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June 6, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Everett Hawks News Release

QUICK FACTS:
Everett Hawks (2-7)
@ Central Valley Coyotes (5-4)
Date: Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 7:30 P.M. PST
Site: Selland Arena
National Anthem:
Coin Toss:
Officials: Jim Crowley (Referee),
Kevin Matthews (Umpire), Patrick Turner (Head Linesman),
Mike Cuttone (Line Judge), Ken Sarna (Back Judge)
Radio: KFIG AM 1430
TV:
Series Record: 1-0
Last Meeting: Central Valley Won
Streaks: 1-0 in favor of Central Valley
Coaches: Anthony Wells (2-7,0-0 playoffs, First Season)
Fred Biletnikoff (5-4, 8-8, 0-0 playoffs, Third Season)

THE STAKES: Everett is looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Coyotes and extend their winning streak to three.

THE SERIES: First game won by the Coyotes 60-41

THE IFs:
If Everett defeats the Coyotes, it would ...
- Give Everett a 1-1 series record with Coyotes
- Give Everett a 3-7 record in 2006
- Give Anthony Wells his 3rd win as an af2 head coach
- Give Everett Hawks a three-game regular season winning streak
- Give Everett Hawks its third af2 win in team history


EVERETT HAWKS (2-7)
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 7:30 W 41-40
6/3 BIRMINGHAM 7:30 W 40-31
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
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

CENTRAL VALLEY COYOTES (5-4)
Date Opponent Result Score
4/1 Rio Grande Valley 7:15 W 65-34
4/8 @ Bossier-Shreveport 5:00 W 63-34
4/15 Bakersfield 7:15 L 28-38
4/30 @ Everett Hawks 2:00 W 60-41
5/6 Quad City 7:15 L 52-59
5/13 @ Stockton 7:00 W 63-61
5/20 Spokane 7:15 L 54-68
5/27 Bakersfield 7:15 W 56-46
6/3 @ Spokane 7:00 L 59-61
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
6/10 Everett 7:15 1-0
6/17 @ Amarillo 7:00
6/24 @ Everett 7:30
7/8 Stockton 7:15
7/15 @ Bakersfield 7:00
7/22 Oklahoma City 7:15
7/29 @ Stockton 7:30
* ALL TIIMES ARE PST
HEAD COACHES:

Coach Rickey Foggie, Everett Hawks
Head Coach Rickey Foggie joins the Hawks after spending last season with the Amarillo Dusters. Under Foggie, Amarillo was the af2's number one scoring offense, averaging 55.8 points per game. For his efforts Foggie was named the League's Assistant Coach of the Year for 2005.

Beginning his football career with the Minnesota Gophers in 1984, Foggie was a four-year starter. Coach Foggie finished 2nd All-Time in Total Offense at Minnesota. He led his team to two back-to-back bowl berths and was a Big 10 All-Conference Quarterback in 1985, 1986, and 1987. He was the team MVP for all four season and was inducted in the Minnesota Gopher and Independence Bowl Hall of Fame.

Foggie's professional career started in the CFL with the B.C. Lions. In his first year, he made it to the CFL Grey Cup Championship Game.
He later sign with the Toronto Argonauts were he appeared in two more championships and was a member CFL's highest scoring team.

After setting several CFL records in his 10-year career his next stop was the Arena Football League. The Fog Dog was known as one of the most exciting players in the AFL. Accurate
passing along with unbelievable escapable was his trademark. orded the No. 1 offense in the af2 averaging 55.8 points per game. Coach was voted the af2's Assistant Coach of the Year.

Fred Biletnikoff, Jr., Central Valley Coyotes
Fred Biletnikoff Jr. enters his fourth season in the arenafootball2 league and third with the Coyotes. Biletnikoff Jr. joined the Coyotes coaching staff in 2004 as assistant head coach before becoming interim head coach midway through the season. After five games as interim-head coach, Biletnikoff earned the title of head coach, winning his final two games of the season. His first arena coaching assignment was in 2002 when he coached wide receivers for the Fresno Frenzy. In 2005, his first full season as a head coach, the Pleasanton, Calif., native led the Coyotes to an 8-8 record and broke 32 franchise records. In 2005 Biletnikoff Jr. guided a Coyote offense that led the league in Total Offense (293.4 yards per game), scored 54.5 points a game and led the league with a 89.9 Red Zone Scoring Percentage.

Biletnikoff Jr., 40, also serves as the offensive coordinator for Fresno City College during the Coyote's off season. In his six years with the Rams, Biletnikoff Jr. has contributed to an overall record of 53-13, including four Nor Cal Championship Games. One of those victories includes a win in the 2003 Producer's Dairy Bowl against Allan Hancock College. He has contributed to Rams teams that have finished first in the state in points per game in 2001 (43.73) and second in 2002 (46.27). Prior to his six years at Fresno City College Biletnikoff Jr. spent six seasons with Chabot College (Hayward, Calif.) coaching wide receivers and running backs.

LAST SERIES MEETING: Coyotes won 60-41

SERIES NOTABLES: Coyotes lead 1-0; second meeting.

LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week's matchup who rank among af2's statistical leaders:
Coyotes
Player Rank Category Stat
Rislov, Scott 2 Total Off. TD's 60
Gockman, John 2 Scoring (kick) 8.7
Jones, LaMonte 4 Scoring 16.0
Hawks
Player Rank Category Stat
Hawley, Craig 8 Field Goal Pct. 30.0
Fields, John 6 Tackles for Loss 1.62
Pela, Ufuoma 1 Fumbles Rcvd. .50
Brockman, Hassan 9 MFG Returns 18.3

TALE OF THE TAPE: Here's how the Hawks and Coyotes stack up:
Statistical YOUR TEAM THEIR TEAM
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 18 41.2 4 55.6
Scoring Defense 12 48.6 14 49.1
Total Offense 13 254.1 10 272.2
Total Defense 11 260.1 12 262.8
Pass Offense 14 235.3 8 253.8
Pass Defense 9 233.4 16 247.7
Rushing Offense 15 18.8 16 18.4
Rushing Defense 18 26.7 6 15.1
Scoring (Non-Kick) 14 235.3 2 253.8
Scoring (Kicking) 18 5.0 2 8.7
Pass Rating 18 88.4 3 123.3
Pass Def. Rating 19 110.3 13 101.3
Kickoff Returns 12 17.9 11 18.1
MFG Returns 9 17.8 5 15.7
Turnover Margin 19 -0.89 1 1.67
Field Goals 10 .300 2 .400
PAT Kicking 10 .766 3 .882
Sacks By 17 41 6 79
Sacks Against 15 64 18 109
First Downs 6 163 8 160
Opp. First Downs 4 141 22 192
Penalties 21 72.3 19 67.3
Opp. Penalties 1 82.9 19 47.3

HAWK'S INJURY REPORT:
Pos. Name Injury Status
OL/DL Jones, Brett Knee Long Term
FB/LB Wild, Mike Neck Short Term
FB/LB Null, Jason Knee Short Term
FB/LB Mckenzie, T. Knee Long Term

THIS WEEK'S QUOTES:

Anthony Wells on the Coyotes:
"Central Valley is coming off a very disappointing loss to one of the top rated teams in the league. They are going to be looking to bounce back against us."

"The Hawks defense has been developing a rep around the league as one of the toughest to score against. We now must parlay this same level of intensity to our offensive group."

MILESTONES: Third win in the Af2.

FORWARD MOTION:
"Stockton matches up very well with the Hawks as evidenced by our second game. Although the Hawks won 41-40 it took some heroics by our defense to assure the win. The Hawks will need to be mentally prepared, as well as in great physical shape, to defeat Stockton on their home turf".

PLAYERS/MATCHUPS TO WATCH:
This is a game where the pass rush of the Hawks will be legitimized. John Fields of the Hawks ranks 6th in the league in tackles for a loss, however QB Scott Rislov of the Coyotes ranks 2nd in total offensive TD's and WR LaMonte Jones is 4th in scoring. Fields and Ufuoma Pela (No. 1 in fumble recoveries) will enlist the help of DS Milton Myers - twice US Army Ironman of the Game; Toure' Butler - Defensive Player of the Game against Stockton and Ruschard Dodd-Masters to contain the potent Coyotes offense.

KEY DATES IN TEAM/LEAGUE HISTORY:

Everett Hawks looking for third Af2 win.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME AWARD
(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
1 Blitz Rennard Reynolds
9 Stockton Hassan Brockman
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME AWARD
(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
9 Stockton John Fields
7 Shock Toure' Davis
IRONMAN OF THE GAME AWARD
(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
9 Stockton Milton Myers
1 Blitz Kendrick Walker

CATCH OF THE GAME
(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
9 Stockton Tavarius Davis
7 Spokane Hassan Brockman
6 Stockton Hassan Brockman

RECENT ROSTER MOVES (most recent first):
Date Action Player
6/2 Assigned by the League Michael Rose
6/2 Assigned by the League Dakarai Pearson
6/2 Assigned by the League Deontrae Johnson
6/2 Placed on Short Term IR Jason Null
6/2 Placed on Reassignment Jamley Austin
6/2 Placed on Reassignment Edward Powell
6/2 Placed on Team Suspension A.J. Street
5/25 Traded to Bakersfield for future consideration Chuck Jones
5/25 Placed on Re-assignment Dannie Snyder
5/25 Placing on Long Term IR Thomas McKenzie
5/25 Activated 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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