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Fire Look To Keep Hot Streak Alive In Hershey Land

May 14, 2014 - Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) - Georgia Fire News Release

ROME, GA (May 14, 2014) - This Saturday, the Georgia Fire (3-2) of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) look to keep their current two-game winning streak alive when they head north to face off against an angry Stampede (2-4) squad, losers of two straight.

Perhaps Willy Wonka said it best, 'There's no earthly way of knowing/which direction they are going... There's no knowing where they're rowing..," the Fire appear to be rowing in the right direction as they head to into the home of the American city known for producing chocolate bars as well as the home in which NBA great Wilt Chamberlain had his historic 100 point game back in 1962.

Georgia is on their own bit of a run winning two straight overall, both over then first-place Nashville (3-2). The last two victories have been fed by a steady diet of consistency from both sides of the ball. An improved defense created five turnovers in those two victories over the Venom including holding them to just a bit north of 56% completion percentage.

No defense is without it's weakness as the secondary continues to be a problem for the expansion Fire. Prior to their first meeting with Nashville the club did pull off a trade with Columbus to acquire DB Boubacar Cissoko only for him to get signed by an AFL squad the following week. DB Nathan Wade, who was also picked up in a trade this time from Alabama, was pressed into action last weekend and with the long trip to Hershey this weekend some key members of the defense may be missing.

Another key reason for the winning surge is that of QB Cecil Lester. For his performance last week, Lester earned the Week 7 PIFL Offensive Player of the Week award by passing for a PIFL-season high 344 yards as well as throwing a personal season-high six touchdowns. The Lester-to-Lester cousin combo continues to puzzle opposing defenses with WR Johnny Lester having scored multiple TD grabs in four consecutive games.

Harrisburg enters Saturday's meeting on a streak hate to see, losers of two straight. Saturday will be a crucial test for the Stampede as they look to stay in the race for one of the two National conference playoff spots.

Led by their duel QB E.J. Nemeth, the Herd has struggled protecting the ball having turned the ball over twelve times, with eleven those coming way of interceptions. One matchup Harrisburg will try to exploit is that of WR Scorpio Brown and his team leading 36 receptions. Georgia has shown inability to stop big-time receivers; Venom WR Phillip Barnett scored four touchdowns a piece in back-to-back weeks vs. Fire.

Like Willy Wonka once said "We must remember there are many more important things, many more important things . . . off hand, I can't think of what they are, but I'm sure there must be something," so log on to and click on the Listen Live icon to catch all the action.

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