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May 25, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Everett Hawks News Release

Everett Hawks (0-7)
vs. Stockton Lightning (3-4)
Date: Saturday, May 27th
Kickoff: 730 P.M. PST
National Anthem: Karen Golembieski, Petty Officer, USN
Coin Toss:
Officials: Steve Kovak (Referee),
Mike Murff (Umpire), Doug Newbury (Head Linesman),
Gavin Anderson (Line Judge), Jeff Sadorus (Back Judge)
TV: Fox Sports Northwest (Live - Channel 30)
Series Record: 0-1 in favor of Stockton
Last Meeting: Stockton won 50-40
Streaks: 0-1 in favor of Stockton
Coaches: Anthony Wells (0-1, 0-0 playoffs, First Season)
Richard Davis, (3-4, 0-0 playoffs, First Season)

THE STAKES: Everett Hawks are 0-7 looking for their first conference win. With only nine regular season games remaining it is imperative the Hawks begin to win.

THE SERIES: Stockton won 50-40 in first game.

If Everett defeats the Lightning, it would ...
- Give Everett a 1-1 series record with the lightning
- Give Everett a 1-7 record in 2006
- Give Anthony Wells his 1st win as a Hawks head coach
- Give Everett Hawks a one-game regular season winning streak
- Give Everett Hawks its first af2 win in team history

Date Opponent Time Result Score
3/30 BAKERSFIELD 7:30 L 54-60
4/8 @ BIRMINGHAM 5:00 L 36-41
4/15 @ SPOKANE 7:00 L 41-44
4/30 CENTRAL VALLEY 2:00 L 41-60
5/6 STOCKTON 7:00 L 40-50
5/13 SPOKANE 7:30 L 29-58
5/20 @ TULSA 5:00 L 49-53
5/27 STOCKTON 7:00 0-0
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
6/3 BIRMINGHAM 7:30 0-0
6/10 CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30 0-0
6/17 @ STOCKTON 7:00 0-0
6/24 @ CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30 0-0
7/8 BAKERSFIELD 7:30 0-0
7/15 GREENBAY 7:30 0-0
7/22 @ SPOKANE 6:00 0-0
7/29 @ BAKERSFIELD 7:00 0-0

Date Opponent Time Result Score
3/30 @ SPOKANE 7:00 L 40-41
4/8 @ OKLAHOMA CITY 5:00 L 50-60
4/22 @ QUAD CITY 5:15 W 60-46
4/29 BAKERSFIELD 7:30 L 26-55
5/6 EVERETT 7:30 W 50-40
5/13 CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30 L 61-63
5/20 @ BAKERSFIELD 7:00 W 49-42
5/27 @ EVERETT 7:00
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
6/3 MEMPHIS 7:30
6/10 @ GREEN BAY 5:30
6/17 EVERETT 7:30
7/15 SPOKANE 7:30
7/22 @ BAKERSFIELD 7:00

Anthony Wells
Coach Wells joins the Everett hawks via the N.I.F.L. Cincinnati Marshals. His head coaching expertise with the Marshals was added to individualize the Hawks coaching staff. After working with the defense in his first week with the Hawks, Wells was named the new head coach.

Coach Wells, nickname "t-wells," began his football career at Rochester High School in Pennsylvania where he also competed in track and basketball.

After High School, Well's attended Kent State University where he received a degree in communications. His football career continued at Kent State under the direction of Glenn Mason who helped him to receive a 1st team all-conference honorable mention and later to become an All-American.

Wells is an eight year veteran of the Arena Football League where he had stints with the Florida Bobcats, Miami Hooters, and the Cleveland Thunderbolts. He played from 1991 to 1999 as a 6'2, 220 pound, wide receiver / defensive back.

His coaching career immediately preceded his playing career and includes AF2 offensive coordinator positions with the Wilkes-Barre Pioneers (13-3), the Charleston Swamp-foxes (9-7), and the Pensacola Barracuda's. Wells continued his success upon receiving the head coaching job with the Cincinnati Marshals. Wells took over at mid-season and lead the mediocre Marshals at 4-4, into the Atlantic division champ game, ending the season at 10-6.

Coach Wells resides in Miami Florida and enjoys listening to Outcast and playing cards.

Richard Davis, Stockton Lightning
Richard Davis was named the first head coach in Stockton Lightning history on November 11, 2005. Davis, who holds a career 41-23 record and is the fifth winningest coach in af2 history, carries five years of coaching experience in the af2 ranks, most recently serving the Albany Conquest for the 2005 season.
In total, Davis brings 11 years of coaching experience at the professional and collegiate levels. After his collegiate career at Cisco Junior College and NAIA Rocky Mountain College (Mont.), his offensive expertise helped guide the NFL Europe's London Monarchs to a World Cup title in 1991. He then served as an offensive coordinator at Langston University (Okla.) (NAIA) in 1992 and as a quarterback coach at University of Connecticut (NCAA) in 1994. Davis branched his on-field experience into the front office ranks in 1995-96, serving the CFL's San Antonio Texas as the team's Vice President of Operations.

LAST SERIES MEETING: Lightning won 50-40.


The Lightning will be introduced to a new look Hawks team when they play this week. Along with new Head Coach Wells, there will be two new assistants and eleven players that did not appear on the 1st game's roster.

In the 40-50 loss, the Hawks were burned deep by 3 TD's passes early. Coach Wells has beefed up the line with 5th year af2 veteran Ufuoma Pela to purt more pressure on the ball. Wells is expecting great DS play from the trio of Butler, Austin and Dodd-Masters against a pair of WR that rank among the best in the league.

LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week's matchup who rank among af2's statistical leaders:
Rank Category Stat
Beschorner, Wes 1 Pass Yds./ Comp. 14.1
Myers, Milton 6 Yards Per Catch 64.3
Brockman, Hassan 8 MFG Return Avg. 18.3
Ziegler, Kai 3 Fumbles Rcvd .50
Player Rank Category Stat
Dorisme, Aubrey 8 Sacks 0.8
Morgan, Kenyatt 2 MFG Return Avg. 27.2
Maeko, Atnas 2 Receiving Yds 21.2
Williams, George 7 All PurposeYds. 154.5

TALE OF THE TAPE: Here's how the Hawks and Lightning stack up:
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 18 42.0 13 48.0
Scoring Defense 16 49.6 19 52.3
Total Offense 15 252.3 18 235.9
Total Defense 20 278.4 15 262.7
Pass Offense 15 232.6 16 218.7
Pass Defense 20 256.6 14 242.4
Rushing Offense 14 19.7 16 17.1
Rushing Defense 12 21.9 11 20.3
Scoring (Non-Kick) 17 252.3 15 235.9
Scoring (Kicking) 17 4.6 10 6.0
Pass Rating 18 .556 16 .543
Pass Def. Rating 21 62.2 20 64.6
Kickoff Returns 16 16.2 2 20.8
MFG Returns 4 17.8 4 27.2
Turnover Margin 19 -1.0 17 -0.5
Field Goals 16 .222 11 .286
PAT Kicking 14 .722 9 .766
Sacks By 21 25 8 56
Sacks Against 18 58 12 55
First Downs 14 123 11 124
Opp. First Downs 4 111 17 135
Penalties 18 67.9 23 86.9
Opp. Penalties 6 68.9 3 74.1

Pos. Name Injury Status
OL/DL Jones, Brett Knee Long Term
Center Powell, Ed Ankle Sprain Short Term
FB/LB Wild, Mike Neck Short Term
FB/LB Mckenzie, T. Knee Long Term
OL/DL Snyder, Dannie Knee Long Term

"Stockton is coming off a big win against division leader Bakersfield 49-42."
"The Hawks starting quarterback controversy was heated up this weekend by the tremendous play of Wes Beschorner - No. 1 in the league in pass yds. comp. - and Brian Baker, who rallied the team to bring us within 4 points of a win against a very talented Tulsa team."
"We are still struggling with mental mistakes; penalties have hurt us; our turnover margin is one of the highest in the league - but we are correcting mistakes and are much better than the 0-7 record indicates".

MILESTONES: Hawks are looking for their first Af2 win.


The Hawks are looking to avenge an early season loss (36-41) to the Steeldogs. With the exception of a couple of games, Birmingham has also been in a position to win when the final buzzer sounds. Their 3-4 record, much like the Hawks 0-7, does not reflect how good the team can be. The Hawks will need to contain an offense that is 3rd in the league with a 293.0 yards per game average. Birmingham's defense is 6th in the league as they hold opponents to 240.6 yards per game.


Aubrey Dorisme from the Lightning is No. 8 in the league in sacks; the 5th year veteran Ufuoma Pela's responsibility will be to protect Beschorner and Baker from this pass rush.

Hassan Brockman will be charged with covering George Williams of the Lightning. George is currently No. 7 in the league in All-Purpose yards most of which is on the receiving end.


Everett Hawks looking for first Af2 win.

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Opp. Player
1 Blitz Rennard Reynolds

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Week Opp. Player
1 Blitz Kendrick Walker

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Week Opp. Player
7 Shock Toure' Davis
1 Blitz Charles Davis

RECENT ROSTER MOVES (most recent first):
Date Action Player
5/25 Placed on Re-assignment Dannie Snyder
5/25 Placing on Short Term IR Chuck Jones
5/25 Placing on Long Term IR Thomas McKenzie
5/25 Reactivated from Short Term IR John Fields
5/25 Assigned by the league Clint Dodson
5/25 Assigned by the league Vichael Foxx
5/25 Assigned by the league Adrian Cockfield
5/25 Placed on Re-assignment Charles Davis
5/25 Placed on Re-assignment Kelvin Wallace
5/25 Placed on Re-assignment Chris Cole
5/23 Traded to Macon for future consideration D.J. Humphries
5/22 Placed on Recallable Reassignment by the League Charles Davis
5/22 Placed on Recallable Reassignment by the League D.J. Humphries

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