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July 7, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Everett Hawks News Release

QUICK FACTS:
Everett Hawks (3-9)
Vs. Bakersfield Blitz (7-5)
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2006
Kickoff: 7:30 P.M. PST
Site: Everett Events Center
National Anthem: Mass Communications Specialist First Class Karen Golembieski
Coin Toss: Dane Youngren
Officials: Bernie Hulscher (Referee),
Rich Troyer (Umpire), Robert Day (Head Linesman),
Ryan Fleming (Line Judge), Shane Anderson (Back Judge)
Radio: KRKO 1380
TV: Fox Sports Northwest (FSN) - Tape Delayed-7/9/06
Series Record: 0-1 Bakersfield
Last Meeting: 60-54 Bakersfield
Streaks: 1 Bakersfield
Coaches: Anthony Wells (3-3,0-0 playoffs, First Season)
Gary Compton (7-5, 0-0 playoffs, First Season)

THE STAKES:
Everett must win this game to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

THE SERIES:
Everett must win this game to even the series.

THE IFs:
If Everett defeats Blitz, it would ...
- Give Everett a 1-1 series record with the Blitz
- Give Everett a 4-9 record in 2006
- Give Coach Wells his 4th win as an af2 head coach
- Give Everett Hawks a one-game regular season winning streak
- Give Everett Hawks its fourth af2 win in team history


EVERETT HAWKS 3-9)
Date Opponent 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
6/24 @ CENTRAL VALLEY 7:30 L 42-61
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
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

Bakersfield Blitz (7-5)
Date Opponent Result Score
3/30 @ Everett 7:15 W 60-54
4/9 Spokane 5:00 L 45-49
4/15 @ Central Valley 7:15 W 38-28
4/29 @ Stockton 2:00 W 55-26
5/6 @ Spokane 7:15 W 52-20
5/13 Rio Grande 7:00 W 53-45
5/20 Stockton 7:15 L 42-49
5/27 @ Central Valley 7:15 L 46-56
6/3 Amarillo 7:00 W 40-39
6/10 @ Tennessee 7:15 W 55-32
6/17 @ Oklahoma City 7:00 L 63-64
6/25 @ Arkansas 7:00 L 32-50
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
7/8 @ Everett 7:30
7/15 Central Valley 7:15
7/22 Stockton 7:15
7/29 @ Everett 7:30
* ALL TIIMES ARE PST
HEAD COACHES:

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 succeeded 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.

Gary Compton, Head Coach
Gary comes to the Blitz almost straight off the field. In 2004, Gary played his last season for the Arena Football League as a star receiver for the Philadelphia Soul. Previous years were spent playing for the Dallas Texans, the Fortworth Cavalry, the Milwaukee Mustangs, the Indiana Firebirds, the Grand Rapids Rampage, and the Tampa Bay Storm. For the 2005 season, Gary coached the Philadelphia Soul as their Offensive Coordinator.
Gary started his football career in his hometown Irving, Texas. He attended East Texas State University where he was a four time All-Lone Star Conference, a two time All-American, and a member of the 1990 LSC Championship team.

LAST SERIES MEETING:
Wall threw for six touchdowns in the first (and only meeting) between the two teams. The teams were evenly matched throughout the game until the third quarter when the Hawks fell behind.

SERIES NOTABLES:
Again the Hawks secondary will be required to stop the deep threat. John Fields must get loose and put pressure on Wall.

LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week's matchup who rank among af2's statistical leaders:
Hawks
Player Rank Category Stat
Beschorner, Wes 3 Pass Yds/Comp 13.8
Brockman, Hassan 6 Kick Return Avg. 22.3
Dodd-Masters, R. 6 Interception Returns 1
Blitz
Player Rank Category Stat
Pesavento, Bobb 6 Total Offense 261.l5
Johnson, Jaret 7 Scoring (kick) 6.8
Onaindia, Nick 8 Rushing 12.6
Wallace, Alex 1 Interceptions 9
Finley, Deron 3 MFG Returns 24.6
Reynolds, Renna 7 Scoring 16.0

TALE OF THE TAPE: Here's how the Hawks and Blitz stack up:
Statistical HAWKS BLITZ
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 16 42.6 12 48.4
Scoring Defense 14 49.4 4 42.7
Total Offense 15 255.2 14 255.3
Total Defense 12 263.7 1 198.3
Pass Offense 14 232.2 12 236.4
Pass Defense 11 237.2 1 169.4
Rushing Offense 10 22.9 14 18.9
Rushing Defense 19 26.4 20 28.9
Total Off. T.D.'s 17 42.6 14 48.4
Pts. Scored Kicking 18 5.4 12 6.1
Pass Efficiency 12 103.8 16 90.4
Pass Def. Efficiency 17 107.8 1 69.4
Kickoff Returns 11 17.9 14 17.8
MFG Returns 14 17.8 5 18.7
Turnover Margin 19 -1.0 7 .50
Field Goals 8 .364 14 .294
PAT Kicking 9 .791 18 .725
Sacks By 17 69 2 152
Sacks Against 17 113 11 49
First Downs 16 208 11 217
Opp. First Downs 2 191 1 184
Penalties 21 70.5 11 53.0
Opp. Penalties 1 87.1 20 49.2


HAWK'S INJURY REPORT:
Pos. Name Injury Status
OL/DL Jones, Brett Knee Long Term
FB/LB Rose, Michael Knee Long Term

THIS WEEK'S QUOTES:
"Bakersfield has proven to be a tough opponent as aware as we are that they too control their own destiny. They will be looking to get back on the winning track after this weekend."

MILESTONES:

FORWARD MOTION:
The Hawks will take on the Green Bay Blizzard for the first time this season on Saturday, July 15. Kick is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Everett Events Center. This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

PLAYERS/MATCHUPS TO WATCH:
John Fields will be looking to pressure Pesavento

KEY DATES IN TEAM/LEAGUE HISTORY:

Hawks looking to make the playoffs.
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
7/6 Placed on Re-Assignment Adrian Burnette
7/6 Activation from Short Term IR Doug Simms
7/6 Activation from Long Term IR Jason Null
7/6 Activation from Long Term IR Clint Dodson
7/6 Suspension-Conduct detrimental to team Doug Simms
7/6 Suspension-Conduct detrimental to team Adrian Cockfield
7/6 Suspension-Conduct detrimental to team Milton Myers
6/22 Activated from Short Term IR Chris Ekwueme
6/16 Claiming from Recallable Re-assignment JR Thomas
6/16 Placed on Team Suspension Jesse Duncan
6/16 Voided - Team Suspension Calvin Greenwood
6/15 Placed on Team Suspension Calvin Greenwood
6/15 Activated from Long Term IR Michael Wild
6/14 Placed on Refused to Report Brian Devine
6/8 Assigned by the League LeJuan Edwards
6/8 Assigned by the League Adrian Burnett
6/8 Assigned by the League Douglas Sims
6/8 Placed on Short Term IR Clint Dodson
6/8 Placed on Short Term IR Chris Ekwueme
6/8 Placed on Long Term IR Michael Rose
6/8 Placed on Long Term IR Jason Null
6/8 Activated from Short Term IR Thomas McKenzie
6/8 Placed on Re-Assignment AJ Street
6/8 Placed on Re-Assignment Dakarai Pearson
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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