Ice Defeat Wild 38-19
FORT COLLINS, CO - The Colorado ICE (3-2) traveled to Anchorage, Alaska this past Sunday, April 26th and extended their winning streak to three games in their 38-19 win over the Alaska Wild (0-4).
The ICE displayed a strong running game backed up by stout defense. Scoring opened mid-way through the first quarter with a 1 yard touchdown by Justin Holland at the 2:27 mark. That would be the only scoring of the first quarter as the ICE defense held the Wild at bay.
The second quarter saw more offensive action. At the 14:56 mark ICE kicker Rocky Stevens completed a 21 yard field goal to bump the score to 10-0 ICE. ICE WR Justin Gallas ran up the score further with a 31 yard leaping touchdown pass in the end zone at the 7:26 mark of the second quarter, holding the Wild scoreless at 17-0. Strong defensive pressure on Wild QB Damion Ward kept the Wild scoreless til the 3:00 minute mark in the second quarter when Wild QB Ward was able to squeeze into the ICE endzone for a 2 yard touchdown. The ICE responded with a 15 yard touchdown pass from Holland to WR Justin Gallas'at the 0:18 mark in the second quarter, bringing the score to 24-7 ICE at halftime.
The Wild offense rallied in the third quarter with a 5 yard touchdown from Wild RB Paul Mosley at the 12:01 mark, closing the scoring gap to 24-13 ICE. But the ICE's stout defense held off further Wild offensive attacks as the ICE's WR Joe Sanders secured a 13 yard touchdown pass at the 7:47 mark, once again increasing the ICE's lead to 31-13.
The fourth quarter opened with Wild DB Johnnie Taylor intercepting ICE QB Holland's pass, eventually leading to a 2 yard Wild touchdown by RB Paul Mosley and a score of 31-19 ICE. Again the ICE's offense would respond as ICE WR Josh Gibson ran the ball up the middle on a kickoff return, bringing the ICE to within one yard of a touchdown. The league's leading rusher, ICE Terry Washington, then ran around the corner of the endzone to secure the 1 yard touchdown at the 7:56 mark in the fourth, increasing the ICE's lead to 38-19. The game closed with strong ICE defense that held off the inefficient Wild offense. The Wild were unable to capitalize on a ICE holding penalty that cancelled what would have been a 2:39 touchdown by ICE RB Eugene Reed, and were ineffective in taking advantage of a Holland fumble that led to a turnover.
The ICE's next game is Saturday, May 2nd at 7 pm at the Budweiser Events Center against the Omaha Beef. The game's theme is "Military Appreciation night" and features Buy One, Get One FREE tickets.
The Colorado ICE are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). All home games are played at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. Single, group, and season tickets for the 2009 season are now available at the Colorado ICE headquarters by calling (970) 472-0128. Season ticket packages start at just $120 per seat and include all parking, ticketing, and facility fees.
2009 ICE Remaining Home Schedule:
Sat. May 2 vs. Omaha Beef
Sat. May 9 vs. Fairbanks Grizzlies
Sat. June 6 vs. Alaska Wild
Sat. June 13 vs. El Paso Generals
All home games start at 7 p.m. (local MTN time). Additional information on the Colorado ICE can be found at TheColoradoIce.com.
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