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Steamwheelers Francis Breaks Single Game Sack Record

July 3, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Quad City Steamwheelers News Release

DAVENPORT, Iowa – It may have taken a day or two, but good news came to the Quad City Steamwheelers and especially that of DS Asa Francis. Francis and the Steamwheelers got word from the af2 league office late this afternoon that the questionable fifth sack that Francis received credit for as a tackle for a loss was determined an actual sack.

This giving Francis five sacks for the game, an af2 single game record. The former record was held by four players, all who were tied with 4.5 sacks. The former record holders were E.J. Burt of Cape Fear (July 8, 2002 vs. Albany), Spencer Conley of Norfolk (May 12, 2001 vs. Greensboro), Reggie Cooley of Arkansas (May 5, 2001 at Memphis) and Derrick Coakley of now defunct Pensacola (April 7, 2001 at Norfolk).

The five sacks brings Francis’ total to 8.5 on the season, moving him into a tie for third overall in the league. Bakersfield Blitz OL/DL Rick Leung’Wai is currently sitting atop the sacks list with 9.5 on the season.

The Steamwheelers are in preparation for the Green Bay Blizzard today, practicing from 5-7 p.m. at The MARK of the Quad Cities. The ‘Wheelers will take on the Blizzard in Green Bay, Wis. on Saturday at the Resch Center at 7:30 p.m. Fans looking to make the trip can visit for more information.

The Steamwheelers will then return home for their last two regular season home games to take on the San Diego Riptide on the 12th and the Tennessee Valley Vipers on the 19th.

Good seats are still available and can be purchased at The MARK box office or through TicketMaster at or by calling 563.326.1111.

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