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Hawks Soar to San Angelo as Number One Team

May 17, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Everett Hawks News Release

The Everett Hawks are coming off an impressive win last week over the Daytona Beach Hawgs. Some considered the game to be a preview of what this year’s indoor bowl was going to look like. The Hawks earned the respect from all the haters with a 58-34 victory and improve their overall record to 8-0. Everett and Daytona Beach will meet again when the Hawgs travel up to Everett to face the Hawks in the Everett Events Center on Friday, May27 – kickoff at 7:05pm PST.

The Hawks turn around and make another long trip this week, as they travel to San Angelo, TX to face the San Angelo Stampede. San Angelo has been playing good ball lately winning two of their last three games. Last week the Stampede had an impressive win on the road over the Lakeland Thunderbolts out of Lakeland, FL. San Angelo’s current record is 2-6.

Info About Everett Hawks Upcoming Opponent:

The San Angelo Stampede

Head Coach Chris Simpson

Chris Simpson begins his first season as head coach for the San Angelo Stampede. Simpson has over 18 years of football experience as a player and coach, from NCAA Division I through the professional ranks. His coaching experience includes time with the Sacramento Goldminers of the CFL as an offensive assistant and with the San Jose Saber Cats of the Arena League as their RB/LB Coach. Simpson played his college ball at the University of Arizona and went on to play 2 years in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys.

Key Players for the San Angelo Stampede

DB Kailan Williams
Height: 6’1
Weight: 194
College: Southwest Missouri State

Kailan Williams makes a significant contribution to the big plays in the secondary for the Stampede. Williams was signed by the St. Louis Rams in 2004 after he graduated from Southwest Missouri State.

A former junior college All-American, Williams was a starter for his senior season at SMS. He had 48 tackles, two interceptions and was voted the team's defensive player of the year.

DB Gary Love
Height: 5’10
Weight: 176
College: University of Arizona

Love is a very versatile player for the Stampede and has the ability to play on either side of the ball. Love made a complete transition from wide out to corner back at the University of Arizona. He played well his junior year and earned the starting corner back job his senior year. Expect the Stampede to use his athleticism to their benefit.

OL Ray Brennan
Height: 6’4
Weight: 325
College: Arizona State University

Anchoring the offensive line is Ray Brennan. Brennan played his college ball at the Arizona State University. He spent the first half of the 2004 season in Sioux City where he started at center for the Bandits. Complications back at home forced Brennan to leave the team midway through the season.

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