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Predators Seek First Win In Front Of Home Crowd

March 12, 2010 – Indoor Football League (IFL) Kent PredatorsKent, WA: the return of Indoor Football to the Seattle region begins tonight, as the Kent Predators will host their first game in team history against division rival, the Fairbanks Grizzlies. the Predators are hoping to notch their first win on the young season in front of a home crowd expected to fill the ShoWare Center. the Grizzlies currently sit in a first place tie atop the Pacific North Division with the IFL defending Champion Billings Outlaws at 2-0. Kent currently is 0-2, but both losses showed the promise that this team has to make a strong push for a playoff run this season.

Fairbanks is a talented team that so far has been riding the momentum they generated in the second half of last season before a second round playoff exit. they are led by Quarterback Matt Bassoener, a Georgetown University product and AF2 veteran, and 2009 IFL Player of the Year runner-up Lonnie Sanders, the Grizzlies star Wide Receiver. they have won two thrilling contests to begin the year: a last minute 29-28 victory over the Alaska Wild, and last weekend’s 69-67 four overtime contest over the Tri-Cities Fever. the Predators will have to find a way to penetrate the stellar offensive line of the Grizzlies, and get some hits on Bassoener to slow down this potent offense.

In their first two games, the Predators have proved to the rest of the league that they can put up points on anyone, as many of their players are among the league leaders in many offensive categories. Wide Receiver and Kick Returner Jarvious Dunn leads the IFL in all purpose yards through two weeks (209), Receiver Andre “Piper” Jordan is second in both total receiving yards (155) and touchdowns (4), and Quarterback Charles McCullum leads the league in passing touchdowns (9) and rushing yards (179) thus far. however, they will have to eliminate the mental mistakes as they go forward, as the team also leads the IFL in penalties.

Defensively the Predators will have to tighten up, and get the ball in the hands of their offense more often. they are allowing 52.0 points per game and 194 total yards. Look for LB Walner Leandre, the IFL’s third leading tackler, and the rest of the defensive unit to take a few more chances in forcing turnovers in tonight’s contest.

Before the game tonight, kids ages 6-14 who purchase a ticket to the game may participate in a youth football clinic put on by the Predators players and staff. Parents of the kids are encouraged to attend, and the doors will open for this event at 5:30 p.m. Official pregame festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. from the ShoWare Center located at 625 West James Street. Festivities tonight will include at halftime performance by local recording artists the Dave Cassel Band, and interactive zone compliments of Games2U and Clowns Unlimited, a Harley Davidson introduction, and performances by you 2010 Lady Predators Dance Team. Fans are also encouraged to stick around after the game for a Meet & Greet with Predators players for pictures and autographs.

Tickets are still available, but are running out fast! they can be purchased for as low as $14.50 by logging on to the Predators website at www.kentpredators.com

, or by calling the team office at 253-239-3254. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more by calling the team office. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the game at the ShoWare Center ticket window. Don’t miss out on the fun tonight as YOUR KENT PREDATORS chase that illustrious Indoor Football League United Bowl Trophy!

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Predators Seek First Win In Front Of Home Crowd