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Hill Wins Coaching Debut; Wolves Douse Fire, 49-28
The Manchester Wolves extinguished the Louisville Fire, 49-28, holding them to their lowest number of points scored all season. The Wolves' third home win, and the first under new head coach Ron Hill, came in front of a exuberant crowd of 7,104 Friday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena. It was another big night for Wolves QB Chris Sanders, who earned his fifth Baby Ruth Real Deal Offensive Player of the Game honor for his performance. Sanders completed 17-of-29 passes for 235 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for an additional two. Sanders also set a new franchise record for passing yards in a season with 3,084, eclipsing the previous record of 2,917 set by Cable Davis in 2002. Wolves' WR/DB Henry Frazier also had a huge offensive night, catching eight passes for 125 yards and a season-high three touchdowns. This was Frazier's third consecutive 100-yard game and fifth consecutive game with a touchdown. Frazier also had four kickoff returns for 73 yards. The ADT Defensive Player of the Game Award went to Wolves' DS Allistair Sebastien. Sebastien's defensive achievements included seven total tackles, two pass breakups, and one interception. Sebastien's presence was evident in the win, as his three-game absence due to injury was a major reason why the Wolves were defeated in all three contests.
Next Home Game - Friday, July 16 vs. Cape Fear Wildcats - "70's Night"
Fans are invited to join the Wolves for their next home game on Friday, July 16 against the Cape Fear Wildcats at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Remember, it's 70's night and everyone is invited to don their finest duds from back in the day. Kick-off for this event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the first 2,000 fans through the doors will receive a FREE travel mug, courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts, Bank of New Hampshire and Cool 96.5 FM. To get in the game, purchase your tickets today at the Verizon Wireless Arena box office or through Ticketmaster at 603-868-7300, at Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Adult seats start as low as $14 in the upper bowl while youth (12-and-under) and senior (65-and-over) tickets start at just $9.50. For more information on the Wolves, fans can contact the team at 603.627.WOLF (9653) or visit them on the web at www.manchesterwolves.com.
Sanders Passing By Team Records
Wolves QB Chris Sanders is having an all-star caliber season. He's well on his way to breaking every major passing record in Wolves history. With his 235-yard passing performance in Friday night's home win vs. Louisville, Sanders set another team record for most passing yards in a season with 3,084. The old mark was held by Cable Davis, who threw for 2,917 yards in 2002. Sanders also owns the franchise record for most touchdown passes in a single season with 53, a dozen more than the previous team record of 41 (Cable Davis, 2002). He's also on pace to surpass Davis in a number of other passing categories, which are highlighted below:
Wolves Passing Records
How close is Chris Sanders? (Difference)
Completions: 235 (Cable Davis, 2002) 232 (3 completions)
Attempts: 449 (Cable Davis, 2002) 388 (61 attempts)
Wolves Among League Leaders
As a Team: Individually:
T-2nd in interceptions - 18 6th in passing yards - 257.0 ypg - Chris Sanders
7th in total offense - 272.0 yds per game 3rd in total offense - 3,182 - Chris Sanders
3rd in rushing defense - 13.6 yds per game T-7th in interceptions - 6 - Marvin Owens
6th in pass rating - 113.1 T-6th in passes defended - 19 - Allistair Sebastien
9th in turnover margin - +4 T-6th in tackles - 53.5 - Marvin Owens
2nd in first downs - 216
4th in missed field goal returns - 22.6 yds per game
Dance Team Community Events Calendar
This Tuesday, June 29, the Wolves dance team will be making a special appearance at a blood drive at the New Hampshire Fire Academy. The academy is located in Concord at 222 Sheep David Road. Members of the dance team will be on hand at the event from 3:00 - 7:00 PM signing autographs and posing for photos.
The Wolves had a great night on Friday as the team defeated the Louisville Fire in convincing fashion, 49-28, at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The night was also important for the Wolves in that the team came away from the game with no real injuries to report. Manchester DS Allistair Sebastien returned to action in fine form after a three-week layoff due to a shoulder strain. The Wolves also welcomed back OL/DL Delanio Taylor, who had been out for two weeks with a hyper extended elbow. Taylor provided steady play to the team's offensive and defensive fronts. Rookie WR/LB Reggie Robinson was the only team member active that missed the game due to injury. Robinson sat out with tightness in his hamstring but should be able to play when the team returns to action on July 10 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Backup quarterback J.J. Tutwiler is also currently on short term injured reserve with a minor case of mononucleosis. His status for July 10 is listed as questionable until further notice.
Wolves players currently on the injured list are as follows:
Long Term: Josh Ison (FB/LB) - torn ACL
Short Term: J.J. Tutwiler (QB) - mononucleosis
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