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GhostRiders travel north to take on Spartans

April 12, 2007 - World Indoor Football League 2 (WIFL 2) - Osceola Ghostriders News Release

[KISSIMMEE, Fla.] - The Osceola GhostRiders (3-2) will travel to Augusta, GA to take on the Spartans (2-3) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at James Brown Arena. The GhostRiders are coming off a huge 62-23 win over Daytona Beach. Meanwhile the Spartans were blown out 69-30 last Saturday at WIFL leading Columbus.

The GhostRiders defeated Augusta 52-37 during their first meeting on February 24 in Kissimmee. Head Coach Marquette Smith knows Augusta will be ready for the GhostRiders ground attack, "They will focus on trying to stop the run."

Osceola will have a different look than the team that beat the Spartans in the first match up. "They haven't seen Harding, Fernandez or Bunting," states Smith.

Smith expects the offense to step up for a couple of reasons, "We missed a lot of reads in the first game; we are more experienced at the QB position and overall now. With all of the injuries on the defensive side of the ball, we'll need to score more points than normal to pull out the win."

This game marks the homecoming of Augusta native, David Aubrey. "I was born in raised in Augusta and I can't wait to go home," says the GhostRiders offensive captain. Aubrey played football at Butler High School in Augusta and is looking forward to seeing family and friends, "I'll have about 30-40 family and friends at the game."

GhostRiders fans can hear all of the action on the WIFL Internetwork audiocast beginning at 7:15 p.m.

GhostRiders Game #5 Standouts...

Offensive MVP: Lamont Finnie (121 yards, 3 TD)

Defensive MVP: GhostRiders defensive line (6 sacks, 5 QB hurries, 10.5 tackles, safety)

Line MVP: Carl Reeves (4 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 QB hurry)

Special Teams MVP: (148 yards, 1 TD)

Injury Report provided by Orthopaedic Associates of Osceola and Nalda Family Chiropractic...

Brandon Sumner, QB, ribs, day-to-day

Chad Mascoe, DL, shoulder, 1 week

James Smith, DB, turf toe, 1 week

Turmarian Moreland, knee, 1 week

GhostRiders Tickets...

Individual game tickets can be purchased in person at the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; by phone (407) 839-3900; on the Web at; or at any Ticketmaster outlet. For season or flex tickets or for more information, please call 407-210-2383 to speak with a Ticket Representative or email [email protected]

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