Empire quarterback Tommy Grady earned game MVP honors with 25 completions for 340 yards, seven touchdown passes and one interception.
Brigade and Empire to host this weekend's playoffs games
Jones becomes first rookie to win the award
Washington @ Albany (-16, 97)
Sykes wins award for 4th time in his career
Hicks a key member of the Empire offensive line
Eight players Named to First Team, Four Named to Second Team
The top-seeded Albany Empire defeated the fourth-seeded Washington Valor to take a one-point lead in the home-and-home playoff series.