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Venom drop heartbreaker

April 9, 2011 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Amarillo Venom News Release

Amarillo, TX - The Amarillo Venom dropped yet another heartbreaker, this time at the hands of the Colorado Ice 27-24 Saturday night at Coors Light Field.

In what was a defensive battle for most of the ballgame, turned into a shootout by the 4th quarter. With the score 3-3 at the half, both teams made the necessary adjustments and the offenses started clicking.

The Ice started the second half with the football and would score on their first possession on a David Knighton pass to Kenneth Witter, giving the Ice the 10-3 lead. The Venom wouldn't trail for long and would answer back on their first possession of the second half when Andrew Carcich was able to run it in from one-yard out.

The Venom and Ice would trade score for score throughout the second half. The Venom would take the lead late in the ballgame on a touchdown pass from Carcich to Steve Bergeski. With under a minute to go the Ice would move down the field and put the go ahead score on the board with 15.8 seconds to go on another Knighton to Witter connection.

With 15.8 seconds to go and the score 27-24 in favor of the Ice the Venom still had life. After a couple of plays the Venom called on Addison McCauley to kick a long field goal as time expired to try and force overtime, but the kick would miss wide to the right.

The Venom has now lost six games by a combined 31 points. The Venom will try to bounce back next week as they hit the road to take on the Wichita Wild. The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on April 16th and can be listened to on 107.1 FM.

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