Revolution Look Continue Winning Streak
RICHMOND, VA.: After winning their fourth straight game last weekend, the Richmond Revolution are looking to make it five in a row this Saturday when they take on the Maryland Maniacs. The Revolution are backed by a defense that bends but doesn't break, and an offense that scores as many points as needed to get the win, excelling in running the clock out to clinch games. In the midst of a season long three game road trip, the team bus takes them to College Park, MD this weekend, to Cole Field House, the former home of the University of Maryland basketball team. The team will take the field two wins away from clinching a playoff spot in their first ever season.
The Maniacs currently sit in last place in the Atlantic East Division of the United Conference, one of two winless teams in the Indoor Football League. Following a season in which the Maniacs went 10-4, winning the division in their first ever season, this season has seen the team lose by less than 10 points four times, including twice against the Revolution. The Maniacs have struggled to find their way into the end zone, despite an offense highly ranked in the IFL. The team has the third highest amount of passing yards per game with 185.7 yards, and ranks 11th in total yards with 215.3, but has the second lowest point total in the league, 225, and third lowest per game average, 32.1. Despite the 0-7 record, this team appears close to putting together their first win of the season. Defensively they are ranked seventh in total yards per game, 189.4, and passing yards per game, 142.1. In their three home games this season the Maniacs have lost by 1 point, 16 points and 7 points, hanging with the Rochester Raiders until the final buzzer last week, losing 46-39 in the fourth quarter. Maryland is currently 2.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the conference, and needs to win a majority of their games to have a chance in their second half.
The Revolution are playing strong, fresh off winning their second game in 4 weeks against West Michigan. The Thunderhawks sport the number one offense and passing attack, scoring the third most points per game. As they have in four other games this year, the Revolution gained less than the Thunderhawks on offense, yet still came away with the win. The Revolution continue to be led on offense by former ACC Offensive Player of the Year QB Bryan Randall (Virginia Tech), who currently stands second in the IFL in passing touchdowns with 34. WR Antwun Williams (Virginia State) has emerged as Randall's go-to guy this season, leading the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Williams' 34 receptions are tied for 12th in the IFL, his 381 yards receiving are tied for 15th and he's tied for 8th with 13 touchdowns. The Revolution are led on defense by DB Demarcus James, who ranks fourth in the league in kick return yards with 532 yards, tied for 13th in tackles with 52 and tied for second in interceptions with 6. The reigning IFL Special Teams Player of the Year is ninth overall in All Purpose Yards with 680 total yards. Also on defense, DB Daninelle Derricott (Marshall) leads the league in passes broken up with 9, and is second on the team with 44 total tackles. The Revolution can also thank their special teams for contributing to their 7-1 record this season. K Chris Segaar (Virginia Tech) leads the league in Field Goal percentage, 9/13 for 69%.
Kickoff in College Park is scheduled for 7:05 pm on Saturday, May 8th. Revolution fans unable to attend the game can watch it live on www.b2livetv.com. The Revolution travel next week to Grand Rapids, MI for their final game of the season against the West Michigan Thunderhawks. The team returns home the following week for a home game on Saturday May 22nd against the Rochester Raiders. Tickets are available by calling the SportsQuest membership center at (804)595-theQ (8437) or by visiting the Revolution website at www.richmondrevolution.com.
SportsQuest's Richmond Revolution are proud members of the Indoor Football League. SportsQuest has broken ground on the East Campus of their planned 250 acre sports complex in Chesterfield County, south of Richmond. For more information about the campus, or becoming a member of SportsQuest please call (804)595-theQ (8437) or visit www.sportsquest.biz.
• Discuss this story on the Indoor Football League message board...
Indoor Football League Stories from May 6, 2010
- Indoor Football League Newsletter - IFL
- Roughnecks & Director Of Operations Ernie Salcido Part Ways - West Texas Roughnecks
- The Green Bay-Chicago Rivalry Continues - Green Bay Blizzard
- Predators Look To Cool The Fever - Seattle Timberwolves
- Revolution Look Continue Winning Streak - Richmond Revolution
- Spartans Extremely Confident - La Crosse Spartans
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.