Edge Offense Slows in Wichita
WICHITA - The Bloomington Edge did not score in the second half until the final minute and lost 52-22 to the host Wichita Wild in Champions Professional Indoor Football League play on Saturday night at Hartman Arena.
The Wild (4-0) led 20-6 after one quarter and never trailed in the contest. Andre Raymond scored on the Edge's first possession with 9:27 remaining on a one-yard plunge after the Wild scored on the game's first possession, but the Edge did not convert after Raymond's score. LaVaughn Macon scored from 17 yards with 22 seconds remaining before halftime to cut the Bloomington deficit to 26-14, but the Wild scored three touchdowns and a safety in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Mike Minehan scored the only other Edge touchdown with 39 seconds left in the game on a 10-yard pass from Andre Brown, who finished 13-for-26 passing for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Raymond rushed for 27 yards on nine carries. Minehan caught three passes for 34 yards while Jasonus Tillery recorded three receptions for 31 yards and Macon caught three passes for 30 yards. Wichita outgained the Edge in total offense 155-129. Marcus Lewis led the Edge defense with five tackles.
The Edge (1-2) return home on Friday for a 7:05 p.m. kickoff against the Lincoln Haymakers. Fans will receive thunder sticks compliments of Accelerated Rehab. For information on the Edge, call 309-TC SPORT (827-7678) or visit www.bloomingtonedge.com, Facebook and Twitter. For single-game and game day tickets, visit the U.S. Cellular Coliseum box office weekdays from 11 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. or call 309-434-2679.
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