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July 27, 2005 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

LAST HOME GAME... The Fire will play their final regular season home game this Saturday night against the Quad City Steamwheelers at 7:30 in Freedom Hall. The Fire lost to the Steamwheelers on June 4, 47-41, in Quad City. A Fire victory and a loss by Manchester will give the Fire the East Division Championship and a first round bye in the playoffs. The Fire will also be giving away hats courtesy of Wildcard Printing. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 368-0009 or visiting

SAUK SET TO BREAK TOUCHDOWN RECORD... After throwing for seven touchdowns last week Matt Sauk is just three shy of breaking the af2 record for touchdowns in a season. Sauk currently has 91 touchdowns passes this season and is on pace to throw for 97. Sauk has already broken the completion record and is just 288 yards shy of the passing yards record.

Stat Current Record Sauk's Current Total Sauk's Projected Total
Touchdowns in a Season 93 Tony Zimmerman
(Quad City 2003) 91 97
Passing Yards in a Season 4462 Ryan Vena
(Albany 2003) 4174 4452
Completions in a Season 387 Matt Sauk
(Louisville 2005) 387 412

FIRE STAYS ALIVE... The Fire defeated Manchester 78-61 on Saturday putting them just one game back for the division title. The Fire defense once again came up big allowing just eight points in the third quarter and forcing five turnovers in the game.

TIPPINS SACKS AWARD... Lineman Andrew Tippins turned in his best performance of the 2005 season Saturday against Manchester and was named ADT Defensive Player of the Week by the league office yesterday. Tippins recorded 3.5 sacks, which ties a league high for the season, 4.5 tackles, a forced fumble, an interception and a blocked kick.

BROKEN RECORDS: The Fire has broken several team records this season:
Andrew Tippins: Sacks in a game: 3.5, 7/23/05
Cesare Manning: Receiving TD's in a game: 7, 6/24/05
Cesare Manning: Points in a game: 42, 6/24/05
Danny Kight: Longest field goal: 61 yards, 6/24/05
Demetrius Forney: Rushing TD's in a game: 5, 5/27/05
Dennis Fryzel: Receptions in a game: 14, 5/21/05
Matthew Sauk: Pass Completions in a game: 36, 5/21/05
Matt Sauk: Passing Yards in a game: 396, 6/18/05
Matt Sauk: Total Offense: 397, 6/18/05
Matt Sauk: Passing TD's in a season: 91
Matt Sauk: Completions in a season: 387 (af2 record)
Rob Mager: Receptions in a game: 16, 6/18/05
Rob Mager: Receptions in a game: 17, 7/16/05
Rob Mager: Receiving TD's in a season: 37
Rob Mager: Scoring in a season: 224 points
Rob Mager: Receptions in a season: 119
Team: Total Offense: 405, 6/18/05
The Fire has also set af2 team records in 2005:
Pass Completions: 390; on pace for 416
First Downs: 333; on pace for 355
First Downs Passing: 242; on pace for 258

OLD PHONES FOR A GOOD CAUSE... The Fire has teamed up with Special Olympics Kentucky to turn your old cell phones into gold for area Special Olympics athletes. Donate your old cell phone at the Fire Will Call office on game night and receive one free admission ticket per phone. For additional information on the Turn Old Into Gold program please visit

LAST CHANCE FOR YOUR GROUP... Don't forget Fire home games are a great way to entertain employees or clients this summer, we only have one home game left this season. Group outings start at $10 a ticket on the upper sideline. To schedule your group for one of the last two home games call 368-0009.

ARENACUP TICKETS... Tickets for the ArenaCup in Bossier City are on sale now. Visit for all the info on The 2005 ArenaCup. The ArenaCup will be played on Saturday August 27 pitting the winner of the National and American Conferences against each other.

ASK COACH... 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.

PICTURES... Don't forget to stop by the merchandise booth in the Meijer Kids Zone on Saturday to purchase a picture of various Fire players to get signed during the autograph session following the game.

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