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Rage Beat Muskegon Thunder 43-20

June 6, 2009 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - RiverCity Rage News Release

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN: The RiverCity Rage improved to 8-3 on the season with a resounding 43-20 victory over the Muskegon Thunder on Saturday night. The Thunder fell to 1-11 on the year and allowed the Rage to rack up 298 yards of total offense. The Rage snapped a two-game skid and kept pace with the first place Maryland Maniacs, who also won over the weekend.

RiverCity opened up a quick 10-0 lead after new place kicker Jason Bondzio knocked through a 22-yard field goal and Hurtis Chinn's five-yard touchdown run. The Rage never trailed in the game and allowed only one second half touchdown.

The Rage was led by quarterback Jimmy Sankster, who threw for 170 yards, two touchdowns, and ran one in for his first rushing score of the year. Running back Vincent Webb carried the ball eleven times for 79 yards and two touchdowns, as the Rage racked up 117 yards on the ground. Hurtis Chinn led the Rage with eight catches for 81 yards, while Maurice Avery and Luke McArdle each pulled down touchdown strikes. Avery and McArdle improved to 15 and 12 touchdown receptions respectively.

The Rage defense held the Thunder to 209 yards of total offense and just 35 yards on the ground. Newcomer Levy Brown led the Rage with eight tackles, Joe Bevis recorded seven, and Pig Brown had five key takedowns. Thunder quarterback Buddy Rivera finished the day completing 16 of 22 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown.

"I was really happy with the way we played on defense and special teams," said head coach Rik Richards. "We had a lot of guys flying to the ball on defense and we really ran the ball well. I am happy how we bounced back and grabbed a big victory on the road."

The Rage will wrap up their two-game road trip next Saturday when they battle the Bloomington Extreme on June 13th. The Rage will return home for the final time during the regular season on June 20th to battle El Paso, kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

The RiverCity Rage is a member of the Indoor Football League. All Rage home games are played at The Family Arena in St. Charles, MO. For information contact the Rage at (636) 946-RAGE or log on to

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