Week 13 af2 game recaps
June 28, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) News Release
FRIDAY, JUNE 25
ALBANY CONQUEST 59, Green Bay Blizzard 26 (Attendance: 5,541)
ALBANY, N.Y. - D. Bryant completed 17 of 27 passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions to lead the Albany Conquest (5-7) over the Green Bay Blizzard (4-8) 59-26 at Pepsi Arena Friday night. Jeff Higgins intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown while catching four passes on offense to earn U.S. Army Ironman of the Game honors. Teammate Travis Coleman returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown also. Cy Butler caught four passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Robert Garth caught eight passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Blizzard in receiving. Dustin Sagedahl and Ronnie Washburn both recorded sacks for Green Bay defense. Green Bay has a chance for revenge when these two teams meet again in Green Bay in Week 15.
MANCHESTER WOLVES 49, Louisville Fire 28 (Attendance: 7,104)
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Having a hand in all seven Manchester Wolves (5-7) scores, Chris Sanders threw for five touchdowns and ran for two more to guide the Wolves over the Louisville Fire (7-5) 49-28 at Verizon Wireless Arena Friday night. Manchester outscored Louisville 36-0 in a stretch that lasted almost 40 minutes till Dennis Fryzel caught a touchdown pass for the Fire with 47 seconds left in the game. Henry Frazier caught eight passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns for the Wolves. Frazier also added 87 yards in kick returns. Allistair Sebastien had an interception for the Wolves. Takuya Furutani snagged eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Fire.
Quad City Steamwheelers 54, ARKANSAS TWISTERS 23 (Attendance: 8,917)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Quad City Steamwheelers (8-4) beat the Arkansas Twisters (1-10) by a score of 54-29 at Alltel Arena Friday night and with Louisville's loss, moved into first place in the Midwest Division. Tim Dodge recorded a touchdown reception and an interception to earn the U.S. Army Ironman of the Game honor. Matt Forbes also intercepted a pass for the Steamwheelers. Flint Fleming recovered a fumble for a touchdown. For Arkansas, Kevin Williams, who started the season as Arkansas' quarterback lined up at receiver for the game and caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Travis Motley for the first touchdown of the game. Ted Alford returned a kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown for the Twisters.
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
Cape Fear Wildcats 57, W-B/SCRANTON PIONNERS 49 (Attendance: 5,235)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - After jumping out to a 19-0 lead the Cape Fear Wildcats (8-3) held on late to upend the number one ranked Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers (9-3) 57-49 Saturday night at Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. Wildcats signal caller Mike Gluski returned to haunt the team he started the season with by completing 27 of 44 passes for 306 yards and five touchdowns with zero interceptions. Matt Burstein caught nine passes for 123 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats in receiving. The man who took over for Gluski, Tim Hicks had a good night for the Pioneers, completing 14 of 22 passes for 255 yards and six touchdowns with zero interceptions. Leroy McFadden caught two touchdown passes and rushed in another for the Pioneers.
COLUMBUS WARDOGS 62, Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 56 (Attendance: 3,322)
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Columbus Wardogs (6-6) took a step toward the playoffs by upsetting the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (8-4) by a score of 62-56 Saturday night at the Columbus Civic Center. Troy Bergeron caught six passes for 98 yards and four of Kyle Rowley's eight touchdown passes. Bergeron also ran in a touchdown from one yard out. Adrian Cockfield caught five passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Columbus forced the Yard Dawgz to turn the ball over on downs three times and intercepted another pass. Kris Peters brought in eleven passes for 154 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Yard Dawgz in receiving. Timon Marshall and Damon Hodge both caught touchdown passes for Oklahoma City.
Macon Knights 43, FLORIDA FIRECATS 34 (Attendance: 5,969)
ESTERO, Fla. - The Macon Knights (3-9) held the Florida Firecats (7-5) scoreless in the second half to upset the Firecats in a 46-34 win Saturday night at Germain Arena. In the scoreless stretch, Macon forced two Florida interceptions, two turnovers on downs and a missed field goal to turn a ten point half time deficit into a Knights victory. Marcus Bradley grabbed one of the interceptions and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown. Will Burch threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. Cainon Lamb caught six passes for 51 yards and four touchdowns for the Firecats. Desmond Washington caught one pass, 25 yards for a touchdown, and led the Firecats in tackles with six, all solo.
MEMPHIS XPLORERS 54, Tennessee Valley Vipers 48 (Attendance: 3,129)
SOUTH HAVEN, Miss. - In a 54-48 victory, the Memphis Xplorers (7-5) upended the Tennessee Valley Vipers (8-4) Saturday night at the DeSoto Civic Center to move within one game of the Vipers for first place in the Mid-South Division. Michael Wall completed 21 of 27 passes for 342 yards and six touchdowns with one interception and a rushing touchdown. Kevin Prentiss had a big game for the Xplorers, catching 12 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns. Dahnel Singfield led Memphis in tackles with 7.5 (7UA 1A) and intercepted two passes, including the game clincher, an interception in the endzone on fourth and goal for the Vipers with only seconds to play. The Vipers' Ronney Daniels caught nine passes for 102 yards and four touchdowns while intercepting a pass on defense
BIRMINGHAM STEELDOGS 59, Rio Grande Valley Dorados 58 (Attendance: 6,319)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Carlos McNeary caught five passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns to propel the Birmingham Steeldogs (9-3) over the Rio Grande Valley Dorados (3-8) by a score of 59-58 Saturday night at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. McNeary also returned a missed field goal for 23 yards and six kickoffs for 28 yards. On defense, McNeary also added an interception and Anthony Jordan led the Steeldogs in tackles with 8.0 (7UA 2A) and returned an onside kick fourteen yards for a touchdown. The Dorados' Ronsha Jenkins caught three passes for 37 yards, returned a kickoff 50 yards for a touchdown and returned a missed field goal 20 yards. Craig Cole caught seven passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
Bakersfield Blitz 57, SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE 53 (Attendance: 4,875)
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Riptide (5-6) came back from a 21 point half time deficit to be down by three at the end of the third quarter, but they couldn't pull out the game as the Bakersfield Blitz (8-4) defeated the Riptide 57-53 Saturday night at Centennial Garden. San Diego's attempted comeback came behind their defense that held the Blitz scoreless in the third quarter. Bakersfield's Eric Mahanke returned an interception eight yards for a touchdown in the first half. With the Blitz up by three points in the fourth quarter, Bakersfield put the game away on a 41-yard screen pass for a touchdown on first and 20 at their own nine yard line. Nathan Munson recorded the other interception for the Blitz. It was Bakersfield's third win over San Diego this season.
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