FIRE WINS ON FINAL PLAY: After jumping out to 14-0 lead the Fire went back and forth with Ft. Wayne the entire game and cam away with a 48-42 victory. The Fusion scored with 2:54 to go in the game to tie it up at 42. The Fire took over with 2:04 left on the clock and drove to the Ft. Wayne nine. The Fusion was called for an illegal rush after an apparent sack of Joel Steele. The Fire had one more play from the four yard line in which Tony Stallings took a hand off from Joel Steele and found the end zone as the clock expired to secure the 48-42 victory. Tony Stallings was named U.S. Army Ironman of the Game for his efforts.
FIRE RETURNS HOME: After being on the road for three games the Fire will return home this Saturday to face the Alabama Steeldogs. The Fire lost to the Steeldogs on April 21 63-47 in Birmingham. Fire owner Will Wolford and his radio partner Bob Valvano will be playing in the game this week. Will will be snapping the ball on the first extra point attempt for the Fire and Bob will be the kicker.
BOB AND WILL PRACTICE: Bob and Will will also be practicing with the team this week starting Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. at Cardinal Stadium.
FORNEY ON RECORD PACE: Demetrius "The Freight Train" Forney racked up 19 more rushing yards in the Fire's victory over Ft. Wayne, to bring is season total to 150. He now sits just 30 rushing yards shy of breaking the Fire's single season rushing record. Pookie Jones currently holds the record with 180 rushing yards in 2003. Forney is near the top of several rushing categories in the af2. Below is a break down of where Forney stands:
Category Stat Rank
Rushing Yards 150 3
Yards Per Rush 4.7 8
Rushing TD's 6 T-7
Rushing Attempts 32 T-2
Rushing Yards/G 25.0 5
TIGER'S STREAK SNAPPED: Tiger Jones' streak of 100 yard receiving games was snapped this weekend. Jones caught nine passes for 88 yards and one touchdown. Jones is still at in top 10 in several receiving categories in af2 including receiving yards (709/second), receiving yards a game (118.2/first) and receptions (53/tied for third).
$1.99 GAS: The Fire has teamed up with 1570 The Zone and Thornton's to provide $1.99 gas on Thursday. Listen to 1570 The Zone and the Bob and Will show for more details as the week goes on.
FIRE TIED FOR FIRST: The Fire's victory coupled a Quad City loss has put the Fire into a tied for first place in the Midwest Division with Green Bay and Quad City:
Team Wins Losses Pct. Games Back
Louisville Fire 3 3 .500 --
Quad City Steamwheelers 3 3 .500 --
Green Bay Blizzard 3 3 .500 --
Ft. Wayne Fusion 2 5 .286 2.5
Cincinnati Jungle Kats 1 5 .167 3
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