Amarillo Venom Game Preview: Amarillo at Austin

April 1, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Amarillo Gorillas News Release

Amarillo, TX 4/1/10- The Amarillo Venom travel to the Texas capital this week to take on the Austin Turf Cats Friday, April 2nd at the Travis County Expo Center.

Amarillo (2-0), swept the season series versus the West Texas Roughnecks with a 55-33 win last Saturday. Venom running back Dontrell Moore collected 13 of the 28 rushing attempts for 105 yards and 4 touchdowns in his Amarillo debut. The Amarillo defense forced 2 interceptions last Saturday (the team is a plus-5 in turnover deferential through two games) and have kept the opponent's offense off the field, holding them to an average of 35 plays a game. In contrasted, the Venom offense has averaged 48 offensive plays a game.

Austin (1-1) is coming off their third bye week of the season after defeating the Arkansas Diamonds 31-29 March 20th for the first Turf Cats victory on the 2010 campaign. Quarterback Rico Watkins is a dual threat, totaling 2 touchdowns by passing and running this season. Wideouts Reggie Smith (leads Austin in receiving yards with 125) and Austin Willis (leads the Turf Cats in receiving scores with 2) are Austin's lightning bolts on the outside.

Fans can catch Friday's action on 1440 AM ESPN Radio or B2 Networks beginning at 7:20pm CST.

QUICK FACTS:

Amarillo Venom (2-0) @ Austin Turf Cats (1-1)

Date: Friday, April 2, 2010

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CST

Site: Travis County Expo Center

Officials:

Referee: N/A

Umpire: Wayne Elliott

Head Linesman: Darren McDaniel

Line Judge: Brad Morrow

Back Judge: Brian Ernest

Radio: 1440 AM ESPN Radio

Internet: www.govenom.com

Broadcaster: Cody Eastwood

Series Record: NOT MET THIS SEASON

Last Game: 55-33 WIN vs. West Texas (3/27)

Streak: WON 2

Coaches: Jon Lyles, Venom & Chris Duliban, Turf Cats

THE STAKES: Amarillo swept the West Texas Roughnecks in their first two games of the 2010 IFL season. If the Venom defeat the Turf Cats tonight, they will have won three in a row, something the franchise has not done since June-July of 2008.

THE SERIES: The Venom and Turf Cats have never met. Both clubs won't see each other until Amarillo's home finale June 12th.

Who's Hot:

* RB Dontrell Moore: LW, 13 carries for 105 yards & 4 touchdowns in his debut in a Venom uniform.

* DB Cashmin Thomas: Has interceptions over his last two games.

Next home game: Saturday, April 10th at 7pm versus the Corpus Christi Hammerheads. We're offering 4 show tickets and 4 Venom t-shirts for only $60! Limited packages available. Call 806-350-PASS (7277).

The AMARILLO VENOM is a proud new member of the Indoor Football League. The team's front office is located at 901 S. Buchanan in downtown Amarillo. 2010 season tickets are available by calling (806) 350-PASS (7277).

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