Colorado Loses to El Paso 65-33
FORT COLLINS, CO - The Colorado ICE (5-7) were handed a solid defeat this Saturday, June 13th, by the El Paso Grizzlies (8-2) at the Budweiser Events Center during the ICE's last regular-season home game.
The ICE defense formed strong walls against the Generals in the 1st quarter, allowing only Generals K Trey Crum to score one 31-yd field goal at the 5:54 mark. But the Generals defense built even stronger walls, forcing the ICE to be scoreless for the entire first half.
The 2nd quarter saw the Generals add 20 points to their score: Generals WR DeAngel Woodie caught a 37-yd touchdown pass from QB Tommy Jones at the 11:24 mark (Crum kick failed), WR Lemans Casimier caught a 6-yd pass from Jones at the 2:12 mark, and DL Jermaine Blakeley ran the ball in for a 1-yd touchdown with six seconds left of the half, making the score 23-0 El Paso.
Scoring took off in the second quarter as the ICE offense finally began to gain momentum and started to break through El Paso's defense. El Paso began the back-and-forth scoring at the 14:12 mark with a 23-yd fumble recovery touchdown by DB Melvin Screen. ICE RB Maurice Cantrell ran the ball in 2 yds at the 7:57 mark to get the ICE into the game. Generals Cashimier caught a 6-yd pass from Jones at the 4:08 mark, making the score 37-7. At the 1:33 mark, ICE Cantrell scored a 3-yd touchdown, his second of the night, closing the scoring gap to 37-14 Generals.
The scoring in the 4th quarter continued in a back-and-forth fashion. El Paso's RB Ulysses Odoms scored a 2-yd touchdown run at the 14:07 mark, as ICE RB Drinkwater copied him with a 2-yd touchdown run exactly a minute later, making the score 44-20. At the 8:49 mark, Generals Jones threw a 12-yd touchdown pass to LB Marquiz Price. The ICE answered with a 25-yd touchdown pass from QB Miles Scheer to WR Josh Gibson at the 6:09 mark. Generals Odoms repeated his first play of the quarter with a 2-yd touchdown run at the 4:13 mark to increase the score 58-27. With a minute and a half left, ICE QB Scheer ran 6-yds for a touchdown, resulting in a 58-33 score. Generals DB Travis Johnson ended the game with a 2-yd interception return with 31 seconds left in the game. Despite El Paso giving 117 yards in 13 penalties, the ICE suffered a tough 65-33 defeat from the Generals.
The ICE's last two games are on the road, first to Billings this Saturday, June 20th to face the Outlaws, then to El Paso to face the Generals again on Saturday, June 27th for the final regular season game of the year.
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. 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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