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June 2, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

RETURN TO THE MIRACLE… The Fire will return to Quad City where “The Miracle at The Mark” took place last season in the Fire’s opening round playoff game. Here’s how it went down last season, with four seconds left Danny Kight lined up for a 53-yard field goal to win the game for the Fire. The kick had the distance and it looked good, but it hit the left upright. Jeff Hewitt couldn't control the bounce off the iron and the ball bounced away. The Fire's Derrick Shepard came rumbling down the field to pick up the ball and Demetrius “The Freight Train” Forney delivered the key block to allow Sheppard to run into the end zone to win the game for the Fire. The game can be heard on 1080-AM WKJK with Wayne Kraus filling in for Paul Wilman at 8:30 on Saturday night. OVERTIME… The Fire needed a few extra minutes last Friday to defeat Albany 62-55 in overtime. The Fire was led by Demetrius “the Freight Train” Forney’s five rushing touchdowns.

MORE RECORDS FALL… The Freight Train’s five rushing touchdowns not only broke the Fire record for rushing touchdowns in a game, but Forney also tied the af2’s all-time record for rushing touchdowns in a game and established a league high for the 2005 season. Forney was also named the US Army Ironman of the Week by the league office on Tuesday.

MEIJER NIGHT… Fire fans at the June 18 home game you can be rewarded for shopping at Meijer stores. You can bring a Meijer receipt to the box office and buy one upper arena ticket and get one free. We will also be giving away four $50 gift cards from Meijer.

BRING OUT YOUR GROUP… Don’t forget Fire home games are a great way to entertain employees or clients this summer. Group outings start at $10 a ticket on the upper sideline. To schedule your group for one of the remaining five home games call 368-0009.

LISTEN UP… Every Tuesday on Xtra Sports 790 you can hear Louisville Fire Coaches Show from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. with host Paul Wilman and Fire head coach Tommy Johnson. Each week Fire fans can call in and ask Coach Johnson questions pertaining to the team or comment on the season.

LET’S PARTY… The Fire also has birthday party packages available for all eight home games. Birthday packages include 12 tickets to the game, 12 hot dogs, 12 drinks, chips, a birthday cake and 30 tickets for the Meijer/Big Red Kids Zone activities for just $250. To schedule your child’s birthday party call 368-0009.

FIRE UP TO FIFTH… The Fire jumped two spots from seventh to fifth after defeating Albany last week, this weeks opponent Quad City is ranked 12 this week. The entire Top 12 is as follows:
WEEK 10 TOP 12
RANK TEAM PTS
1 Memphis 216 (12)
2 Manchester 212 (6)
3 Florida 192 (1)
4 Green Bay 144
5 Louisville 139
6 Tulsa 134
7 Amarillo 117
8 Rio Grande 114
9 Central Valley 102 (1)
10 W-B /Scranton 65
11 Oklahoma City 57
12 Quad City 35

FINAL FOUR … The AFL’s Conference Championships will take place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. On Saturday former U of L quarterback and Orlando head coach Jay Gruden will lead his Predators into Georgia to take on the Force. The Force feature former U of L player Kevin Gaines and UK players Chris Demaree and Willie Green. Sunday afternoon the Colorado Crush will take on the Chicago rush in Denver. Both games will kick-off at 3:30 and can be seen on WAVE-3 television in the Louisville area.

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