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San Diego Hosts River Kings in 2020 IFL Season Home Opener

March 12, 2020 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - San Diego Strike Force News Release

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Strike Force (1-0) will host the Cedar Rapids River Kings (0-1) in their 2020 IFL Regular Season Home Opener at Pechanga Sports Arena San Diego this Saturday, March 14. Tailgate activities will begin at approximately 2:00 PM PT with doors opening at 5:05 PM PT before the 6:05 PM PT kickoff. The game will be streamed live on the IFL's YouTube page with Coach John Kantera and Brandon Suprenant on the call.

The Strike Force enter Week 2 after defeating the Bismarck Bucks in their 2020 season opener 50-36.

San Diego's rookie quarterback Michael Carrillo completed 9 of 17 for 132 yards and three touchdowns. The Strike Force outpaced the Bucks with a total offense of 182 yards (132 passing, 50 rushing) while they held the Bucks to only 87 yards on the day.

2019 All-IFL Special Teams player Marques Rodgers picked up where he left off last year as he recorded his first kickoff return for a score while adding three receptions for 52 yards and one touchdown in the air.

On defense, Daquawn Brown and Ralph Harvey Jr. locked down the Bucks' offense with a total of 16 tackles, one interception and five pass break ups. Harvey Jr. also contributed a big sack on the Bucks quarterback, Wilson, in the fourth quarter for a loss of nine yards helping to close out the victory.

The Cedar Rapids enters Week 2 after dropping their home opener 39-54 to the Quad City Steamwheelers.

River Kings quarterback Derrick Bernard completed 9 of 25 pass attempts for 72 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed seven times for 42 yards and one score.

On defense, the River Kings only gave up one touchdown in the third quarter. Trevor Pugh and Lamore Wise combined for 18 tackles and one forced fumble on the day.

Cedars Rapids ended the game with two touchdowns in the final minute of the fourth quarter but ran out of time for a comeback.

This weekend will be the third all-time meeting between the two teams.

Tickets to see the Strike Force at Pechanga Sports Arena start at just $12. Single game tickets are available for purchase online at, on or at the Pechanga Arena box office, open from 11am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Season, group and Suite tickets are available by calling the Strike Force Sales team by call or text to 619-340-1300 or email to [email protected]

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