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Week Fifteen Preview
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June 29, 2007 - Omaha, NE - Welcome to Week 15. The forecast calls for the Storm and the Ice in Sioux Falls, the Outlaws and Rage will tangle again, this time in St. Charles; the Beef look to even the score with the Extreme, a battle between the BlueCats and the Greyhounds in Wheeling and the Horsemen make their way to Rockford to run with the Raptors.

COLORADO (5-7) vs. SIOUX FALLS (12-0)
At Sioux Falls, SD
7:05 p.m. Central
For the first time this season, the Sioux Falls Storm will face the Colorado Ice in the friendly confines of the Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday. In the teams’ previous two match-ups, both of which were held at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO, the Storm out-scored the Ice 100-37. Sioux Falls defeated the Lexington Horsemen 76-45 at Rupp Arena last Saturday. Leading the way for the Storm were QB Terrance Bryant and DB Justin Landis. Bryant completed 18 of 24 passes for 189 yards and six touchdowns; he also rushed for 26 yards and two more scores to give him eight touchdowns for the game. Landis assisted on five tackles for 2.5 total (.5 TFL) and made three interceptions, one of which he returned 32 yards for a touchdown. Colorado lost 40-15 to the Bloomington Extreme at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum last Saturday. Leading the way for the Ice were DB Dorsey Golston and QB Matt Gutierrez. Defensively, Golston made seven tackles (one TFL). Gutierrez had 143 yards of total offense (51 rush, 92 passing) and an eight-yard scoring strike to Tim Pope.

BILLINGS (7-4) vs. RIVERCITY (7-5)
At St. Charles, MO
7:10 p.m. Central
In a re-match of a game played just last weekend, the RiverCity Rage welcome the Billings Outlaws to The Family Arena Saturday. The Rage fell to the Outlaws 62-36 last Saturday at MetraPark Arena in Billings. RiverCity was led by WR Hurtis Chinn and DL Cliff Dukes. Chinn had 221 all-purpose yards (12 rushing, 12 receiving, 197 kickoff returns) and a two-yard touchdown reception from Anthony Fisher. Dukes made four tackles (two TFL) and a sack. The Outlaws were led by LB Steve Brennan and QB Chris Dixon. Brennan made 4.5 tackles (2.5 TFL), two sacks and also broke up a pass. Dixon had 269 yards of total offense (25 rushing, 244 passing) and seven touchdowns (one rush, six passing). The game marked the fourth occurrence (second in as many weeks) that Dixon had seven touchdowns.

BLOOMINGTON (6-6) vs. OMAHA (5-7)
At Omaha, NE
7:05 p.m. Central
On April 28th, the Bloomington Extreme came into the Civic Auditorium and beat the Omaha Beef 56-44 – can the Beef even the score this weekend? We’ll know after Saturday’s game. The Extreme will return to Omaha after defeating the Colorado Ice 40-15 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum last Saturday. Leading the way for Bloomington
were QB Dusty Burk and DL Rachman Crable. Burk had 250 yards of total offense (32 rushing, 218 passing) and five total touchdowns (two-rushing and three-passing). Crable led the defense with 5.5 tackles (two TFL), a sack and a pass break up. Omaha is coming off a bye week. In their last action the Beef defeated the Sioux City Bandits 30-27 on June 16. Leading the way were LB Digger Anderson and QB James McNear. Anderson made 10.5 tackles and also broke up a pass while McNear tallied 106 yards of total offense (35 rushing and 71 passing) and three rushing touchdowns.

At Wheeling, WV
7 p.m. Eastern
For the third time this season, the Evansville BlueCats and the Ohio Valley Greyhounds will meet on a Saturday evening. In the prior two match-ups, the BlueCats won both and out-scored the Greyhounds 98-69. This will be the second match-up to be held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, WV. Last week, Evansville went on the road to defeat Sioux City 40-30 behind the play of RB Ray Kirkley and DB Hunter Pingston. Kirkley led the BlueCats with 84 rushing yards and two scores; he also caught five passes for 61 yards to lead the BlueCats in receiving as well. Pingston made two solo tackles and three key turnovers (a fumble recovery and two interceptions) in the fourth quarter to seal the game for Evansville. Ohio Valley fell 70-31 last Saturday to the Rock River Raptors at MetroCentre. Leading the way for the Greyhounds were LB Devin Conwell and QB Oscar Davenport. Conwell made seven tackles (two TFL) and a sack; he also recovered a fumble. Davenport threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns; he also rushed in from a yard out in the third quarter.

LEXINGTON (7-6) vs. ROCK RIVER (9-4)
At Rockford, IL
7:05 p.m. Central
Also meeting for the third time this season will be the Rock River Raptors and the Lexington Horsemen. The prior two match-ups have been split with the home team winning at their own venue; Rock River is currently out-scoring Lexington by a single point, 73-72. Saturday’s contest will be played at the Rockford MetroCentre. Last Saturday, the Raptors defeated the Ohio Valley Greyhounds 70-31 at home. Leading the way for Rock River were QB Jason Murrietta and their defense. Playing in the place of regular starter Ben Sankey, Murrietta completed 12 of 18 passes for 150 yards and five touchdowns. The Raptors’ defense tallied a sack, forced two fumbles (recovering one), broke up five passes and even blocked a field goal (by Maurice Simpkins). Lexington fell to the Sioux Falls Storm 76-45 at home. Leading the way for the Horsemen were QB Kewan Dewberry and DB/KR William Mulder. Dewberry tallied 246 yards of total offense (34 rush, 212 passing) and six total touchdowns (two rush, four passing). Mulder made 7.5 tackles and broke up a pass; he also returned seven kickoffs for 115 yards.

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