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

FIRE RALLIES FOR WIN: After trailing by 15 most of the game the Fire rallied to outscore Quad City 33-12 in the fourth quarter for a 67-60 victory over the Steamwheelers. The Fire, winners of five straight and seven of eight, now leads the East Division by a half a game over Green Bay.

FIRE ATOP EAST DIVISION: The Fire's fifth straight win combined with a Wilkes-Barre lost have put the Fire atop the East Division with two games left. If the Fire wins their last two games they will win the East and earn a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

EAST DIVISION STANDINGS:

TEAM WINS LOSSES PCT. GAMES BACK STREAK

Louisville 9 5 .643 -- W 5

Green Bay 9 6 .600 .5 W 1

Wilkes-Barre 8 6 .571 1 L 3

Manchester 7 7 .500 2 W 2

Quad City 6 8 .429 3 L 1

Albany 5 9 .357 4 L 4

MAGER SETS THREE TEAM RECORDS: Fire OS Rob Mager had another outstanding game Saturday and broke three team records in the process. Mager set the records for receiving yards, receiving TD's and scoring for the Fire for a season. Mager also leads the af2 in each of those categories.

Category Current Stat Record Projection

Receptions 131 146 152

Receiving Yards 1,781 1,721 2,036

Receiving TD's 49 46 56*

Scoring 294 278 336

* Mager is on pace to break the af2 record for receiving touchdowns in a season.

FIRE TO END ON THE ROAD: The Fire will travel south to Fort Myers, FL for a rematch of last season's American Conference Championship game with the Florida Firecats. The game will kick-off at 7:30 Saturday night and can be heard on louisvillefirefootball.com.

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