af2 Week Four Game Summaries
April 21, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) News Release
Norfolk 32, ROCHESTER 27 (Attendance: 2,459): Receiver TRAVIS BURNS caught six passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns for Norfolk (2-0), including one with under a minute to counter a late Rochester (0-3) comeback bid. Fullback/Linebacker LAMONTE COLEMAN had two rushing touchdowns and led the Brigade with 6.5 tackles, earning Ironman honors.
MOHEGAN 52, Albany 45 (Attendance: 3,902): Game MVP RYAN TRACEY tossed four touchdowns helping Mohegan (3-0) stay perfect on the season. Albany (2-1) offensive specialist COREY HILL had a game-high 12 receptions for 131 yards with two scores, and he returned four kicks for 123 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown.
QUAD CITY 66, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 34 (Attendance: 4,424): Quad City (1-2) used a 27-0 run to build a 40-12 first half lead over the visiting Pioneers (0-3). Offensive specialist JEFF HEWITT, game MVP, hauled in eight passes for 133 yards and four touchdowns to lead all receivers. Quarterback TONY ZIMMERMAN passed for six touchdowns and ran for another score.
BOSSIER CITY 62, Cape Fear 61 (Attendance: 3,483): Bossier City (2-1) used seven rushing touchdowns and thwarted Cape Fear's (1-1) two-point conversion attempt at the end of the game to hold on for the one-point win. Game MVP SHERARD POTEETE scored four rushing touchdowns.
Tennessee Valley 55, LOUISVILLE 27 (Attendance: 7,211): Game MVP MATT SAUK passed for 261 yards and six touchdowns for the Vipers (3-0), who rallied from a 13-0 hole. Defensive specialist ARKEE THOMPSON grabbed three interceptions for the Fire (1-2), earning ADT Defensive Player of the Game honors.
MACON 49, Birmingham 29 (Attendance: 3,369): The Knights (3-0) defense held the Steeldogs (2-1) to three points in the first half. ADT Defensive Player of the game DENARIO SMALLS had two inceptions and a game-high seven tackles. MVP SEAN PETERSON threw four touchdowns and BYRON DOUZART added two rushing tallies for the Knights.
CINCINNATI 30, Charleston 13 (Attendance: 7,238): Cincinnati (1-2) overcame four DANNY SMITH interceptions (three to DEMONT SMITH) to hold off the Swamp Foxes (0-3) and win in their first-ever home game. The Swarm's JIM JONES had a 57-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to help Cincinnati build a 21-3 advantage during the third quarter.
Greensboro 45, FLORIDA 42 (Attendance: 4,815): JOSH JONES' 25-yard field goal with 5:48 left in the game pushed the Prowlers (2-1) ahead of the Firecats (1-2). The Prowlers sacked Florida quarterback BRYAN SPARACINO five times, including twice from ABDULLAH WIGGINS. Florida's CAINON LAMB caught four touchdowns and rushed for one more.
PEORIA 53, Columbus 9 (Attendance: 6,613): The Pirates (1-2) didn't allow a single point after the first quarter in the rout over Columbus (2-1). Game MVP CHARLIE PETERSON completed 12-of-19 with five touchdowns and rushed for another score. Columbus quarterback SHAYNE SHRADER, filling-in for the injured MIKE GLUSKI, threw four interceptions and was sacked three times.
Wichita 41, GREEN BAY 26 (Attendance: 3,300): Game MVP MICHAEL DRITLEIN caught eight passes for 143 yards and four touchdowns, including a 39-yard bomb on the first play from scrimmage, for the Stealth (2-1), spoiling Green Bay's (0-3) homecoming. Offensive Specialist NICK JOHNSON had eight catches for 101 yards and one touchdown to lead the Blizzard.
TULSA 39, Memphis 37 (Attendance: 4,444): Game MVP KEVIN PRETISS' 199 receiving yards and three touchdowns wasn't enough to lift the Xplorers (1-2) over the Talons (3-0). Offensive specialist TACOMA FONTAINE totaled 209 all-purpose yards, including one receiving touchdown and one 55-yard kick return for a score. The Talons broke an af2 record with 20 straight regular season home wins.
BAKERSFIELD 58, Hawaii 43 (Attendance: 4,755): Blitz (1-2) quarterback CHAD ELLIOTT completed 23-of-33 with no interceptions for 294 yards and five touchdowns, and he rushed for another in the win over Hawaii (2-1). Receiver COREY MCCOY caught three touchdowns from Elliott.
Arkansas 51, SAN DIEGO 43 (Attendance: 6,493): Game MVP RICKY HERBERT returned to his 2002 form, completing 28-of-42 for 327 yards and seven touchdowns for the Twisters (1-2) as they downed previously unbeaten San Diego (2-1). LENNIE JOHNSON scored three touchdowns, which were all catches of 35 or more yards, and had an interception.
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