ICE Win 73-38
FORT COLLINS, CO - The Colorado ICE (5-6) returned home from a three game roadtrip and secured a 73-38 win against the Alaska Wild (0-9) this Saturday, June 6th at the Budweiser Events Center in front of their home crowd.
The Colorado ICE brought on a flurry of offense behind back-up quarterback #16 Miles Scheer after Justin Holland was injured on the second play of the first quarter. Scoring opened at the 9:52 mark of the first with a 1 yard touchdown run by #34 RB Eugene Reed. The ICE struck again with a 7:55 Team Safety called on the Wild, making the score 9-0 ICE. The ICE's WR Josh Gibson extended the ICE score with a 3 yard TD pass from Scheer at the 4:35 mark in the first, increasing the ICE's lead to 16-0. ICE Kicker Rocky Stevens added more points to the board with a 46 yard field goal at the :15 mark in the first. The ICE defense held off the Wild until DB James Demarcus completed a 45 yard kickoff return as the quarter ran out, cutting the ICE lead to 19-8.
Continuing their harassment of the Wild defense, the ICE opened scoring in the second with a 39 yard field goal by Rocky Stevens at the 12:40 mark. With the ICE leading 22-8, the Wild rallied for a 14 yard TD run by #7 QB JamieWilliamson at the 11:21 mark, bringing the score to 22-14 ICE. The Wild's touchdown served only to rile the ICE offense, with two subsequent ICE touchdowns at the 10:48 mark by George Hill on a 44 yard kickoff return, and by ICE newby #2 RB Maurice Cantrell on a 4 yard run at the 2:36 mark. The score was 35-14 ICE headed into halftime.
The Wild were the first to strike in the third quarter with a 28 yard TD pass from Williamson to #80 WR Solomon Jones at the 13:47 mark. The ICE responded with a quick 6 yard TD run by Cantrell, his second of the game, at the 13:03 mark. The Wild continued to battle with a 3 yard TD pass from Williamson to Pierce Blewett at the 8:10 mark but again the ICE's Maurice Cantrell would find the endzone with a 1 yard TD run at the 5:12 mark, closing out scoring in the third with the ICE leading 49-26.
In the fourth, both teams' defense held off scoring until the 7:38 mark when ICE kicker Rocky Stevens added to the ICE lead with a 19 yard field goal. Again the Wild rallied for an impressive 30 yard TD pass from Williamson to Jones at the 6:23 mark but it was steadily becoming apparent that it was too little too late with the ICE still leading 52-32. The ICE's #3 WR Josh Gibson extended the ICE lead with a 10 yard pass at the 5:32 mark, followed by Maurice Cantrell's fourth TD of the night at the 2:08 mark, a 12 yard run, making the score 66-32 ICE. In a last-ditch effort the Wild were able to nab a 7 yard TD pass from Williamson to #23 WR Victor Smith at the :42 mark, but the ICE again responded with a 10 yard kickoff return by ICE WR #3 Josh Gibson at the :36 mark, ending the game with the ICE win at 73-38.
The ICE's next home game is Saturday, June 13th at 7pm at the Budweiser Events Center and will be the ICE's last regular season 2009 home game.
The Colorado ICE are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). All home games are played at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. Tickets for the 2009 season are now available at the Colorado ICE headquarters by calling (970) 472-0128. Single game tickets start at just $15 per seat and include all parking, ticketing, and facility fees.
2009 ICE Remaining Schedule:
Sat. June 13 vs. El Paso Generals Sat. June 20 at Billings Outlaws Sat. June 27 at El Paso Generals
All home games played at Budweiser Events Center and start at 7 p.m. (local MTN time). Additional information on the Colorado ICE can be found at TheColoradoIce.com.
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