AFL Photos: Baltimore Brigade @ Albany Empire, June 9, 2018, Times Union Center, Albany, NY

Here are photos of the Arena Football League game between the Baltimore Brigade and Albany Empire from June 9, 2018 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

The Baltimore Brigade gained sole possession of first place in the Arena Football League after defeating the Albany Empire 59-56 on last second field goal Saturday night. 

Albany tied the game at 56-56 on a 43-yard touchdown from Tommy Grady to Joe Hills with a minute remaining in the game. Albany was then unable to recover an ensuing onside kick giving Baltimore great field position at the 11 yard line. Reigning league MVP, Randy Hippeard played the game clock to perfection and set up a 17-yard kick field goal try with 5.2 seconds remain. Baltimore kicker, Mark Lewis nailed the 17-yard field goal to put the Brigade ahead for good.

Hippeard finished the night with 270 yards passing and eight touchdowns. A bulk of Hippeards' passes went to Brandon Thompkins who finished with 17 receptions for 159 yards and three touchdowns.

Albany receiver Joe Hills extended his AFL record consecutive games with a touchdown to 88.

Randy Hippeard (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rory Nixon (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rory Nixon catches some passes during warmups (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

That Brigade helmet 🔥🔥🔥 (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Damien Borel (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Albany Head Coach, Rob Keefe (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Albany defense getting ready for the game (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Moqut Ruffins (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Hayworth Hicks Sr. (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Les Moss, Joe Hills, and Tommy Grady before the game (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

T-Moe! (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Brandon Sesay (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Coin toss (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Brandon Sesay gets ready for the start of the game (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mike Fafaul (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

NFL Hall of Famer, Andre Reed leaves the field after the coin toss (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Handshakes! (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rob Keefe talks to Larry Beavers and Collin Taylor prior to kick-off (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Joe Hills goes in motion (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Varmah Sonie (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Les Moss gives Tommy Grady the play call (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tommy Grady (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Dexter Jackson (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Brigade defense gets ready to take the field (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Joe Hills scores on a tip pass (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Wes Mauia (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Brandon Thompkins goes in motion (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Empire defense celebrates another Terence Moore interception (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Brandon Thompkins tries to make a move around a defender (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Calvin Fance with the special teams tackle (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Omarr Smith gives the play to Randy Hippeard (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Baltimore huddle (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)
Rory Nixon gets in position to make a block (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Randy Hippeard throws a touchdown pass (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Joe Powell (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Demetres Stephens recovers a squib kick for the Brigade (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

After further review, touchdown! (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Terence Moore (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Demetres Stephens (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Malachi Jones looks for an opening (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Collin Taylor and Damian Love celebrate after Taylor's touchdown (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Hippeard comes out for another series (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Baltimore Head Coach, Omarr Smith (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rory Nixon (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Pre-snap (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Randy Hippeard and Omarr Smith (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Malachi Jones celebrates his touchdown (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Arthur Hobbs (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Arthur Hobbs recovers a pooch kick (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Kenny Spencer (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Kenny Spencer talks to the kickoff team (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mark Lewis boots through another PAT (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rory Nixon talks to an official (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Empire huddle (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Collin Taylor read for "lift-off" (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tommy Grady surveys the field (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Tommy Grady gets ready to release a pass to Malachi Jones (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Malachi Jones (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mark Lewis (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Mark Lewis with the kick (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Collin Taylor tracks the ball off the net (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Kenny Spencer (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rob Keefe talks to his defense during a late fourth quarter goal line stand (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Rob Keefe tries to get his defense fired up  (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)


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