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April 16, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

Louisville, KY- The Louisville Fire (2-1) are back on the road as they make plans to take on the Tennessee Valley Vipers (0-3). The Fire and the Vipers will face off on Saturday, April 18 in Huntsville, AL. The game will be available on the radio (93.9 FM The Ticket), internet (visit to access the Nifty T.V. link), or at Tailgaters on Floyd Street, where there will be an official watch party.

The Fire are coming off their first loss of the 2008 season, falling 28-39 to Quad City. Despite the outcome, the Fire displayed a team effort on the offensive side of the football. Lonnell Dewalt, Matt Bassuener (28-14-1), and Demetrius Forney all found their way into the endzone as kicker Danny Kight posted eight points with two field goals and two completed extra points. Dewalt was named Schutt Offensive Player of the Game, while Forney was awarded the U.S. Army Ironman honors. The Fire defense was also active as Dominic Ross, Brandon Register, and Brett Maddox all completed tackles for a loss, while Fire veteran Matt Forbes tallied six solo tackles against the Steamwheelers.

On Kight's second field goal he became the all-time career leader in Fire history for field goals made.

During the last meeting, Louisville hosted Tennessee Valley in Freedom Hall to wrap up the 2007 regular season. The Fire defeated the Vipers 44-40.

Tennessee Valley continues to struggle in the beginning of the 2008 season, holding a 0-3 record, dropping several games by less than a touchdown to South Georgia and Green Bay. Their last game ended in a 47-62 loss to the Florida Firecats.

Despite the appearance Louisville recognizes what lies ahead for them this weekend.

"They're a very hungry team. Tennessee Valley will be the best athletic team we've played all year. They're better than any of the other three teams we've played previously and they're just as good if not better than any of the other teams we play in the future," stated Fire Head Coach Tommy Johnson.

The Fire (2-1) are in a three way tie for second place in the Midwest Division, a half game behind Quad City. The Vipers (0-3) are in fourth place in the South Division.

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