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May 4, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings News Release

QUICK FACTS:
Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (2-3)
at Tulsa Talons (2-2)
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CDT
Site: Tulsa Convention Center

Radio: KEEL 710 AM (Charlie Chitwood)
TV: None
Series Record: Tulsa 4-1
Last Meeting: Tulsa 66-36 (7-25-03)
Streaks: Tulsa has won the last three meetings between the teams
Coaches: Battle Wings- Head-Keith Barefield, First-year; Ronnie Alexander, Defensive Coordinator; Assistants: John Lewis and John Bachman

THE STAKES: Tulsa will be hoping to rebound from their second loss this season in the Turnpike Rivalry with Oklahoma City.
The Battle Wings will be looking to start their first winning streak since a 3-game set of wins back in the summer of 2002.

THE SERIES: Tulsa leads 4-1, winning the last three. Bossier-Shreveport last beat Tulsa 27-14 April 13, 2002 in Bossier City.

THE IFs:
· If the Battle Wings win, it will be their first road victory of the season
· If the kicking game factors into the outcome of the game, the advantage could go to the Wings’ Jason Ball, the AF2 leader in scoring by kick and field goals.

Battle Wings (2-3)
Date Opponent Time Result Series
3/27 BIRMINGHAM 7:00 W-63-41 1-3
4/10 @Florida 6:30 L- 46-31 0-1
4/17 @Hawaii 11:30 L-63-60 0-1
4/23 MEMPHIS 7:00 L-69-29 2-4
4/30 HAWAII 7:00 W- 61-42 1-1
5/8 @Tulsa 7:30 1-4
5/15 Tennessee Valley 7:30 1-3
5/21 COLUMBUS 7:00 1-1
5/29 Columbus 6:30 1-1
6/5 @Memphis 7:00 2-3
6/11 @Laredo 7:30 0-0
6/18 RIO GRANDE 7:00 0-0
7/2 ARKANSAS 7:00 2-4
7/9 PEORIA 7:00 3-0
7/23 TENN. VALLEY 7:00 1-3
7/31 @Arkansas 7:00 2-4

Tulsa (2-2)
Date Opponent Time Result Score
4/3 OKLAHOMA CITY 7:30 Lost 70-63
4/10 Macon 7:30 Won 49-40
4/23 PEORIA 7:30 Won 66-47
5/1 Oklahoma City 7:30 Lost 62-60
5/8 BATTLE WINGS 7:30
5/15 Laredo 7:30
5/22 Arkansas 7:00
5/28 RIO GRANDE 7:30
6/5 WICHITA 7:30
6/12 Rio Grande 7:30
6/19 Wichita 7:00
7/3 Laredo 7:30
7/10 WICHITA 7:30
7/17 RIO GRANDE 7:30
7/23 Oklahoma City 7:30
7/31 LAREDO 7:30

HEAD COACHES: First-year Battle Wings head coach Keith Barefield’s resume includes 19 years in the field, 10 as head coach at Evangel University in Springfield, MO where he compiled a 66-33-2 record. He coached 48 All-Americans before moving to San Antonio’s Cornerstone Christian School to begin the football program there. While at Cornerstone, Barefield compiled a 23-2 record in two years at the helm including the 2002 Texas state championship.
Just recently, Barefield has been named the offensive coordinator at national prep power Evangel Christian in Shreveport (1999 National Champions).

Tulsa Talons-Ken Matous, Matous comes to Tulsa after spending the 2002 season as offensive coordinator at Western Carolina University, and 2001 as an assistant coach with the Carolina Cobras of the Arena Football League. Matous, who brings 23 years of educating, coaching and recruiting experience to Tulsa, replaces Skip Foster, who moved up to coach the AFL's Austin Wranglers.


SERIES NOTABLES: Until the Battle Wings lost to Memphis 69-29 two weeks ago, Tulsa’s 66-36 win over the Wings in the 2003 regular season finale was the worst defeat ever for Bossier-Shreveport. The Talons are the defending Central Division Champion, National Conference Champion and Arena Cup Champion.



LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week’s matchup who rank among af2’s statistical leaders:
Battle Wings
Player Rank Category Stat
Jason Ball 1 Score by kick 38 pts.
Shadrick McAfee 10 All Purpose Yd 129 p/g
Sherard Poteete 6 Rushing 11.8 ypg
Jason Ball 1 Field Goals 6 of 14
Shadrick McAfee 1 Fumb. Rec. 5
Willie Sheppard 6 Pass. Defend 9
Willie Sheppard 6 Total Tackles 21.5
Shadrick McAfee 9 Total Tackles 20.5
Talons
Player Rank Category Stat
Mitch Allner 3 Scoring 78 pts.
Michael Wall 4 Pass Rating 115
Mitch Allner 3 Receptions 8.75 p/g
Mitch Allner 4 Rec. Yd/Gm 119.8
Michael Wall 6 Total Offense 259.2/g
Jonathan Knott 5 PAT 24 of 32



TALE OF THE TAPE: Here’s how BATTLE WINGS and Talons stack up:
Statistical Battle Wings Talons
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 11 48.8 1 59.5
Scoring Defense 19 52.2 20 54.8
Total Offense 24 181.2 8 268
Total Defense 19 264.4 22 286.2
Pass Offense 24 155 6 252.5
Pass Defense 19 239.8 23 266
Rushing Offense 7 26.2 15 15.5
Rushing Defense 17 24.6 14 20.2
Scoring (Non-Kick) 6 206 2 214
Scoring (Kicking) 1 38 13 24
Pass Rating 20 92.7 2 114.5
Pass Def. Rating 20 107.2 16 103.2
Kickoff Returns 7 20.3 avg 8 19.8 avg
MFG Returns 1 34.5 avg 5 23.0 avg
Turnover Margin 5 .8 p/g 7 .75 p/g
Field Goals 6 6 of 14 25 0 of 4
PAT Kicking 18 .742 14 .750
Sacks By 19 4 for 10 21 3 for 18
Sacks Against 14 5 for 51 7 3 for 25
First Downs 20 52 13 57
Opp. First Downs 24 78 22 74
Penalties 17 58.6 11 56.2 avg.
Opp. Penalties 19 57.2 16 66 avg.

YOUR TEAM INJURY REPORT:
Pos. Name Injury Status
none


DROPBACK: The Battle Wings avenged an earlier 63-60 loss in Hawaii when the Islanders suffered a 61-42 defeat in Bossier City last week.

FORWARD MOTION: The Wings head to Huntsville, AL next week to take on the Tennessee Valley Vipers.

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