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August 1, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

FIRE STREAKS INTO PLAYOFFS: The Fire ended the regular season on a high note, defeating Quad City 70-56 on Saturday. The victory was the Fire's fifth straight, a franchise record and also gave the Fire 11 wins for the season, also a franchise record. Fire WR/LB Dennis Fryzel caught eight passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Rob Mager and Lawrence Matthews each had two touchdown receptions. Rob Green led the way defensively with nine tackles and two pass breakups. The highlight of the night came in the second quarter when quarterback Matt Sauk found Rob Mager from 23 yards out for his third touchdown pass of the game and number 94 for the season. Sauk finished the game with eight touchdown passes giving him 99 for the season. Sauk also set the league record for yards in a season after throwing for 315 yards.

Stat Record

Touchdowns in a Season 99 Matt Sauk

(Louisville 2005)

Passing Yards in a Season 4489 Matt Sauk

(Louisville 2005)

Completions in a Season 408 Matt Sauk

(Louisville 2005)

ROUND ONE IN MACON: Despite being the number three seed in the ArenaCup playoffs the Fire will have to travel this weekend because Freedom Hall is not available. The Fire will head south to take on the Macon Knights. Macon started the season 2-5 but rallied to an 8-8 finish and a berth in the playoffs. The Fire and the Knights have met once before, in 2004 with the Fire defeating Macon 78-42 in Freedom Hall. The game will kickoff at 7:30 and can be heard on 1080 WKJK.

SAME STORY: The Fire defense once again stepped up in the third quarter holding Quad City to seven points and forcing a turnover. The defense allowed just 14 points in the second half after giving up 42 in the first half.

LEAGUE LEADERS: The Fire offense continues to lead the league in several categories:

Pass offense 279.8 yards a game

Passing yards: 4477

Pass completions: 411

Touchdowns passing: 100

Fumbles recovered: 21 (Tied for 1st)

First downs: 354

First downs passing: 258

Sacks against: 6

Individually Matthew Sauk is also leading the league in the following categories:

Passing yards a game 280.6

Attempts: 603

Passing touchdowns: 99

Passing yards: 3937

Pass completions: 408

Danny Kight is leading the league in PAT Kicks Made (92) and PAT Kicks Attempted (113)

RECORD BREAKERS: The Fire set the following af2 team records for the 2005 season:

Touchdown passes in a season: 100 (Sauk 99, Steele 1)

Pass completions: 411

First downs: 354

First downs passing: 258

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