Sunday, April 1, 2007
Burn Douses Fire
It was a good debut for the AFL2's Boise Burn and for two former Linfield stand-out’s Casey Allan and Brandon Hazenberg as the Burn defeated the Louisville Fire 57-52 at Freedom Hall, the home of the Louisville Cardinals.
In fact Hazenberg was named ADT’s defensive player of the game for his two picks and taking one to the house. In speaking with Brandon he said that his teammates gave him a hard time about the 12-yard interception for Touchdown because the Fire’s QB threw the ball right at Haze. According to Haze the QB did throw it right at him but that was because he jumped an out-route and his defense end was right in the QB’s line of sight and he didn’t see Brandon laying in wait.
The best part for Haze wasn’t the pick but going airborne at the goal line. He said that he could have broke against the grain and probably have walked into the EZ or go for the style points and leap over two Fire players. He went for the style points. Hazenberg was “Elway'ed” (think Green Bay/Denver Super Bowl) in what was probably a play we would expect from Haze.
Brandon was really excited for Casey’s performance. He said that Louisville was playing to protect the big play and that left plenty of space underneath for Casey to move chains and pile up the yards. (8 catches for 80 yards).
“It’s great to have the team feeling back.” said Hazenberg.
Fever drops in first game:
With former Linfield WR stand-out George Carter on the I.R. the AFL2's Tri-Cities Fever started off their 2007 season on the wrong foot as they dropped their game with the Mahoning Valley Thunder 40-48. I’m sure the game was tilted in the Thunder’s favor when Animal ran onto the field and delivered a vertical suplex to the Fever’s QB.
T.Ford enjoying AK
The Alaska Wild opened up Camp this past week and Anchorage Daily News is reporting that former Wildcat All-NWC Running Back, Thomas Ford is digging his new team, "Camp's going great," said Thomas Ford, a wide receiver/defensive back from Seattle. "We've got a lot of talent in here, and I think we can do a lot of good things. We have enough talent that if we can get it all harnessed, we can be a championship team.”