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Week 2 in the CIFL

February 15, 2013 - Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) News Release

Kentucky Xtreme Set to Kick Off Inaugural Season Sunday

The Kentucky Xtreme of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) will kick off their inaugural season Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m., at Freedom Hall against the defending league champion Saginaw Sting.

The Sting beat the Marion Blue Racers 49-28 at home last week in the season opener for both teams. The Xtreme had a Week 1 bye.

The Xtreme are coached by former Louisville Fire assistant coach Roy McMillen. The roster includes former University of Louisville players Doug Beaumont, JaJuan Spillman, Richard Raglin, Sergio Spencer, Stephen Garr and Jonathan Russell. It also features former Kentucky Wildcat Maurice Grinter and Kentucky State University players Kevin Warner, Juwan Jones, Jerimy Watson, Tony Maddox and Anthony Richardson.

Tickets for Sunday's game are still available at Tickemaster.com, by calling (502) 367-5144 or (800) 231- 8085, or at the Freedom Hall Box Office.

For more information about the Kentucky Xtreme, visit www.kentuckyxtreme.com.

Erie Explosion at Marion Blue Racers - Preview

(written by CIFL Writer Alex Holcomb)

Following a disappointing loss to Saginaw, Marion will attempt to regroup against the Erie Explosion. They may have a different name but Erie is not completely unfamiliar to Blue Racer's Head Coach Martino Theus. He played in Erie back in the Freeze era. "I'm really excited to see some old faces this week," said Theus, "Erie is an excellent program with many years of success under their belt. I can't wait to welcome them into the Coliseum." A big match-up to look out for this week is Erie offensive lineman, George Frisch, who will go up against former NFL third round draft choice, Claude Wroten.

Coach Theus also commented, "We need to execute on all sides of the ball. Especially special teams, I take pride in them and look for them to pin Erie deep inside their 10yard line and to help out the offense by setting them up deep in the opponent's territory." Thomas McKenzie, also known as T-Mac, is a player to watch for this game. Coach Theus has said that he will continue his ironman duties playing both sides of the ball, at fullback and defensive line. Adam Neugebauer will get the start at quarterback this week as Tavares Woodley has been cut. Look for Neugebauer to spread the ball around to his star wide-outs, Aric Evans and Andre Barbosa.

Port Huron Patriots at Dayton Sharks - Preview

(written by CIFL Writer Alex Holcomb)

The Dayton Sharks debut as a franchise against the 1-0 Port Huron Patriots. The Friday night event takes place at Hara Arena, former home of the Dayton Silverbacks. The game should be a barn burner as the 2012 CIFL Most Valuable Player, QB Tommy Jones, looks to fit into the new Sharks system against the high flying offense of the Patriots led by James Terry.

Dayton decided to put all its eggs into the Tommy Jones basket, not a bad basket to be in mind you, as he is not only their starting quarterback but also their Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Head Coach Chris Taylor must have supreme confidence in his former M.V.P. player/coach. On the other side of the ball the Sharks swarmed the former Cincinnati Commando's defense to acquire defensive back Chris Repress, 2011 Defensive Player of the Year and former Cincinnati Commandos Darrell Brown and James Spikes who will bolster the Defensive Line.

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