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May 25, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Quad City Steamwheelers News Release

Quad City Steamwheelers (2-5)
vs. Spokane Shock (6-1)
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2006
Kickoff: 9:00 p.m. CDT
Site: Spokane Arena (9,909)
National Anthem: TBD
Coin Toss: TBD
Game Ball: TBD
Officials: Referee: Fred Wiedower; Umpire: Chad Walker; Linesman: Karl Lane; Line Judge: Mark Bailey; Back Judge: Dax Hill
Radio: WFXN 1230 AM, KWPC 800 AM
Television: KAYU Fox 28 (Spokane Station)
Series Record: First-ever meeting
Last Meeting: First-ever meeting
Streaks: The Quad City Steamwheelers had a two-game winning streak snapped at Green Bay last Friday and are looking to avoid a two-game losing streak tonight. The Spokane Shock are on a two-game winning streak after having a four-game winning streak to start the season snapped on May 6.
Coaches: Rick Frazier (19-21; 0-1 playoffs, Third Season)*
Chris Siegfried (xx-xx; x-x playoffs; xxx Season)*
*Signifies career marks in af2 only.

THE STAKES: Quad City is looking to get back on the right track after a disappointing loss in Green Bay Friday, May 19. The Steamwheelers most likely have to win seven of their last nine games to make the af2 playoffs. Quad City has four games left against .500 or better teams, including three against 6-1 teams (at Spokane and a home and home with Wilkes-Barre Scranton).

THE SERIES: This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

If Quad City defeats Spokane, it would ...
- Give it a 3-5 overall record at the season midpoint.
- Give the Steamwheelers a 1-0 all-time record against Spokane
- Give Quad City a 2-1 record in the West Division

Quad City Steamwheelers (2-5)
(All Times Central)
Date Opponent Time Score Res Record
3/31 ARKANSAS 7:15 68-58 L 0-1
4/15 GREEN BAY 7:15 57-34 L 0-2
4/22 STOCKTON, Calf. 7:15 60-46 L 0-3
4/29 @ Albany 6:00 73-62 L 0-4
5/6 @ Central Valley 9:30 59-52 W 1-4 OT
5/13 LOUISVILLE 7:15 68-62 W 2-4 OT
5/19 @ Green Bay 7:30 40-35 L 2-5
5/27 @ Spokane 9:00
6/3 ALBANY 7:15
6/10 MANCHESTER 7:15
6/17 @ W/B Scranton 6:00
6/24 @ Tenn. Valley 7:30
7/8 TENN. VALLEY 7:15
7/15 @ Louisville 6:00
7/22 W/B SCRANTON 7:15
7/28 @ Manchester 6:30

Quad City Steamwheelers Injury Report
Alfonso Pugh - Short Term I.R. -
Maurice Harris - Short Term I.R. -
Chris Chandler - Long Term I.R. -

Steamwheelers vs. Shock
All-Time Results

No Previous Meetings Between the Two Teams.

Quad City Steamwheelers @ Green Bay Blizzard
May 19, 2006
The Resch Center
Blizzard 40, Steamwheelers 35

(Green Bay, Wis.) - The Quad City Steamwheelers dropped 2-5 overall after a 40-35 loss to the Green Bay Blizzard in front of 6,234 at the Resch Center in Green Bay.
The Steamwheelers had a chance to punch the ball in the endzone with the ball on the one-yard line, fourth down and just 12 seconds left on the clock. AJ Novak's rush fell just short turning the ball over to Green Bay and allowing them to run down the clock.
The Steamwheelers, who never trailed until 5:31 left in the fourth quarter, jumped on the board first when Kris Peters caught an 11-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Tim Hicks just 1:57 seconds into the contest.
The Blizzard tied the game two plays later when a 42-yard kickoff return by Luke Leverson set up a four yard run for Peter Lazare.
With the game tied fullback Jeff Macrea gave the Steamwheelers a 14-7 lead when he scored his eighth rushing touchdown of the season on a five-yard run up the middle.
Lazare scored his second touchdown of the night on a four-yard run when he stretched his arms out and pushed the ball across the goal line as he was being tackled. The extra point attempt by Kyle Marotz missed and the Steamwheelers had a one-point advantage heading into the second quarter.
In the second quarter Tim Dodge was credited with a five-yard rush to extend the Steamwheelers lead to 21-13. Dodge started towards the left side saw a wall of blockers and reversed directions and scrambled into the end zone.
After the Steamwheelers defense held and forced a missed 23-yard field goal attempt from Marotz. The Steamwheelers had a chance to extend their lead to two possessions. With the team driving, Hicks dropped back to pass the ball at the five yard line. He didn't see defensive back Jermaine Petty of Green Bay waiting for the pass and when Hicks delivered, Petty stepped up, caught the ball and ran it 42-yards for the Blizzard touchdown.
With the Steamwheelers clinging to a 21-20 led Hicks found Dodge on the left side. Dodge caught the ball at the two-yard line and rolled into the endzone for 28-20 lead with just 13 seconds remaining before halftime.
Green Bay started the second half with a 32-yard strike from former Steamwheeler quarterback Ronnie Gordon. Gordon, who finished the game with 175 yards and one touchdown pass, hit Holmes as he was streaking down the sideline.
With 2:14 seconds remaining in the third quarter AJ Novak scored on a three yard draw play on the right side.
With the Steamwheelers holding a 35-37 advantage to start the fourth quarter, Gordon took over the game scoring the next to touchdowns on a 13-yard rush with 13:38 remaining in the quarter and the go-ahead score on a one-yard run with 5:31 seconds remaining.
Hicks finished the game for Quad City with 288 passing yards and two touchdown passes. Peters was the leading receiver registering 147 yards on 10 catches. The Steamwheelers received three rushing touchdowns, one from Novak, Macrea and Dodge. Defensively Patrick Horne led the team with 7 total tackles (six solo and two assisted).
For the Blizzard David Crocker led the defensive troops with 8.5 total tackles (seven solo and three assisted), while the best rushing team in the arenafootball2 league finished with a total of 45 yards and four touchdowns.

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