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June 30, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

NEXT HOME GAME... The Fire has a bye due to the 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. The Indianapolis Colts will also be on hand with the Colts Caravan in parking lot J 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 individual categories:

FIRE
Player Rank Category Stat
CHANDLER, Jeremy T-4 Interceptions 6
CONNOR, Sheldon 10 Tackles For Loss 7.5
DIETZ, Brett 4 Total Offense/G 276.9
DIETZ, Brett 1 Total Offense TD's 83
DIETZ, Brett 4 Total Offense Yards 3323
DIETZ, Brett 3 Passing Yards/G 274.4
DIETZ, Brett 1 Completion Pct. 71.1
DIETZ, Brett 2 Passing TD's 77
DIETZ, Brett 2 Pass Efficiency 127.6
DIETZ, Brett 3 Passing Yards 3293
HENDRIX, Dave 10 PAT Pct. 80.2
HENDRIX, Dave 3 PAT's Made 77
MAGER, Rob 1 Scoring/G 22.5
MAGER, Rob 1 Receptions/G 9.75
MAGER, Rob 1 Receiving Yards 1558
MAGER, Rob 1 Receiving Yards/G 129.8
MAGER, Rob 1 Receptions 117
MAGER, Rob 1 Receiving TD's 44
SIKYALA, Kabote T-4 Interceptions 6
TAYLOR, Lance T-7 Scoring/G 15.0
TAYLOR, Lance 8 All Purpose Yards/G 158.4
TAYLOR, Lance 5 Kick Return Avg. 22.4
TAYLOR, Lance 9 Kick Return Yards 785
TAYLOR, Lance 2 Kick Return TD's 3

FIRE JUST A GAME BACK: The Fire's victory over Manchester last weekend with Wilkes-Barre's loss over the weekend has put the Fire just one game back for first place in the division. The Fire is tied with Green Bay for second place in the East, but holds the tie-breaker over the Blizzard by virtue of their 45-39 victory over Green Bay on April 29.

EAST DIVISION STANDINGS:
TEAM WINS LOSSES PCT. GAMES BACK STREAK
Wilkes-Barre 8 4 .667 -- L 1
Louisville 7 5 .583 1 W 3
Green Bay 7 5 .583 1 W 2
Albany 5 7 .417 3 L 2
Manchester 5 7 .417 3 L 2
Quad City 5 7 .417 3 W 1

FIRE REMAINS NINTH IN COACH'S POLL... The Fire did not move up in this week's coach's poll but did receive two first place votes. The top 12 is as follows:
WEEK 14 TOP 12
RANK TEAM PTS
1 Florida 260 (18)
2 Memphis 228 (1)
3 Oklahoma City 218
4 Spokane 207 (2)
5 Arkansas 153
6 Tulsa 132
7 Central Valley 122
8 W-B/Scranton 120
9 Louisville 114 (2)
10 Green Bay 98
11 Bakersfield 88
12 Birmingham 27

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