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Surging Wranglers Look To Take Sole Possession Of First Place In The In Southwest Division

June 7, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Austin Wranglers News Release

AUSTIN - The Austin Wranglers capped off the first half of their 2008 season last Sunday when they defeated the Amarillo Dusters 66-56. This monumental showdown hopes to have provided the Wranglers the momentum they needed heading into a three-week road trip. Playing their first season in the arenafootball2, the Austin Wranglers are 4-3 and are currently tied for first place in the National Conference's Southwest Division.

During the first half of the season, the players along with Head Coach Ben Bennett have come together to develop one of the most powerful football teams in the league. Providing excitement and explosive offensive performances, Austin seeks to be on top of their class.

One of brightest nights for the team was honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces by presenting Military Night at U.S. Army Field at the Frank Erwin Center on May 24 when Austin hosted top-ranked and undefeated Spokane. Many representatives from all branches of the military attended and enjoyed a night of football and entertainment, compliments of the Austin Wranglers and the Austin Wranglers Foundation.

Following a heated victory over Amarillo, quarterback Andy Hall looks to continue his high-level of play and top-ten rated accuracy as he leads the way for the Wranglers in the homestretch. Wide receiver John Roberson currently ranks second in the league in touchdown receptions along with receiving yards per game. Going both ways for Austin, jack linebacker and wide receiver Mel Long along with speedy defensive back Demetrie McCray have proven to be trouble for opposing receivers with McCray leading the team in interceptions with five. As the Wranglers enter into the second half of their season, they will look to take their playmaking offense and hard-hitting defense on the road for three weeks, starting with the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings on June 7.

Being tied for first place in the division, the Wranglers plan to take control of their destiny and perform well on the road. Following Bossier-Shreveport, the Wranglers will be in Corpus Christi on June 14 and then travel to Fresno, California to meet Central Valley on the June 21. These next games will be "make or break" for the Wranglers and their opponents, playing two teams in their division who are also tied for first place.

The Austin Wranglers return to U.S. Army Field at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, June 28, as they host division rivals, the Texas Copperheads, on Alumni Night. All former Wranglers players, coaches, dancers, and staff are invited to attend the game as well as various local alumni associations. The Wranglers then hit the road for two weeks before completing the regular season at home on Saturday, July 26 against the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings on Fan Appreciation Night.

For ticket pricing and packages for the final two home games of the 2008 season, contact the Wranglers Box Office by phone at 512.339.3939 or via email tickets@austinwranglers.com. Don't forget to ask your customer service representative about our exciting new 2009 season tickets with all new benefits!

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