FIRE NOTCHES FIRST WIN: Behind a defensive performance that forced five fumbles by Cincinnati the Fire won 61-54 over the Jungle Kats. The Fire took a 14-10 lead late in the first quarter and never look back. U.S. Army Ironman of the Game Demetrius Forney recorded two more rushing touchdowns to increase his season total to five. The Fire defense also recorded four sacks and Jerome Jones recorded his second safety in three games.
TIGER HITS 100 AGAIN: Fire rookie wide receiver Tiger Jones has been a standout in his first three games recording 100 yards receiving in each game. Jones had a career high 120 yards in Friday's win over Cincinnati. Jones is currently fourth in the af2 in receiving yards with 340 and second in receptions with 28. Jones is on pace for 1,813 receiving yards for the season. Below is a breakdown of Jones' first three games with the Fire.
Game Receptions Yards Yards/Catch TD's
Boise 8 114 14.2 1
South Georgia 11 106 9.6 2
Cincinnati 9 120 13.3 2
Totals 28 340 12.1 5
FIRE ON THE ROAD: The Fire will begin a stint of three road games in four weeks this weekend in Alabama. The Fire will head south to Birmingham, AL for a match-up with the Alabama Steeldogs. The Fire is tied 4-4 all-time with the Steeldogs, but has won four of the last five. The game will kick-off at 8:00 P.M. and can be heard on 1080-AM WKJK or at louisvillefirefootball.com via the Teamline link.
MIDWEST DIVISION STANDINGS: Below are the standings for the American Conference Midwest Division:
Team Wins Losses Pct. Games Back
Quad City Steamwheelers 3 0 1.000 --
Ft. Wayne Fusion 2 1 .666 1
Green Bay Blizzard 1 1 .500 1.5
Louisville Fire 1 2 .333 2
Cincinnati Jungle Kats 0 2 .000 1.5
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