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CO ICE Conquer Fairbanks Grizzlies 61-30

April 18, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Colorado Crush News Release

FORT COLLINS, CO - With tensions running high, the ICE (2-2) overpowered the Fairbanks Grizzlies (2-2) in front of their home crowd this Saturday, April 18th 2009, taking over 2nd place in the Pacific Division.

The game started with a score on the first play from scrimmage when ICE DL Steve Fry recovered a fumble and returned it 9 yards for a touchdown at the 14:23 mark. Later in the first quarter ICE's Wayne Wilder scored from one yard out at the 13:04 mark of the second quarter, making it 14-0. The Grizzlies answered back in the second quarter, first with a 3-yd touchdown pass by QB Justin Rummell to WR Josh Crawford at the 10:16 mark, then a safety by DL Asi Faoa at the 9:16 mark, and a 2-yd touchdown pass by Rummell to WR Lonnie Sanders at the 6:23 mark, taking the lead 15 to 14. ICE QB Justin Holland struck back at the 4:55 mark with a 48-yd touchdown pass to WR Josh Gibson. ICE RB Terry Washington also scored a touchdown (1-yd run) at the 0:16 mark. Grizzlies K Brian Stuvek ended the 1st half with a 38-yd field goal, making the score 27-18 ICE.

The ICE defense dominated the second half, holding the Grizzlies scoreless in the 3rd quarter. At the 10:37 mark, Washington ran 11 yards for a touchdown, Gibson returned a kick 56 yards for another touchdown at the 7:14 mark, and RB Eugene Reed ran 6 yards for his first touchdown at the 1:25 mark, making the score 48-18. The fourth quarter saw numerous flags as pressure between the teams built. The Grizzlies scored at the 8:34 mark with a 1-yd pass from Rummell to Crawford. ICE Holland came back with an 11-yd pass to DB Joey Rucks at the 7:10 mark. The Grizzlies final score of the game was a pass from Rummell to WR Jaray Austin with 4:49 left. ICE QB Miles Scheer made the final score 61-30 with a 17-yd touchdown run at the 3:50 mark.

The ICE travel to Anchorage, AK next Sunday 4/26 to play the Alaska Wild. The next ICE home game is Saturday, May 2nd at 7 pm at the Budweiser Events Center against the Omaha Beef.

The Colorado ICE are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). All home games are played at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. All ICE games are broadcast live on the Internet on the B2 Network ( and on the radio at Northern Colorado's ESPN affiliate KJUMP AM 870. Single, group, and season tickets for the 2009 season are available at the Colorado ICE headquarters by calling (970) 472-0128. Season ticket packages start at just $120 per seat and include all parking, ticketing, and facility fees.

2009 ICE Remaining Schedule: Sun. April 26 at Alaska Wild Sat. May 2 vs. Omaha Beef Sat. May 9 vs. Fairbanks Grizzlies Sat. May 16 at Sioux City Fri. May 22 at Omaha Sat. May 30 at Odessa Sat. June 6 vs. Alaska Wild Sat. June 13 vs. El Paso Generals Sat. June 20 at Billings Sat. June 27 at El Paso

All home games start at 7 p.m. (local MTN time). Additional information on the Colorado ICE can be found at

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