Monsters Win Big, Get First Victory in Team History 74-14

April 2, 2013 - Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) - Missouri Monsters News Release

ST. CHARLES, MO - The Missouri Monsters (1-2) professional indoor football team won 74 to 14 against the visiting Windy City Hitmen to get the first win in team history in front of 1,542 fans.

The Monsters, now under new Head Coach Martino Theus, scored more points than the first two games combined. Monsters QB Tavares Woodley was 15 for 20 with 265 yards and 10 TD's. Dello Davis moved to WR for this game and had 4 catches for 96 yards, and 4 TD's, WR Gary Johnson caught 5 passes for 103 yards and 2 TD's, WR Easton Knott had 2 catches for 38 yards and 2 TD's.

On the defensive side of the ball former St. Louis Ram Claude Wroten had 5 tackles, 4 sacks, fellow defensive lineman Bernard Quinn, and Chris Cooper both contributed with 3 sacks each. Newly added defensive back DeQwan Young had 1 forced fumble, and 2 interceptions, DB Randall Burden, Moriano Lardge, and Kevin Brown each had 1 interception.

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

Windy City Hitmen 0 0 0 14 14

Missouri Monsters 20 22 20 12 74

NEXT GAME:

The Missouri Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) have agreed to terms with the Marion Blue Racers of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) to play the first ever cross league game.

The game will be played on Saturday April 6th at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm Central Time. The game will be streamed live at: http://new.livestream.com/missourimonsters

"Having gotten to know the Blue Racers owner LaMonte Coleman over the past few years, there isn't an owner in this business that I will have more pleasure in beating. He left our league to go to a lower league, and he thinks he can compete with us? Thats just crazy. There is NO chance they beat us. I do respect Mr. Coleman for accepting the challenge when several other teams in his league didn't." Said Monsters Owner Andrew Haines.

"I'm so confident that the Monsters will win, that I guarantee it! If we lose, everyone in attendance will receive a FREE ticket voucher they can use for any of the remaining regular season home games." Added Haines.

The Marion Blue Racers are currently in their 3rd season of play. In 2012 the Blue Racers were members of the UIFL Northern Conference, and reach the playoffs. They lost in the first round of the post season to the Erie Explosion in the first UIFL Outdoor Game. The team is located in Marion, OH, and are the only professional football team in Central OH.

"I want to thank the Missouri Monsters for inviting us to play them in their city. Mr. Andrew Haines is always working on ways to make the game fun for the fans," expressed CEO and Head Coach LaMonte Coleman.

"Andrew and I have been working on a game like this for about a year now. It will be fun to play against some of my former players but I want them to see that it was a mistake to leave my organization. My goal is to win the game and show why I chose to play in the CIFL. If my team loses, which I know that we won't, I will make a small donation to a charity that Andrew currently supports." Added Coleman.

Blue Racers Team captain Thomas "Tmac" McKenzie and other players are excited to play against some of their former teammates.

"There is no doubt that I am going for the sack record against them. Who do they have that can block me - Said Tmac.

The Missouri Monsters are currently in their first season of play. In May of 2012 the Monsters were announced as an expansion team in the Ultimate Indoor Football League.

Both teams are struggling to get wins, as the Blue Racers are 1-5, with their lone win coming by way of forfeit. The Monsters are 1-2. Each team has made head coaching changes, and Monsters new Head Coach Martino Theus started the 2013 season as the Blue Racers Head Coach.

"First, I want to thank Lamonte for the opportunity to coach his organization, be apart of such a good city, and great people in Marion. Now I'm head coaching for a great owner, team. It's just straight business with the team. We know we have better athletes, talent all around. I love being able to coach against a good friend of mine (Mr. LaMonte Coleman) of fourteen years. This win will be big for our organization and fans plus some former players that are with us now. I know they are ready to play against Marion for sure. We will be ready as a team to beat Marion." Said Monsters Head Coach Martino Theus.

Tickets for the game start at $7.00 and can be purchased at the Family Arena Box Office, and through www.metrotix.com. Suites are available for the game, contact the team office for more information 636-395-0896 or email andrew@missourimonsters.com.

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