Cincinnati Commandos to Play for Another TitleJune 28, 2012 - Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) Cincinnati Commandos
The Commandos advanced to the championship game with a 62-40 win over the Erie Explosion in the UIFL North Division Finals and improved to 9-2 on the season. The Florida Tarpons will enter the game with an unbeaten record at 12-0, after capturing the South Division Finals with a 60-29 victory over the Lakeland Raiders. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Cincinnati is led offensively by quarterback Tyler Sheehan, who led the entire UIFL with 59 touchdown passes and finished a very close second with 253.7 average passing yards per game. However, the status of Sheehan for the championship game is unknown, as he was unable to play in the North Division Finals because of an undisclosed injury. Wide receiver Nez Mincy, a former four-year starting quarterback at Cincinnati's Jacob High School, filled in as if he were still a full-time quarterback, throwing for five touchdowns and running for an additional three scores, in the Commandos win.
The Florida Tarpons quarterback is an arena football legend and has an Ohio tie-in as well. Chris Wallace is a native of Springfield, Ohio and played collegiately at the University of Toledo. According to the Florida Tarpons website, Wallace played eight seasons with in the af2 team in Ft. Meyers, Florida and passed for more than 22,000 yards. In 2008, Wallace broke the all-time league record for touchdown passes (484) and became af2's all-time yardage leader in 2009. In 2012, Wallace threw for 58 touchdown, second only to Sheehan, and was fourth in average passing yards/game at 205.
The Commandos will be playing for their third consecutive league championship. Cincinnati won the 2010 and the 2011 championship while playing in the Continental Indoor Football League. The 2012 season, was the first season playing in the UIFL for both the Commandos and Tarpons.
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