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April 26, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

Louisville, KY- The ‘War on 64' rivalry has begun with both Louisville and Lexington coming to play on a warm Saturday night. Louisville Fire quarterback, Matt Bassuener struggled at first and was unable to complete a pass. Lexington Horsemen quarterback Eddie Eviston also struggled and could not put any points on the board. Fire's second quarterback Aaron Marshall tried his hand and was able to find Jerome Jones to get a fire touchdown and kicker Danny Kight added an extra point making the score 7-0 going into the second quarter.

Eviston started off the second quarter by connecting with receiver Harry Lewis for a touchdown. Horsemen kicker Douglas Daniels had an unsuccessful extra point attempt, making the score 7-6. Bassuener then connected with Darrell and Lonnell Dewalt moving the ball down the field. Bassuener finally found Ricardo Lenhart in the end zone for another fire touchdown.

Jerome Jones came out of the gates and sacked Lexington's quarterback; Eviston and that gave Louisville even more momentum. Lexington was littered with a number of incomplete passes, giving Louisville the upper hand. Bassuener, back into the game, threw a touchdown pass to Demetrius Forney. Eviston was unsuccessful again on finding an open man. Bassuener on the other hand had Lenhart waiting in the end zone, although Kight missed the kick.

After halftime, Lexington was ready to go and Eviston found Jarod Rounzain making the score 27-19 after a successful kick. The Louisville Fire offense answered when Bassuener ran in the end zone, followed by another successful kick by Kight. With 3 minutes left in the third quarter, the Horsemen were able to put points on the board and keep the game interesting. Bassuener threw to Forney who ran in for another fire touchdown making the score 40-26.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter Louisville's Bassuener found Nick Giordano and then ran the ball in the end zone himself. Kight's kick was successful making the score 47-26. Eviston threw a pass intended to Harry Lewis, but was intercepted by Louisville's Matt Forbes. Lexington's Earven Flowers responded and intercepted Bassuener's pass. Lexington was unable to put anything together and lost much of their momentum. On the next possession Bassuener found Dewalt in the end zone making the score 54-26.

Louisville Fire's Keller Speaks sacked Eviston in the fourth quarter. Eviston answered by connecting with Lewis on a touchdown pass. Bassuener ended the game by running in the final touchdown. The final score 61-34.

With the victory the Fire moved into a three way tie for first place in the Midwest Division with the Horsemen and the Blizzard of Green Bay. In addition to moving into first, Fire owner Will Wolford was able to keep his hair as he cut Horsemen owner, Lennie Houses' hair.

Louisville Fire is on the road next week playing Quad City Steamwheelers on May 3, 2008. The Fire will return home on May 17 against the Mahoning Valley Thunder at 7:00 pm.

Season tickets for the 2008 Fire season are still available and can be purchased by calling 502.368.0009 today. Season tickets packages begin at $54.

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