IFL Off to Stellar Beginning
March 27, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) News Release
Richmond, Virginia: As the Indoor Football League approaches its third week of regular season games, the league reflects on the great success that the previous weeks have brought and looks forward to even more excitement starting tomorrow. "The accomplishments of the league have exceeded even my expectations with the quality of players competing on the field and the fans desired to support their teams in the stands.", remarked league commissioner Tommy Benizio.
Sunday afternoon (3:05 PM) will feature the Omaha Beef traveling to the Sioux Falls Storm for a match-up of two teams who have enjoyed nothing but wins thus far this season. Of the many notable highlights surrounding this contest, none are more noteworthy that the Storms accomplishment of selling the game out several days prior to game day. Over 4,700 fans will enjoy the thrill of the Indoor Football League in what is expected to be the first of many sold-out Storm games this season.
With the IFL attracting the top talent from the former Arena Football League and even NFL stand-outs like Peter Warwick, few players have attracted the attention that Abilene quarterback Quincy Carter has drawn. On Monday, he and the rest of the Ruffriders will be traveling to Odessa to face the Roughnecks in a pre-season contest at Benny Boyd Field at the coliseum (7:11 PM). Carter lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 10 win season and the playoffs just a few years earlier and has chosen Abilene and the IFL as a stepping stone back to the NFL.
Additional match-ups in week three include the Billings Outlaws traveling to inter-divisional rival the Colorado Ice and the Bloomington Extreme heading into Muskegon to face the Thunder on Saturday. Sunday will feature the Rivercity Rage traveling to Washington DC to play the Maryland Maniacs in what is going to be their first-ever game in franchise history and Rochester takes to the road to square off against the Saginaw Sting.
Additional information on this week's games or any other IFL topic can be obtained by calling the league office at 804-643-PASS (7277) or by visiting the leagues all new website at www.GoIFL.com.
Indoor Football League Stories from March 27, 2009
- Roughnecks vs. Abilene Ruff Riders - Game Preview - West Texas Roughnecks
- Wild stumble in opener, regroup for Maryland - Alaska Wild
- Ice to Host Outlaws - Colorado Crush
- Beef to Battle Storm this Sunday - Omaha Beef
- Roughnecks Acquire Former AFL DL Elex Reed - West Texas Roughnecks
- Tonga Receives Special Teams Player of the Week - Omaha Beef
- IFL Off to Stellar Beginning - IFL
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