FIRE WINS ARENACUP REMATCH: The Fire started off a little rusty from the bye week but was able to regroup and defeat Memphis 63-55 on Saturday night. Fire WR/DB Nate Green turned in his best performance of the season catching three passes for 35 yards and one touchdown and rushing five times for 23 yards and a touchdown. Green also returned six kickoffs for 147 yards and recorded three and half tackles and two pass break-ups on defense. The victory also stretched the Fire's winning streak to four games and gave the Fire their sixth win in their last seven games.
REGULAR SEASON HOME FINALE: The Fire will wrap up their home schedule this Saturday in a showdown with rival Quad City at 7:00 P.M. in Freedom Hall. The Steamwheelers defeated the Fire 68-62 in overtime on May 13 at Quad City. The Fire has defeated the Steamwheelers twice in a row in Freedom Hall.
MAGER ON PACE TO SET RECORDS: Fire OS Rob Mager has been outstanding all year long and is on pace to break every Fire single season receiving record, most of which he already holds. Mager's projections are listed below:
Category Current Stat Record Projection
Receptions 123 147 152
Receiving Yards 1,640 1,721 2,019
Receiving TD's 46 46 57*
Scoring 276 278 340
Mager also leads the af2 in each of those categories. If Mager's continues his current pace he would tie the af2 record for receiving touchdowns in a season currently held by Donovan Morgan.
FIRE TIED FOR FIRST: The Fire's victory over Memphis combined with a Wilkes-Barre loss has moved the Fire into a tie for first place in the East Division. Green Bay sits just half a game behind the Fire and Pioneers.
EAST DIVISION STANDINGS:
TEAM WINS LOSSES PCT. GAMES BACK STREAK
Wilkes-Barre 8 5 .615 -- L 2
Louisville 8 5 .615 -- W 4
Green Bay 8 6 .571 .5 L 1
Quad City 6 7 .462 2 W 2
Manchester 6 7 .462 2 W 1
Albany 5 8 .385 3 L 3
FIRE COACHES SHOW MOVED: The Louisville Fire coaches show has been moved to Monday night's at 6:00 P.M. for the rest of the 2006 season. The show will remain on 790-AM WKRD.
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