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.
AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PICTURE:
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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