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June 23, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Everett Hawks News Release

Everett Hawks (3-8)
Vs. Central Valley Coyotes (7-4)
Date: Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 7:30 P.M. PST
Site: Everett Events Center
National Anthem: Chelsea Villamor
Coin Toss: Dawn Randall
Officials: Steve Kovac (Referee),
Mike Murff (Umpire), Doug Newbury (Head Linesman),
Gavin Anderson (Line Judge), Jeff Sadorus (Back Judge)
TV: Fox Sports Northwest (Live)
Series Record: 0-2
Last Meeting: Central Valley Won
Streaks: 2-0 in favor of Central Valley
Coaches: Anthony Wells (3-2,0-0 playoffs, First Season)
Fred Biletnikoff (7-4, 8-8, 0-0 playoffs, Third Season)

THE STAKES: The Hawks have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs. This is a must win game for their chances to continue.


If Everett defeats the Coyotes, it would ...
- Give Everett a 1-2 series record with Coyotes
- Give Everett a 4-8 record in 2006
- Give Anthony Wells his 4th win as an af2 head coach
- Give Everett Hawks a two-game regular season winning streak
- Give Everett Hawks its fourth 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 W 41-40
6/3 BIRMINGHAM 7:30 W 40-31
6/10 CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30 L 48-54
6/17 @ STOCKTON 7:00 W 51-40
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
6/24 @ CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30
7/15 GREENBAY 7:30
7/22 @ SPOKANE 6:00
7/29 @ BAKERSFIELD 7:00

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
6/10 Everett 7:15 W 54-48
6/17 @ Amarillo 7:00 W 59-42
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
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

Anthony Wells, Everett Hawks
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.

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 54-48

SERIES NOTABLES: Coyotes lead 2-0; third meeting.

LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week's matchup, who rank among af2's statistical leaders:
Player Rank Category Stat
Rislov, Scott 1 Total Off. TD's 73
Gockman, John 2 Scoring (kick) 8.6
Jones, LaMonte 4 All Purpose Yards 163.6
Player Rank Category Stat
Pela, Ufuoma 2 Fumbles Rcvd .5
Hawley, Craig 6 Field Goal Pct. 36.4
Dodd-Masters, R. 7 Int. Return Yds. 66
Brockman, Hassan 10 MFG Return Avg. 18.3
Ziegler, Kai 7 Fumbles Rcvd .3

TALE OF THE TAPE: Here's how the Hawks and Coyotes stack up:
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 18 42.6 3 55.7
Scoring Defense 13 48.4 13 48.4
Total Offense 16 246.7 8 271.1
Total Defense 12 260.9 7 249.2
Pass Offense 17 227.7 8 250.9
Pass Defense 11 236.2 9 232.9
Rushing Offense 14 19.0 11 20.2
Rushing Defense 17 24.7 6 16.3
Total Off. T.D.'s 17 247.7 4 271.1
Pts. Scored Kicking 18 5.4 2 8.6
Pass Efficiency 17 89.9 3 118.1
Pass Def. Efficiency 17 104.5 9 97.0
Kickoff Returns 13 17.8 8 18.7
MFG Returns 14 17.8 11 15.7
Turnover Margin 18 -0.73 1 1.36
Field Goals 9 .364 3 .438
PAT Kicking 17 .770 2 .881
Sacks By 15 12 6 23
Sacks Against 17 21 16 20
First Downs 15 188 9 194
Opp. First Downs 4 173 22 218
Penalties 20 67.2 19 66.8
Opp. Penalties 2 82.7 20 49.9

Pos. Name Injury Status
OL/DL Jones, Brett Knee Long Term
FB/LB Null, Jason Knee Long Term
WR/Jack Dodson, Clint Shin splints Long Term
OL/DL Sims, Doug Hamstring Short Term
WR/Jack Burnett, Adrian Foot Short Term
FB/LB Rose, Michael Knee Long Term


Anthony Wells on the Coyotes:
"The true measure of whether the Hawks have turned the corner will be when we beat a quality team like the Coyotes"

MILESTONES: Fourth win in the Af2.

Bakersfield is in an elite field - one of the teams picked to cause trouble for the Shock. They have a balanced attack, but can also run up the score.

We are looking for our secondary to be more proactive than reactive. In the two losses the Hawks allowed too many deep balls. John Fields will need to be at the top of his game.


Everett Hawks looking for fourth Af2 win.

(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
1 Blitz Rennard Reynolds
9 Stockton Hassan Brockman
(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
9 Stockton John Fields
7 Shock Toure' Davis
(selected by media)
Week Opp. Player
9 Stockton Milton Myers
1 Blitz Kendrick Walker

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

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