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July 31, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

THE SECOND SEASON BEGINS: The Fire will open the 2006 ArenaCup Playoffs at Memphis on Saturday night. The Fire defeated the Xplorers 63-55 in Freedom Hall on July 8. This will be the second time the teams have met in the playoffs; the Xplorers defeated the Fire 63-41.


Florida 13 - 3 Green Bay 10 - 6 Memphis 11 - 5 Manchester 9 - 7 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 9 - 7 Louisville 9 - 7 Florida and Green Bay have first round bye as they won the South and East divisions respectively.

Manchester will host Wilkes-Barre Friday night.

Memphis will host Louisville Saturday night.

MAGER TIES LEAGUE RECORD: Fire OS Rob Mager tied a league record in Friday's game against Green Bay. Mager caught on touchdown pass giving him 54 for the season which ties the league record for touchdown receptions in a season.

LEAGUE LEADERS: The Fire ended the 2006 regular at the top of the af2 in the following team and individual categories:

Player Category Stat

Brett Dietz Pass Efficiency 126.7

Brett Dietz Pass Completion Pct. 71.2

Rob Mager Receptions/Game 8.94

Rob Mager Receiving Yards/G 119.9

Rob Mager Scoring/G 20.5

Rob Mager Scoring/TD's 54

Rob Mager Receiving Yards 1,918

Rob Mager Receptions 143

Rob Mager Receiving TD's 54*

Team Pass Com. Pct. 70.6

Team Pass Efficiency 125.6

Team 3rd Down Conversion % 63.4

*- Ties af2 record for touchdown receptions in a season

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