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March 27, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

QUICK FACTS:

Louisville Fire (0-0) vs.

Boise Burn (0-0)

Date: Friday, March 30, 2007

Kickoff: 7:30 P.M.

Site: Freedom Hall (12,500)

Officials: Referee: Matt Austin; Umpire: Conrad Carney

Head Linesman: Tony Josselyn; Line Judge: Tommy Walsh;

Back Judge: Jabir Walker

Series Record: First meeting

Streaks: 1st Meeting

Coach: Tommy Johnson - Fire (35-29; 4-2 playoffs, Fourth Season)

THE STAKES: The Fire is looking for a 1-0 start for the fourth time in the last five seasons. The Fire is also looking for a win in their first ever meeting with the expansion Burn.

THE SERIES: This will be the first time the two teams have met.

THE IFs:

If Louisville defeats Boise, it would ...

- Give the Fire a 1-0 record

- Give the Fire a 1-0 record for the fourth time in five years

- Give the Fire a 4-3 record all-time in openers

- Give the Fire a 15-11 record all-time on Fridays

- Give the Fire a 2-1 record all-time in March

- Give the Fire a 28-21 record in Freedom Hall

LOUISVILLE (0-0)

Date Opponent Time Streak Series

3/30 Boise 7:30 N/A 1st Meeting

4/7 @ South Georgia 7:30 W 1 Tied 1 - 1

4/13 Cincinnati 5:30 N/A 1st Meeting

4/21 @ Alabama 8:00 L 1 Tied 4 - 4

5/5 @ Mahoning Valley 7:05 N/A 1st Meeting

5/11 @ Ft. Wayne 7:30 N/A 1st Meeting

5/19 Alabama 7:00 L 1 Tied 4 - 4

5/25 @ Quad City 8:30 W 1 QC 8 - 4

6/2 Green Bay 7:00 L 1 Tied 4 - 4

6/16 Ft. Wayne 7:00 N/A 2nd Meeting

6/23 @ Cincinnati 7:30 N/A 2nd Meeting

6/30 @ Albany 4:00 W 4 Fire 5 - 1

7/7 Mahoning Valley 7:00 N/A 2nd Meeting

7/14 Quad City 7:00 W 1 QC 8 - 4

7/20 @ Green Bay 8:30 L 1 Tied 4 - 4

7/28 Tennessee Valley 7:00 W 1 TV 2 - 1

BOISE (0-0)

Date Opponent Time Streak Series

3/30 @ Louisville 7:30 N/A 1st Meeting

4/13 @ Quad City 8:30 N/A 1st Meeting

4/21 Everett 9:00 N/A 1st Meeting

4/28 Oklahoma City 9:00 N/A 1st Meeting

5/5 @ Bakersfield 10:00 N/A 1st Meeting

5/12 @ Central Valley 10:00 N/A 1st Meeting

5/19 Spokane 9:00 N/A 1st Meeting

5/26 Stockton 9:00 N/A 1st Meeting

6/9 @ Everett 10:30 N/A 2nd Meeting

6/16 Rio Grande 9:00 N/A 1st Meeting

6/23 @ Spokane 8:00 N/A 2nd Meeting

6/30 Tri Cities 9:00 N/A 1st Meeting

7/7 Bakersfield 9:00 N/A 2nd Meeting

7/14 Stockton 10:30 N/A 2nd Meeting

7/21 Central Valley 9:00 N/A 2nd Meeting

7/28 @ Tri Cities 8:00 N/A 2nd Meeting

HEAD COACH:

TOMMY JOHNSON, FIRE

Louisville Fire head coach Tommy Johnson, was born in Rome, Ga., and raised in Niceville, Fla. Johnson attended the University of Alabama, where he played defensive back. In 1992, he played on the Crimson Tide squad that defeated Miami for the National Championship. Johnson then continued his football career with the Jacksonville Jaguars and played in NFL Europe. He started his Arena football career with the Albany Firebirds, and moved on to the Carolina Cobras. Johnson presently holds the record for the longest interception return for a touchdown in AFL history. In 2001, Johnson began his coaching career with the Fire as defensive coordinator. Johnson, who was named head coach of the Fire in 2003, led the Fire to the ArenaCup championship game in 2005 and is the Fire's all-time leader in wins with 36. Off the field Johnson is active in the community staying busy with various speaking engagements and volunteering his time a Kentucky Country Day with their football team. Johnson is also a member of Southeast Christian Church.

LAST SERIES MEETING: This will be the first ever meeting between the Fire and the Burn.

SCHUTT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME AWARD

(Selected by media)

Week Opp. Player Team

US ARMY IRONMAN OF THE GAME

(Selected by media)

Week Opp. Player Team

ADT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME AWARD

(Selected by media)

Week Opp. Player Team

CUTTERS CATCH OF THE GAME

(Selected by media)

Week Opp. Player Team

* Denotes won league award

FORWARD MOTION: The Fire will go south to Albany, GA to take on the South Georgia Wildcats next Saturday night. The two teams met last met on April 15, 2005 with the Fire coming out with a 48-46 victory in Freedom Hall.

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