement on Albany-Alabama brawl fallout

Albany, which has already clinched home-field advantage for the first round of the upcoming PIFL playoffs, announces that tickets are now on sale for the June 23 matchup against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

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Knoxville knockout

The Panthers hang on to beat lowly Knoxville, 74-64, to win the home field in the first round of the playoffs.

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Home security

The Panthers, who are one win away from clinching home-field advantage in their first playoff game, play last-place Knoxville tonight in their final home game of the regular season.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Panthers ready to be at full strength vs. Knoxville

The Panthers haven’t had anyone suspended after an altercation in their last game against Alabama and are rested after a much-needed bye week.

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