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Marshals Overcome Adversity to Down New Jersey 65-13

May 2, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - The Marshals News Release

Cincinnati, OH – The Cincinnati Marshals of the National Indoor Football League put up their fourth win in a row this weekend against the New Jersey Xtreme after a difficult week in the organization.

Marshals cornerback Ron Carpenter played an outstanding game in honor of his wife, Sherri, who passed away suddenly on Friday. He dedicated the game to her memory and to his 10-year-old son, Kamron.

“She would have wanted me to play today,” said Carpenter. “I want to thank the Marshals fans, my teammates, and especially my family for their support throughout this time.”

Rayshawn Askew led the Marshals with six touchdowns on the night. Quarterback Brett Dietz was 9-12 and added a touchdown on a 5 yard run. Ernie Samuels caught a 33 yard pass from Dietz as he went backwards over the endzone wall to give the Marshals a 59-13 lead. Local Elder alum and backup quarterback Matt Glacken saw success in his first game action going 2-3 for 12 yards.

Paul Johnson caught a 19 yard pass from quarterback Lou Scala to put the Xtreme on the board. John Chestnut returned a kickoff 46 yards for a touchdown with 5:30 left in the 3rd quarter.

The division win keeps the Marshals in second place in the Atlantic East Division with a 4-2 record. The Xtreme fall to 0-6 on the season, last place in the Atlantic East.

Interception Man

Marshals strong safety Tim Wilkins had the Xtreme quarterbackÂ’s number throughout the game. He had three interceptions on the night to move to 7 interceptions on the season.

Good for 3

Marshals kicker Jesse Obert went 3 for 3 on the night with field goals of 29, 33, and 47 yards. The field goals earned $600 for the Free Store Food Bank’s Kid’s Café courtesy of Bengals kicker Shayne Graham’s Good For 3 Program, the Cincinnati Marshals and Margaritas Mexican Restaurant.

Next Game Preview

The Marshals travel to Dayton to continue the I-75 Showdown as they take on the 3-2 Warbirds next Monday, May 9 at the Nutter Center in Dayton.

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