Colorado ICE Beat Bloomington Extreme 44-26
FORT COLLINS, CO - The ICE (1-2) secured their first victory of the 2009 season in front of their home crowd this Saturday, April 11th 2009 against the Bloomington Extreme (3-2). The ICE defense dominated the game, holding the Extreme's offense to primarily the first half.
Scoring opened in the first quarter at the 10:46 mark with Bloomington getting a 4-yard pass from Mitch Tanney to former AFL star, Peter Warrick. The ICE answered at the 7:26 mark with a 6-yard pass from Justin Holland to WR Justin Gallas. Bloomington nabbed the next touchdown at the 2:41 mark in the first quarter with a 7 yard pass from Tanney to Robert Redd, bringing the score to 7-13 Bloomington. The ICE responded by scoring three touchdowns, two from Justin Holland to Josh Gibson, at the 6:30 mark (12 yard pass) and 0:22 mark (8 yard pass) in the second quarter. ICE kicker Rocky Stevens brought the score to 24-23 ICE, the first ICE lead in the game. Holland's 4 yard pass to Gallas at the 0:22 mark in the third quarter continued the ICE offensive streak, brining the score to 30-23 ICE at the end of the third quarter. Bloomington attempted to get their offense going again with a 30 yard field goal from Pete Christofilakos. The rally was too little too late, as ICE WR Josh Gibson answered with a 57 yard kickoff return. Scoring closed with a surprise 44 yard interception and touchdown from ICE linebacker Ryan Palmer at the 1:16 mark of the fourth quarter.
The next ICE home game is Saturday, April 18th at 7 pm at the Budweiser Events Center against the Fairbanks Grizzlies.
Notable Game Stats:
ICE Individual Stats-
Rushing: RB Washington 72 yards.
Passing: QB Holland, 25-15, 122 yards, 4 TDs, 2 Int
Receiving (# - yds): Gallas 8-65 2 TDs, Gibson 4-49, 2 TDs
Time of Possession: ICE 26:29, EXTREME 33:31
First Downs: ICE 44, EXTREME 26
Rushing (yds): ICE 12, EXTREME 15
Passing (att-comp-int): ICE 25-15-2, EXTREME 39-23-1
Kick returns-yds: ICE 4-111, EXTREME 6-96
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 (B2TV.com) 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:
Sat. April 18 vs. Fairbanks Grizzlies
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 TheColoradoIce.com.
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