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June 21, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

DIETZ BREAKS ARENA FOOTBALL RECORD... The Fire offense was red hot this past weekend and Fire QB Brett Dietz was an intricate part of the offense throwing 12 touchdown passes in the 86-66 victory. Dietz broke a six year old af2 record and set a record for af2 and the AFL for touchdown passes in a game. Dietz was also named af2 Schutt Offensive Player of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week. The 86 points scored was also a Fire team record for points scored in a game. NORTHEAST SWING CONTINUES... The Fire will head back to the northeast this weekend for a showdown with east division rival Manchester on Friday night at 7:30. The Fire lost to the Wolves 39-34 on April 14. The game can be heard on 1080-AM or by clicking the TeamLine link. Look for a game preview on the website later this week.

NEXT HOME GAME... The Fire will be on the road for the next two weekends and have a bye Fourth of July weekend before returning home on July 8 for an ArenaCup rematch against the Memphis Xplorers at 7:00 in Freedom Hall. The first 900 fans will receive a bobblehead doll of Tony Cruise, WHAS 840 morning host. (A picture of the bobblehead can be seen at The Indianapolis Colts will also be on hand with the Colts Caravan and the Colts cheerleaders will perform at halftime. Hwang's Martial Arts performance team will be putting on their exciting performance at halftime as well. It's not too late to reserve your group outing for the July 8 or July 15 home games.

FIRE, POLICE, EMS APPRECIATION NIGHT... The July 8 home game will also be Fire, Police and EMS appreciation night. All fire, police & EMS can show their badge at the Freedom Hall box office for buy one get one free tickets.

LEAGUE LEADERS... The Fire offense has started to heat up and as a result the Fire is at the top of af2 in several team and individual categories:

Team Pass Efficiency 127.1 1
Team Pass Completion % 71.5 1
Brett Dietz Total Offensive TD's 76 1
Brett Dietz Pass Completion % 71.5 1
Brett Dietz Passing TD's 71 T-1
Brett Dietz Pass Efficiency 127.9 1
Rob Mager Receptions/G 9.6 1
Rob Mager Receiving Yards 1410 1
Rob Mager Receptions 106 1
Rob Mager Receiving TD's 38 1

FIRE JUMPS TO NINTH IN COACHES POLL... The Fire jumped one spot to ninth in this week's poll. The will play number 12 Manchester this week. The top 12 is as follows:

WEEK 13 TOP 12
1 Florida 256 (20)
2 Spokane 222 (2)
3 Oklahoma City 202
4 Memphis 201 (1)
5 W-B/Scranton 189
6 Bakersfield 118
7 Tulsa 115
8 Arkansas 110
9 Louisville 104
10 Central Valley 100
11 Green Bay 60
12 Manchester 42

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