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April 17, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

FIRE FALLS AGAIN: The Fire defense held Manchester to only 39 points however the offense was not able to get on track and scored only 34 points. Defensive specialist Jeremy Chandler recorded his second interception of the season and tallied a game high 8.5 tackles. Kabote Sikyala also pulled down his second interception of the season to go along with six pass breakups. The Fire has started the season 0-2 for the third time ever (2001, 2002).

NEXT UP: The Fire will stay home this week to take on the Birmingham Steeldogs Friday night in Freedom Hall. The game will feature the return to Freedom Hall of Ron Selesky, who was the Fire's head coach during the 2001 season.

DEFENSE RANKS HIGH: The Fire defense is ranked in the top 10 in af2 in several categories:

Category Stat Rank

Scoring Defense 42.0 10

Total Defense 217.0 yards/game 5

Pass Def. Efficiency 82.0 7

Pass Defense 201.5 yards/game 7

Interceptions 4 5

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