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Colorado Crush to visit Danger for rematch
The Nebraska Danger and Colorado Crush will meet up for a rematch as the Crush travel to Grand Island on Saturday, March 25, on Tackle Cancer Night. The Danger came home with the win three weeks ago with a 54-36 victory in Colorado. Kickoff for Saturday is scheduled for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

Colorado will be looking to get into the win column this weekend for the first time. After starting the season with an overtime loss to the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles, the Crush followed up with the March 5 loss to the Danger before getting thumped by Arizona & Spokane in back-to-back weeks, 71-27, 70-37.

Last weekend was an off week for the Danger, so head coach Hurtis Chinn says the team is rested and has become re-energized after teaching over 200 kids at the 2017 Danger Kids Camp.

"Our bye week came at a great time for us," said Chinn. "We've played a quarter of our season, so it was perfect to take an extra week to heal and take a step back to see where we are at and where we need to improve."

"The Kids Camp really pumped up the guys. Seeing them all work together to teach all the kids the fundamentals really brought them closer as a team," Chinn said. "All those little kids look up to these big football players as role models, so it was good to take time to remind everybody that they are playing for more than just themselves."

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, with Tackle Cancer Night for the GRACE Foundation as the feature. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 2 days ago
Danger come up short after quick start
The Nebraska Danger played a hard fought game but fell to the defending United Bowl Champions Sioux Falls Storm 42-28 in a rowdy Heartland Events Center.

After losing the coin toss, the Danger started with the ball and made quick work of their first possession. The very first play from scrimmage, quarterback Derrick Bernard found Dello Davis for a 25-yard touchdown pass only 30 seconds into the game. After a Sioux Falls drive that finished with -1 yards, a missed field goal returned possession to the Danger. Bernard and the Danger offense again moved the ball well with a methodic drive down the field, capped with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Rob Brown. Danger kicker Josh Gable's point after attempt was blocked and returned by the Storm for five yards. The first quarter ended with the Danger leading 13-0.

The Storm however did not go away. The second quarter began with quarterback Lorenzo Brown finding Korey Williams for the touchdown to pull back within six of the Danger. After some back and forth action, the Danger defense made a big third down stop at their own two-yard line. Sioux Falls decided to go for it on fourth down. Defensive lineman Xzavie Jackson forced a fumble, denying the Storm a touchdown and returning possession to Nebraska with under a minute left in the half. On the ensuing play for the Danger, quarterback Bernard completed a pass to Dimitri Stimphil for a 35-yard touchdown. The Danger defense again stepped up, intercepting a Sioux Falls pass with three seconds left, ending the half with the Danger leading 19-7.

"We had a great first half. We were firing on all cylinders and I didn't think there was anything that could stop us but the key, as always, is to finish strong," said Head Coach Hurtis Chinn.

After a slow first half for Sioux Falls, the third quarter began with a long offensive drive. Quarterback Brown helped keep his team on the field with an 11-yard rush on fourth down and eight. Finally, after a nearly eight minute drive, the Storm punched in a touchdown on an option play by Mike Tatum, making the score 19-13 Danger. Nebraska punched right back just two minutes later when quarterback Bernard scored on a two-yard touchdown run, extending the Danger lead to twelve points 25-13. Williams got a 30-yard rush for a Sioux Falls touchdown before the quarter ended, cutting the Storm deficit to five points 25-20.

The Danger received the ball to start the fourth quarter after a Storm kickoff. Nebraska then began the process of milking the clock and moving the ball down the field until Storm defensive back Elijah Fields picked off a Nebraska pass. After the play, Field received his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and was ejected from the game. Sioux Falls now had the ball and didn't waste any time driving down the field for a touchdown. With seven minutes left in the game, Sioux Falls had their first lead with a score of 28-25. Nebraska got the ball to midfield before offensive lineman Lawrence Martin IV got called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, sending the Danger back to the 12-yard line. The Danger went three and out after the penalty but kicker Josh Gable came on and hit a 44-yard field goal to tie the game at 28. The Storm then drove the length of the field, scoring on a quarterback keeper by Brown and taking the lead 35-28. On the ensuing drive, the Danger threw a pass that was intercepted by J'Vontez Backmon and returned for a touchdown. The game ended with the Storm coming from behind to win 42-28.

"We have to finish a lot stronger. We left points on the field and made too many mistakes throughout the whole game to be able to be able to win a game like that against a team like Sioux Falls," Chinn said.

The Danger next play at home on March 25 against the Colorado Crush at the Heartland Events Center.
Posted 1 week ago
Nebraska Danger take on Sioux Falls Storm
The six-time reigning IFL champs are coming to Grand Island this Saturday as the Sioux Falls Storm take on the Nebraska Danger at the Heartland Events Center. Kickoff is set for 7pm.

The Danger are coming off a short week after picking up their second road victory on Sunday against the Colorado Crush, 54-36.

The two offenses traded punches in the first half, with the Crush scoring with 3 seconds to go in the half to make the game a one-possession game at halftime, 28-24. A strong defensive showing in the second half allowed the Danger offense to stretch their lead as the Crush were only able to put up 12 points after the break.

Quarterback Derrick Bernard was named as the IFL's Offensive Player of the Week after completing 13 of 22 passes for 143 yards and six touchdowns. Bernard also rushed for 57 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. He currently leads the IFL with 10 rushing touchdowns the season, six more than any other player.

"Derrick had a good game," Danger head coach Hurtis Chinn said. "I'm very happy with how he has been doing, and I'm happy that we were able to get Dello Davis involved more in the offense this week."

Receiver Dello Davis led the Danger receiving corps with 4 catches for 67 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Storm are coming off a bye week last week. Before the bye, they cruised to a 51-26 victory over the Cedar Rapids Titans. Two main pieces for the Storm are back this season, quarterback Lorenzo Brown and linebacker Tyler Knight. Sioux Falls is 2-0 this season after also picking up a win at Arizona against the Rattlers in week 1.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 week ago
Danger downs Crush 54-36 on the road
Posted 2 weeks ago
Nighthawks top Danger 65-48
After starting off the season with a victory, the Danger fell to the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 48-65 at the Heartland Events Center.

Wichita Falls struck first in the game, as wide receiver Jolly Jordan caught a pass and slipped into the end zone to give Wichita Falls the early lead 7-0. The Danger responded quickly, scoring just two minutes later as quarterback Derrick Bernard punched a short run in for a touchdown. Kicker Josh Gable missed the point after attempt leaving Nebraska just short of the tie 7-6 with just over nine minutes left in the first quarter. A touchdown by Dimitri Stimphil for the Danger gave them their first lead of the night on Nebraska's next drive 13-7. Wichita Falls was able to tack another three points onto the scoreboard before the quarter ended with the Danger leading 13-10. The second quarter again saw the teams going toe to toe. Nebraska scored a touchdown with six seconds left in the half. After recovering a fumble on the following kickoff, the Danger missed a field goal to end the half with a score of 26-22.

"I thought we came out really strong in the first half," said head coach Hurtis Chinn. "Derrick (Bernard) was throwing the ball really well and we kept it a one-possession game."

The second half began with both teams scoring touchdowns resulting in the Nighthawks retaining the lead 33-29. However, on the Wichita Falls kickoff, Nebraska was not able to return the ball out of end zone, resulting in a rouge point for the Nighthawks and making the score 29-34. The Danger woes continued as Danger quarterback Bernard threw an interception which Wichita Falls capitalized on quickly with a touchdown making the score 41-29. The Danger answered with a good drive as Bernard rushed for another touchdown cutting the Nighthawks lead to six points, 41-35.

Nebraska started the final quarter of the game with Stimphil hauling in another long throw to the Wichita Falls five-yard line. The Danger punched in the touchdown on the next play coming within two points, 42-44. The Nighthawks then went on a run where they scored two unanswered touchdowns, extending their lead to 16 points 42-58. Both teams scored once more before the end of the game with the final score of 48-65.

"At the end of the day we weren't able to play the defense we needed to win this one," Chinn said. "We have to play better football and limit our mistakes."

The Danger travel to Colorado on March 5th to take on the Crush, before returning home on March 11th against the Sioux Falls Storm.
Posted 3 weeks ago
Danger kick off 2017 home season against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks
The top two scoring offenses in the first week of the IFL season will meet in the second week as the Wichita Falls Nighthawks travel to Grand Island, NE to take on the Nebraska Danger. Kickoff for Saturday is scheduled for 7PM at the Heartland Events Center.

The Nighthawks and Danger have met six times in the past two seasons, with the Danger taking a 3-0 sweep in 2015 while the Nighthawks returned the favor with a 3-0 sweep last season.

Head coach Billy Back's Nighthawks had the #1 offense in the IFL last season with the IFL's most valuable player at the helm, quarterback Charles McCullum. McCullum quickly returned to MVP form with an eight-touchdown performance last week against the Iowa Barnstormers, earning him the distinction as the IFL's Week 1 Offensive Player of the Week.

Nebraska Danger head coach Hurtis Chinn picked up his first victory as head coach with a 78-47 win over the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles on February 16th. The Danger offense demonstrated their prowess against the Screaming Eagles in their first game in franchise history by scoring on every drive of the game after having an interception on the opening series. The

"I'm kind of a perfectionist," Chinn said. "Our guys played well, but it just wasn't as crisp as I thought it should have been. We just need to do all the small things better. The positive thing is everything is fixable, and we need to be crisp when we match up against Wichita Falls."

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 3 weeks ago
Danger 78 Screaming Eagles 47
Posted 1 month ago
Danger add Sewell to coaching staff, re-sign Bernard
Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Head Coach Hurtis Chinn is pleased to announce the addition of two-time IFL Most Valuable Player Jameel Sewell to the Danger coaching staff as Quarterbacks Coach. Chinn has also re-signed Derrick Bernard and added Patrick McCain, both at quarterback.

"Adding Jameel to our coaching staff was a no-brainer. He has been in our system since late in the 2012 season, and it has been like having another coach inside the huddle with him at quarterback," Chinn said. "Last season when he was injured, he really took it upon himself to work with the other guys that were filling in for him. He is a veteran of the game who really helps young quarterbacks get up to speed in the indoor game."

One of those filling in for Sewell after his injury last season was Derrick Bernard. Bernard joined the Danger just in time for the playoffs and picked up a win against the Billings Wolves 64-52, before falling to the Spokane Empire 55-44 in the Intense Conference Championship. Bernard completed 27 passes on 50 attempts for 328 yards in those two games, with 8 passing touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also rushed for 81 yards on 22 carries and picked up 3 rushing touchdowns.

The new addition to the Danger roster at quarterback is Patrick McCain, who spent last season with the Tri-Cities Fever. McCain threw for 907 yards in 12 games for 21 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Another dual-threat quarterback, McCain rushed for 291 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"I'm really excited to bring these two guys into camp. Bernard has a slight advantage right now since he has played here already, but it will be a tough battle for the starting position," Chinn said. "Having two versatile quarterbacks is perfect for our system, and it will help to have Sewell on staff to guide them."

The Danger will begin the 2017 season on February 16th at the expansion Salt Lake Screaming Eagles before returning home to take on the Wichita Falls Nighthawks on February 25th. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Single game tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.com, at the Heartland Events Center box office, or at area Pump & Pantry locations.
Posted 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
2017 IFL/Danger Football Schedule Announced
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce its 2017 regular season schedule. The 18-week, 80-game schedule kicks off on Thursday, February 16 and concludes on Saturday, June 17.

The Nebraska Danger's 2017 Schedule will be as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 16 @ Salt Lake Screaming Eagles — 8:00 pm Central
Saturday, Feb. 25 v. Wichita Falls Nighthawks
Sunday, March 5 @ Colorado Crush — 4:00 pm Central
Saturday, March 11 v. Sioux Falls Storm
March 18 BYE
Saturday, March 25 v. Colorado Crush
Saturday, April 1 @ Spokane Empire — 8:00 pm Central
Friday, April 7 v. Arizona Rattlers
Saturday, April 15 @ Iowa Barnstormers
Saturday, April 22 v. Salt Lake Screaming Eagles
Friday, April 28 v. Cedar Rapids Titans
Friday, May 5 @ Wichita Falls Nighthawks
May 12 BYE
Saturday, May 20 v. Green Bay Blizzard
Sunday, May 28 @ Arizona Rattlers — 4:00 pm Central
Saturday, June 3 @ Cedar Rapids Titans
Saturday, June 10 @ Sioux Falls Storm
Saturday, June 17 v. Wichita Falls Nighthawks

All Kickoffs at 7 pm local time unless noted.
Home games are played at the Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska.

The 2017 season marks the IFL's ninth season of play. Two new members, the Arizona Rattlers and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are set to take the field next spring and join eight incumbents in a battle for the 2017 United Bowl crown. The 2017 conference alignments are as follows:

United Conference
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard
Iowa Barnstormers
Sioux Falls Storm
Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Intense Conference
Arizona Rattlers
Colorado Crush
Nebraska Danger
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles
Spokane Empire

"The 2017 IFL season is shaping up to be the most successful in league history," stated IFL Commissioner Mike Allshouse. "As we near a decade of IFL football, I am looking forward to witnessing the fast paced, action-packed excitement that the regular season schedule will provide."

The 2017 IFL season officially kicks off on Thursday, February 16 as the three-time Intense Conference Champion Nebraska Danger face off against one of the IFL newest members in the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles. The Screaming Eagles, who will be hosting their first ever home game, will be looking to bring their unique fan-run philosophy to the IFL.

2017 IFL Kickoff Weekend concludes on Friday, February 17 as the Arizona Rattlers, the IFL's newest member, head to Sioux Falls, SD to clash with the five-time United Bowl Champion Sioux Fall Storm. The second of a doubleheader matchup on Saturday rekindles one of the strongest rivalries in indoor football as the Green Bay Blizzard head south to face off against the Cedar Rapids Titans.

Each of the IFL's ten teams will play a 16 game schedule (eight home/eight away) over 18 weeks. Each team will have two bye weeks, which will occur sporadically over the course of the season.

The Billings Wolves will not be active members of the IFL during the 2017 season.

2017 Season Tickets are available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office, and Single Game Tickets will be on sale soon.
Posted 4 months ago
IFL Announces Addition of Arizona Rattlers
Posted 5 months ago
Hurtis Chinn promoted to Danger Head Coach, Mike Davis to CFL
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team is pleased to announce the promotion of Hurtis Chinn to Head Coach of the Nebraska Danger. Former Head Coach Mike Davis has accepted a position as Manager of Football Administration for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Head Coach Chinn is also pleased to announce his 2017 coaching staff.

"We are extremely proud of Mike Davis for earning this opportunity at the next level," Nebraska Danger owner Charlie Bosselman said. "The goal of our league is to give players a chance to advance to higher leagues, and having a coach also earn that opportunity shows the professionalism that we are striving for here in Grand Island."

Seamlessly stepping into the Head Coaching position is Hurtis Chinn, the Danger's Assistant Head Coach for the past two seasons.

"Hurtis has been with the program since our inaugural season, first as a player and then as a coach, and played an instrumental part in winning our three Intense Conference Championships. We just knew that he was the perfect candidate to be our next Head Coach," Bosselman said.

Chinn stated, "It is truly an honor to coach for one of the IFL's most prestigious programs. Central Nebraska has some of the greatest fans in the nation. I can't wait to get started."

Head Coach: Hurtis Chinn
Chinn takes over the head coach position this season after spending the previous two seasons as assistant head coach. Before then, Chinn coached for three years as the Danger receivers coach after playing for Nebraska in the inaugural season in 2011. During his season with the Danger, Chinn recorded 37 receptions for 316 yards and two touchdowns.

The Miami, FL native was a standout receiver for the River City Rage in 2009 where he finished fourth in the IFL with 77 receptions and scored 11 touchdowns. Chinn played collegiately at Western New Mexico.

Associate Head Coach / O-Line Coach: Kyle Moore-Brown
A veteran of indoor football, Kyle Moore-Brown is in his second season as associate head coach. He spent 15 seasons in the Arena Football League, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines. Moore-Brown won two AFL championships, was named to the All-Ironman team three times, and set a record for playing in 236 consecutive games. For these accolades, he was selected as an Arena Football Hall of Fame Inductee.

After switching to coaching, Moore-Brown started with the La Crosse Spartans in 2010-2011 before taking the head coach position for the newly created Cedar Rapid Titans in 2012. He is a native of Newark, Jew Jersey and was a three-year letter-winner at defensive tackle for the University of Kansas from 1990-92.

Defensive Coordinator: Pig Brown
Nebraska Danger Hall-of-fame linebacker Pig Brown joins the Danger coaching staff as Defensive Coordinator. This is Brown's first time coaching in the IFL, but he spent many seasons guiding the Danger Defense from inside the huddle in his linebacker position. For four straight seasons, Cornelius 'Pig' Brown was the heart and soul of the Danger Defense. As the vocal leader of the team, Brown led the team in tackles for three of his four seasons, compiling a career record of 319 total tackles, 15.5 sacks and 9 interceptions.

D-Line Coach / Special Teams Coordinator: Adrian Davis A Danger veteran making his transition into coaching for the Danger, Adrian Davis is in his first season as D-Line Coach / Special Teams Coordinator. Since joining the Danger a few games into 2011 season, Davis racked up 266 total tackles, 21.5 sacks, & six interceptions in his Danger career. Davis spends his off-season honing his skills as an Assistant Coach for the Grand Island Northwest High School football team.

2017 Season Tickets are available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office, and Single Game Tickets will be on sale soon.
Posted 6 months ago
McCombs fuels Danger run game
Posted 8 months ago
Danger advance to conference championship game
Posted 8 months ago
Danger ends regular season with win
Posted 9 months ago
Danger still working on QB spot
Posted 9 months ago
Davis getting comfortable at LB for Danger
Posted 9 months ago
Empire escape with 25-23 victory
The Spokane Empire came to the Heartland Events Center as the leaders of the Intense Conference and emerged victorious against the Nebraska Danger in a tight game 25-23.

The first quarter resembled a chess match more than a football game as the Nebraska Danger allowed only nine points through the first quarter. Spokane started out the night with the football but turned over the ball on downs after a fourth down pass was broken up by Jamerson Love for the Danger. Hunter Wanket came out as the starting quarterback for Nebraska and threw an interception. The Danger defense managed to hold the Empire to a field goal with five minutes left in the quarter. Nebraska missed their first scoring opportunity when they pushed a field goal attempt wide right. After the turnover on downs, Empire quarterback Charles Dowdell threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to receiver Carl Sims, but a missed PAT made the score 9-0 Empire.

The second quarter began with Wanket finding Lyle McCombs for a touchdown, cutting the Empire lead to two points. McCombs returned this week after being out with a hand injury. The Danger defense stepped up again and held the Empire to another field goal. On the ensuing possession, Wanket used a quarterback keeper to rush the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Even with the Danger missing the point after attempt, they still took their first lead of the game 13-12. The Empire managed to drive the length of the field in the last four minutes, but missed the field goal, giving Nebraska a chance to put more points on the board before the half. Nebraska drove into the red zone before kicking a field goal and extending their lead to four points 16 -12 to end the first half.

"We played a great game in the first half. I think we found the right combination of players which are giving us back the consistency that we were missing this season," Head Coach Mike Davis said.

The Danger received the ball to start the second half, hoping to build on their lead and their momentum. After a quick three plays resulting in about five yards, the Danger faced a fourth down. Nebraska called on kicker Josh Gabel to attempt the field goal; which he missed wide left with 12:59 left in the third quarter. The next drive on second down, the Empire fumbled the ball and Nebraska recovered. The momentum was evened up when Nebraska threw an interception on the second play after the fumble recovery. Spokane then put together a long drive in which Nebraska intercepted a ball and returned it for a touchdown, but a roughing the passer penalty called back the touchdown. The Empire then finished off the drive with a touchdown of their own, taking the lead back 19-16 with 29 seconds left in the third quarter. The quarter ended as Nebraska was assessed a personal foul setting them up with a 3rd down and three to start the fourth quarter.

Two quick passes to O.J. Simpson for the Danger resulted in two first downs for Nebraska, but then another interception turned the ball back over to Spokane. Four plays later, a fumbled handoff gave Nebraska another chance to swing the momentum. They got a quick first down from O.J. Simpson again before McCombs took a swing pass in for a touchdown, extending the Danger lead to four points 23-19. A personal foul on the kickoff gave the Empire great field position trailing by four. The Danger defense forced a fourth down attempt where the Empire punched in a touchdown but missed the field goal, securing only a two point lead 25-23. Nebraska moved the ball down the field but the turnover bug bit again as McCombs fumbled the ball on second down, which was recovered by the Empire with 2:02 left in the game. The Empire used a quick passing game to get down to the 12-yard line at the one minute warning. They then smartly advanced the ball just a yard at a time to keep the clock rolling, ending the game with a final score of 25-23.

"We had a lot of chances to put this one away and chalk up the win, but mistakes haunted us again. It seemed like every time we did something right we turned around and had a turnover or something that let Spokane hang around. To their credit, they took advantage of that and won the game," Davis said.

The Danger's playoff hopes still hang in the balance as the team now heads to Colorado on Saturday, June 18th to play the Crush.
Posted 9 months ago
Danger hosts Spokane in regular-season home finale
Posted 9 months ago
Two to be inducted into Danger Hall of Fame as Danger take on Empire
The Nebraska Danger will look to do their part to lock up a playoff berth on Friday night against the Intense Conference's #1 seed, the Spokane Empire. The Danger can secure a spot in the playoffs with a win and a loss by the Tri-Cities Fever.

Quarterback troubles have doomed the Danger in recent weeks after two-time MVP Jameel Sewell was signed to the Canadian Football League. Looking to bring in someone with experience at quarterback in the indoor game, Head Coach Mike Davis signed veteran quarterback Hunter Wanket this week. Wanket battled with Sewell for the starting role in the 2013 pre-season before leaving to take the starting position for the Bemidji Axemen.

"Hunter is a proven product that we have already had the chance to see up close," Davis said. "We have been struggling to get all the pieces to fall together at the same time this season, but we have a lot of faith in Hunter to get the job done for us. I'm excited to see what he can do on Friday night."

Also back this week are two key components from the injured reserve list. Running back Lyle McCombs & defensive back Okechukwu Okoroha will both be back in action this week after recovering from injuries.

Additionally, two outstanding individuals will be inducted into the Nebraska Danger Hall of Fame during halftime of Friday night's game against the Empire.

Mike McCoy - As General Manager of the Nebraska Danger for the first five seasons, Mike McCoy helped guide the creation of the Nebraska Danger. From ordering turf and dasher boards, to bringing hundreds of groups and thousands of school students to games, McCoy played an integral part in all team operations. Mike used his experience working with numerous indoor football franchises to bring the best practices to Grand Island, which helped the Danger to lead the league in attendance for three seasons, be named Franchise of the Year in 2014, and earned Mike the distinction as the 2013 IFL Executive of the Year. McCoy transitioned to work full-time as Director of Business Development for the IFL following the 2015 season.

Pig Brown - For four straight seasons, Cornelius 'Pig' Brown was the heart and soul of the Danger Defense from his linebacker position. As the vocal leader of the team, Brown led the team in tackles for three of his four seasons, compiling a career record of 319 total tackles, 15.5 sacks and 9 interceptions. Pig's signature dreadlocks made him a fan favorite as he flew across the field, shutting down many opponents' running games. As a veteran of the indoor football game, Brown acted like an on-field coach for rookie players, helping them adjust to the indoor game. After helping the Danger earn three straight Intense Conference Championships, Brown retired from football following the 2015 season.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 9 months ago
Gorman anchoring Danger defensive backfield
Posted 9 months ago
Nighthawks shut down Danger
After losing to Wichita Falls just one week ago, the Danger looked for redemption at home but came up short in a 44-20 loss at the Heartland Events Center Friday night.

The Nighthawks elected to receive and took the opening kickoff clear to the Nebraska eight-yard line. Just a few plays later, Wichita Falls running back Tyler Williams ran the ball in for a touchdown. A missed point after attempt gave them the early lead 6-0. The Danger had a tough time offensively only managing 18 total yards in the first quarter and missing two field goals. Nebraska's defense stepped up throughout the quarter, forcing the Nighthawks into a couple fourth down situations, one of which resulted in a missed 33-yard field goal by Wichita Falls kicker Rockne Belmonte. The Nighthawks, however, got in the final punch of the first quarter when quarterback Charles McCullum found former Danger receiver Troy Evans for a six-yard touchdown extending their lead, 12-0 after another missed point after attempt. The Danger ended the quarter by finally getting their first and only first down as time ran out.

"We missed some good opportunities in the first quarter to put points on the board but our offense just couldn't find any rhythm. The defense really stuck in there but even with some missed PAT's and field goals we still found ourselves down 12 at the end of the quarter," said Head Coach Mike Davis.

The offense built off of their third down conversion when Dante Perez, who was having his first start with Nebraska, found O.J. Simpson for a 16-yard touchdown, cutting the Nighthawks lead to five points. Wichita Falls answered the Danger touchdown with a long drive, ending with another scoring pass from McCullum. The Nighthawks then completed a two-point conversion giving them a 20-7 lead. After the kickoff, Perez wasted no time looking deep and completing a 35-yard touchdown pass to Marquel Wade. With that score, the Danger once again made it a one-possession game with a score of 20-14. The next drive, the Nighthawks found themselves in a fourth and short situation. The Danger defense left a large hole on the left side of the defensive line, allowing running back Williams to get through for a first down. However, the next play the Danger defense forced a fumble in the end zone that defensive lineman Matthew Hardison recovered for a touchback with 6:25 left in the half. Nebraska's offense sputtered on the ensuing drive after Perez was sacked for a loss of nine yards, eventually leading to a missed field goal and leaving the score 20-14 with 2:33 left in the half. The Danger defense made a stand the next time out on the field, forcing another field goal attempt by Wichita Falls which was missed after hitting a speaker in the Heartland Events Center. After getting the ball back, Danger quarterback Perez, while trying to throw the ball away, ended up throwing an interception. The Nighthawks still led in total yards with 207 compared to the Danger 84. They made quick work of the 26 seconds they had getting two more first downs, having 13 in the first half. The half ended as Wichita Falls kicked a field goal, making the halftime score 23-14.

"At the half this was a one possession game so we felt really good about where we were at headed into the third," Davis said

The third quarter began with Nighthawks kicking the ball out of bounds, giving the Danger the ball at the 25-yard line. On the next play Perez fumbled the ball but it was recovered by Nebraska for a loss of two yards. After two incomplete passes, the Danger attempted a field goal that was blocked and recovered by Wichita Falls at the 25-yard line. The Nighthawks then moved the ball down the field, capping off the drive with a rushing touchdown from quarterback McCullum giving them a 16 point lead 30-14. A short kick off gave the danger the ball at the 23-yard line to start their drive. After making their way to the six-yard line Perez again threw an interception to Deante Purvis in the end zone. Purvis then returned the ball to the 10-yard line. The Danger defense got an interception of their own a few plays later but could not get the offense going. A low snap got away from Perez which he scooped up but was quickly sacked for a loss of 17 yards. A fourth down field goal was attempted by Gable who missed it wide left. Gable was 0-5 on field goals tonight with 2:51 left in the third quarter and a score of 30-14. Wichita Falls once again went on the move on the next drive but Jabari Gorman snagged an interception over the middle with five seconds left in the third to keep the Danger alive heading into the fourth.

To start the fourth, quarterback Quentin Williams made his first appearance for the Danger. A few positive plays later Nebraska was knocking on the door at the six-yard line. Williams used his feet to scramble to the two-yard line bringing up a fourth down for Nebraska. The Nighthawks defense made a big stop, forcing the turnover on downs after sacking Williams at the three-yard line. After the Nighthawks scored again, the Danger put together a productive drive that included a 21-yard rush by Williams. That play set up a shovel pass on fourth down to Jameon Lewis for the touchdown. A missed two point conversion made the score 37-20 with 4:30 left in the game. The Danger then attempted an onside kick which was recovered by Wichita Falls at the Danger four-yard line. The Nighthawks punched in another touchdown on the short field extending their lead to 24 points, 44-20. The game ended as the Danger were driving for a touchdown and time ran out.

"We made a lot of mistakes today, interceptions, penalties at bad times, not being lined up. Football is a game of rhythm and momentum and we just couldn't find that tonight. Now we go back to the drawing board and get ready for the next game, "Davis said.

The Danger next play on June 10th at the Heartland Events Center against the Spokane Empire.
Posted 9 months ago
Kids Football Camp
Posted 10 months ago
Danger Offense falls short with new backup quarterbacks
The Nebraska Danger slowed down the Iowa Barnstormers' potent offense but couldn't stop them as they fell 37-30.

The Iowa Barnstormers came to Grand Island on the heels of putting up 72 points in a victory against Green Bay last Sunday. However, the first quarter was not a display of Iowa's offense as the Danger held them to just 62 total yards and no points. Iowa's kicker Josh Gable missed two field goals, squandering a couple scoring opportunities early in the game. Nebraska on the other hand was breaking in a new quarterback in Anthony Abenoja from Pittsburg State University. Abenoja shook off any first game jitters and tossed a 40-yard touchdown pass to O.J. Simpson with 4:23 left in the first quarter giving the Danger the first and only score of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw a scoring explosion. It started with Nebraska extending their lead, as running back Jeff Scott scampered three yards into the end zone. Kicker Brendan Hanaphy missed the extra point, leaving the Danger with a 13-0 lead. The Barnstormers did not go away, however, as former Danger backup quarterback Brion Carnes made two passing touchdowns, allowing them to take the lead 14-13 for the first time with just over four minutes left in the half. The lead flip-flopped again when the Danger scored a field goal but with less than a minute left, Iowa scored a quick touchdown giving them the lead right back. The half ended on a missed Hanaphy field goal as the Barnstormers led 20-16.

"We knew there were going to be some rough patches in the game since we were breaking in two new quarterbacks. But the defense played well in the first half and slowed down an offense that was pretty potent," Head Coach Mike Davis said.

Scoring slowed back down in the second half. A missed field goal on the opening drive for Nebraska was a blown opportunity. However, on the following drive, an Iowa fumble led to a long Nebraska drive that saw another new quarterback, Brendan Crawford, come in for Nebraska. A third down scramble by Crawford for 16 yards meant the Danger would attempt another field goal. An illegal defense call, though, would prove fruitful, giving the Danger a chance to get into the end zone. Two plays later on a read option play, quarterback Crawford snuck in from four yards out giving the Danger the lead as the quarter ended 23-20.

Barnstormer quarterback Carnes started the 4th quarter with a 16-yard pass to Johnny Thomas. The Danger defense made a big stop on third down, forcing a field goal attempt that Iowa kicker Josh Gable missed wide left. The next Nebraska drive succeeded in taking five minutes off the clock but ended when Hanaphy missed a field goal, turning the ball over to the Barnstormers. Only leading by three points, the Danger needed a stop in order to secure a victory as time was winding down. The clock rolled under three minutes left in the game as Carnes hit Brady Roland for a 16-yard touchdown, giving Iowa the lead 27-23. Iowa nearly got a rouge point on the kickoff, but Jabari Gorman got out of the end zone and ran 51 yards to the Iowa five-yard line. On the next play, Crawford used a quarterback keep play and ran in to the end zone giving the Danger back the lead 30-27 with 2:12 left in the game. Iowa once again used some long gains to quickly move the ball down the field. Carnes hit Roland again, this time for an 11-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left in the game giving Iowa a four point lead 34-30. A block in the back on the kick return made things harder for the Danger. Crawford came out for Nebraska, hoping to orchestrate a comeback in the final minute of the game, but a scramble on fourth down was stopped short, ending Nebraska's hope of a victory with 23 seconds left. Using their timeouts, the Danger forced Iowa to take a field goal and a 37-30 lead, giving them one last chance to tie the game. The final Hail Mary play by Crawford resulted in an interception for the Barnstormers to end the game.

"Overall we played a pretty good game but we left some opportunities on the field that would have made a difference at the end of the game," Davis said.

The Danger next play on Friday May 6th at the Green Bay Blizzard.
Posted 10 months ago
Danger prepare for high-powered Iowa Barnstormers offense
The Iowa Barnstormers will travel to Grand Island this Friday for a re-match with Nebraska. The Danger were able to pull out a come-from-behind victory over the Barnstormers on April 9 in Des Moines, 46-43. Kickoff Friday night is set for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center.

The last time these two teams met, the Danger were without seven starters, as a number of players were attending CFL tryouts. The Danger were able to put points on the board first, but Iowa jumped out to a 21-7 lead at halftime. Quarterback Ben Anderson, filling in for Jameel Sewell, was able to settle in during the second half, throwing for four touchdown passes and rushing for another score. Anderson's touchdown run turned out to be the game-winning score, as the Danger stole the lead for a final time with 3:36 left to play.

"Last time we played Iowa we had to put some guys in spots that they weren't really used to," Head Coach Mike Davis said. "This time we should be able to get back to playing our style of football. Our guys need to go out and do their job and execute our plan for us to get a win."

Iowa will bring a dynamic receiving corps to Grand Island this Friday. Last time these two teams met, Lemans Casimier and Lucas Hefty were able to put up 81 and 70 receiving yards respectively to go along with two touchdowns apiece. Hefty has been filling in at running back the past two weeks, rushing for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns over those two games. The Barnstormers have also acquired All-IFL receiver Bryan Pray from the Green Bay Blizzard. Pray pulled in six passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns last week against the Blizzard.

The Barnstormers lost a heartbreaker last Saturday in Green Bay, 73-72. Iowa led for most of the game, but Green Bay grabbed a 2-yard touchdown pass as time expired to pull within one point of tying the game. The Blizzard then decided to attempt a 2-point conversion with no time on the clock to secure the win. Using the same play that scored the last touchdown, Green Bay was able to achieve the same result, as the 2-point conversion was successful and gave the Blizzard a win.

"Iowa's offense is very good. Our defense is going to have to be ready to play and we need to force some stops," Davis said. The Barnstormers currently lead the IFL in total yards per game and passing yards per game.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

It's Mascot Night! Come out to meet Bones, Runza Rex, Bosco the Bronco, Louie Loper, Moo Cow, the Nesquik Bunny, Sasquatch, the Yellow M&M, Frozen's Elsa & Kristof, Raider Rex and more!

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 10 months ago
Mistakes doom Danger against Storm
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

The Sioux Falls Storm came to Grand Island as the defending IFL Champions and played that way, defeating the Nebraska Danger 62-44 at the Heartland Events Center Saturday night.


The first quarter showed the offensive prowess of both teams. The Storm were the first to strike as quarterback Lorenzo Brown scampered into the end zone for a touchdown. Nebraska hit back quickly as Jameel Sewell found Lyle McCombs for a 15-yard touchdown pass, tying the score at seven a piece with 10:48 left in the first quarter. The Danger special teams made a big stop on the ensuing kickoff tackling Sioux Falls at their own five yard line. Four plays later, Storm quarterback Brown scrambled on a broken play into the end zone giving the Storm the 14-7 advantage. Kicker Brendan Hanaphy returned to the Danger this week and nailed a 45-yard field goal on the next drive to cut the Storm lead to four points 14-10. The Nebraska defense made their biggest stop of the game at this point, when Dominic Clarke broke up a pass forcing Sioux Falls into a fourth down field goal attempt that they made, making the score 17-10. The Danger had thoughts of tying the game back up but McCombs fumbled the ball on the first play of the drive. Turning the ball over to the Storm effectively ended the first quarter with Sioux Falls leading 17-10.

Just a few plays after forcing a Danger turnover, the Storm punched in another touchdown when Brown hit a long pass to Caleb Holley, extending their lead to 14 points, 24-10. The Danger were not out however, as Sewell found OJ Simpson for a touchdown on the next drive keeping the game in reach 24-17. The Nebraska defense made a stop on the next Storm drive in the red zone, but an illegal contact penalty gave another chance to Sioux Falls. They cashed in the opportunity with a touchdown making the score 31-17. A stalled drive for the Danger saw Hanaphy come out for a 38-yard field goal attempt which was right down the middle, cutting the Storm lead to nine points 31-20 with 3:30 left in the half. The ensuing kickoff Korey Williams returned the ball for the Storm for a 52-yard touchdown with 3:19 left in the half. The Danger, down 18, did not flinch. The team came out and Sewell hit Marquel Wade for 11 yards and a first down. Three plays later, at the one minute warning, Nebraska had worked their way to the 13 yard line. Hanaphy put through another field goal for the Danger making the score 38-23. The Danger D forced a turnover with five second left in the half. A long pass by Sewell fell incomplete on the next play ending the half. "In the first half I thought we played pretty decent. If we could have managed a couple more defensive stops it would have been even better but mistakes hurt us and put us behind," Head Coach Mike Davis said.

The first drive of the half for the Danger started out promising, but after a Sewell touchdown run was called back for a holding penalty the drive stalled out. Hanaphy came on to attempt his fourth field goal of the night and missed it wide left from 39 yards out leaving the score 38-23. The Storm didn't take long to score. Quarterback Brown found Brandon Johnson-Farrell wide open down the left side for a 44-yard touchdown pass extending their lead to 22 points, 45-23. Lyle McCombs found a spark for the Danger on the kickoff returning the ball 33 yards to the 25 yard-line. With 4:57 left in the third quarter, Sewell found OJ Simpson for a 19-yard touchdown pass, bringing the lead back within two possessions for Nebraska, 45-30. A long kickoff return kept the Storm in striking position on the next drive but the Nebraska defense stiffened up and held the Storm to a field goal making the score 48-30 with 2:14 left in the 3rd quarter. The Danger capitalized on the defensive stop when Sewell ran 14 yards and leaped over a defender for a touchdown cutting the Storm lead to nine points, 48-37.

A short kick left Sioux Falls once again in scoring position and this time the defense could not hold. The Storm got in another touchdown with 14:54 left in the game extending out the lead 55-37. Nebraska made it within the five yard line on the next drive and tried to punch in a touchdown on fourth down, but failed turning the ball over. The first play of the Storm possession, Storm quarterback Brown hit a 48-yard pass to Mike Tatum for a wide open touchdown, making the score 62-37.

Nebraska, to their credit, did not stop playing. The Danger drove the length of the field, scoring on a McCombs run, making the score 62-44. The Danger defense got the ball right back with an interception caught by Dominic Clarke on the first play of the Storm drive. The Danger drove to the other end of the field but an interception put an end to the drive with 50 seconds left in the game. A couple of running plays by the storm put an end to the game, with a final score of 62-44.

"Too many mistakes killed us in this one, that's all there is to it. Give the guys credit though. They fought their hearts out and all we can do is get back to work to become a better football team," Davis said.

The Danger next play Friday, April 29th against the Iowa Barnstormers at the Heartland Events Center.
Posted 11 months ago
Danger to host Storm in United Bowl rematch
The Nebraska Danger are preparing for a rematch from last season's United Bowl championship game against the Sioux Falls Storm this Saturday at the Heartland Events Center. Kickoff is set for 7PM. The Danger fell at Cedar Rapids last week against the Titans, 51-50.

Defenses controlled most of the first half for both teams last Saturday. The Danger and Titans were tied at 6 with less than four minutes left before halftime when offenses started trading quick scoring drives, resulting in 12 lead changes in the game. The Danger Offense was able to mount an 11 play drive in the fourth quarter, taking over 8 minutes off the clock, but were unable to put any points on the board as a 15 yard field goal attempt sailed wide, leaving the Danger behind 51-50 with less than a minute left to play. Cedar Rapids was able to run out the clock to seal a victory.

"We had our opportunities," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "Hats off to them. We should have won, but unfortunately we didn't make plays and they did."

Saturday's matchup against the Storm will have a lot of different faces compared to last season's United Bowl. The Danger only return 5 players from the championship game, while the Storm return 10 players from their 25-man roster. The Danger have been short-handed in recent weeks with different players being unavailable due to CFL tryouts and other personal reasons.

"There are a lot of new faces this year, but I think this is one of the best units we have ever had. We have a ton of speed on defense and we finally have everyone back this week from tryouts and from being gone for personal reasons," Davis said. "I'm excited to see what we can do with our full roster intact. It should be a really good game."

The Storm were able to take sole possession of first place in the United Conference standings last week, shutting down the high-powered Wichita Falls Nighthawks 71-44. Quarterback Lorenzo Brown had 18 completions on 25 pass attempts for 215 yards and eight touchdowns. Brown connected with receiver Caleb Holley five times for five touchdowns and Korey Williams for a pair of touchdowns and 119 yards.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

It is Great Outdoors Night! Come visit booths on the concourse level to learn more about opportunities in the great outdoors.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 11 months ago
Edison back with Danger
Posted 11 months ago
Danger facing Iowa shorthanded
Posted 11 months ago
Danger send six to CFL mini camp
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team is pleased to announce that six Danger players will try out for the Canadian Football League next week. They are:

Reginald Lewis
Ino Vitale
Darius Savage
Tevin McCaskill
Lawrance Martin IV
Jameel Sewell

"This is a great opportunity for our guys to have a chance to move up in their careers. We're very proud of the work they've done here with the Danger and excited to see how things turn out for them," Danger Head Coach Mike Davis said.
Posted 11 months ago
Getting a kick out of the IFL
Posted 11 months ago
Changes pay off for Danger
Posted 11 months ago
Danger Defense controls game against Wolves
James Ackel pulled in three interceptions as the Nebraska Danger out run the Billings Wolves 45-31 at the Heartland Events Center.

The Danger defensive set the tone early in the game, forcing a three and out field goal attempt from Billings. Wolves kicker Spencer Groner came out and pushed his first kick wide left, turning the ball over to the Danger. The defensive tone continued as Jameel Sewell forced a throw that was intercepted by Billings on fourth down. The Danger stepped up again, forcing the Wolves into another field goal situation. This time Billings punched it in to take a 3-0 lead. The ensuing kick was returned 32 yards by Lyle McCombs. Three plays later, Jameel Sewell used a quarterback sneak to get the Danger into the end zone for the first time on the night, giving the Danger a 7-3 lead. The ball got a little slippery to end the second quarter as the Danger fumbled after getting a solid defensive stop that included a stuff on fourth down by Cory Grissom for the Danger.

"Defense played a huge part of the first quarter. We both threw some punches and made some turnovers that kept the score low," said Head Coach Mike Davis.

The second quarter continued the spread of the turnover bug as Wolves quarterback Mason Espinosa threw a pass that was picked off by Nebraska defensive back James Ackel. Just a few plays later, Jameel Sewell hit OJ Simpson for a touchdown that extended the Danger lead to 11 with a score of 14-3. The Wolves responded with a touchdown of their own as Mason Espinosa found former Danger player Marcus Barnett for a touchdown cutting into the Nebraska lead making it a 14-10 game. The Danger offense could not be stopped however, as Lyle McCombs took a right side pitch 33 yards downfield for a touchdown getting the lead back to 11 for the Danger with a 21-10 score. Billings took a short kick back to the Nebraska 22-yard line, hoping to keep the game in reach. Much to their dismay, James Ackel came away with his second interception on the night giving Nebraska the ball back once again. After the Billings defense stiffened up, Nebraska sent the kicking squad onto the field for a field goal attempt. A fake field goal on 4th down went awry for the Danger, as holder James Ackel's pass was intercepted by Billings' B.J. Butler who returned the ball for a touchdown. After the Wolves' failed two point conversion the score ended up 21-16 with the Danger still retaining the lead. The Danger woes continued as a Sewell pass was batted into the air and intercepted again by B.J. Butler for his second interception on the night, ending up at the Nebraska 1-yard line. On the next play Billings' running back Ranier Rackley ran the ball into the end zone to give the Wolves their first lead since the beginning of the game, with a score of 24-21. A decent kick return kept the Danger in the hunt for a score before the half. A few plays later, with 10.9 seconds left in the half, Sewell found Marquel Wade for a touchdown giving the Danger back the lead 28-24. The Wolves got the ball back with seven seconds left and after two Danger penalties, Billings had an opportunity to at least kick a field goal from the Nebraska 20-yard line. However, Danger defensive lineman Bernard Smith broke through the line and blocked the kick, ending the first half. Although only a four point game at this point, Billings' 23 plays in the first half only netted 42 total yards and they averaged 1.8 yards per play.

"The first half was crazy and it was our mistakes that kept them in the game. If you only allow 42 offensive yards in the first half you should have a larger lead than four points," Davis said.

The Danger got the ball to start the second half and a stalled drive led to a missed field goal by Cody Thornton. On the next play Wolves quarterback Espinosa fumbled the ball which was recovered by the Danger who quickly punched it in for a touchdown on a McCombs run. The Danger now led by nine points 35-24. After burning some clock on the next drive, Billings running back Rackley fumbled the ball. It was scooped up and run into the end zone for a touchdown by Ino Vitale, extending the Danger lead with a score of 42-25, their largest margin of the night.

The fourth quarter began with Billings scoring a touchdown on an Espinosa run, cutting the Danger lead to nine points 42-31. The Wolves drive spanned nearly seven minutes. The Danger then began to burn some clock themselves using up four minutes on their way to a field goal, giving them a 14 point lead 45-31. On the next Billings drive, James Ackel got his third interception of the night giving the Danger the ball at their own one-yard line with 7:44 left in the game. After running off another four minutes of clock, Thornton missed a field goal wide left giving Billings the ball to make up 14 points in 3:17. After the Danger defense forced another fumble, recovered by Bernard Smith, Nebraska took a knee to run out the clock ending the game with the final score 45-31.

"At times it wasn't pretty but we got the win. I was most impressed with the defensive showing tonight. Now we get back to practice as we head to Des Moines next week," Davis said.

The Danger next play the Iowa Barnstormers on April 9th in Des Moines.
Posted 11 months ago
Revamped Danger set to host Billings
Posted 11 months ago
Danger look to rebound against Wolves
The Nebraska Danger will look to get back into the win column this Saturday against the Billings Wolves. The Danger are coming off their first back-to-back losses since the 2014 season. The Wichita Falls Nighthawks won a shoot-out in Grand Island last Friday night 64-55.

The Nighthawks entered the game with the top statistical offense in the IFL — leading the league in total yards per game, points per game, and passing yards per game. The Danger defense knew they were going to have to make some stops to help out the offense. That didn't happen, as the Nighthawks put points on the board on all but the final drive of the game.

"We made too many mental mistakes and did not play our style of football," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "Our offense was able put up some points, but we had too many penalties to be able to keep up with an offense like theirs."

Nebraska outgained the Nighthawks 293-209 in total offense and controlled the time of possession 38:54-21:06, but the Danger were called on 16 penalties for 119 yards.

"We are making some changes this week on defense that really should help us out," Davis said. "There is still a lot of football left to be played this season. We'll get back to playing our style of football and will be just fine. We've just got to keep working every week."

The Billings Wolves will be a very different match-up for the Danger this Saturday. While the Nighthawks lead the IFL in numerous offensive statistics, the Wolves are last in the IFL in total yards per game and are only averaging 34.6 points per game, but boast one of the top defenses in the IFL. The Wolves lead the league by only allowing an average of 37.6 points per game and are second in the league in yards per game given up.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 11 months ago
Danger get sloppy in loss to Nighthawks
Posted 12 months ago
Danger come up short in season's first home loss
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

The Danger had a tough time slowing down the Nighthawks potent offense losing their second game in a row 64-55.

The game got off to a quick start as Edward Wesley for the Nighthawks returned the opening kick 40 yards to the Nebraska 4-yard line to set up a quick touchdown run on the next play. Nebraska responded on the next drive, scoring on a 2-yard quarterback rush by Jameel Sewell. A missed point after attempt kept the lead with the Nighthawks 7-6. Things kept up for the Danger as they rounded out their scoring for the quarter with a rouge point on a tackle by Okechukwu Okoroha in the end zone making the score 14-10. However, Wichita Falls did not sit around long, scoring with 4:45 left in the quarter. A missed point after by the Nighthawks made the score 16-14.

The second quarter brought about a plethora of scoring by the Nighthawks as they cashed in touchdowns on each of their next two possessions. With a score of 30-14, Nebraska shot themselves in the foot as a kick return for a touchdown was called back by three penalties on the Danger. Their drive then started at their own seven-yard line. Two more penalties nearly stalled the drive before Sewell hit O.J. Simpson for an 18-yard first down. Sewell capped off an 8:14 drive with his second rushing touchdown of the night, making it a nine point game 30-21. The Nighthawks wasted no time as quarterback Charles McCaullum hit former Danger receiver Troy Evans for a 25-yard touchdown pass. The Danger got the last chance to score in the first half with one minute to go. After driving the length of the field, Danger kicker Cody Thornton scored 3 points as the clock ran out. Wichita Falls still led at the end of the first half with a score of 37-24.

"We played a good first quarter. Then it fell apart in some ways. We got sloppy and as a result we started making penalties and that killed us. We got behind and from there it was hard to catch up," Head Coach Mike Davis said.

A scary start to the third quarter saw the Nighthawks run back a fumble for a touchdown. However, it was called back by an illegal hands to the face call on Wichita Falls. O.J. Simpson got in another score for the Danger, getting the game back to within one possession, 37-31. A five minute drive by Wichita Falls was nearly stopped by the Danger defense on two occasions. However, Nebraska could not get off the field and the Nighthawks completed another touchdown pass to Troy Evans, extending their lead back to 13 points, 44-31. The ensuing drive stalled out for Nebraska at the Nighthawks five-yard line. The Danger once again called on Thornton to get three points on the board leaving them only down 10, 44-34. A Corey Cooper sack on second down set up a third and long for the Nighthawks as Nebraska looked to get the ball back. Quarterback McCullum had other ideas as he hit Troy Evans for the third time on the night for a 28-yard touchdown pass extending the lead to 16 points, 51-34. Nebraska cut it back to 10 on a 20 second touchdown drive with O.J. Simpson scoring again with a 26-yard catch. Simpson to this point had six catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns. The 3rd quarter ended with the Nighthawks still leading 51-41.

A lengthy Nighthawks drive to start the fourth quarter ended in a field goal after the Danger defense stiffened up. Wichita Falls kicker Rockne Belmonte got it through the uprights giving the Nighthawks a 13 point lead, 43-41. The Danger offense responded by taking advantage of the defensive stop and getting the ball into the end zone via a Sewell quarterback sneak, cutting the lead to six points 54-48. A long kick by Thornton ended up with a short return by the nighthawks starting their drive at their own six-yard line. The next play McCullum hit Troy Evans for 26 yards and then Tyron Laughinghouse for a 16-yard touchdown pass extending the lead back to 13, 61-48. The next drive the Danger got back to within one possession again after Sewell connected with Simpson for his third receiving touchdown on the night, making the score 61-55. After a bad bounce gave the Nighthawks good field position they were helped out by a personal foul penalty on the Danger giving them the ball at the 11-yard line. The Danger defense again held them to a field goal but the Nighthawks extended their lead to nine points with 2:03 left in the game. An interception thrown by Sewell sealed the game for the Danger with a final score of 64-55.

"We fought our way back into the game after a rough first half. But again we made one too many mistakes in order to win. When they score on all except one possession we have to play better to win. Now we go back to work and get ready for Billings," Davis said.

The Danger next play the Billings Wolves on April 2nd at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island.
Posted 12 months ago
Danger take on the high flying Wichita Falls Nighthawks
Coming off of an overtime loss to the Blizzard (1-4), the Danger (3-1) will look to regroup to take on the high powered Wichita Falls Nighthawks (2-1) on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center.

With a number of offensive players missing the trip to Green Bay for various reasons, the Danger knew they would need a fast start to jump ahead of the Blizzard early on. Unfortunately, that didn't happen as the Blizzard started the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown and followed up with sack resulting in a safety on the ensuing Danger possession. The first quarter finished with the Danger trailing 6-21.

Ben Anderson, filling in for Jameel Sewell at quarterback, was able to settle into a rhythm in the second quarter and traded scores to prevent the Blizzard's lead from growing any larger. After making some key halftime adjustments, Anderson slowly helped the Danger mount a comeback to regain the lead 50-48 with 13:45 to go in the game.

A Green Bay fumble was recovered by Nebraska with 5:29 to play and the Danger had a chance to put the game away while melting some time off the clock, but a contested pass on 3rd & goal forced Cody Thornton to kick a field goal to extend the Danger lead to 60-54 with only 42 seconds remaining. The Blizzard weren't finished, as a 24 yard pass set up a final touchdown score with only 38 seconds on the clock. Danger defensive lineman Ino Vitale reached up to block the point-after attempt to keep the score tied at 60.

The Danger were unable to score a touchdown in overtime and a field goal attempt was unsuccessful. The Blizzard kept it on the ground in overtime and scored on their third straight rushing attempt in the extra period.

"We knew all week that we were going to be short-handed tonight and we just weren't able to overcome that obstacle," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "Once Anderson got settled in, he was really able to execute, but there was already too much of a hole to overcome by the time that happened."

Anderson completed 13 passes on 35 attempts for 115 yards and five touchdowns. Anderson also added 53 rushing yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns. The Danger receiving corps was led by Regginald Lewis Jr. with 6 catches for 46 yards and 3 touchdowns. Andre London and Dominic Rufran also pulled in catches for touchdowns.

"We should have pretty much our full line-up back next week, so we just need everyone to keep working and to be ready if someone goes down," Davis said. "Wichita Falls will really test our defense next week and we need to be ready."

Wichita Falls travels to Grand Island leading the IFL in total yards per game, points per game, and passing yards per game. The Nighthawks are coming off a bye week after last topping the Iowa Barnstormers at home 74-47.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 12 months ago
Danger top Blizzard 48-37
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger thawed the Green Bay Blizzard with a 48-37 victory Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center.

The game started off with a bang as the Danger marched down the field for a touchdown on the opening drive of the game, highlighted by runs from Jameel Sewell and Lyle McCombs, totaling 30 yards. The Blizzard answered back quickly by scoring their own touchdown, but kicker Zeke Arevalo missed the point after attempt leaving the score as a 7-6 Danger lead. The first quarter ended after the Danger punched in another touchdown on their next drive courtesy of a one-yard run by Lyle McCombs, the Danger lead 14-6.

The 2nd quarter opened with a quick response by Green Bay scoring a touchdown and not letting the Danger open the gap too wide with a score of 14-13. After a stalled drive by Nebraska, the Blizzard regained possession and after a failed 3rd down from the Danger 11-yard line, the Blizzard had their field goal attempt blocked. On the ensuing drive Sewell hit McCombs for a 33-yard reception to the Green Bay one-yard line. Sewell capped the drive by diving one yard on a quarterback sneak for a touchdown. The half ended with Danger leading 21-13.

"We had a pretty decent first half. Played consistent on both sides of the ball and that led us to a good lead. Green Bay is a better team than their record lets on so we knew they weren't out yet and we needed to maintain our focus for another two quarters," Head Coach Mike Davis said.

The Blizzard started the second half on their own 20-yard line but failed to gain a first down and handed the ball back to the Danger. After a lengthy drive for Nebraska, Sewell punched in another one-yard touchdown run, extending the lead to 28-13 for the Danger. On the following drive Danger defensive lineman Chris Martin lowered the boom on Green Bay quarterback Matt Behrndt with a sack at the 10-yard line. The Blizzard drive ended with an attempted field goal that was short and returned by Marquel Wade to midfield where the Danger took over. On the next play, Sewell connected with Wade for a 23-yard pass to the one-yard line. McCombs put the ball in the end zone on a one-yard run making the score 35-13 with 2:53 left in the 3rd quarter. Green Bay showed some life for the first time in the 2nd half as they returned the kickoff for a touchdown cutting the lead to 16 with a score of 35-19. McCombs then returned the Blizzard kick 46 yards to the Green Bay four-yard line. Sewell then scrambled and backed into the end zone for the touchdown. Tensions flared as a late hit by the Blizzard started a scuffle that resulted in multiple penalties and five ejections, three players for the Danger and two players for Green Bay. Green Bay got the ball back and ended the quarter with a touchdown keeping the game within an arm's reach but the Danger still lead 42-25.

A flurry of scoring got the fourth quarter going as the Danger opened with passes to Dominic Rufran scoring a touchdown. The Blizzard made some advances with scores of their own off of a three-yard run and a 20-yard touchdown pass making the score 48-37 with the Danger still leading. After another stalled Nebraska drive the Blizzard had an opportunity to get within four points, but a fumble in the end zone that was recovered by the Danger effectively ended the game as Nebraska ran out the clock sealing the victory 48-37.

"I'm proud of our team. We faced some adversity in the second half as they were able cut pretty deep into our lead but the guys stepped up and did what they needed to do to get the win. Now we just need to refocus because we get to play these guys again next week," Davis said.

The Danger plays Green Bay again next Friday March 18th in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger take on Blizzard in first of back-to-back games
The Nebraska Danger return to Grand Island for a home game against the Green Bay Blizzard on Saturday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center, with the Danger currently tied for the lead in the Intense Conference with the Spokane Empire at 2-0 on the season.

The Danger had an extra day to prepare this week after toppling the Cedar Rapids Titans last Friday in a wild 78-71 victory. The win looked to be assured after the Danger defense recorded their second safety on the night, giving the Danger a 71-51 point advantage with only 5:12 to go in the game, but the Titans quickly converted both a fumble and an on-side kick recovery for touchdowns to close the lead to only 6 points. Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell responded with a 9 yard touchdown run with 1:16 to play, which ended up being the deciding score after the Titans managed to get one final touchdown in the final minute of play.

"Sewell's play was huge for us tonight," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "He really started to connect with our receivers and had some big runs for us at the goal-line to finish drives. Our entire offense really stepped up and showed what they are capable of."

Sewell had 10 completions on 14 passing attempts for 174 yards and 4 touchdowns. O.J. Simpson and Regginald Lewis Jr. led the Danger receivers with 94 and 49 yards respectively and two touchdown receptions each. Lyle McCombs had 14 rushes for 43 yards while Sewell added 14 rushes for 34 yards and 4 touchdowns.

"We had some really good plays on defense, but we need to be more consistent. There are a lot of improvements that we still need to make, but I like where we are headed as a unit," Davis said.

Green Bay is 0-3 this season, but has started the season with a very tough schedule. The Blizzard dropped games at Cedar Rapids and at Iowa before returning home last week to take on the Sioux Falls Storm. The Blizzard pulled within 2 points of the Storm at the end of the 3rd quarter before the Storm were able to pull away at the end.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Saturday is Tackle Cancer Night! Come out to support the Relay for Life in their fight to cure cancer.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger hang on for 47-46 victory over Fever
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger opened the 2016 season with an excruciatingly close victory against the Tri-Cities Fever at the Heartland Event Center 47-46.

The Danger defense made their first statement of the year loud and clear as they stopped Tri-Cities on their first drive, forcing a field goal attempt which was missed by Fever kicker Steven Wakefield. On the ensuing possession, Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell hit Regginald Lewis Jr. for a 35-yard touchdown with 10:21 left in the first quarter. The Fever weren't down for long though. After getting horrible field possession on the kickoff, Fever quarterback Hunter Wanket completed a long pass to Dejaun Miller to tie the game at 7-7. Soon after, an errant pass by Jameel Sewell lead to an interception by Fever defensive back Boubacar Cissoko that ended with no score as the Fever once again missed a field goal. The Danger cashed in the next opportunity, driving 27 yards on five plays capping it off with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Lyle McCombs. The first quarter ended with the Nebraska Danger leading the Tri-Cities Fever 14-7.

"I thought we had a really strong first quarter. Jameel picked up right where he left off last season. And our defense made some big plays that helped give us the lead," head coach Mike Davis said. The second quarter started with another missed scoring opportunity for the Fever as Wakefield missed a third field goal. A deep pass by the Danger was picked off soon after by Stephen Godbolt, giving Tri-Cities a shot to make up for the missed points. After driving to midfield, the Fever completed a pass to DeJay Lester for 22 yards but fumbled in the end zone. After a scrum, Michael Taylor came up with the ball for Nebraska. The ensuing drive stalled after Jameel Sewell threw back-to-back incompletions and Cody Thornton missed his first kick of the day from 60 yards out. The Fever drove down to the one-yard-line and two plays later, quarterback Pat McCain found a big hole to the right and walked into the end zone. Following the PAT attempt, the Fever tied the Danger with 14 points with 5:47 left in the half. The following Danger possession, Nebraska kicker Cody Thorton made a 24-yard kick giving the Danger the lead 17-14 with 2:14 left in the half. Tri-Cities hit right back on the first play after the kick off as Wanket completed the pass to DeJay Lester for a 30-yard gain to the Nebraska 8-yard-line. Soon after, Pat McCain completed a pass to Akeem Foster for a touchdown giving the Fever their first lead of the night 21-17. Two penalties after the kickoff gave the Danger an opportunity to score again from the 11-yard-line. On the following play, Jameel Sewell ran the ball in on an improvised quarterback bootleg for a touchdown. Cody Thorton's extra point was blocked, but the Danger still came away with a 23-21 lead. A short kickoff gave the Fever an excellent shot at scoring before the end of the half. They nearly cashed it in with six seconds left but the touchdown was called back by a personal foul on Fever offensive lineman Viondy Merisma. The Fever then opted for a 36-yard field goal from Wakefield, giving Tri-Cities the lead, 24-23, to end the half.

"After we started so strong, it really turned into a back and forth matchup in the second quarter. A few breaks went both ways but in the end we just kept trading blows and we went into the half down a point," Davis said.

The second half started with a bang. On the second play from scrimmage, Sewell took the ball and ran 41 yards for a Danger touchdown, swinging the momentum and the lead back to the Danger with a score of 30-24. Tri-Cities moved the ball well on their first drive of the second half, but stalled out as the Danger defense stiffened up inside their own 10 yard-line, forcing a field goal and making it a three point game 30-27. After a methodical drive for Nebraska, Sewell punched in a one yard touchdown run, his second for the night, extending the Danger lead to nine with a score of 36-27. A stalled drive for each team led to two missed field goals respectively as the third quarter wound down. The Danger, however, got an interception courtesy of Harcourt Farquharson with 2:28 left in the third quarter but on the following play the Danger gave the ball right back to the fever with an interception of their own. The third quarter ended with the Danger still leading 36-27 but trailed in total yardage for the game with 183 yards versus 228 for the Fever.

The fourth quarter saw the Fever finish off a five play 39-yard touchdown drive cutting the Danger lead down to two points 36-34. The Danger answered back with a field goal, but chewed up 6:57 off the clock and extended their lead to 39-34. The Fever were not down and out though as they drove 30-yards in less than two minutes, scoring a touchdown on a pass to DeSean Martin from Pat McCain giving the Fever a late lead 40-39. However, the Tri-Cities defense couldn't hold back the Danger. Nebraska marched 19-yards in 2:21 and capped it with Jameel Sewell running the ball in for a third rushing touchdown. After a successful two-point conversion Nebraska regained the lead 47-40. In desperation mode, the Tri-Cities Fever hit a 24 yard pass from Pat McCain to Akeem Foster for a touchdown but Steven Wakefield missed yet another kick on the evening allowing the Danger to retain the lead 47-46 with 1:22 left in the game. Upon getting the ball back the Danger were able to run the clock out notching the first victory of the season 47-46.

"I thought our defense really stepped up to the plate in the second half. It slowed the tempo of the game and allowed us to make some plays on both sides of the ball that ultimately helped us win the game. We aren't perfect by any means, so now we get back to practicing and look forward to the Titans," Davis said.

The Danger next play March 4th against the Cedar Rapids Titans in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger kick off 2016 against Tri-Cities Fever
The Nebraska Danger open their 2016 IFL season this Saturday night against the Tri-Cities Fever. The Fever already have one game under their belts as they hosted the Spokane Empire last week, losing to the Empire 60-51. Kickoff for Saturday is scheduled for 7PM at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

The Danger and Fever last faced each other in the 2015 Intense Conference Championship game, with the Danger coming out on top 86-43. This week's match-up will be very different than the one a year ago. Nebraska only returns a handful of players while the Fever have a new coaching staff and a completely new roster.

The Fever's previous coach, Adam Shackleford, is now with the Spokane Empire and former Wyoming Cavalry head coach Ryan Lingenfelder is in charge of the Fever. A familiar name to Danger fans, Hunter Wanket, is leading the Fever at QB this season. Wanket was a part of the Danger's 2013 pre-season lineup.

Danger head coach Mike Davis had a chance to see his team in action last Friday as the Danger traveled to Omaha to take on the Beef in a pre-season match-up, winning 55-23. The team in Omaha was fully loaded with 33 players. Davis will have to cut that number down to 25 players for the regular IFL season.

"Having the chance to play in Omaha was great for us," Davis said. "Our coaching staff was able to see which guys stepped up and played well and who wouldn't make the cut. We only have about 6 guys returning this season, so there were a lot of unknowns heading into that game."

One of those 6 returning players is the reigning IFL Most Valuable Player, Jameel Sewell. Sewell started against Omaha and played through the first quarter and part of the second before giving back-up QB Ben Anderson some playing time.

"It was good for Jameel to get some live reps with our receivers. After a long off-season and having so many new faces, it takes some time for them to get in sync with each other," Davis said. "I thought Jameel came out and did exactly what we hoped for him to do. I was very happy with how everything went."

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com with live video available at IFLLive.TV.

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger Football announces 2016 Ticketing and Seating
The Nebraska Danger are pleased to announce new ticket prices and seating structure for the 2016 season. Single game tickets are now on sale at the Heartland Events Center and at area Pump & Pantry stores.

New in 2016 will be General Admission Seating. For just $15, rows 8 and up in all red seats inside the Heartland Events Center will be considered general admission seating — meaning those seats will be open and unassigned or unreserved.

"We decided to try something different this year," Danger owner and CEO Charlie Bosselman states. "With 8 home games on the schedule, we are pleased to keep our season ticket prices the same for those who wish to watch from the front 7 rows and have reserved seats. We also wanted to offer something for families and our fans who want to come enjoy the game at a lower price. Seating in the general admission areas will be first come, first served this season."

Another new addition for 2016 is the opportunity for local organizations, clubs, non-profits, or groups to sell the $15 tickets, and receive $5 back for every ticket sold. Contact Joe with the Danger office for details.

2016 Danger Football Ticket Pricing - 8 home games

Single Ticket Prices:
  • Players Club Row 1 - $30
  • Players Club Rows 2-7 & All Gray Seats (Sections 218-219-220-221) — $26
  • Rows 8 & Up in Red Seats ONLY — General Admission Seating (no assigned seats — first come, first served seating) - $15
    • Fundraising allowed for these seats — sell at $15 keep $5 for each ticket sold

Season Ticket Prices (8 Home Games):

  • Players Club Row 1 — $240
  • Players Club Rows 2-7 & Gray Seats (Sections 218-219-220-221) — $208
Posted 1 year ago
Danger coach learns about his team in exhbition win
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Simpson wants to help Danger win IFL title
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Danger set for opening practice
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Danger owner optimistic for 2016 season
Posted 1 year ago
Danger announce 2016 coaching staff
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team is pleased to announce the 2016 coaching staff:

Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator: Mike Davis
Davis enters his sixth season at the helm of the Nebraska Danger. Born and raised on the east coast, Davis played collegiately at Virginia Tech before spending six seasons playing indoor football. Davis has been with the Danger since the team's start in 2011, compiling a 41-35 overall record. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Danger had back-to-back-to-back best seasons in franchise history, finishing 11-5 and winning the Intense Conference championship before falling each year to the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Bowl championship game.

Davis previously coached with indoor teams the River City Rage, and the Omaha Beef. He led the Rage to the 2008 UIF divisional championship game and the Beef to the 2010 IFL playoffs after they started 2-4.

"I am excited to continue to build the Danger Football organization both on and off the field," Davis said. "The community of Grand Island has the best fans in the league and they deserve one of the best teams in the league to go along with that. I am happy that the Bosselman family continues to see me as the leader of the team for the 2016 season."

Associate Head Coach: Kyle Moore-Brown
A veteran of indoor football, Moore-Brown joins the Danger this season as associate head coach. He spent 15 seasons in the Arena Football League, playing on both the offensive and defensive lines. Moore-Brown won two AFL championships, was named to the All-Ironman team three times, and set a record for playing in 236 consecutive games. For these accolades, he was selected as an Arena Football Hall of Fame Inductee.

After switching to coaching, Moore-Brown started with the La Crosse Spartans in 2010-2011 before taking the head coach position for the newly created Cedar Rapid Titans in 2012. He is a native of Newark, New Jersey and was a three year letter-winner at defensive tackle for the University of Kansas from 1990-92.

Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator: Hurtis Chinn
Chinn enters his fifth season on the Danger staff, and second season as assistant head coach. Chinn coached for three years as the receivers coach after playing for Nebraska in their inaugural season in 2011. During his season with the Danger, Chinn recorded 37 receptions for 316 yards and two touchdowns.

The Miami, FL native was a standout receiver for the River City Rage in 2009 where he finished fourth in the IFL with 77 receptions and scored 11 touchdowns. Chinn played collegiately at Western New Mexico.

O-Line Coach: James Poynter
Back for a fourth season on the Danger staff is Offensive Line Coach, James Poynter. He spent his first season coaching the offensive line and spent one season working with the defensive line after spending six seasons playing indoor football, including two with the Danger as their starting center. Poynter was named as a finalist of the inaugural IFL Hall of Fame class.

A Plainview, NE native, Poynter was a lineman at Nebraska-Kearney where he graduated in 2005. Poynter, who also serves as the Fuel & Distribution Manager for the Bosselman Companies, and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters.

D-Line Coach: Bob Levy
Levy has spent 26 years coaching football, including 13 years at the collegiate level. He has coached almost every position on the field, including coordinating both sides of the ball. Levy is the former state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association for Exercise Technique in Missouri.

Levy spent 18 years as a high school principal. Under his leadership, Chillicothe High School was awarded a gold star and blue ribbon for academic achievement, the highest award given to public schools. He is also a motivational speaker, having presented for various companies and businesses across the United States as well as Mexico.

Defensive Backs & Special Teams Coach: Jamar Love
Love will transition from player to coach this season after retiring from playing football. He joined the Danger mid-way through the 2013 season and helped the Danger earn three straight trips to the United Bowl in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2014, he was a first-team All-IFL selection at defensive back.

Hailing from North Little Rock, Arkansas, Love was a standout cornerback for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He spent time with the Tennessee Titans as well as the practice squads of the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before making the switch to indoor football.


The 2016 regular season will begin for the Danger on Saturday, February 27th at home against the Cedar Rapids Titans. The Danger will square off with in-state rivals Omaha Beef in a non-league pre-season game on February 19th.

Season Tickets are available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office, and Single Game Tickets will be on sale soon. For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com or www.heartlandeventscenter.com
Posted 1 year ago
Danger add to 2016 roster
Nebraska Danger Head Coach Mike Davis has announced the addition of a number of players to the 2016 roster, including a trade with the Cedar Rapids Titans for 2015 All-IFL Defensive Back/Linebacker James Ackel and a key addition to seal up the offensive line, Kasimili Uitalia.

"We are going to have a lot of new faces this season," Davis said. "A lot of the guys that we are bringing into camp are rookies or only have a little experience, so I'm really looking for these guys to step up and fight for a spot on the final roster."

Up to 40 players can be brought into pre-season camp, but the roster will need to be cut down to 25 players before the first regular season game.

"All of these players know that they have to compete for a spot on our championship caliber roster. I'm really excited about this season because I know these new guys are hitting the weight rooms now in order to come to camp at peak physical shape," Davis said.

In an interleague pre-season game, the Danger will take on the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor Football league (CIF) on Friday, February 19th at 7:05pm at the Ralston Arena, the home of the Omaha Beef.

The Danger, three time Intense Conference Champions, will begin the 2016 regular season on February 27th at home against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Nebraska Danger
Position
Height
Weight
College/Pro Experience
James Ackel
DB
6'0
210
Adams State University/NFL-Colts
Edward Burns
DB
6'0
185
Elon University
Chris Caspari
DB
5'11
200
Valdosta State University
Dominic Clarke
DB
5'11
200
Ohio State University
Quinn Giles
DB
5'11
200
Louisiana Tech University
Brandon Golson
LB
6'3
220
West Virginia University
Jabari Gorman
DB
6'0
195
University of Florida
Cory Grissom
DL
6'3
320
University of South Florida/NFL-Chiefs
Sean Kennedy
OL
6'5
330
Benedict College
Andrew Mahan
DL/LB
6'4
250
Faulkner University
Colton Miles-Nash
DL
6'6
270
University of Arkansas
Kayon Swanson
DL
6'2
295
Southern Illinois University
Kasimili Uitalia
OL
6'3
320
Western Michigan University
Chikezie Ujeke
DL
6'2
280
Delaware State University
Ino Vitale
DL
6'6
310
Southwest Baptist University
Tyrel Wilson
LB/DL
6'2
240
Virginia Tech
Posted 1 year ago
Danger Re-sign Sewell, renew I-80 Rivalry
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team is pleased to announce the return of the reigning IFL Most Valuable Player, Jameel Sewell. Head Coach Mike Davis also has re-signed Johnny King, Lawrence Martin IV, O.J. Simpson, and Marquel Wade to the team in addition to a group of new additions.

"Having these guys come back for another season is great for us," Davis said. "Veteran players are the ones that set the tone in practice and help get the rookies up to speed on how playing indoors is different than playing outside."

Sewell picked up his second IFL-MVP award in 2015 after only playing in 11 regular season games. In those 11 games, he threw for 1,739 yards and 38 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions. He also was second on the team in rushing with 525 yards and 20 touchdowns.

"I'm really liking our team this year," Davis said, "There are going to be a lot of new faces for fans to meet. Now that we have established a name for ourselves, we are able to really bring in the top talent available and it should really show this season."

A pre-season game has also been added to the 2016 Danger schedule. The Danger will take on the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor Football league (CIF) on Friday, February 19th at 7:05pm at the Ralston Arena, the home of the Omaha Beef.

The Danger, three time Intense Conference Champions, will begin the 2016 season on February 27th at home against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Nebraska Danger
Position
Height
Weight
College/Pro Experience
Dello Davis
WR
5'8
190
Harper College
Ben Dickerson
WR
6'3
220
Louisiana Tech University
Dwayne Difton
WR
5'10
190
University of Connecticut
Colby Goodwyn
RB
5'10
195
Old Dominion University
Johnny King
WR
6'3
215
Southwest Baptist University
Lawrence Martin IV
OL
6'3
315
University of South Florida
Lyle McCombs
RB
5'8
195
University of Connecticut
Jameel Sewell
QB
6'3
220
University of Virginia 
O.J. Simpson
WR
5'8
210
Missouri State University
Marquel Wade
WR
5'10
180
University of Arkansas
Jeremy Walker
OL
6'5
340
University of Kansas
Posted 1 year ago
2016 Nebraska Danger Schedule
**The Schedule has been updated. Click here to see the current schedule**

The Indoor Football League has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2016 season. The 12-team league will play a 16-game schedule, with the teams split into four divisions of the Intense and United Conferences. The Nebraska Danger will have eight home games during the season. Nebraska starts the season at home on February 27th in a divisional matchup against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks.

Intense Conference:
Central Division
Nebraska Danger
Colorado Ice
Wichita Falls Nighthawks

West Division
Billings Wolves
Tri-Cities Fever
Spokane

United Conference:
Midwest Division
Minnesota Havok
Iowa Barnstormers
Sioux Falls Storm

North Division
Green Bay Blizzard
Minnesota Axemen
Cedar Rapids Titans

2016 Nebraska Danger Schedule
(Click HERE to print off a 2016 schedule)

Sat. February 27 vs. Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)
Fri. March 4 @ Cedar Rapids (IA) Titans (7:05 PM CT)
Sat. March 12 vs. Minnesota Havok (7:05 PM CT)
BYE
Fri. March 25 vs. Spokane (WA)(7:05 PM CT)
Sat. April 2 vs. Green Bay (WI) Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)
Sat. April 9 @ Billings (MT) Wolves (8:05 PM CT)
Fri. April 15 @ Minnesota Axemen (7:00 PM CT)
Sat. April 23 vs. Colorado Crush (7:05 PM CT)
Fri. April 29 vs. Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)
Fri. May 6 @ Green Bay (WI) Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)
BYE
Sat. May 21 @ Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)
Fri. May 27 vs. Billings (MT) Wolves (7:05 PM CT)
Sat. June 4 @ Sioux Falls (SD) Storm (7:05 PM CT)
Fri. June 10 vs. Minnesota Axemen (7:05 PM CT)
Sat. June 18 @ Colorado Crush (8:00 PM CT)
Sat. June 25 @ Tri-Cities (WA) Fever (9:05 PM CT)
Playoffs - Weekends of July 9 & 16
United Bowl - Weekend of July 23

Home games played at the Heartland Events Center Grand Island, Nebraska
Posted 1 year ago
IFL Announces Divisional Alignments
The 2015 Indoor Football League (IFL) Annual Board of Directors Meetings have concluded in Las Vegas NV. Throughout the two-day event at Bally's Hotel and Casino, the IFL continued to build off of a highly successful 2015 season and offseason while continuing to strengthen the league's economic model and develop a solid geographic footprint.

During the meetings, the IFL Board of Directors voted and established new conference alignments. The League also voted to reestablish divisional alignments to further emphasize regional rivalries. The newest additions to the IFL family in Spokane and the Minnesota Havok have been added to the Intense and United Conferences respectively.

INTENSE CONFERENCE
Central Division
Colorado Crush
Nebraska Danger
Wichita Falls Nighthawks

West Division
Billings Wolves
Spokane
Tri-Cities Fever

UNITED CONFERENCE
North Division
Bemidji Axemen
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard

Midwest Division
Iowa Barnstormers
Minnesota Havok
Sioux Falls Storm

With the development of new conference and divisional alignments, the Board of Directors also restructured the playoff format for the 2016 season. Six teams will qualify for the 2016 playoffs with the four divisional winners receiving an automatic bid. In addition, there will be one wild card team from each conference. Playoff format is as follows:

Round 1:
#1 seeds in each conference have a bye
#2 seeds in each conference host #3 seeds

Round 2:
#1 seeds in each conference host winner of #2/#3 matchup
Winners are named conference champions

Round 3:
Highest seeded conference champion hosts lower seed conference champion in the United Bowl

The IFL Board of Directors also elected a new Executive Committee to oversee the management, growth and development of the League. Tri-Cities Fever Owner Teri Carr was elected as the Chairwoman of the Board. After serving several years on the Executive Committee, this is Carr's first term as Chairwoman. Joining Carr on the Committee is Jeff Lamberti from the Iowa Barnstormers. This is Lamberti's second year as a member of the Committee. Finally, Nader Naini of Spokane was elected as the final member of the Executive Committee. Spokane will begin their first season of IFL play next spring.

Throughout the two-day event, league members participated in team building activities to solidify the bonds that exist within the IFL Family. The league also created and cultivated innovative practices to improve and expand upon its business model.

The 2016 IFL regular season schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger start signing for 2016 — Sign two former Huskers
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has begun its recruiting for the 2016 season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce that ten players — including former Nebraska Cornhuskers Brion Carnes and Corey Cooper — have signed with the Danger for the 2016 season.

"This is a great group of players that we have signed to build our team around for 2016," Davis said. "We are excited about this group and we'll continue to go out and work to get players that will help us build a championship team."

Carnes signed with the Danger with two games to go in the 2015 regular season as a backup for starting quarterback Jameel Sewell. He led the team in the final regular season game against the Billings Wolves, completing 15 of 28 passes for 178 and 5 touchdowns in the 60-50 Danger loss.

Another late season pickup, Thomas Mayo was a favorite target at wide receiver for Carnes. Mayo led all Danger receivers in the final regular season game against the Wolves with 6 receptions for 84 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

A name that many Danger fans will likely recognize is Corey Cooper, an All-Big Ten selection for the Huskers at safety. Cooper made 29 career starts for Nebraska, helping the Nebraska defense rank among the nation's best in opponent completion percentage, pass efficiency defense and third-down defense.

"We still have some spots to fill in," Davis said, "but I like our progress so far this season. We are already going to have some tough competitions in pre-season camp. We will see who steps up to earn a spot on the final roster."

The Danger, three time Intense Conference Champions, will begin the 2016 season in February with a schedule to be announced later this fall.

Nebraska Danger

Position

Height

Weight

College/Pro Experience

Brion Carnes

QB

6'3

220

University of Northern Iowa

Thomas Mayo

WR

6'1

210

California University of Pennsylvania/NFL-Jets, Raiders

Ben Anderson

QB

6'3

210

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Corey Cooper

DB

6'1

215

University of Nebraska

Dezmond Beverly

WR

6'3

220

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Sini Tauauvea

OL

6'3

325

Utah State University

Dominique Joseph

DB

6'1

195

University of Virginia

Winston Longdon

DB

5'11

200

Stony Brook University

Scott Williams

DB

6'4

220

Hampton University/CFL-Edmonton

Mark Crawford

DL

6'2

320

University of Kentucky

Posted 1 year ago
Danger re-sign Davis for 2016; IFL hires McCoy full time
The Nebraska Danger announce that Head Coach Mike Davis will continue in his role of Head Coach for the 2016 Danger season.

"We are very pleased to re-sign Coach Davis for the 2016 season," Danger owner and CEO Charlie Bosselman says. "We were thrilled to finish our season in the United Bowl again this year, and Mike's leadership and coaching experience continue to move the Danger forward. We have an awesome fan base to support us and we're glad to have Coach Davis continue on our staff, and excited for the future of the team."

General Manager Mike McCoy will begin working for the Indoor Football League full time this fall, expanding his current role as IFL Director of Development and continuing to grow the footprint of the IFL, the premiere indoor football league, across the country.

"It's been a true pleasure to have Mike McCoy on board as our General Manager from the inception of the Danger," states Bosselman. "His knowledge of the ins and outs of operating an indoor football team, and the many relationships he has built throughout central Nebraska, have been invaluable to us over the past five years. We wish Mike the absolute best and look forward to continuing to work with him in the IFL."

McCoy, a Wichita, KS native, will be relocating back to Wichita to be able to be closer to his family and will office for the IFL from there. He will still be available to consult with the Danger as needed. A new general manager will not be hired; duties will be dispersed and reassigned among existing Danger staff as follows:

Sponsorships and Sales: Mike Davis and Gus Patsios
Media, Marketing, Sponsorships, Game Day Operations, Groups/Appearances, Events: Stephanie King-Witt
Ticketing: Heartland Events Center Box Office
Multimedia, Social Media, Game Day Coordination, Fan Services: Brett Miller, Richie Berggren, Melissa Struss

The Danger will enter their 6th season in 2016. Game schedules will be set this fall, and 2016 Season Tickets are available now at the Heartland Events Center Box Office.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger Win Intense Conference Championship 86-43 over Tri-Cities Fever
The Nebraska Danger and the Tri-Cities Fever combined have won the last four Intense Conference Championships. Tonight they faced off once again to see who would head to the United Bowl. After losing the regular season game to the Fever, the Nebraska Danger won the Intense Conference title 86-43.

The first quarter went back and forth. An early defensive stop by the Danger defense set the tone and forced a field goal attempt by Tri-Cities. Kicker Brady Beeson for the Fever missed the kick wide left, turning over the ball to the Danger. However, on the ensuing drive running back Waymon James fumbled the ball and it was recovered and ran into the end zone for a touchdown for Tri-Cities, giving them the lead 7-0 four minutes into the game. The Danger responded with a touchdown that was set up by a long throw from Jameel Sewell to Troy Evans for 25 yards before a quarterback sneak topped off the drive, tying the game 7-7. The Danger then scored once again as Waymon James nabbed a high floating pass from Jameel Sewell for a 27-yard touchdown. Nebraska led 13-10 with 47 seconds to go in the quarter.

"We took a little longer than I would have liked to settle into our rhythm but once we did I was happy with how the guys played tonight," said head coach Mike Davis.

Tri-Cities got an early touchdown to take the lead 16-13 in the second quarter. However, the Danger responded with a 22-yard touchdown from Troy Evans who broke two tackles as he hauled a Jameel Sewell pass into the end zone, giving the lead back to Nebraska 20-16. The Danger defense then stepped up along with the help of a very rowdy crowd in the Heartland Events Center. A Malcolm Williams interception ended a scoring threat from Tri-Cities around the eight minute mark. Jameel Sewell then found Marcus Barnett for a 10-yard touchdown giving the Danger a 27-16 lead. The Fever did not go away as Dominique Blackmon found DeJay Lester for a three-yard touchdown, cutting Nebraska's lead to five 27-22. The Danger struck back in less than 20 seconds when Troy Evans reeled in another pass for a TD, extending the lead back to twelve points 34-22 to end the half. Jameel Sewell finished the half with a perfect 9-9 passing for 135 yards and four touchdowns. Troy Evans led the way in receiving with three catches for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns.

"Troy did an amazing job in the first half with his two touchdown catches, and I can't say enough about Marcus (Barnett) who was flying all over the field the entire game. Give Jameel credit as well because without him none and his arm it would be hard for those guys to do what they did," Davis said.

The Nebraska offense didn't miss a tick to start the second half, marching down the field and scoring a touchdown in the opening three minutes to make the score 41-22 off another Jameel Sewell pass to Marcus Barnett. The Fever had an answer for this one though, putting together a solid drive and ending with a touchdown, cutting the lead to 13 but missing an opportunity to complete a two point conversion. Jameel Sewell showed off his running ability on the next drive as he broke tackles and ran over defenders on his way to an 18-yard gain. A defensive pass interference call in the end zone against the Fever placed the ball at the two-yard line. Waymon James ran the ball in for a touchdown on the ensuing play, giving the Danger a 20 point lead 48-28. Nebraska's defense made a stand, forcing Tri-Cities to kick a field goal, gaining three points. The quarter ended with the Danger's Marcus Barnett finding the end zone for the third time pushing the lead to 24 points 55-31.

The Tri-Cities Fever continued to show some resiliency as the fourth quarter began, scoring a touchdown to try and cut away at the Danger lead now at 18 points 55-37. The Fever attempted an onside kick but failed to recover it giving Nebraska the ball at the 10-yard line. Waymon James scored for the second time tonight on a 10-yard rush, gaining back the lost points making the score 62-37. The Danger defense put the nail in the coffin when Fever quarterback Dominique Blackmon fumbled the ball. The turnover gave the Danger the ball at the 21-yard line with 12:14 left in the game. A field goal and almost three minutes off the clock moved Nebraska a little closer to the win with a score of 65-37. On the following drive Fever quarterback Blackmon had his pass tipped into the hands of Braylon Webb who returned the ball 40 yards for a Danger touchdown. After a few more scores, and breaking the team record for scoring in a single game, the Danger pulled away for an 86-43 victory.

"Tonight we celebrate, but we know that there is a huge challenge ahead of us in the United Bowl with the winner from the United Conference. Doesn't matter if it is Cedar Rapids or Sioux Falls we have to take care of us first. One more game," Davis said

With the victory, the Danger will play the winner of the United Conference Championship game between the Cedar Rapids Titans and the Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday, July 11th in the United Bowl for the IFL Championship.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger to host Tri-Cities Fever for Intense Conference Championship Friday night
For a third straight season, the Nebraska Danger have earned a spot in the Intense Conference Championship game. The Danger will host the Tri-Cities Fever this Friday night with kickoff at 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center. The winner of the game will face the United Conference champion in the United Bowl on the weekend of July 11th.

The Nebraska Danger finished the season with a 10-4 record for a third straight year, while the Fever come to Grand Island as the #2 seed with an 8-6 record. The two teams faced each other on April 3rd as the Fever pulled out a tight 67-59 win over the Danger in Washington.

The Fever will be starting a different quarterback compared to their first meeting this year. Veteran QB, Houston Lillard, went down with a season-ending injury in the game immediately following the victory over the Danger. On Tuesday, the Fever signed Dante Perez, the IFL's Week 9 Offensive Player of the Week from during his time with the Bemidji Axemen. Perez joins quarterback Dominique Blackbom who has thrown for 426 yards in 5 games for the Fever.

"Losing Lillard was a big hit for the Fever," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "The two quarterbacks they have now are both very good and Coach Shackleford is a veteran of the game and knows how to get a team prepared for a playoff game. This should be a great game."

The Danger were able to clinch a spot in the championship game with one game remaining in the season. Coach Davis took advantage of the opportunity and held Jameel Sewell out of the final game to rest before the playoff.

"We were really fortunate to be able to rest Jameel and a few other guys during our final game and then during the bye week that followed," Davis said. "We should be just about as healthy as we could have hoped for at this point in the season."

With both of the teams near the top of the IFL in numerous statistical categories, this is shaping up to be a heavyweight bout. The two teams have combined to win the past 4 straight Intense Conference Championships.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com
Posted 1 year ago
Danger clinch home-field advantage in Intense Conference Championship with 50-34 win
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

After winning the first two matchups earlier in the season, the Nebraska Danger won a third against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 50-34 solidifying their first place standing in the Intense Conference.

The first quarter saw both the Danger and the Nighthawks trade some punches. The Danger started off quick as Jameel Sewell hit Gavin Otte for an early touchdown, giving Nebraska the 7-0 lead. However, the Nighthawks capitalized on their next two possessions. After a field goal, Nebraska's Waymon James fumbled the ball on a kick return, giving Wichita Falls excellent field position. They quickly turned it into seven points to lead 10-7 with six minutes left in the first quarter. The ensuing drive by the Danger was highlighted by a 21-yard pass from Sewell to Marcus Barnett before a quarterback sneak capped it off with a touchdown. First quarter scoring ended there, with the Danger leading 14-10.

The second quarter was almost completely one-sided. Sewell started off the action when he fumbled the snap at the three-yard line, quickly recovered it, and finished by rushing in for the touchdown, giving the Danger a ten point lead. The Nighthawks offense sputtered as the Danger defense forced a fumble that was recovered by Kenronte Walker. On the next possession James ran for 16 yards, setting up a 24-yard touchdown pass from Sewell to Otte for the second time in the game. James averaged 6.4 yards per carry in the first half and had a total of 32 yards through two quarters. As the last minute of the half approached, the Nighthawks managed a field goal, cutting the Danger lead to 14 points, 27-13. Twenty-six seconds left in the half didn't faze or slow down the Danger offense though. Sewell hit Troy Evans for two passes that resulted in a touchdown covering 27 yards. Sewell finished the half a perfect 8-8 with 118 yards passing. The action continued with 7.3 seconds left, as the Nighthawks' Marcus Jackson hit Jimmy Pipkin for a touchdown.

"I thought we played well in the first half. Jameel, Waymon, Gavin all made big plays and gave us a huge advantage as we headed to the locker room," Head coach Mike Davis said. The Nighthawks began the second half with a statement drive. Quarterback Marcus Jackson capped it off with a 12-yard rushing touchdown, as he made a good move to evade a Danger defender. The next drive would be Nebraska's toughest of the night. Sewell completed a 15-yard pass to Evans, but the Danger drive stalled and ended with a missed field goal. The quarter ended with Nebraska still in the lead 34-26.

The fourth quarter didn't see much scoring on either side. James scampered into the end zone for a five yard rushing touchdown two minutes in to the quarter, extending the Danger lead by 14, 40-26. The Nighthawks followed up with a nice drive that stalled, but they still looked to get three points for their effort. Ali Mourtada was called upon for Wichita Falls, but missed for a third time in the game leaving nine points on the field for the night. The Danger Defense performed well all game, only allowing 191 total yards compared to the Danger's 246. The Nighthawks did not give up, scoring once more, but an onside kick attempt was returned by the Danger for a touchdown, making the final score of the game 50-34.

"We made it to the conference championship for the third year straight. That's great, but our goal is to win the whole thing. We basically just started a brand new two-game season because if we lose, we are done. So we have to stay focused as we head into this game with Tri-Cities in a few weeks," Davis said.

With the win tonight the Danger will host the Tri-Cities Fever on June 26th at the Heartland Event Center for the Intense Conference Championship.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger take on Nighthawks Saturday
The Nebraska Danger are looking to lock up home field advantage for the Intense Conference Championship game this weekend against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. If the Danger win one of their final two regular season games or if the Tri-Cities Fever lose one of their final two games, the Danger will host the conference championship.

The Danger are looking to get back to championship form after falling to the Colorado Ice 53-36 last week in Fort Collins. The Danger did not have Jameel Sewell at quarterback due to injury, and were only able to amass 154 yards of total offense.

The defensive and special teams units were able to keep the game close for the Danger by racking up points on a fumble return for a touchdown by newcomer Tre Walker, a safety, and a 50 yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Waymon James.

The Danger were able to grab the lead 29-25 with nine minutes to go in the third quarter, but a late charge by the Ice was too much for the Danger to overcome.

"We did not play up to our standards at all tonight," said Danger coach Mike Davis. "We have a lot of things to work on this week, but we should have Sewell back for our next game. He could have played if our back-up got hurt, but he wanted to take this week to heal up for the rest of the season and the playoffs."

Before the playoffs get here, the Nighthawks will visit Grand Island looking to grab a fifth win during their inaugural season. Two of their wins this season have been against the team the Danger just lost to — the Colorado Ice.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30. It's Star Wars Night! Come out and meet the characters! There are also $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Draws, and $2 Tall Boys!

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger sign four, including former Husker Quarterback
The Nebraska Danger has signed former Nebraska Cornhusker, Brion Carnes, to back up Jameel Sewell at quarterback. In addition to Carnes, Danger Head Coach Mike Davis has signed two fresh faces to the Danger secondary as well as a new kicker.

"These guys are going to be great for us," Davis said. "We are always looking to improve, and these guys should give us some fresh new energy as we near the playoffs."

Carnes, who started his collegiate career at Nebraska, was the back-up quarterback for the Huskers in 2011. After appearing in only one game in 2012, Carnes transferred to Northern Iowa for his final two seasons. He was a dynamic player for the Panthers, spending most of his time at quarterback, but also filling in at running back and returning punts and kickoffs.

To add depth to the Danger secondary, Davis has added second-team All-SEC safety, Braylon Webb from Missouri and Xavier Smith from Sam Houston State. Webb was a three year starter at strong safety for Mizzou while Smith started off at Missouri, appearing in 18 games for the Tigers before transferring to Sam Houston State.

The Danger have also added kicker Merf Trout from Graceland University.

"This league is very competitive, and we need to have a full roster of guys that are performing their best during the playoffs," Davis said. "I'm always looking to find ways to improve our team. Getting these guys in here now will give them a few weeks to get up to speed with our team before the playoffs."

The recent additions will get their first shot with the Danger right away, as Nebraska hopes to clinch a home playoff game this weekend against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. Kickoff is at 7 pm on Saturday night.
Posted 1 year ago
Strong Second Half Pushes Danger to 67-57 Win
The Nebraska Danger used a strong second half rally to secure a victory over the Colorado Ice 67-57. Scoring 17 points in the third quarter proved to be the difference maker for the Danger.

The Danger fell behind early as Colorado jumped out to a 23-13 lead in the second quarter. Quarterback Jameel Sewell and running back Waymon James fought back with a pair of touchdowns to tie up the game at 36 heading into halftime.

"We always seem to start slow. Waymon and Sewell really shouldered the load for us tonight," said Danger Head Coach Mike Davis.

Nebraska's offense came out strong in the second half with a 21 yard touchdown run by James. Cody Thornton added a 37 yard field to stretch the Danger lead to 10 points. Both teams traded scores from that point on, but Colorado couldn't overcome the Danger's lead.

"Jumping out to a quick second half lead was perfect. Colorado didn't give up, so we had to keep fighting for the entire game," Davis said.

The Danger relied heavily upon the legs of James, who ran for 111 yards on 12 carries and five touchdowns. Sewell added another 51 yards on 12 carries and a pair of touchdowns, to go with 120 passing yards and a passing touchdown.

Nebraska will once again take on the Ice next Friday in Colorado before returning to Grand Island to take on the Wichita Falls Nighthawks on June 6th.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger take on rival Colorado Ice Saturday
The Nebraska Danger are set to take on their Intense Conference rivals, the Colorado Ice, on Saturday night in Grand Island. The Ice come to Nebraska after falling to the Tri-Cities Fever 52-36 last week at home. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center.

The Danger are looking to get back to championship form after falling to the Sioux Falls Storm last week 53-40. The Storm, known for not making many mistakes, didn't have a single turnover in the game. The Danger were also able to play a clean game, but a pair of first half Danger drives didn't result in points which gave the Storm an opportunity to grab a 13-point halftime lead that the Danger couldn't overcome after the break.

"We have been able to make some big second-half comebacks this season, but you can't give a team that doesn't make mistakes a two score lead," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "We need to take the loss and learn from it and then use it as motivation this week against Colorado."

Colorado played right with Tri-Cities for most of the contest last Saturday. The two teams were tied at 36 with less than 9 minutes to go in the game, but a late rally by the Fever was able to propel Tri-Cities to the victory.

The Colorado squad that will visit Grand Island this week is very different from last season. 2014 IFL MVP Willie Copeland was the quarterback for Colorado all of last year, but he is now leading the Cedar Rapids Titans. One familiar face still with the Ice is wide receiver and University of Nebraska - Kearney product, Kyle Kaiser. Kaiser led the Ice receiving corps with 3 receptions for 72 yards and 1 touchdown against the Fever.

"Colorado has a lot of new faces this year, but Heron O'Neal is a great coach and he will have them ready for us," Davis said.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Every donor will receive a ticket voucher for the game that night. Theme for the night is Military Appreciation Night. Concession Specials: $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Draws, & $2 Tall Boys!

The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger come from 15 points down to win in overtime
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

After a game highlighted by the inability to put the ball in the end zone, the Nebraska Danger beat the Billings Wolves 64-61 in overtime at the Heartland Event Center Saturday night.

The first quarter saw the score go back and forth. A Jameel Sewell 20-yard toss to Kayne Farquharson opened up the game, but mental mistakes by the Danger kept Billings in the game. The biggest of those mistakes, a fumble by Jasonus Tillery, was recovered and returned 35 yards by Michael Green of the Wolves, tying the game 7-7 with eight minutes left in the first quarter. The Danger were able to put together a long drive on the following possession and capped it with Jameel Sewell scoring on a one-yard quarterback sneak. However, the momentum was lost on the ensuing kickoff as the Danger allowed Wren Norris to sneak through and run 57 yards for a touchdown. The quarter ended with the score 14-14.

A fight started the second quarter with a bang, as several Danger defenders managed to push Billings quarterback Reginald Lewis through the Danger bench door. The fight resulted in two off-setting unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. A few plays later, the Wolves punched through for first score of the second quarter as Lewis got a pass through the Danger defense for a one-yard touchdown. The Danger responded with a field goal from Brendan Hanaphy and allowed Billings to score a touchdown with 22 seconds left, making the score 31-24 as the teams headed to the locker room.

"The first quarter was pretty tight and then we let a few things by us in the second quarter. Tensions were high but I think that's just the nature of the game. When we went to the locker room at the half we never felt like this game was out of reach and we showed that," said Head Coach Mike Davis.

A fumble recovery on the kickoff of the second half gave the Danger the ball at the Wolves 14-yard line. The drive stalled, but the Danger managed to get three points out of it, pulling within four of the Wolves 27-31. Then Jameel Sewell showed off his ability to think quickly in the pocket as he went sideline to sideline on a 7-yard touchdown run giving the Danger the lead 34-31. The advantage for Nebraska was short lived however, as Regginald Lewis found Carl Sims for a 31-yard touchdown pass giving the lead right back to the Wolves 38-34 with under eight minutes left in the third quarter. Another field goal by the Danger wasn't enough to retake the lead as Billings scored a touchdown with just over a minute left, making the score 37-45 to end the third quarter.

A good defensive stand by the Wolves forced the Danger to turn over the ball on downs to start the fourth quarter. The Wolves wasted no time, methodically moving the ball down the field, finding holes in the Danger defense. They capped the drive with a touchdown to extend their lead to 15 points with just over eight minutes left in the game. The Danger offense found some life as Jameel Sewell found Troy Evans, who broke a tackle on his way to a 26-yard touchdown reception, cutting the lead by the Wolves to 12 points. After getting the ball back, Billings marched down the field scoring a touchdown in less than two minutes extending their lead to 14 points after a missed extra point attempt. The Danger would not die as Jameel Sewell once again threw a strike finding Demarius Washington for a 24-yard touchdown, making the score 51-58 in favor of Billings. After being gashed for 227 yards the Danger defense stiffened up forcing a crucial third down with under three minutes left. The crowd and the players responded as the defense forced Billings to try a field goal attempt on fourth down which was missed wide left and turned the ball back over to the Danger with 2:43 left in the game. The Billings defense took advantage of a couple bad passes and forced a huge fourth down play with a minute left in the game. However, Jameel Sewell found Kayne Farquharson on the very next play for a 40-yard touchdown. Brendan Hanaphy put the extra point in the back of the net, tying the game at 58 with just over 50 seconds to go in the game. Billings once again tried to kick a long field goal, this time for the win, but missed wide right sending the game into overtime still tied at 58 points apiece.

The Danger won the toss to begin overtime and elected to play defense first. After an incomplete pass to start overtime for Billings the Danger defense broke up a pass setting up a huge third down. Regginald Lewis tried to run a quarterback sneak but only gained four yards forcing the Wolves to attempt yet another field goal on fourth down. This time the kick was right down the center, giving Billings the lead 61-58. The Danger possession started with Jameel Sewell also throwing an incomplete pass. He then found Kayne Farquharson for a seven-yard gain. On third down Sewell found Demarius Washington for the 13-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone, ending the game in overtime with a Danger victory.

"Our team showed a lot of heart tonight. We fought back and showed we can face adversity. I would also add that support we have here in Grand Island is absolutely amazing. The fans showed why they are the best in the league and they deserve this victory just as much as us," said Davis.

The Danger next play at the Sioux Falls Storm on May 16th and play the Colorado Ice on May 23 back in the Heartland Events Center.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger set to face Billings Wolves Saturday
The Nebraska Danger look to win their fourth straight on Saturday night to extend their best start to a season in franchise history. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center, with the Danger currently leading the Intense Conference at 7-1 on the season and the Tri-Cities Fever coming in second at 5-3. Last Friday, the high-powered Danger offense was able to jump out to an early lead and held off the Bemidji Axemen 74-55.

For a team that has struggled at the start of games this season, the Danger had no trouble in the first quarter against the Axemen. Jameel Sewell hit Troy Evans and Kayne Farquharson for a pair of touchdowns while Waymon James rushed for another score. The Danger defense and special teams got in on the action with a sack in the end-zone for a safety and a rouge point on a kickoff to quickly jump out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Axemen finally found their rhythm in the second quarter behind quarterback Dante Perez in his first start for Bemidji. Perez helped the Axemen cut into the Danger lead and the two teams went to the break with the Danger leading 41-27.

"We started exactly how we would always like to," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "Getting out to an early lead is key in indoor football, but I wasn't happy that we let them get back into it before halftime."

After halftime, the Axemen quickly cut the lead down to a one possession game, but the Danger regained momentum and were able to put up 26 points in the third quarter. Six of those points came from Isaiah Scott picking off Perez and scrambling 35 yards to take the return all the way for a score.

"This game was really good for our guys," Davis said. "For as often as we have been behind at the start of games this year, our guys needed a reminder of how important it is to keep playing hard once you have the lead."

The Danger offense put up a lot of points while only covering 212 yards of total offense compared to the Axemen's 324 yards. Sewell threw for 120 yards and ran for another 71 yards, accounting for seven total touchdowns (six pass, one rush). Evans, Farquharson and Jasonus Tillery all pulled in touchdown passes from Sewell with Evans leading the trio with 67 yards and three touchdowns.

The Billings Wolves are coming off a tough loss at home to the Tri-Cities Fever last week, 58-30. Former three-time IFL Most Valuable Player and Sioux Falls Storm quarterback, Chris Dixon, is head coach for the Wolves and will have his team looking for a signature victory over the Danger on Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30 pm. It's 70's Night, with 5% off tie dye t-shirts at the Danger Gear Store.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger Topple Bemidji Axemen 74-55
After an explosive first quarter for the Nebraska Danger, the Bemidji Axemen fought back but came up short with a score of 74-55.

The Danger wasted no time jumping on the Axemen Friday night as Jameel Sewell hit Troy Evans early for an 11-yard touchdown. The Danger then showed why they have the number one defense in the IFL as Darnell Terrell recovered a fumble which the Danger converted into six points less than a minute later on a 10-yard run by Waymon James. A rouge point and a safety off a blocked field goal gave the Danger three more points. The quarter ended with the Danger leading 24-0 after a Jameel Sewell pass to Kayne Farquharson. Sewell finished the first quarter 5 for 5 passing with 54 yards and two touchdowns.

"We hit our stride early finding open receivers and taking advantage of some mistakes they made," Head Coach Mike Davis said.

The second quarter however was not quite as one-sided. The Danger defense was gashed for 115 yards and four touchdowns as the Axemen cut the lead down to 14 points at the half. All four touchdowns came from the arm of Dante Perez who finished the half 12-20 and 106 yards. The Danger scoring blitz was not completely shut down. Jameel Sewell found both Jasonus Tillery and Troy Evans in the second quarter for two touchdowns. Brendan Hanaphy ended the half for the Danger as he punched through a 43-yard field goal as the teams headed to the locker room with the Danger ahead 41-27.

"We let off the gas a little in the second quarter which was really frustrating since we did so well in the first quarter," Davis said.

The Axemen started off the second half moving the ball down the field scoring on a one-yard rush from Malku Kalokoh. The Danger responded with a 40-yard field goal from Brendan Hanaphy giving them a 10 point lead 44-34. A sack set up a fourth down field goal attempt by the Axemen when Aronde Stanton got a hand up and blocked the kick, giving the Danger the ball at the one-yard line. A six yard pass from Jameel Sewell to Kayne Farquharson gave the Danger back a 17-point lead with 6:14 left in the third quarter. On the ensuing possession by the Axemen an errant pass by Dante Perez went straight to the Danger's Isaiah Scott who intercepted the ball and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown extending their lead to 24 points 58-24. Jameel Sewell showed off his athletic ability as he side armed a pass to Troy Evans with 26 seconds left in the third quarter who bobbled the ball before dragging two defenders into the end zone for a touchdown. The third quarter ended with the Danger defense getting a safety making the lead 26 points 67-41.

"The third quarter was huge after letting up a bit at the end of the first half, we talked at halftime and knew we had to come back out with some fire. Give Jameel and Isaiah and all the guys a lot of credit, they came out and really took this game over in the second half," Davis said.

After each team failed to convert their first possession of the fourth quarter into any points, the Danger made a big play as Malcolm Williams recovered a fumble and was down by contact at the six-yard line. The Bemidji defense stiffened up but couldn't keep Sewell out of the end zone as he used a quarterback sneak to get a three-yard touchdown with 9:52 left in the game. Sewell finished the night 13-24 for 120 yards and six touchdowns passing, he was also the rushing leader running nine times for 71 yards. The Axemen did not go away though, scoring a touchdown and making a two-point conversion with 5:56 left in the game cutting the lead to 25 for the Danger 74-49. Another touchdown by Bemidji with 18 seconds left would be the last of night making the final score 74-55.

The Danger next play Saturday, May 2nd versus the Billings Wolves at the Heartland Event Center.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger look for third in a row against Bemidji
The Danger return to Grand Island on Friday night for a game against the Bemidji Axemen with kickoff at 7:00 PM. The Axemen are coming off a tough loss to the Titans last week. Bemidji was able to grab the lead with just over two minutes to go in the game, but Cedar Rapids answered back with a 26-yard touchdown pass with under a minute remaining in order to get the 39-36 victory.

The Danger pulled out a very tough road win last Saturday against the Iowa Barnstormers, 33-16. The Danger were without 2013 IFL MVP quarterback Jameel Sewell while he was at a tryout for the Canadian Football League.

Back-up quarterback Bryan Parnes got the start for the Danger at quarterback and quickly made the most of his opportunity. Parnes threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another in the first half to help the Danger gain a 26-3 lead heading into halftime.

For a team that is notorious for starting games slowly, taking a 23-point lead into the halftime break was a big change for the Danger.

"Having that much of a lead at halftime was exactly what we would always like to do," said Danger coach Mike Davis. "Parnes came in and did exactly what we needed him to do. He is a very smart player and you could see how much he had learned from watching Jameel for six games."

Iowa finally got their offense on track in the second half to close the lead to 26-10. On the ensuing drive, Parnes scrambled to pick up a first down, but was hit head-first into a dasher board and was forced to leave the field on a stretcher. He was unable to return to game, but was cleared from the hospital later that night.

Running back Waymon James came in at quarterback for the Danger and busted a run for a 25-yard touchdown. From there, it was all about the Danger defense holding on for the win and running out the clock on offense.

The Danger defense buckled down and only allowed a single score from that point on. Both teams were shut out in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Danger.

"Our defense played lights out," Davis said. "Harcourt Farquharson pulled in two huge interceptions in the fourth quarter and our defensive line was all over their quarterback all night."

The quarterback situation for the Danger is still to be determined for Friday's game against the Axemen.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30. It is mascot night, so kids are encouraged to come meet and take a photo with one of the many mascots featured at the game!

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com
Posted 1 year ago
Danger rally in second half to beat Titans 52-42
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

Defenses duked it out, but the Nebraska Danger used a 31-point second half to defeat the Cedar Rapids Titans 52-42.

The top two defenses in the IFL lived up to the hype in the first quarter. The Danger allowed 35 yards while the Titans only allowed 30. A Jameel Sewell pass to Kayne Farquharson with 6:39 left in the quarter put the Danger up 7-4, but the lead was short lived as the Titans scored a touchdown with 36 seconds left to end the quarter 10-7.

The defensive surge seemed to continue as the second quarter began. Cedar Rapids defensive lineman, Jermiah Price, returned a Danger fumble for a 35 yard touchdown four minutes into the quarter. The Danger, down 17-7 at that point, answered the call with two touchdowns before the half mainly due to Jameel Sewell's ability to maneuver in the pocket and find open receivers. Sewell finished the half 8-15 for 123 yards and three touchdowns. The Titans would not back down, scoring touchdowns twice, along with a rouge point to have the lead at the half 32-21.

"We just couldn't get anything going consistently," said Head Coach Mike Davis. "And when we did get things moving they matched us step for step and we couldn't get any breathing room."

The Titans received the ball to begin the second half, but three plays later Harcourt Farquharson intercepted the ball to give the Danger an opportunity to cut into the Titan lead. Jameel Sewell once again showed his ability to keep plays alive scrambling to set up a Danger field goal, making the score 32-24. The theme of the night, defense, came up big once again as Isaiah Scott intercepted Sean Reilly with 2:25 left in the third quarter. The Danger wasted no time converting the turnover into points as Sewell connected with Marcus Barnett to give the Danger the go ahead score 38-35.

The fourth quarter went back and forth until Titans quarterback Sean Reilly hit Willie Carter for a 16-yard touchdown giving them back the lead 42-38, but a Danger kick return to the Titan 19-yard line kept things interesting. Three plays later, Jameel Sewell snuck in for a touchdown on a quarterback keeper, giving the Danger back the lead 44-42 with less than four minutes left in the game.

"Jameel was great tonight," Davis said. "His athleticism kept plays alive time and time again and that made the difference in the long run."

In the final minutes of the game, the Danger defense came up huge as Sean Reilly threw the ball away on fourth down turning the ball over on downs. The Danger did not squander the opportunity to put the game away as Jameel Seweel, on another quarterback sneak, managed to find his way into the end zone to make the score 52-42. The Titans had only allowed 18 points total in the second half of their last two games, but gave up 31 in the second half tonight.

"We have an amazing atmosphere here that is second to none," Davis said. "When the time came, our defense and this crowd came alive and helped us get the win."

The Danger next play the Iowa Barnstormers on April 18th before returning home to the Eihusen Arena on April 24th to play the Bemidji Axemen.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger take on Titans for first time in Nebraska
In a game that will have major playoff implications at the end of the season, the Cedar Rapids Titans are set to visit Grand Island for the first time on Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center as the Danger will be having Pink Out Night to benefit cancer research.

The Danger (4-1) look to get back on track after a long trip to Kennewick, Washington where the Danger fell to the Tri-Cities Fever 67-59. The loss snapped a four game winning streak and perfect record, the Danger's best start to a season in franchise history.

Friday's game against the Fever was an offensive shoot-out where neither defense could hold down the opposition for long. The Danger's only defensive stop was on the opening drive of the game.

"Our defense started the season great, but we weren't able to gain any momentum in Tri-Cities," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "Our guys were pretty banged up at the start of the game, but we have to get some stops to give our offense a chance to get ahead."

After not recording a catch against the Iowa Barnstormers, Kayne Farquharson had a big night with six receptions for 52 yards and four touchdowns. Jameel Sewell threw for 179 yards and rushed for another 69 yards. Waymon James was named the IFL Special Teams Player of the Week for his 202 all-purpose yards, including a 48-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

"Offensively, we had a good night," Davis said. "If we can get our offense and defense to both play well on the same night, we would be very dangerous. This team has a lot of potential; we have to keep working on the little things to have another shot at winning the United Bowl."

This week will play a major factor in the race to the United Bowl. Cedar Rapids also comes to Nebraska with a 4-1 record, with their only loss coming at the hands of the reigning IFL champion Sioux Falls Storm.

The Titans feature multiple all-IFL caliber players. Bryan Pray is tied for the league lead in receiving touchdowns (8) while Jermiah Price leads the league in sacks (6.5).

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live on IFLLive.TV

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger rally on huge 2nd quarter in a 76-50 victory over the Iowa Barnstormers
By Ross Struss
Staff Writer

IFL newcomer, the Iowa Barnstormers, were humbled by the Nebraska Danger in their first game in Grand Island as the Danger got the win 76-50.

Hindered by big plays and turnovers, the Nebraska Danger had a rough beginning, falling behind 14-0 in the first two minutes of the game. Quarterback Robb Nallenweg of the Barnstormers opened the game with a pass for 36 yards and finished the first quarter with 142 yards and one touchdown. Danger running back Waymon James was a bright spot scoring two touchdowns and ending the 1st quarter averaging 7.7 yards per carry.

"James really kept us in the ball game in the first quarter," said Danger Head Coach Mike Davis. "Every bounce seemed to go their way at the start of the game."

The 2nd quarter was a whole different ball game for the Danger, who outscored the Barnstormers 35-3, (two points shy of their single quarter scoring record) to take a lead 49-29 into halftime. The Danger rally was helped along by a fumble recovery and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Pig Brown.

"Once we finally got momentum back on our side, we really tried to pour it on," Davis said.

The Danger built on their lead in the 2nd half, scoring four times. A Sewell pass to Jasonus Tillery with two minutes left in the 3rd quarter extended the lead to 27 points, 63-36. Sewell connected with Tillery once again early in the 4th for yet another touchdown. Tillery finished the night with three catches for 33 yards and two touchdowns.

After the Barnstormers scored back-to-back touchdowns cutting the lead to 20 points in the fourth quarter, 70-50, back-up quarterback Bryan Parnes saw some action for the Danger. Jameel Sewell finished the night with nine completions for 134 yards and four touchdowns, as well as having two rushing touchdowns. The Nebraska Danger cruised to the end of the game on the back of Waymon James who ran for 61 yards and scored three touchdowns. The Danger play the Tri-Cities Fever in Kennewick, Washington on April 3rd.
Posted 1 year ago
Nebraska Danger set to face Iowa Barnstormers
The Nebraska Danger return to Grand Island for a home game against the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center, with the Danger currently leading the Intense Conference and rival Colorado in second place, at 1-1 on the season.

The Danger are off to their best start in franchise history after starting the season 3-0. Two weeks ago, the Danger traveled to Texas to take on the Wichita Falls Nighthawks and were able to escape with a 36-26 victory. It took a 30 point, second-half rally for the Danger to overcome trailing by two touchdowns going into halftime.

For a second straight week, penalties prevented the Danger from being able to gain momentum to start the game. After committing 11 penalties in the first half, the Danger made halftime adjustments and only were called for two penalties in the second half.

"I really challenged the guys at halftime and then heading into the bye week to make sure they played a clean game," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "They did exactly what they needed to do in the second half for us to get the win and that has been our focus all this week."

Quarterback Jameel Sewell threw for 117 yards and ran for another 73 while Waymon James got the start at running back and picked up 59 yards on 14 carries. The Danger receiving corps was led by Kayne Farquharson with 43 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Defensive lineman Jervonte Jackson even got in on the scoring with a fumble recovery that he returned 25 yards for a touchdown.

"We definitely have things to work on, but I believe we are on the right track. We have never been undefeated at this point in the season and we want to keep that streak going this week," Davis said. "Iowa can put up a lot of points, especially through the air. Our defense needs to keep on their toes and our offense needs to start fast so we can get the lead early."

Iowa is coming off a short week of practice after playing at Green Bay on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Robbie Nallenweg put up big numbers for the Barnstormers in the 47-46 loss to the Blizzard. Nallenweg threw for 256 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30 pm. It's Black Out Night — 10% off select black apparel at the Danger gear store.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 1 year ago
Danger use strong second half to top Nighthawks 45-30
After a closely contested first half, the Nebraska Danger were able to pull ahead in the second to top the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 45-30. Once the Danger Offense got rolling, Jameel Sewell threw for 205 yards on the night.

Both teams had to overcome a lot of mental mistakes that ended up being called for penalties. The Danger were called for 12 penalties for 157 yards while the Nighthawks had 7 penalties for 55 yards.

"We made way too many mistakes tonight," said Nebraska Head Coach Mike Davis. "Wichita Falls really came out to play. They made some major strides since week one and we are very fortunate to come out of here with a win."

After only scoring 13 points against Colorado in week 1, Wichita Falls started quickly by returning the opening kickoff 50 yards for a touchdown. The teams traded blows throughout the first half, and went to the break with the Danger leading 22-16.

After making some halftime adjustments, the Danger were able to add to their lead in the 3rd quarter. Sewell and Robbie Rouse both had 1-yard runs for touchdowns. The Danger special teams came up big with a blocked field goal attempt that bounced out the back of the end-zone to give the Danger a safety.

Troy Evans had a strong performance, leading the Danger receiving core with 5 receptions for 88 yards. Robbie Rouse led the team with 13 rushes for 50-yards in his debut performance.
"We had some guys that really stepped up to make some big plays when we needed them. We just need to clean up the mistakes before we travel down to Wichita Falls next Saturday," Davis said.

Nebraska will once again face the Nighthawks next Saturday, but it will be on Wichita Falls' home turf. The game will be the first regular season home game in Nighthawks franchise.
Posted 2 years ago
Danger kick off home schedule against Wichita Falls
The Nebraska Danger open their 2015 IFL home schedule this Saturday night against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. The Nighthawks travel to Grand Island for their second ever game in the Indoor Football League. They fell to the Colorado Ice last week in Colorado 37-13. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center.

The Danger kicked off the 2015 campaign with a 57-32 victory in Green Bay, Wisconsin against the Blizzard. Both teams battled some first game jitters, combining for 6 total fumbles. Jameel Sewell finished 12-for-26 for 114 yards through the air on the night.

Sunday's game with Green Bay came down to a pair of goal-line stands by the Danger Defense that gave the offense time to put their early fumbles behind them and start putting up points. The Blizzard had jumped out to a 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter in part because of a fumble returned for a touchdown.

"The game went pretty much exactly how we predicted it would go," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "We thought our offense would take a little time to start clicking, so we told the defense that they needed to make some stops to give us time to get things rolling. The guys put their early mistakes behind them and did what they needed to do."

Wichita Falls opened their 2015 season — their first indoor game in franchise history — with a 13-37 loss at Colorado. Quarterback Marcus Jackson was 11-for-21 for 155 yards on the night. The Nighthawk's kickoff team didn't need any time adjusting to the indoor game; holding the Ice to -13 yards on a pair of kickoffs.

"Wichita Falls should provide a good battle for us," Davis said. "Their defense held last season's Most Valuable Player to only 37 points. In indoor football, that is not very much. If their offense gets rolling, Saturday should be a very good game."

A new addition to the Danger this season, Waymon James, led the team in rushing with 68 yards on 16 attempts. Sewell also accounted for 54 yards rushing on nine attempts. James will not be in action Saturday, as the Danger will start another new rookie at running back, Robbie Rouse.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
Posted 2 years ago
Nebraska Danger football kicks off season by helping save lives
Fans encouraged to donate blood before the Danger home opener

The American Red Cross and the Nebraska Danger football team are joining forces to help save lives by holding a blood drive Saturday, March 7 at the Heartland Events Center, just hours before the Danger's home opener.

"The Danger are pleased to help host this blood drive as we kick off our fifth season here in Grand Island," said Stephanie King-Witt , director of marketing for Nebraska Danger. "Just like we've received such fantastic support from the community, we are pleased to help support and give back to a community organization such as the Red Cross."

The blood drive is just one way donors and Danger fans can celebrate Red Cross month by showing it doesn't take a special uniform to be a star. By rolling up a sleeve and giving blood, donors can help save up to three lives.

"It doesn't take superpowers to be a hero for a patient in need — just a little time," said Tricia Quinn, CEO of the Midwest Blood Services Region. "Blood donors with all blood types, particularly O negative, A negative and B negative are encouraged to make an appointment to give."

Danger Blood Drive
Saturday, March 7
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Heartland Events Center
700 E. Stolley Park Road in Grand Island

All presenting donors will receive one ticket to the March 7 Danger game against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. The game ticket is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Schedule your donation time by visiting redcrossblood.org and using sponsor code DangerFootball, using the free Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit redcrossblood.org or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Posted 2 years ago
Pair of former Tennessee Titans and Loomis, Nebraska native headline latest Nebraska Danger signings
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team picked up six new players for the 2015 season, highlighted by a pair of former Tennessee Titans and a local Nebraskan.

David Gilbert, a 6'5" defensive lineman, was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Titans in 2014. Gilbert was an honorable mention All-Big 10 selection at the University of Wisconsin as a redshirt junior in 2012. After graduating from Wisconsin, Gilbert transferred to the University of Miami for his final year of eligibility.

Finishing his career as Texas Christian University's all-time leader in yards per carry (6.42), Waymon James was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans. Before meeting in Titans mini-camp, James & Gilbert met on field for the first time as opponents in the 2011 Rose Bowl.

"Picking up two guys that have spent time in the NFL is huge for us. Guys with that level of experience understand how to compete and that helps to make the entire team stronger," said Danger head coach Mike Davis.

Davis also signed a pair of offensive linemen, Dillon Carmichael and Jarien Moreland. Carmichael, a native of Loomis, Nebraska, earned NAIA All-American honors while at Doane College. Moreland started college at Florida A&M and then transferred to Southern Illinois University upon graduation.

Two skill position players, DeAndre Cooper and Ike Williams, also signed their commitment to the Nebraska Danger. "Cooper & Williams are great guys to have. They are both going to work really hard to make the final roster which in turn forces everyone else prepare that much harder too," Davis said.

The 2015 season will begin for the Danger on Sunday, March 1 in Wisconsin versus the Green Bay Blizzard. The Danger return to the Bone Yard on March 7 to take on the expansion Wichita Falls Nighthawks with kickoff set for 7 pm.

Season Tickets are now available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office.
Posted 2 years ago
Danger sign five, including pair of former NFL players
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has added five players for 2015, including a pair of former NFL players.

Fresno State's all-time leading rusher, Robbie Rouse, brings his tough running ability indoors after a stint with the Cleveland Browns. Rouse amassed 4,647 yards in his career with the Bulldogs, reaching the 1,000 yard mark in each of his final three seasons.

The University of Arkansas provides another high-profile addition to the Danger defense. DeQuinta "DD" Jones joins fellow Razorbacks Adrian Davis and Jamar Love in 2015. Jones spent time in minicamps for both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks.

"Adding guys with NFL experience is always nice, because they already know the ropes, and they know what they need to work on to get back to that level," said Danger head coach Mike Davis.

The Danger also picked up Martin Lawrence IV from the University of South Florida, Marquaveus Jackson from Tennessee State, and Demetrius Pettway from Western Michigan.

"Our roster is really coming together," Davis said. "I'm hoping to bring in a few more guys and then see how everyone competes in camp to make the final 25-man roster."

The 2015 season will begin for the Danger on Sunday, March 1 in Wisconsin versus the Green Bay Blizzard. The Danger return to the Bone Yard on March 7 to take on the expansion Wichita Falls Nighthawks with kickoff set for 7 pm.

Season Tickets are now available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office.
Posted 2 years ago
Danger re-sign Evans and add six
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has re-signed one veteran and added six new faces to their roster for the 2015 season.

Troy Evans returns for the 2015 season after playing a key role offensively for the Nebraska Danger in 2014. Evans was a valuable all-purpose back for the Danger in 2014, scoring 14 total touchdowns. He finished the season with 233 yards rushing and also tallied 38 receptions for 341 yards in 2014. He was also a key player for Nebraska's special teams unit recording a 50-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Tri-Cities Fever last season. The Danger hopes to see the same success out of Evans for the 2015 season.

"Troy is an All-IFL caliber player. I'm really excited to have him back and healthy this season," said Danger head coach Mike Davis.

The new faces for the fifth anniversary season include Omar Cook, Claude Davis, Dwayne Difton, Earnest Jackson, Kenronté Walker and Garry Williams.

"We keep signing really good guys. They will make camp interesting for sure," Davis said. "There isn't a single guy on the team that has his spot ensured. Everybody needs to show up to camp in top physical shape and then earn their spot on the final roster."

The 2015 season will begin for the Danger on Sunday, March 1 in Wisconsin versus the Green Bay Blizzard. The Danger return to the Bone Yard on March 7 to take on the expansion Wichita Falls Nighthawks with kickoff set for 7 pm.

Season Tickets are now available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office.
Posted 2 years ago
Danger re-sign seven; add six for 2015 season
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has re-signed seven players to their roster for the 2015 season. The Danger also added two former Colorado Ice players, Harcourt Farquharson and Justin Helwege.

First Team All-IFL player, Darius Savage, returns as a key offensive lineman for the Danger. Additionally, Pig Brown, Second Team All-IFL player, will once again lead the Danger defense. Last season, Brown tallied 97 tackles, nine sacks and two interceptions.

Savage and Brown will be joined by returning teammates Kayne Farquharson, Adrian Davis, O.J. Simpson, Darnell Terrell and Isaiah Scott. Farquharson played a major role in the Danger offense in the 2014 season with 63 receptions and 15 receiving touchdowns.

"These guys helped lead us to back-to-back Intense Conference Championships, so I'm happy to bring them back into camp," said Danger Head Coach Mike Davis. "They still need to step up and compete in camp to earn back their spots on the final roster, but I'm really pleased to bring each one of these guys back."

Scott only joined the Danger right before the playoffs last season, but made an impact with 25 tackles and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Simpson was another player who made a big impression within a small amount of time. Although he only played the last five games of the season, Simpson racked up 16 receptions with one receiving touchdown, as well as 408 yards on 19 kickoff returns.

Players who are new to the Nebraska Danger include Harcourt Farquharson and Justin Helwege, who both played for the Colorado Ice last season. Farquharson posted 52 tackles and four interceptions for the Ice.

Sean Davis, Jared Elmore, David James II and Xavier Lee are also newcomers for the Danger this season.

"These new additions are great for us. Everyone has an equal shot going into camp, only the best will make it to the final roster," Davis said.

The 2015 season will begin for the Danger on Sunday, March 1st in Wisconsin versus the Green Bay Blizzard. The Danger return to the Bone Yard on March 7 to take on the expansion Wichita Falls Nighthawks with kickoff set for 7pm.

Season Tickets are now available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office. For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com
Posted 2 years ago
2015 Nebraska Danger Schedule
The Indoor Football League has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2015 season. The 10-team league will again play a 14-game schedule, with the teams split in to the Intense and United Conferences. The Nebraska Danger will have seven home games during the season. Nebraska starts the season on the road on March 1 in Green Bay. Nebraska will return home to play two home games each in the months of March, April and May. The Danger's first home game of the IFL season will be against the expansion Wichita Falls Nighthawks.

Intense Conference:
Billings Wolves
Colorado Ice
Nebraska Danger
Tri-Cities Fever
Wichita Falls Nighthawks

United Conference:
Bemidji Axemen
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard
Iowa Barnstormers
Sioux Falls Storm

2015 Nebraska Danger Schedule
(Click HERE to print off a 2015 schedule)

Sun. March 1 @ Green Bay Blizzard (3:00 pm CST)
Sat. March 7 vs. Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks (7:00 pm CST)
Sat. March 14 @ Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks (7:00 pm CST)
BYE
Fri. March 27 vs. Iowa Barnstormers (7:00 pm CST)
Fri. April 3 @ Tri-Cities (WA) Fever (9:05 pm CST)
Fri. April 10 vs. Cedar Rapids (IA) Titans (7:00 pm CST)
Sat. April 18 @ Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 pm CST)
Fri. April 24 vs. Bemidji (MN) Axemen (7:00 pm CST)
Sat. May 2 vs. Billings (MT) Wolves (7:00 pm CST)
BYE
Sat. May 16 @ Sioux Falls (SD) Storm (7:05 pm CST)
Sat. May 23 vs. Colorado Ice (7:00 pm CST)
Fri. May 29 @ Colorado Ice (8:30 pm CST)
Sat. June 6 vs. Wichita Falls (TX) Nighthawks (7:00 pm CST)
Fri. June 12 @ Billings (MT) Wolves (8:15 pm CST)
BYE
Playoffs last weekend in June
United Bowl 2nd weekend in July

Home games played at the Heartland Events Center Grand Island, Nebraska
Posted 2 years ago
Danger Return Six; Sign Two
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has re-signed six players from the 2014 IFL Intense Conference Champion team and two new additions to the 2015 roster. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is excited to announce the return of Jameel Sewell, Jamar Love, Marcus Barnett, Justin Edison, D'Angelo McCray and Claude Wroten and the signing of Austin Dotson and Emmanuel Moody.

"Starting off our 2015 roster with these veterans is a major score for us," Davis said. "These guys bring a lot of talent to the table. Sewell was the league MVP in 2013 and Love and Wroten were First-Team All-IFL last year. When you add in Barnett, Eddison, and McCray, our roster is definitely starting off on the right track."

Sewell, who played collegiately at Virginia, was named the IFL MVP in 2013 and then followed up his MVP season with 1,572 passing yards, 443 rushing yards, 29 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns in 2014. Sewell missed five games due to injury this past season, but will return at full strength in 2015.

Love returns to the Danger secondary after leading the team in interceptions (6) and pass breakups (16) last season. "Jamar is the type of guy that forces the other team to think twice about throwing to his side of the field," Davis said.

Wroten looks to return as a disruptive force on the Danger Defensive line after being third in the IFL in sacks (8.5) in 2014. Wroten played a key part in the Intense Conference Championship game in 2014 where he had three sacks in the game against Colorado.

Barnett has battled injuries in two seasons for Nebraska. He played in nine games in 2013 and was sixth in the IFL in kick return yardage. In 2014, he played in six games and hauled in 14 receptions for the Danger.

Edison joined the Danger for the final regular season game and the two playoff games last season. He looks to take that valuable experience and apply it throughout the entire 2015 season.

McCray is the first member of the 2015 Danger Offensive Line. McCray played a key role in the Danger's high powered offense last season that recorded over 3,000 total yards of offense.

One of the new signees for the Danger in 2015 is Austin Dotson from Sacramento State University. Dotson will be fighting for a spot on the final roster at the very competitive wide receiver position.

As part of the Florida Gators' BCS national champion team in 2009, Moody brings championship experience to the Danger. Moody was signed with the NFL's Buffalo Bills in 2011 and then played in Germany in 2013.

"With this first group of guys, I think we are on our way to bringing a United Bowl Championship to Grand Island this year," Davis said.

The Danger, back-to-back Intense Conference Champions in 2013 and 2014, will kick off a run for a United Bowl championship in late February. Season Tickets are now available at the Heartland Events Center Box Office. For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com
Posted 2 years ago
Nebraska Danger Renew Davis' Head Coaching Contract for 2015
Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team Owner and President Charlie Bosselman is pleased to announce that Danger Head Coach Mike Davis will continue in his role for the 2015 Danger season.

"We are very pleased to re-sign Coach Davis for the 2015 season," said Bosselman. "We were thrilled to finish our season in the United Bowl for the second year in a row, and Mike's leadership and coaching experience continue to move the Danger forward. We have an awesome fan base to support us and we're excited to continue having Coach Davis on our staff and are excited for season five."

Coach Davis remarks, "I am excited to continue to build the Danger Football organization both on and off the field. The community of Grand Island has the best fans in the league and they deserve one of the best teams in the league to go along with that. I am happy that the Bosselman family continues to see me as the leader of this team again next season."

Born and raised on the east coast, 2015 will be Davis' fifth season at the helm with the Danger. Previously, Davis played six years in the arena and indoor leagues before moving into coaching. In 2014, Davis led the Danger to their second consecutive playoff appearance and win as they defeated the Colorado Ice in the Intense Conference Championship game. Under his leadership, the Danger have posted a 29-30 record, including an 11-5 mark this past season.
Posted 2 years ago
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Storm strikes quick, beats Nebraska 45-20
By Tony Chapman
Staff Writer

If you are trying to end Sioux Falls' 17-game winning streak, it takes perfect execution of a perfect game plan. For the Nebraska Danger on Saturday night, the execution was lacking.

The Danger gave up big plays on defense early, got outgained 221-82, and turned the ball over three times as the Storm controlled the game from the opening kickoff en route to a 45-20 win at the Heartland Events Center.

"We ran into a really good opponent tonight," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "They played really well and when we are playing short-handed it makes it tough. We knew it would take a near perfect game to beat them."

The Danger played without reigning IFL most valuable player Jameel Sewell for the fifth time this season as new signee Kameron Smith played quarterback for Nebraska. Smith, who led Winston Salem State to the NCAA Division II title game in 2012, finished 12-for-24 passing for 97 yards and had two key interceptions.

For all intents and purposes, Sioux Falls had control of the game before Smith could even get his feet wet. They held the Danger on downs on their first possession, then scored touchdowns on three consecutive drives to take a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Storm quarterback Chris Dixon connected with James Terry and Judd Harrold on 8 and 23 yard touchdown passes and then ran in from two yards out to end the first quarter. Nebraska countered with a Joe Houston field goal and Smith's 15-yard touchdown pass to Kayne Farquharson, but couldn't keep up.

"We knew we had to get a lead and keep it to have our best chance," Davis said. "Not scoring on that first possession, put us in a hole we couldn't get out of it."

After a defensive second quarter that saw Sioux Falls take a 24-13 lead to the break, the Storm put the game on ice in the third. Tory Harrison ran back the opening kick of the second half 51 yards for a score and when Smith was intercepted for a second time, the Storm countered with Dixon's 6-yard touchdown pass to Herrod.

Dixon was nearly perfect for the Storm, who moved to 12-0. He finished 16-for-24 with four touchdowns and ran for 23 yards and another score. Herrod had six grabs for 95 yards and two touchdowns as SF won their 18th straight game dating back to last season.

The Danger (9-4), who have clinched a spot in the Intense Conference title game, have the week off before travelling to play Texas on June 14th for the final game of the regular season. Nebraska would only host the game if they were to win and Colorado lost both of their final two games.
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Danger looks to bounce back against Sioux Falls
By Tony Chapman
Staff Writer

After having their franchise record five-game win streak ended by Colorado last week, the Nebraska Danger hope to keep their home-game playoff hopes alive on Saturday against Sioux Falls. The defending IFL champion and undefeated Storm will invade the Heartland Events Center for a 7 PM kickoff in the last regular season home game for Nebraska. The game is presented by Intellicom.

The Danger (9-3) controlled their own fate for home field in the IFL playoffs last week, but ran into a second half buzz saw against Colorado after taking a 21-17 lead early in the second half. But, after taking the lead, the Danger saw the Ice run off 17 consecutive points for a 34-21 lead and could never recover. The Danger will now need a Colorado loss and two wins of their own to close out the regular season in order to host the conference title game.

"It was a tough game for us," Danger coach Mike Davis said of his team's loss, which ended a 14-game home winning streak. "We gave up so many big plays on defense, just from lack of communication. We still have a bunch of work to do before this season is over."

The Danger had cut the lead to 34-28 and had the ball at the Colorado 10 with less than 30 seconds left. But, a Jameel Sewell pass went through the hands of Andre Piper-Jordan in the end zone and his fourth down pass to Kayne Farquharson was broken up before the Ice added a late touchdown.

Sioux Falls (11-0) has been on a tear. They have not lost since May 17th of last year and their winning streak stands at 17 games after winning their final six contests last year en route to their third consecutive IFL championship.

"They are the best in the league for a reason," Davis said. "You could probably argue they have the best offensive and defensive players in the league this year with Chris Dixon and Tyler Knight. We respect their team a bunch. It's going to take a great effort in all three phases to beat them this week."

Davis, however, is no stranger to ending Sioux Falls streaks. When the Danger opened the season last year with a 30-21 win over the Storm it ended a 20-game winning streak and his 2011 Omaha Beef team was also the last team to win in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls is winning and doing it impressively. They have won their 11 games by an average of 21.5 points per contest as they lead the league in scoring (58 points per game) and are second in points allowed (36.5 points per game). They also lead the league in total offense with 271 yards per game as Dixon is second in passing yards (170.6), passing touchdowns (43) and rushing touchdowns (16). On defense, they are second in yards allowed at 217.1 yards per game and Knight leads the league in tackles with 10.5 per contest.

Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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Colorado shocks Danger, 41-28
By Tony Chapman
Staff Writer

Nebraska and Colorado are the top two teams in the Intense Conference for a reason. And the battle of two of the top defenses in the IFL was just that for a half on Thursday night at the Heartland Events Center.

After Nebraska took the lead early in the second half, Colorado almost turned the game into a rout after halftime. The Ice used the big play on offense and an outstanding defensive game plan to snap the Danger's 14-game home win streak to earn a 41-28 win in front of nearly 3,300 fans.

"You have to give Colorado a whole bunch of credit," Nebraska coach Mike Davis said. "They had a heck of a game plan and we allowed way too many big plays on defense. Against a good team, you can't do that and expect to win."

One play, seemingly, did the trick for Colorado who scored four of their five touchdowns on plays of 40 yards or more.

After Nebraska took a 20-17 lead on Kayne Farquharson's 6-yard touchdown catch to open the second half, the Danger added a point on Darnell Terrell's rouge for a 21-17 lead. But, Colorado regained the lead for good on a desperate third-and-9 play from their own six.

On the play, the IFL's leading passer, Willie Copeland, was forced to scramble back to his own end zone before he connected with former Nebraska-Kearney receiver Kyle Kaiser for a 44-yard touchdown. Nebraska was never the same.

Nebraska quarterback Jameel Sewell — who had turned the ball over just once in the Danger's five-game winning streak — was intercepted for the second time of the game on the next possession and Colorado quickly turned it into a 29-yard yard touchdown from Copeland to Jasonus Tillery.

"Our turnovers were big and we didn't force any either," Davis said. "That's huge in a game like this. You have to win the turnover battle or it is going to be an uphill battle."

The Danger fought back late and had one final chance. Down 34-28 and facing fourth-and-4 from their 10 with 21 seconds left, Sewell's pass to Farquharson was broken up perfectly by Corey Sample preserving the victory for Colorado. Two plays earlier, it appeared Sewell had connected with Andre Piper-Jordan in the end zone but the ball went through his hands.

"We have to be able to bounce back," Davis said. "And, we have to do it quickly. We'll see how our guys we respond."

Colorado hung on to a 17-13 halftime on a pair of big plays in the first quarter. After Nebraska opened the scoring on a Joe Houston 28-yard field goal, the Ice struck on their first play from scrimmage when Copeland connected with Kaiser for a 45-yard score.

The Danger drove to the Colorado 1-yard line on their next possession but a mishandled snap moved the ball back to near mid-field and Houston missed a field goal. On the next play, Copeland connected with Tillery for another 45-yard score and a 14-3 lead at the end of the first period.

Nebraska chipped in to the lead early in the second quarter when Sewell hit new wide receiver OJ Simpson for a 5-yard touchdown that capped a 9-play, 45-yard drive. The teams then traded field goals as Houston's 31-yard kick with no time left cut the Ice lead to four points at the break.

Colorado now controls its destiny for hosting the IFL playoffs even though Nebraska (9-3) has clinched a berth. The win for the Ice draws them even in the loss column with the Danger and they would own head-to-head tiebreakers. Colorado (8-3) can clinch a berth in the playoffs with one win in their final three games.
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By Tony Chapman
Staff Writer

What has turned into one of the best rivalries in the IFL returns to Nebraska on Thursday night as the Nebraska Danger will face the Colorado Ice in a game with major playoff implications for both teams. Kickoff is set for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center as the Danger will also host Military Appreciation Night and a School's Out Bash for area elementary school students.

The Danger (9-2) bring a five-game winning streak into the contest, the longest in franchise history, after a 63-44 road win in Green Bay on Saturday. Running back Troy Evans scored four first-half touchdowns as the Danger jumped to a 34-20 halftime lead and were never threatened in the second half. Quarterback Jameel Sewell threw for 230 yards and ran for 86 in the win while accounting for five touchdowns.

"I think we've played pretty well, recently," Danger coach Mike Davis said of his team's winning streak. "We are mostly healthy on offense and have made some big plays on defense, but I think our guys would tell you we still haven't played our best game yet. We can get better."

After missing most of the first six games, Sewell, the reigning IFL most valuable player, has been on a tear during the Danger's five-game winning streak. He has accounted for 29 touchdowns (13 rushing, 16 passing) and averaged 55.4 yards/game on the ground and thrown for 190.6 yards while throwing just one interception.

What's more is Sewell has been backed up by one of the league's top defenses. The Danger leads the league in yards allowed (210.3/game), sacks (29) and defensive touchdowns (six). They are second in interceptions with 12 on the season. Linebacker Pig Brown and defensive linemen Claude Wroten are the top-two in the IFL in sacks.

"For the most part, we have played pretty well on defense," Davis said. "I think in any game you probably have a handful of plays you wish you had back and we had some of those against Green Bay. We'll have to be firing on all cylinders against Colorado. Willie Copeland is probably one of the best quarterbacks in the league. We expect another great game with them."

The teams played four times in the regular season in 2013 and Nebraska took the series 3-1, getting a 67-55 road win in the second to last game of the year to clinch home field in the playoffs. The playoff game went down to the last play when Copeland's pass to former Nebraska-Kearney receiver Kyle Kaiser fell incomplete in the end zone. Colorado took a 38-30 win earlier this season as they held the Danger to just 72 yards of offense as Nebraska played without the injured Sewell.

The Ice (7-3) leads the league in points allowed (35.3) and interceptions with 21 and they share the lead with the Danger by scoring six defensive touchdowns on the season. Copeland has been excellent as a passer, leading the league in yards/game (176.6) and touchdowns with 40. Kaiser is his favorite target as he is fourth in the league in receiving with a 63.5 yards/game average and is second in the league with 15 touchdowns.

Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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There are good starts, great starts and then there is the first half the Nebraska Danger had on Friday night.

Nebraska scored on offense, defense and special teams — all before halftime — at the Heartland Events Center against the Wyoming Cavalry as they jumped to a 50-14 halftime lead en route to a dominating 73-20 win in front of nearly 4,500 fans.

"We couldn't ask for a much better effort from our guys in the first half," Nebraska head coach Mike Davis said. "We played about as well you could play. It was good to see us come out focused and ready to play."

In the win, the Danger set franchise records for points in a quarter (37), fewest yards allowed in a game (98) and largest margin of victory (53).

It was the defense that set the tone. They stopped the Cavalry on their first four possessions and opened the scoring when Claude Wroten sacked Wyoming quarterback Sam Durley in the end zone, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Jervonte Jackson for a touchdown.

Later in the first quarter, running back Ranier Rackley gave the Danger a 13-0 lead on a 3-yard run and then offensive and special teams fireworks ensued.

Nebraska scored 28 points on just three offensive plays to open the second quarter as they got a 17-yard run from quarterback Jameel Sewell, a 34-yard Jacob Payne kickoff return and a pair of 45-yard passes from Sewell. The first to Andre Piper-Jordan gave the Danger a 34-14 lead and then a Sewell hit Kayne Farquharson for a 41-14 advantage.

Then, the defense was at it again as Jackson tackled Durley in the end zone for a safety before Rackley ended the half with a 5-yard run.

"This was a great way for us to get ready for the stretch run tonight," Davis said. "With three road games coming up, we need to keep our focus up and see if we can pull out some road wins. They never come easy in this league."

Things didn't get much better for Wyoming (1-7) in the second half. The Danger defense pitched a shutout in the third quarter and kept scoring, too. Pig Brown tackled Durley in the end zone for a 52-14 lead and Adrian Davis scooped a pass from mid-air and went 42 yards for a touchdown.

Nebraska's defense — which leads the league in points allowed and sacks — continued their offensive-wrecking ways. They scored 16 points, had four sacks and 10 tackles for loss for 53 yards. Brown recorded eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss, and Wroten added a sack and three tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Sewell was 8-for-15 for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns and he ran six times for 22 yards and another two scores, but it seemed the Danger offense was rarely on the field. Wyoming ran 57 plays to Nebraska's 35 for the game.

The Danger (6-2) begin a three-game road trip next week as they travel to Washington to play Tri-Cities. They'll play Wyoming on May 9th and travel to Green Bay for a game with the Blizzard on May 17th.
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Danger ready to square off with Wyoming Cavalry
By Tony Chapman
Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger enter the second half of the 2014 IFL season with a home game against the Wyoming Cavalry on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center, with the Danger currently sharing the Intense Conference lead with rival Colorado, both at 5-2 on the season.

The Danger were off last week and will take the field for the first time since they defeated Texas 35-33 in Grand Island on April 12, courtesy of Joe Houston's 16-yard field goal with no time left. It was the most improbable of wins, as the Danger squandered a 29-14 halftime lead and watched as Houston missed a 29-yard attempt with 31 seconds left.

But, armed with a full allotment of timeouts, the Danger defense stopped Texas on downs and the Revolution then bobbled the snap on fourth down, which gave Nebraska the ball back with 16 seconds left. Houston was named IFL special teams player-of-the-week for his kick.

"It was one of those games we might not have deserved to win, but we pulled it out," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "You are going to have a couple of those during the season."

Quarterback Jameel Sewell threw for 168 yards and ran for 59 on just eight carries in the win for Nebraska while playing his full game since March 8th against Texas. Kayne Farquharson led the Danger receiving corps with 73 yards on six catches and Maurice Avery added 70 yards on seven receptions. Ramon Broadway had 9.5 tackles for the Danger defense, which also produced four sacks and four turnovers in the contest.

"We are playing really well on defense right now, but we can play better," Davis said. "We just need to get fully healthy on offense and I think we are pretty close. Wyoming is probably a little better than their record shows. They beat Texas and they have played some teams really close. We'll need to be ready."

Despite their 1-6 record, the Cavalry will have Nebraska's full attention. They defeated Texas 28-24 on March 28th and the next week lost to division co-leader Colorado 51-50. Quarterback Sam Durley is fourth in the league in passing yards/game (154) and third in touchdown passes (20).

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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Houston field goal lifts Danger past Texas, 35-33
By Tony Chapman
Staff Writer

They almost left. But, in the end the Nebraska Danger fans were standing up in the aisles on Saturday night. And, they were treated to Joe Houston's improbable, walk-off 16-yard field goal that gave the Danger a 35-33 win over Texas.

All appeared lost when Houston had missed a 29-yard attempt wide left with 31.7 seconds left, but the Danger defense had other ideas. With the ball at their own 5-yard line and down to their third quarterback, Texas gained nine yards in the three plays but Nebraska used all of their timeouts to set up a fourth-and-1 at the Texas 14 with 18 seconds left.

But, Ramonce Taylor — who led a brilliant Revs comeback — bobbled the snap and was tackled for no gain by Aronde Stanton which set up Houston's heroics that came after three straight Texas penalties.

"I'm not really sure how you describe that game," Nebraska coach Mike Davis said. "You have to give Texas a bunch of credit for hanging in there. We couldn't do a thing against them offensively in the second half. We were fortunate to get out of here with a win."

The last minute capped a crazy second half. The Danger had turned a 13-0 first quarter deficit into a 29-13 halftime lead and appeared to be in complete control, but then saw Texas take the lead 30-29 early in the fourth quarter before a wild final six minutes.

After Texas took the lead, Houston connected on 28-yard field goal with 6:17 left that gave the Danger a 32-30 lead. On the Revs' next possession, Zeke Averelo gave Texas what appeared to be the game winner from 31 yards away with 1:48 left.

Little did the Danger know they'd get Houston's second chance after his miss with half a minute left, that sent most Nebraska fans to the concourse to watch the rest of the contest.

"Sometimes the team that plays the hardest doesn't necessarily win," Nebraska coach Mike Davis said. "I thought Texas played much harder than us tonight. They made it really tough on us for most of the game."

The Danger didn't get on the board until quarterback Jameel Sewell's 15-yard scamper with 45 seconds left in the first quarter. He escaped the arms of a pair of Revolution defenders in the backfield while capping a 6-play, 39-yard drive.

Then, the flood gates opened.

On the next Revolution possession, quarterback Jimmy Coy was injured, forcing Texas to play the league's leading receiver Clinton Solomon under center. He was promptly intercepted by Joe Sampson and on the next play the Danger took the lead for good when Sewell connected with Kayne Farquharson for a 35-yard touchdown.

Solomon fumbled on the Revs' next play and that set up Sewell's 11-yard pass to Andre Piper-Jordan and a 21-13 Danger lead. Later in the quarter, the Danger defense added a safety and Sewell would score on a highlight reel 21-yard run with 20 seconds left before the half for a 29-13 lead.

The Danger defense held the Revolution scoreless on five straight possessions, but Texas started to make it interesting in the third. They cut the lead to 29-20 when they switched Ramonce Taylor to quarterback and he connected with Frankie Solomon, Jr. on a 15-yard touchdown pass.

On Nebraska's next possession, Texas blocked a Joe Houston field goal and Jerel Norton returned it 12 yards for a touchdown that cut the lead to 29-27 with 3:23 left in the third quarter. After another stop by the Revs defense, Arevalo gave Texas the lead again at 30-27 on a 22-yard field goal with 10:32 left.

"We played really well in the second quarter, but other than that it was tough sledding," Davis added. "We've still got a lot of work to do offensively, but we've got another break and we hope to get some more guys healthy."

Sewell threw for 168 yards and ran for 59 on just eight carries with Farquharson leading the Danger receiving corps with 73 yards on six catches. Maurice Avery added 70 yards on seven receptions. The Danger (5-2) won their 13th straight home game and will be off next week before hosting Wyoming on April 25.
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By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

After a much needed bye week, the Nebraska Danger return home this Saturday night with a game against the Texas Revolution. Kickoff is slated for 7:05 PM at the Heartland Events Center and the game is presented by Pump and Pantry in conjunction with the GRACE Foundation.

The Danger (4-2) have been off since March 23 when they lost to the Colorado Ice, 38-30 in Loveland, CO. The Danger were limited offensively, playing without quarterback Jameel Sewell and running back Troy Evans, while also seeing wide receiver Andre Piper-Jordan go down early in the game.

"I don't think the bye could have come at a better time," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "We were the first team in the league to get to six games and some teams still have only played four. We needed the time to get healed up. With two home games and two off weeks in April, we hope to get healed up for the stretch run."

Despite gaining just 73 yards of total offense, the Danger were within 31-30 with 10:35 left in the game against Colorado. But after the Ice got a Dennis Kennedy touchdown on their next possession, the Danger offense was held on downs and Colorado held the ball for the final 5:18 of the game to secure the victory.

With one of the most prolific offenses in the IFL last year, the Danger has relied on defense through their first six games of 2014. The Nebraska defense leads the league in defensive touchdowns, is second in the IFL in points allowed per game, third in pass defense and fourth in total defense. Linebacker Pig Brown is second in the league with five sacks on the season and Jamar Love is second in the IFL in interceptions with four — he has returned two for touchdowns.

"Our defense has done a pretty good job for us since the first week in Sioux Falls," Davis said. "We hope we can get the offense on track here this month and see where it takes us. We are probably as healthy as we have been since the first week of the season."

Davis said that Sewell, Evans and Piper-Jordan will all be available this week as the Danger host the first of two April contests. The Revs (2-2) have league-leading passing quarterback Jimmy Coy averaging just over 180 yards per contest. His favorite target is Clinton Solomon who leads the league in receiving yards/game (88.5) and touchdown receptions (10).

Saturday will also be a Pink Out as the Danger partner with the GRACE Foundation to promote cancer awareness. The game will feature pink footballs, recognition of cancer survivors and participants in the fourth annual Race for GRACE that was completed on Saturday. For every ticket purchased between now at Friday at area Pump & Pantry stores, $3 will be given back to the GRACE Foundation. In addition, 10% of all proceeds from pink merchandise will be donated as well.

Order your Pink Merchandise by Wednesday from www.GetDangerGear.com to receive your gear in time for the game!

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

Nebraska's quick start was just what the doctor ordered on Friday night. And, after that, they decided to open the flood gates.

The Danger used a big start from their offense and defense to score the first 21 points against Tri-Cities and then went into cruise control as they defeated the Fever 77-46 at the Heartland Events Center on Friday night. They scored in every phase as Troy Evans added a kickoff return in the second half.

"After last week, we'll take that start," Nebraska coach Mike Davis said. "It's really tough in our league to come back when you get up on a team by three scores. You just really have to manage the game and force the opponent out of their comfort zone."

"I was really pleased with how we played early tonight. Tri-Cities is a good team; it was nice to get them in a hole early."

For the second straight week, Aronde Stanton affected a field goal that turned the Danger's fortunes. He disrupted Brady Beeson's attempt on the Fever's first possession and it went wide right.

After that, Nebraska took over.

They opened the scoring on a pair of passes from Jameel Sewell to Andre Piper-Jordan. The first one from 30 yards and the second — after the Danger turned over Tri-Cities on downs — came from 20 yards as he went over the dasher boards for a 14-0 lead.

On Tri-Cities' next possession, defensive back Jamar Love picked off a Dante Warren pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 Danger lead with 2:26 left in the first quarter. The Danger defense pitched a shutout in the first quarter for the second straight game.

"We were clicking in all phases early tonight," Davis said. "Jamar made a great play on that interception. Any time you can get a defensive score in our league, it's huge. We seem to be getting better each week on defense which is good to see."

Piper-Jordan had a heyday. He tied a franchise record with four receiving touchdowns, the last one giving the Danger a 64-48 lead with 8:44 left in the game.

Nebraska was equally good on defense, causing problems for the Fever offense all night. They picked off Warren three times, sacked him six and the Danger also recovered a Tri-Cities fumble. In the fourth quarter, Love returned another interception 40 yards for a score.

Nebraska (3-1) will play their second road game of the season next Saturday at Bemidji. The Fever dropped to 1-2 and will play at Cedar Rapids next week.
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Danger Domination
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Nebraska Danger vs Tri-Cities Fever
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Danger looking for 3-0 home stand Posted 3 years ago
Nebraska Danger look for third in a row against Tri-Cities
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger will finish their three-game home stand on Friday night with a game against the Tri-Cites Fever. The Fever come to Grand Island off their last second home defeat from Sioux Falls as the Storm broke a tie in the last minute of the game with an interception return for touchdown and a 47-40 win. Kickoff is slated for 7:05 PM at the Heartland Events Center and the game is presented by Home Federal Bank.

The Danger have reeled off two straight home wins to open the season after losing 52-35 to defending United Bowl champion Sioux Falls on February 21st. Last week, the Danger got an impressive seven touchdown performance from reigning IFL most valuable player Jameel Sewell. He also finished with 244 yards of total offense.

"I thought last week, we really did a good job after a slow start in the first quarter," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "We just need to see continued improvement from our guys. Last week was a step forward and we expect Tri-Cities to be a really good test for us."

The Danger led just 7-0 after the first quarter last week, but poured it on in the second and led 36-14 at the half before pulling away for a 50-26 win. Sewell connected with Kayne Farquharson for three touchdowns in the first half, the last giving the Danger their halftime lead as Farquharson went over the dasher boards for the score.

Tri-Cities defeated Wyoming in their season opener before last week's heart breaking loss. Veteran quarterback Dante Warren leads the Fever with 357 yards and six touchdowns through two games. Defensively, Boris Lee and Lionell Singleton each have 15 tackles on the season.

"We expect this to be a really good test for us," Davis said. "Obviously, Tri-Cities showed that they could play right with Sioux Falls who is the class of our league. We'll need a good effort to come out on top Friday night."

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Theme for the night is Green Out Night. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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Danger downs Revolution, 50-26 Posted 3 years ago
Nebraska Danger vs Texas Revolution
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Texas @ Nebraska
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Danger upend Revolution for second straight win
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

After a slow start on Saturday night, the Nebraska Danger turned it on quickly in the second quarter to blow open their game with the Texas Revolution. Nebraska scored 22 points over a five minute, 30 second stretch to take control before winning 50-26.

The Danger led 36-14 at the half and kept their distance while improving to 2-1. The Revolution fell to 1-1 on the season.

"I thought it was another good effort from our guys," said Nebraska coach Mike Davis. "It took a little while for us to get going on offense, but I thought outside of the first quarter we played pretty well."

"We'll see if we can keep it going and improve next week."

After sitting out last week, defending league MVP Jameel Sewell and all-league receiver Kayne Farquharson got the Danger started. They connected for three scores in the first half, the final one seeing Farquharson go over the dasher boards on a 20-yard reception. His other scores were from 14 and 3 yards.

Sewell added a 16-yard run to give the Danger a 22-0 lead with 9:43 left before half. He looked like his old self on Saturday night as he accounted for seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) and 244 yards of total offense. Farquharson had 40 yards receiving on four catches and Andre Piper-Jordan had 96 yards on three catches.

"It was nice to get both of those guys back and get them in a rhythm again,"Davis said. "We think they are two of the best players in the league and they both played pretty well tonight."

After giving up a franchise low 19 points against Bemidji last week, the Danger got another sterling performance from their defense. Texas did not score until the 9:13 mark of the second quarter and the Danger led by as much as 43-20 in the fourth quarter. Ramon Broadway led the defense with seven tackles, while Pig Brown added six tackles and an interception.

The Revs cut the lead to 43-26 with 8:10 left in the game, but the Danger answered to put the game on ice. Sewell connected with Piper-Jordan for 38 yards which set up Sewell's 1-yard run with 5:18 left and the Danger's biggest lead at 50-26, which accounted for the final margin.

Nebraska will continue their three-game home stand next Friday night with a 7:00 game against the Tri-Cities Fever at the Heartland Events Center.
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Nebraska Danger set to face the Texas Revolution
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger continue their three-game home stand this Saturday night with a game against the Texas Revolution. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center and the game is presented by Iris Photography Studios.

The Danger (1-1) bounced back from a season opening loss to Sioux Falls with a dominating 43-19 win over the expansion Bemidji Axemen last week. Playing without reigning league MVP Jameel Sewell, who suffered an injury to the mid-section early the second quarter of the Sioux Falls game, the Danger relied on new quarterback Cody Kirby and a record setting performance from the Danger defense.

"I was happy with how we responded after getting beat by Sioux Falls," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "We need to keep the momentum moving forward this week. We still have a long way to go this season and our focus will be getting better each week."

Kirby, the IFL offensive rookie-of-the-year last season at Chicago, earned league player-of-the-week honors for his performance on Saturday where he passed for 206 yards and ran for 73 yards on 19 carries. He threw four touchdowns passes as well.

More important, however, was the showing of the Danger defense which set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in a game. Pig Brown and Ramon Broadway led the defense with eight and seven tackles, respectively, as the defense allowed just 13 points and Brown recorded a safety when he tackled Bemidji quarterback Hunter Wanket in the end zone. The other score for Bemidji came on a kickoff return in the second half.

"I think we got better from the first week on defense," Davis said. "We'll get a good test from Texas this week. We expect it to be a good battle; they looked really good in defeating Cedar Rapids the first week of the season."

Davis said that Sewell will be available this week as would all-league wide receiver Kayne Farquharson who also sat out last week after suffering a hamstring injury against Sioux Falls. The Revs (1-0) got 204 yards passing and five touchdowns from quarterback Jimmy Coy in their season opening 47-38 win over Cedar Rapids.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Theme for the night is Blackout Night. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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Danger defense stifles Bemidji in home opener
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

Playing with a short-handed offense didn't bother the Nebraska Danger on Saturday night. The defending Intense Conference champions used a stubborn defense that held the expansion Bemidji Axemen to 136 yards as the Danger won their home opener, 43-19.

The 19 points was a franchise-low allowed by Nebraska topping their season-opening number from last season when they defeated Sioux Falls 30-21.

"We kind of challenged our guys a little bit this week," Nebraska coach Mike Davis. "We were not real happy with how we played last week in Sioux Falls and with the injuries we had on offense, we needed a big game from those guys. "I thought they performed well."

After allowing an Axemen touchdown from Hunter Wanket to Maurice Patterson to open the scoring, the Danger defense took over from there. They stopped Bemidji on four consecutive possessions to finish the half before new quarterback Cody Kirby went to work.

Playing for 2013 league MVP Jameel Sewell, who was injured last week against Sioux Falls, Kirby gave the Danger the lead for good with 49 seconds left in the first quarter on an acrobatic 10-yard run. The Nebraska offense, also playing without all-league receiver Kayne Farquharson and Marcus Barnett, still managed 306 yards on 20 first downs in the contest.

"I thought we had a bunch of guys step up and play well for us on offense," Davis said. "I was happy to see our offense perform like they did. It was a little slow start, but that was expected a little bit."

Kirby, who earned IFL rookie-of-the-year honors at quarterback for Chicago last season, had 73 yards rushing on 19 carries and finished the game 17-for-29 passing for 206 yards. Most importantly, the Danger offense did not turn the ball over for the second time in as many games.

The Danger led just 27-13 late in the third quarter and gave the ball over on downs to Bemidji. But, with a chance to cut into the lead, Wanket mishandled a snap and was tackled in the end zone by Pig Brown for a safety. On Nebraska's next possession, running back Troy Evans scored on a 25-yard run for insurance and a 36-13 Danger lead.

Evans and newcomer Jacob Payne, each scored twice for the Danger. Evans recorded eight receptions for 64 yards and Payne added 41 yards receiving. Wanket led Bemidji as he ran for 44 yards and threw for 80.

Nebraska will continue their three-game home stand next Saturday night with a 7:00 game against the Texas Revolution at the Heartland Events Center. The Danger and Bemidji are both 1-1 on the season.
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Danger Chop Down the Axemen
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Danger Beat the Bemidji Axemen 43-19
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Danger Focus on Self-Improvement
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Nebraska Danger begin home stand against expansion Bemidji
The Nebraska Danger open their 2014 IFL home schedule this Saturday night against the Bemidji Axemen. The Axemen come to Grand Island off their 40-36 season opening win against Green Bay last Saturday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center and the game is presented by Seneca Companies.

The Danger opened the season with a 52-35 loss to defending United Bowl champion Sioux Falls last Friday night. They battled adversity most of the way, as reigning league MVP Jameel Sewell suffered an injury to the mid-section early the second quarter and did not return. Maurice Avery went 12-for-19 for 133 yards through the air in relief of Sewell.

"It was a tough way for us to start the season," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "But, we've got a long way to go and we just need to get better every week. Hopefully that starts this Saturday. We are excited to get going at home in front of our great fans."

Friday's game with Sioux Falls came down to defensive stops. The Storm held the Danger on downs twice and Nebraska kicker Joe Houston also missed a pair of field goals. Sioux Falls scored seven touchdowns and three field goals in ten possessions as neither team committed a turnover.

Bemidji opened their 2014 season - their first league game in franchise history - in style last Saturday as they defeated Green Bay 40-36 at home. Quarterback Hunter Wanket - who was in preseason camp with Nebraska last year - was 9-for-21 passing for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Nearly as dominant was the Axemen defense which held Green Bay to minus-5 rushing yards on seven attempts.

"We expect a good battle with Bemidji," Davis said. "We know Coach (Robert) Fuller will have them prepared and they'll be disciplined on both sides of the ball. It should be a really good football game."

Despite the injury, Sewell, whose status for Saturday's game is still in doubt, led the Danger in rushing with 33 yards on five attempts against the Storm. Kayne Farquharson and Andre Piper-Jordan had 58 and 56 yards receiving to lead the Danger offense. Pig Brown led the Danger defense with seven tackles.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Theme for the night is Jersey Night. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Following the game, an autograph party with Players and Coaches will take place on the Danger turf.
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Cody Kirby Ready For Bemidji
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Danger fall to Sioux Falls in season opener.
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Danger face tough opener at Sioux Falls Posted 3 years ago
Nebraska Danger vs Sioux Falls Storm
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Danger Head Works to Maintain Success, Expand League
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Danger Stomp the Haymakers
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Danger Open 2014 with Exhibition Win
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Nebraska Danger Wins Exhibition
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New Players Impress Danger Coach
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Danger Defense Steps Up
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Danger strike early, often in rout of Haymakers
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

Little went wrong for the Nebraska Danger on Monday night as they opened the 2014 season with an impressive 68-13 win over the Lincoln Haymakers of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League at the Heartland Events Center.

The Danger scored on their first four possessions - including a highlight reel 45-yard scamper by Troy Evans - and never looked back in building a 40-13 lead at the half. Evans, who was an all-IFL player for Wyoming last season, was one of many new Danger players to get in the scoring act, giving head coach Mike Davis a tough job as he'll cut his team to 25 players for the IFL opener at Sioux Falls next Friday.

"We've got plenty of competition going on in camp which is a good problem to have," Davis said. "We have some decisions to make on both sides of the ball. We'll try to put together the best roster we can for the upcoming season."

While plenty of newcomers got in on the action, it was the Danger veterans who set the tone. They needed just nine plays to score 25 points on their first four series.

Marcus Barnett scored on a 6-yard run on Nebraska's first possession, and reigning IFL Most Valuable Player Jameel Sewell scored on a 1-yard run to give the Danger a 19-0 lead before his night was done. He also threw a 30-yard pass to Kayne Farquharson.

After that, the Danger newcomers poured it on.

They led 40-13 at the half behind a pair of touchdowns from quarterback Cody Kirby, who was the IFL Rookie-of-the-Year last season for the Chicago Slaughter, and Fresno State running back Milton Knox, Jr. Kirby then led a rout in the second half as he threw touchdown passes to Andre Piper-Jordan and Maurice Avery and the Danger defense pitched a second half shutout.

"It was a great start for us," Davis said. "I was happy with how we played on both sides of the football. Last year when we played Lincoln, it was a close game in the third quarter and we were a little sluggish to start. We didn't have that tonight. It was a good team effort."

Evans led the Danger with 90 yards of total offense on just six touches. Sewell was 3-for-3 passing for 62 yards and Kirby was 7-for-11 for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Kearney native and Ohio University graduate Noah Keller led the Danger defense with seven tackles. Nebraska forced 11 plays of negative yardage and added the final score of the game when Randy Salmon recovered a fumble in the end zone.

Next up for Nebraska is a trip to South Dakota for a United Bowl rematch with three-time defending champion Sioux Falls. Last season the two teams split a pair of regular season games before the Storm posted a 43-40 win in the championship game. Kickoff at Sioux Falls Arena next Friday is 7:00.
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Uphill Battle Under Center
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Nebraska Danger set for 2014 home opener against Lincoln Haymakers
The 2014 Nebraska Danger football season begins this Monday, February 10th at the Heartland Events Center as the Danger host the Lincoln Haymakers of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. Monday's game will mark the second consecutive season that the two teams have met to open the season. The game is presented by Sam's Club.

Coming off a record breaking 2013 season where they finished 11-5, won the Intense Conference, and advanced to the United Bowl, the Danger will open league play on February 21st in Sioux Falls in a championship game rematch with the Storm. Head coach Mike Davis has 36 players in preseason camp, and will pare the roster down to 25 players for the IFL season.

"We are excited about the upcoming season and ready to build off what we did a season ago," Davis said. "We have a nice mix of returning players and some really talented new guys that we have signed in the off-season. We had a pretty good first week of practice. We are ready to get going and hope to have a successful 2014 season."

The Danger led the league in offense a season ago behind talented first-team offensive players Jameel Sewell and Kayne Farquharson. Sewell, the quarterback and league MVP, led the league in both rushing and passing in 2013, while Farquharson was named an all-league wide receiver after finishing with 1,081 yards (first in league), second in touchdowns (21) and third in receptions (73). Both players were named to the IFL's "Top 10 Players of 2013" List.

The Danger set club records for points in a season last year as they led the league in total offense and points per game as well. In addition, first-team offensive lineman Darius Savage will return to the Nebraska lineup for 2014.

Four defensive players return for 2014, spearheaded by third-year player Pig Brown. The defensive back from Missouri led the Danger with 67 tackles in 2013 including 37 solo stops. He also had three sacks and two interceptions for the Nebraska defense. Brown is joined by defensive lineman Adrian Davis (Arkansas), and defensive backs Darnell Terrell (Missouri) and Jamar Love (Arkansas). Davis had 59 tackles in 2013 for the Danger with 2.5 sacks and Terrell recorded 43 tackles while playing in 11 games. Love, who joined the team late last season, had 21 tackles and an interception in four games. In addition, the Danger has recently signed former Kearney High and Ohio University standout Noah Keller to the team as he will battle for a spot in the defensive backfield.

"We have some spots to fill on our defense," Davis said, "but I like what these four returning guys bring to the table. They understand what we are trying to do defensively and will be able to bring along the new players we bring on the team with us this season."

The Danger won last season's game 56-21 over the Haymakers who finished 4-8 in the CPIFL; a league that includes former IFL members Wichita, Omaha and Bloomington. They are coached by former Husker running back Cory Ross and their roster includes former University of Nebraska players Cortney Grixby, Andre Jones, Ricky Thenarse and PJ Smith. Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Monday night at the Heartland Events Center, where the Danger posted an 8-0 record a season ago. Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30. Danger General Manager Mike McCoy said the fan experience is a key element to the Danger's success.

"We have built this team for the community of Grand Island and all of central Nebraska," McCoy said. "Our fans have been great since the beginning and we expect the same this year. We are very excited to get this season going and to give our fans another great season of exciting indoor football."
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Danger Football Breaks Camp
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Danger Returns 17 Players for 2014 Season
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Danger Rely on Experience Roster
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Farquharson to lead strong receiving corps for Danger
GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT

Kayne Farquharson has found a home away from home in Grand Island.

The Nebraska Danger receiver is from Miami, but February finds him back in Central Nebraska and there is no place he'd rather be.

"It feels good to be home," Farquharson said. "Like I've said in the past, Grand Island is my second home. It's good to see the people in the community. It's just great to be back."
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Nebraska Danger Begin Practice
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League MVP Sewell to return for Danger
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has announced that 2013 league MVP Jameel Sewell will return for the 2014 season. Sewell, who led the league in both rushing and passing a season ago, is one of 16 returning players signed by head coach Mike Davis for the upcoming season.

"Jameel is obviously a huge addition to our team," Davis said. "He was such a big part of our success last season and he'll be a big part of what we do this year. We are excited to have him back for 2014."

Sewell, who played collegiately at Virginia, was named the all-IFL first-team quarterback last season while passing yards (2,531), touchdown passes (52), rushing yards (654) and rushing touchdowns (25). All of those figures were also Nebraska Danger single season records.

Sewell returns to a talented group of receivers as the Danger have re-signed all-IFL receiver Kayne Farquharson, Marcus Barnett, Andre Piper-Jordan and Moe Avery to the 2014 roster. Farquharson led the league with 1,081 yards last year and was second in touchdown receptions (21) and third in receptions (73). In addition, Nebraska signed all-IFL receiver Troy Evans who played last year with the Wyoming Calvary.

"In our league, offensive timing is very important," Davis said. "Having all of those guys back on offense should really help. Generally, defenses are pretty dominating at the beginning of the season because the offenses are still learning to play together. We hope we'll have a little head start this year."

The Danger offense led the league last season in points per game (54.8) and yards per game at 274 yards per contest. They were second in the league in both passing and rushing offense.

The 2014 players are set to report to camp on February 1st for the upcoming season and will make their first public appearance at a Super Bowl party on February 2nd at Bennett's Roadhouse. The meet and greet event is open to the public and begins at 5:00 PM.

The Danger, named the 2013 IFL Franchise of the Year following their 2013 run to the United Bowl, will begin the 2014 season on Monday, February 10 with a home-opener game versus the Lincoln Haymakers. Kickoff is set for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.
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Sewell Re-Signs with Danger
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Sewell Returns to Danger
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2014 Danger Football Single Game Tickets Now on Sale
Single Game Tickets for the 2014 season of Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football are now on sale at the Heartland Events Center Box Office. Box Office hours are 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased via Ticketmaster. Call 1-800-745-3000 Both purchasing options allow fans to choose their seats in an array of pricing from $15 to $26.

Pump & Pantry stores will also begin selling single game tickets within the next week.

2014 Nebraska Danger Schedule
The nine-team Indoor Football League will again play a 14-game schedule for 2014, with the teams split in to the Intense and United Conferences. The Nebraska Danger will have seven home games and an additional home opening game for the season. Nebraska starts the season on the road on February 21st with a 2013 United Bowl rematch with defending league champion Sioux Falls. The Storm upended the Danger in the title game last June 43-40 in Sioux Falls. Nebraska will return home to play three home games in the month of March and two each in April and May. The Danger's first home game of the IFL season will be against the IFL's newest team, the Bemidji Axemen. The Intense Conference will again consist of Nebraska, the Colorado Ice, the Wyoming Calvary and the Tri-Cities Fever.

Mon. Feb. 10 Home Opener v. Lincoln Haymakers
Fri. Feb 21 @ Sioux Falls Storm
Sat. March 1 vs. Bemidji Axemen
Sat. March 8 vs. Texas Revolution
Fri. March 14 vs. Tri-Cities Fever
Sat March 22 @ Bemidji Axemen
Sun. March 30 @ Colorado Ice
BYE
Sat. April 12 vs. Texas Revolution
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Fri. April 25 vs. Wyoming Cavalry
Sat. May 3 @ Tri-Cities Fever
Fri. May 9 @ Wyoming Cavalry
Sat. May 17 @ Green Bay Blizzard
Thurs. May 22 vs. Colorado Ice
Sat. May 31 vs. Sioux Falls Storm
BYE
Sat. June 14 @ Texas Revolution
June 21, 28 Playoffs

Kickoff 7:05 pm
Home games played at the Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska

The Danger, named the 2013 IFL Franchise of the Year following their 2013 run to the United Bowl, will begin the 2014 season on Monday, February 10 with a home-opener game versus the Lincoln Haymakers. Kickoff is set for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.
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Danger adds Evans, Payne; re-sign Barnett to talented receiving corps
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has added three new players and re-signed standout kick returner Marcus Barnett to the 2014 squad. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is also excited to announce the signing of new additions Troy Evans, Jacob Payne and Trevis Turner.

"We are excited to get Marcus back on the team with us," Davis said. "And, these new guys will bring a lot to the table. Troy has proved himself in this league and Jacob has a great chance to battle for time at receiver as well. Trevis is a nice addition to our offensive line as well."

Evans, who played collegiately at Marshall, was named to the all-IFL first-team offense last season while playing receiver and kick returner for Wyoming. He led the league in all-purpose yards (1,703) and receptions (79) while scoring 17 touchdowns for the Calvary.

Evans will join Barnett, who had 33 grabs last year, Andre Piper-Jordan and all-IFL receiver Kayne Farquharson to form one of the most talented receiving groups in in the league. Barnett, who played in just nine games for Nebraska last year after battling an injury, was sixth in the league in kick returns in 2013. He started the Danger season with a 58-yard touchdown return in the season opener against Sioux Falls.

"Obviously, we really like where we are with our receivers at this point," Davis said. "It's such a big part of the game in this league to have guys you can count on. With Kayne, Andre and Marcus back, that is a plus, and to add the guys we have, it's going to be a pretty good battle in training camp."

Payne, a Detroit native, played professionally this fall in an outdoor league in Brazil and was named an all-league receiver for the Jaguar Breakers.

Turner, at 6'7" and 324 pounds, comes to Nebraska with a wealth of indoor experience. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 and was with the team until the summer of 2012. Last year, he played for the AFL's Jacksonville Sharks and started six games.

"We think both Jacob and Trevis have a great chance to make our final roster," Davis said. "They'll provide great competition for us in camp."

The Danger, named the 2013 IFL Franchise of the Year following their 2013 run to the United Bowl, will begin the 2014 season on Monday, February 10 with a home-opener game versus the Lincoln Haymakers. Kickoff is set for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.
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Danger sign IFL Rookie of the Year
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has added two new players and re-signed two returning players to their roster for the 2014 season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce the signing of new additions Cody Kirby and Emory Addison, and returners Kane Elenburg and Deivon Tate.

"We are excited to be able to bring these four guys into camp," Davis said. "Obviously, Kane and Deivon were a key part of our team last year. Cody is a guy who has already proved himself in this league, so we are really happy to have all four of these guys with us."

Kirby, who played collegiately at Missouri State, was named IFL Rookie of the Year last season while playing quarterback for the Chicago Slaughter. He threw for 1,993 yards and 39 touchdowns to go with just six interceptions for the Slaughter, who finished 9-5, but did not advance to the playoffs. He also ran for 388 yards and 13 scores.

Elenburg, a Hastings College product, was fifth on the Danger defense last season with 45 tackles. He recorded three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and added a fumble recovery for a touchdown as well. Tate, who signed late in the season, recorded 20 tackles in the final four games of the regular season. He added 15 tackles and an interception during the playoffs.

"In this league to have guys who have played together on defense can give you a big advantage," Davis said. "Bringing back both Kane and Deivon is big for us on that side of the football."

Addison will compete for playing time in the Danger's talented receiving corp. A Miami, FL native, Addison played collegiately at Division II St. Paul's College (VA) and was a member of the CIAA all-rookie team in 2005.

In addition, the Danger, named the 2013 IFL Franchise of the Year following their 2013 run to the United Bowl, announced that they will begin the 2014 season on Monday, February 10 with a home-opener game versus the Lincoln Haymakers. Kickoff is set for 7 pm at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.
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Danger release 2014 Schedule
GRAND ISLAND, NE — The Indoor Football League has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014 season. The nine-team league will again play a 14-game schedule, with the teams split in to the Intense and United Conferences. The Nebraska Danger will have seven home games and an additional home opening game for the season. Nebraska starts the season on the road on February 21st with a 2013 United Bowl rematch with defending league champion Sioux Falls. The Storm upended the Danger in the title game last June 43-40 in Sioux Falls. Nebraska will return home to play three home games in the month of March and two each in April and May. The Danger's first home game of the IFL season will be against the expansion Bemidji Axemen. The Intense Conference will again consist of Nebraska, the Colorado Ice, the Wyoming Calvary and the Tri-Cities Fever.

2014 Nebraska Danger Schedule

Mon. Feb. 10 Home Opener (Team TBA)
Fri. Feb 21 @ Sioux Falls Storm
Sat. March 1 vs. Bemidji Axemen
Sat. March 8 vs. Texas Revolution
Fri. March 14 vs. Tri-Cities Fever
Fri. March 21 @ Bemidji Axemen
Sun. March 30 @ Colorado Ice
BYE
Sat. April 12 vs. Texas Revolution
BYE
Fri. April 25 vs. Wyoming Cavalry
Sat. May 3 @ Tri-Cities Fever
Fri. May 9 @ Wyoming Cavalry
Sat. May 17 @ Green Bay Blizzard
Thurs. May 22 vs. Colorado Ice
Sat. May 31 vs. Sioux Falls Storm
BYE
Sat. June 14 @ Texas Revolution

All games start at 7:05 pm
Home games played at the Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska
*Schedule subject to change, check www.dangerfootball.com
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Danger sign four for 2014
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has added four more players to their roster for the 2014 season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce the signing of new additions Ian Symonette, Vondrell McGee, Mon Williams and Chancey Aghayere.

Leading this list of signees is Aghayere, who was a four-year letterman for coach Les Miles at LSU. He played in 42 games during his career with the Tigers and started six times. He finished his career with 44 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.

"We are excited with what Chancey will bring to the table for us defensively," Davis said. "With Adrian Davis back, we hope Chancey can come in and played that other side of the line for us defense. He'll be a good addition to our team."

Davis added former Texas running back Vondrell McGee and Eastern Illinois product Mon Williams to his group of running backs that will compete for time in 2014. McGee played three years for the Longhorns rushing for 976 yards in his career and scoring 14 touchdowns for coach Mack Brown. Williams, who played on two national title teams at Florida, played two years for the Gators before transferring for his final two seasons. At EIU, he rushed for over 1,000 yards in two seasons and scored 12 touchdowns.

"We like what both of those backs bring with them," Davis added. "They have nice speed and will compete for time with us. We think they both will be able to earn some playing time with us next season."

Symonette a 6'8, 345 pound offensive lineman from the University of Miami will add depth to a solid front for the Danger that has already signed all-league performer Darius Savage. Symonette, a Houston native, played collegiately at the University of Miami (FL) where he was a letterman for the Hurricanes in 2007 and 2008.

The Danger, named the 2013 IFL franchise-of-the-year following their 2013 run to the United Bowl, will begin the 2014 season in February with a schedule to be announced later this fall.
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Danger returns veterans for 2014
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team has begun its recruiting for the 2014 season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce that eight players — including first-team all-IFL selections Kayne Farquaharson and Darius Savage — will return to the Danger for the 2014 season.

"This is a great group of players that we have signed to build our team around for 2014," Davis said. "We are excited about this group and we'll continue to go out and work to get players that will help us build a championship team."

Farquharson, the franchises all-time leader in touchdowns, receptions and yards, will enter his third season with Nebraska this winter. The University of Miami product was a 1st team all-league selection last year after finishing with 73 receptions, 1,083 yards and 21 touchdowns. He led the IFL in receiving yards and was second in the league in touchdown receptions.

Farquharson joins offensive lineman Darius Savage (UCLA) and D'Angelo McCray (Memphis) as key returnees for the Danger offensive unit that led the league in scoring and yards per game a season ago. Savage was also a 1st team all-IFL selection.

Four defensive players also return for Coach Davis spearheaded by third year player Pig Brown. The defensive back from Missouri led the Danger with 67 tackles in 2013 including 37 solo stops. He also had three sacks and two interceptions for a Nebraska defense that was third in the IFL with 25 takeaways last season.

Brown is joined by defensive lineman Adrian Davis (Arkansas), and defensive backs Darnell Terrell (Missouri) and Jamar Love (Arkansas). Davis had 59 tackles in 2013 for the Danger with 2.5 sacks, while Terrell had 43 tackles while playing in 11 games. Love, who joined the team late last season, had 21 tackles and an interception in four games.

"We have some spots to fill on our defense," Davis said, "but I like what these four guys bring to the table. They understand what we are trying to do defensively and will be able to bring along the new players we bring in to camp with us."

In addition, Davis announced that kicker Joe Houston will return as well. Houston, who was 18-for-24 kicking field goals last season and 70-for-85 on PATs while earning honorable mention all-IFL accolades.

The Danger, named the 2013 IFL franchise-of-the-year following their 2013 run to the United Bowl, will begin the 2014 season in February with a schedule to be announced later this fall.
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Nebraska Danger Renew Davis' Head Coaching Contract for 2014
Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team Owner and President Charlie Bosselman is pleased to announce that Danger Head Coach Mike Davis will continue in his role of Head Coach for the 2014 Danger season.

"We are very pleased to re-sign Coach Davis for the 2014 season," said Bosselman. "We were thrilled to finish our season in the United Bowl this year, and Mike's leadership and coaching experience continue to move the Danger forward. We have an awesome fan base to support us and we're excited to have Coach Davis on our staff and excited for the future of the team."

Coach Davis remarks, "I am excited to continue to build the Danger Football organization both on and off the field. The community of Grand Island has the best fans in the league and they deserve one of the best teams in the league to go along with that. I am happy that the Bosselman family continues to see me as the leader of this team again next season."

Born and raised on the east coast, 2014 will be Davis' fourth season at the helm with the Danger. Previously, Davis played six years in the arena and indoor leagues before moving into coaching. In 2013, Davis led the Danger to their first ever playoff appearance and win as they defeated the Colorado Ice 55-50 in the Intense Conference Championship game. Under his leadership, the Danger have posted an 18-25 record, including an 11-5 mark this past season. Davis had previous head coaching stops with the River City Rage, which he led to the 2008 UIF divisional championship game, and the Omaha Beef, which he led to the 2010 IFL playoffs after a 2-4 start.
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Danger comeback falls short in United Bowl
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

Nobody should have to lose games like the 2013 United Bowl.

The Nebraska Danger and Sioux Falls Storm played an instant classic at Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday night and as any championship game should, it came down to the final possession. But, the IFL trophy will remain in South Dakota for another year as the Storm held on to defeat Nebraska 43-40 when Joe Houston missed a 43-yard field goal with 12 seconds that would have forced overtime.

"What an unbelievable effort from both teams," Danger coach Mike Davis said after the game. "You know, we said all week that we wanted to have the ball in the last minute with a chance to win the game, and that's what we got.

"I could not be more proud of this group of guys."

The Storm's third straight IFL championship was sealed by their league leading defense after quarterback Terrance Bryant connected with Clinton Solomon for a 16-yard touchdown pass with 2:45 left in the game.

Sioux Falls held the Danger to just one first down after that, setting up Houstor's field goal. But, the Storm's touchdown earlier came after a play that could have gone either way.

After Marcus Barnett gave the Danger a 40-36 lead with 3:13 left, it appeared he had recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. But, a simultaneous recovery was called, giving Sioux Falls the football and on the first play, Bryant hit Solomon for the game-winner.

"That was a tough one to swallow," Davis said. "But, you can't say one play changed the outcome of the game. We had chances and they had chances and the ball bounced their way in the end. Our hats are off to Sioux Falls as they deserved to win the game."

It was nearly an improbable Nebraska comeback.

Down 33-24 late in the third quarter, Nebraska appeared to be dead to rights as the Storm had first and goal inside the 1-yard line. But, linebacker Maurice Simpkins forced a fumble of SF running back Tory Harrison and Darnell Terrell recovered. The play set up Houston's 37-yard field goal which cut the lead to 33-27.

After a Douglass field goal with 13:08 left in the game made the score 36-27, Nebraska went to work. Jameel Sewell capped a 39-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run up the middle of the field to cut the lead to 36-34. On Sioux Falls' next possession, Deivon Tate went over the dasher board for an interception in the end zone that set up Barnett's big play for the lead.

An evenly played first half favored the defensive pace set by the Storm. A frantic final minute — which saw the lead change hands three times — ended with Sioux Falls holding a 24-23 advantage after Parker Douglass kicked a 17-yard field goal with two seconds left.

Sioux Falls took control in the third quarter. They scored on the second play of the half when Bryant hit James Terry for a 39-yard touchdown pass and on the Danger's ensuing possession, Sewell was tackled in the end zone for a safety and a 33-23 Storm lead.

"The start of the second half was tough on us," Davis said. "It just made it that much harder for us to get back in the game. When you get down two possessions like we did against a great team that makes it a tough hill to climb."

Nebraska's first playoff season in franchise history comes to an end with an 11-5 record after they entered the year having just won eight games in their first two seasons. Sewell, the league MVP, accounted for five touchdowns (three passing and two rushing) and 260 totals yards to lead the Danger. Bryant was named MVP of the game for Sioux Falls after throwing 182 yards and four touchdowns.

"I'm extremely proud of the effort this team gave throughout the season," Danger General Manager Mike McCoy said. "We are thankful for their hard work and hope to continue our momentum into next season. We are appreciative of the great support of the fans we have received through the season as well."
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Danger set to travel to Sioux Falls for United Bowl
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

It is safe to say the Nebraska Danger is an underdog in the 2013 United Bowl on Saturday night. To be fair, the Danger didn't even exist the last time that Sioux Falls lost an IFL playoff game — the 2010 United Bowl — in Billings, MT in July of 2010.

Since then, the Danger were founded — on October 4, 2010 — and won eight games during their first two campaigns. In those same two seasons, Sioux Falls won two IFL titles and 33 of the 34 games they played. But, in 2013, the teams both have posted 11-4 records and split games during the regular season which sets up a winner-take-all game at Sioux Falls Arena.

"We are honored to be a part of this football game," said Nebraska Danger general manager Mike McCoy, who was named IFL Executive of the year on Tuesday. The Danger was also named IFL Franchise of the Year, which will be awarded to the team on Saturday.

"When we started this, we had a three year plan to make the playoffs," McCoy added. "We've had tremendous support from the Bosselman family and the community. I don't know that we expected to be in the United Bowl this quick. We are looking forward to a great game with Sioux Falls."

The tall order for the Danger begins by just having a chance in Sioux Falls. Hailed, as the "Capital of Indoor Football" the Storm has not lost at home since May 15, 2010 when the Omaha Beef took a 43-37 win. Since that setback, they have won 33 consecutive home contests.

It was the Danger, however, who ended one Sioux Falls streak in the opening game of the season when they defeated the Storm in Grand Island's Heartland Events Center, 30-21. The win ended Sioux Falls' 21-game win streak and began the Danger's undefeated home campaign. In game two on May 4th, Sioux Falls took a 43-41 win at home.

"That was a big game for our guys early in the season," Nebraska head coach Mike Davis said. "We knew they had changed a few players since last year, but Sioux Falls is Sioux Falls for a reason. I think that game helped our guys believe throughout the year that we could play with anyone in the league."

It was defense and special teams that won the game for Nebraska early in the year. Marcus Barnett returned the opening kick for a touchdown and the Danger defense did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter in the victory. Davis thinks those things will be a key to winning the United Bowl as well.

"It's going to take a big time effort from our defense to keep them out of the end zone," Davis said. "And, we'll have to force a few turnovers as well. Our offense will have to play just as good, if not better, than they have all season."

When Nebraska's offense and the Storm defense is on the field, fans are likely to see the two best units in the IFL battling. Both lead the league in scoring, with Danger averaging a league high 54.8 points per contest and Sioux Falls allowing a league low 35.7.

As amazing as Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell's numbers have been — he led the league in touchdowns (77), passing yards (2,531) and rushing yards (654) — his defensive counterpart in Sioux Falls has been just as good. Linebacker Tyler Knight led the IFL with 153 tackles in the regular season, had four sacks, five forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and eight pass breakups.

Last week, in the United Conference championship game against Cedar Rapids he recorded a team-high nine tackles and the Titans managed just two offensive touchdowns in the Storm's 44-20 win. Sewell accounted for 180 yards of offense and five touchdowns in last week's dramatic 55-50 win over Colorado in the Intense Conference title game. Backfield mate Randy Bell added 55 yards rushing and two more scores for Nebraska.

"They play defense at a really high level," Davis said. "We'll have our work cut out for us. Sometimes I thing think the other matchups can get overlooked though. Our defense will have to keep their offense out of the end zone and special teams will be a big factor. I think you have probably the two best kickers in the league playing as well."

Tickets for the United Bowl are available by calling (605) 274-6686. The Danger section is Section "S", where tickets are $15. Additional seating locations are available.

A championship send-off is planned for Friday morning at 9:30 A.M at Bosselman Corporate Office, 3123 W. Stolley Park Rd., in Grand Island with free Cinnabon cinnamon rolls available while supplies last. Fans traveling to the game are invited to attend pre- and post-game activities in Sioux Falls. Details will be announced soon. For fans who want to cheer on the Danger in Grand Island, a viewing party will take place at Bandits, 1016 N. Diers Ave.

A press conference is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. on Friday at the Sioux Falls Arena with coaches, owners and select players of both teams in attendance. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com Fans can also follow along on social media, on
Facebook or on Twitter.
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Danger holds off Colorado for Intense Conference championship
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

Charlie Bosselman couldn't find a comfortable place in the Heartland Events Center on Saturday.

The Nebraska Danger owner paced the upper concourse, snuck behind a dasher board to watch some of the fourth quarter before finally hiding in the far tunnel for the final minute of the Intense Conference championship game.

Finally, when Colorado's final pass fell to the turf — securing a 55-50 Nebraska win — he could celebrate the third year franchise's first conference championship and a trip to the 2013 United Bowl against three-time defending champion Sioux Falls.

"What a tremendous championship game," Bosselman said after the game, as the Danger players and fans celebrated an undefeated season at the Heartland Events Center. "We had such great fan support from the start. We could not have done this without the support of the entire community."

It was everything you'd ask for in a championship game.

For sixty minutes, neither team turned the ball over and the game hung in the balance until the last play — an untimed down after Nebraska was called for a personal foul on what could have been the game's last play. But, Ice quarterback Willie Copeland's final pass to Kyle Kaiser fell to the turf.

"What a football game," Nebraska head coach Mike Davis said. "Like our other games, we just couldn't seem to put them away. Give Colorado a ton of credit; they played a heck of a game. We might have made just one or two more plays than them and that's about it."

Nebraska took a 55-44 lead with 52 seconds left in the game and appeared to be in control when Randy Bell bulldozed his way in from the 2-yard line. But, Colorado scored with 11 seconds left on a pass from Copeland to Patrick Walker to cut the lead to 55-50.

Kaiser then recovered Phillip Welch's on-side kick and the Ice three plays to score. After the teams traded personal fouls, Colorado's last shot was from the Danger 18-yard line. It appeared Kaiser had found a seam but failed to turn around resulting in an incomplete pass.

"It looked like they might have had something on that last play," Davis said. "In that last minute you feel like the game will never end. We were fortunate to be standing when it was all over."

The teams battled to a 24-24 halftime score, and Colorado attempted an on-side kick to open the third quarter but the Danger recovered and struck quick. All-IFL quarterback Jameel Sewell scored on a 13-yard run just seconds later to give Nebraska the lead for good at 31-24. After the Danger defense held, Bell scored from 12 yards out and a 38-24 lead.

After Colorado cut the lead to 41-38 in the third, Nebraska rolled the dice on the first play of the fourth quarter. Facing fourth-and-goal from the 4, the Danger put the game in the hands of Sewell and he responded with a hard fought touchdown run for a 48-38 lead.

"In a big game, you have to trust your best players to make plays," Davis said. "That was a big play for us and we just didn't feel like we could give them any momentum. Jameel made a heck of a run."

The stat sheet went to Colorado. They had 28 first downs to the Danger's 17 and ran 20 more plays from scrimmage to outgain Nebraska 277-243. Copeland accounted for six touchdowns, and was 18-for-36 passing for 168 yards.

Sewell ran for 58 yards and threw for 122 as he added five more touchdowns to his franchise record 77 from the regular season.

Nebraska advances to the league title game against the Storm, which defeated Cedar Rapids 44-20 in Sioux Falls on Saturday night. The teams traded games in the season series with Nebraska snapping Sioux Falls 21-game win streak on March 2nd in Grand Island with a 30-21 win. The Storm won at home 43-41 on May 4th. Both teams are 11-4 on the season.
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Danger host Colorado for Intense Conference championship
Saturday's game will be first ever playoff game for Danger

By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger will make history on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center as they host an IFL playoff game for the first time in franchise history. The third season franchise, which won just eight games in its first two seasons, will take a 10-4 record into Intense Conference championship game with the Colorado Ice, who finished the regular season 9-5.

"We are extremely proud of the effort that our team has given all season," said Danger owner Charlie Bosselman. "During our first two seasons, our fans were voted best in the IFL, and during this undefeated home regular season they have been outstanding as well. We hope to get even greater fan support for this playoff game on Saturday."

Success this season for the Danger has come in the form of a fast-paced offense and an opportunistic defense that was third in the IFL forcing turnovers, with 25 on the season. Offensively, Nebraska led the league by averaging 54.8 points per contest.

Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell has set the pace for Nebraska. He has set or matched 10 franchise records this season and leads the IFL in passing yards (2,531) and touchdowns (52), all while throwing for a league-low five interceptions. He also leads the league in rushing, with 654 yards, and has an additional 25 rushing touchdowns. Last week, he became the first Danger player to rush for 100 yards in game as the Danger defeated Tri-Cities 69-64.

"Jameel has been our glue all season, there is no doubt about that," said Danger coach Mike Davis. "He's a guy that we have asked to do a lot of work and be a leader on this team. He has stepped up in so many ways and is a big reason we had the success we had this season."

And, while Sewell has garnered much of the headlines, he has had offensive help. Kayne Farquharson leads the IFL in receiving yards with 1,081 and is third in receptions at 74. Fellow receiver Andre Piper-Jordan is tenth in both yards and receptions (50 receptions, 602 yards). Running back Randy Bell has added a bruising style to the Danger backfield with 108 carries for 493 yards on the season; both in the top-10 in league statistics.

"We try to play a style that gets out and scores quick on you offensively," Davis said. "Our offense has played well together all season and we'll need another big effort on Saturday night against Colorado. They have one of the top defenses in the league in my opinion."

The Ice are third in the IFL in points allowed, and scored four defensive touchdowns this season, good for second in the league. A stout defensive line, led by last week's IFL co-defensive players-of-the-week Conrad Obi and Michael Stover, will prove a good test for the Danger. In the second meeting between the two teams this season in Fort Collins, the Ice held the Danger to a franchise low 12 points in their 32-12 win.

This will be the fifth meeting between the teams this season. The Danger took the first game in Grand Island 73-50 on March 9th as they scored on every offensive possession. After the Ice held serve in game two, the Danger needed a Joe Houston field goal on the last play to survive a 69-66 contest at the Heartland Events Center in the third game of the series.

The Danger earned home field advantage for the playoff game when they won in Colorado on June 7th, to take the season series 3-1. Sewell earned league player-of-the-week honors for his game which included 267 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns. After forcing two quick turnovers, the Danger jumped out to a 25-6 lead before winning 67-55.

"In the games we've won against them, we have gotten off to a really good start and set the tempo for the game," Davis said. "We hope that we can do that again on Saturday and get our home crowd behind us."

In the United Conference, Sioux Falls (10-4) will host Cedar Rapids (9-5) on Saturday night. The winners will advance to next week's United Bowl at a site to be determined based on the winners of the conference championship games.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30. The Intense Conference Trophy will be awarded in a special presentation after the game.

Playoff Tickets are available at Grand Island Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com Fans can also follow along on social media, on
Facebook or on Twitter.
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Danger hang on for 69-64 win over Fever
By Tony Chapman

Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

For well into the third quarter on Saturday night, it appeared the Nebraska Danger would limp into the IFL playoffs.

But, after a fast and furious final 17 minutes, the Danger turned a 51-41 deficit into a 69-64 win over the defending Intense Conference champion Tri-Cities Fever, and now take momentum into next week's conference title game against the Colorado Ice.

"Another crazy game for us," Nebraska coach Mike Davis said. "We didn't play very well for most of three quarters, but some big plays turned the game around for us and then we just had to hold on at the end. "

"You have to give Tri-Cities credit for coming back, and our fans just did a tremendous job in the last minute. We probably don't win that game without them."

After Joe Houston missed a 33-yard field goal wide right with just under two minutes left, the Fever got one last chance. But, the Nebraska defense held and they had to do it twice.

Nebraska appeared to have the game won when Jamar Love broke up a Dante Warren pass with 31 seconds left, but he was called for pass interference. Instead, the Danger stopped four more pass plays and saw Warren's final pass, with 16 seconds left in the game, go through the end zone.

"We were just trying to keep them in front of us," Davis said. "They have a great group of receivers and Warren gave us fits all night. It was a great effort from our defense."

And, it came in the shadows of an offensive effort that saw the Danger set three franchise records. Led by IFL player-of-the-year candidate Jameel Sewell, Nebraska rushed for a team record 201 yards. Sewell set a franchise record for individual yards as well, going for 113 yards on 14 attempts. He also had four touchdowns on the ground, which tied a Danger record.

Sewell's 39-yard scamper with just over six minutes left in the contest capped of a 21-point spurt from the Danger that turned a 51-41 deficit into a 62-51 lead. The three touchdowns capped an improbable run after the Fever took a 10-point lead on a 3-yard run by Keola Antolin.

But, Nebraska answered on their next play when Randy Bell scored on a 25-yard run. Then, they took the lead for good on an improbable special teams play when Corey Surrency forced a Gary Wilburn fumble that bounced back into the end zone, and Ramon Broadway recovered for a touchdown.

"That was a big play for us," Davis said. "It seemed like that one gave us all the momentum we needed. It gave us the lead and we were able to keep it."

Warren caused Nebraska fits all night. He finished 20-for-29 passing, but his final five attempts were incomplete. He threw for 251 yards and ran for 63 on 15 attempts.

Bell added 73 yards for Nebraska, while Sewell was just 10-for-23 passing. He did, however, throw four touchdowns, including a pair to Andre Piper-Jordan.

The Danger will host the Colorado Ice next Saturday in the Intense Conference championship game with kickoff set for 7:00 at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.
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Danger readies for playoffs against Tri-Cities
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

With a playoff berth and at least one home playoff game secured, the Nebraska Danger still have a bit of revenge on their mind this week.

The Danger will play their final regular season game on Saturday night against defending conference champion Tri-Cities. The Fever defeated the Danger in Washington all the way back on March 15, 44-31.

"We are playing with a lot of momentum right now, and we'd like to keep it that way heading into the playoffs," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "Even though we know we'll host a playoff game, we'd like to have two in the playoffs and the only way to do that is to win this game."

Since a heartbreaking loss to Green Bay on May 10th — where the Blizzard tied the game in the last 30 seconds and then blocked a field goal on the last play and returned it for a touchdown — the Danger have responded with three straight wins to run their record to 9-4. In their first two years in the IFL, Nebraska had won eight games total.

Nebraska continues to have one of the most exciting teams in the league as they average nearly 54 points per contest. Quarterback Jameel Sewell continues his assault in the franchise record book as his 2,400 yards through 13 games is a team record and with one touchdown pass on Saturday, he'll match Rocky Hinds' record from 2012.

In last Saturday's pivotal game at Colorado, Sewell threw for 235 yards and five touchdowns included three to Maurice Avery. Receiver Kayne Farquharson recorded 108 yards on seven catches and a touchdown. Sewell added 32 yards rushing, running his season total to 521 yards, and two more scores and for his efforts was named the IFL Vidswap offensive player-of-the-week.

"Jameel is playing at a pretty high level right now, but that is what we expected from him," Davis said. "This league is certainly built on timing and we've been fortunate that our guys play pretty well together. I think that's been one of the big reasons we have played so well offensively."

The Danger defense has operated well in the red zone recently, and has also been opportunistic in creating turnovers. They forced three last week against Colorado and got out to a quick 15-0 lead when linebacker Pig Brown intercepted Colorado quarterback Willie Copeland on the Ice's first play of the game. Later, Nebraska was able to take a 41-19 halftime lead when Kane Elenburg recovered a fumble in the end zone.

"We've given up more yards than maybe I would like to this season," said Davis. "But, we've done a great job of forcing field goals and turnovers and in this league that is what you have to do." Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Special events during the game:
Aloha Night
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Pledge of Allegiance by Walnut Middle School and Barr Middle School
National Anthem by Connect Kids
Halftime performances by the Danger Dolls
Throw for Dough contest benefitting the United Way! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win a pack of Cinnabon!)
Appearances by Bones
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Pizza Eating Contest with The Bunkhouse
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.
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Big second half boosts Danger to playoffs
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

A late first half rally and stellar defensive effort in the second half led to a playoff berth for the Nebraska Danger on Friday night.

Trailing 31-17 late in the half, the Danger cut the Wyoming lead to 31-30 at halftime and then steamrolled the Cavalry for a third time this season, getting a 69-42 win at the Heartland Events Center.

The win improved the Danger to 8-4 on the season and clinched an IFL playoff berth for the third-year franchise. Nebraska also won their sixth game in as many tries in Grand Island.

"I'm really proud of our guys," Danger head coach Mike Davis said after the game. "When we started here three years ago, this was the goal. We hope we can keep winning games so that we can play some more home games in the playoffs."

While the Danger seemed a bit rusty in the first half, they took off in the final minute of the first half. Quarterback Jameel Sewell connected with Andre Piper-Jordan for a 30-yard score. Then, after a Darnell Terrell interception, Sewell hit Kayne Farquharson for a 26-yard touchdown.

Sewell continues his assault on the Danger record book. The IFL player-of-the-year candidate accounted for eight more touchdowns (five passing, three rushing) and 252 yards of total offense. Nebraska outscored Wyoming 33-8 in the final quarter, getting a 50-yard touchdown return of a missed field goal by Marcus Barnett and an interception return for a touchdown from Kane Elenburg.

"Our league is a game of momentum, more than anything," Davis said. "Give Wyoming a bunch of credit, because they had it most of the first half. Once we got the momentum on our side in the second half, things really took off for us." The Danger (8-4) are the first IFL team to reach eight wins on the season and will have next week off before a pivotal road game with the Colorado Ice in Fort Collins on Saturday, June 8th. The Ice lead the Intense Conference with a 7-3 record, but the Danger own a 2-1 advantage in the season series. Colorado is on the road in Tri-Cities on Saturday and will travel to play the Texas Revolution next weekend.

Barnett led the Danger with 68 yards receiving and a touchdown. Piper-Jordan added 53 yards and Farquharson 50 for Nebraska. The Danger defense limited Wyoming quarterback Brendan Crawford to 12-for-34 passing and just 145 yards. Maurice Patterson led the Cavalry with 70 yards receiving and a pair of scores.
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Danger one win from playoffs Posted 3 years ago
Danger look to clinch playoff berth against Wyoming
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Next Game Fits into Danger's Grander Plan
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Farquharson takes his play to another level Posted 3 years ago
Danger look to clinch playoff berth against Wyoming
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

The Nebraska Danger are in unchartered territory.

The third year IFL franchise can clinch their first ever post-season berth on Friday night with a win over the Wyoming Calvary. The Calvary are a familiar foe to Nebraska, as the Danger are 2-0 against Wyoming this season and just last week took an 82-53 win on the road in Casper.

The importance of the game is not lost on Danger head coach Mike Davis.

"This is, obviously, a really big game for us," Davis said. "We've got to try and not think about the first two wins and go out and play our best game. Obviously, getting in the playoffs is just a first step. We'd like to be in a position to play some games at home in the playoffs and that may take winning out."

The Danger (7-4) sit one-half game behind the Colorado Ice in the Intense Conference standings. The 7-3 Ice travel to Washington for a game with Tri-Cities on Saturday. A Danger win on Friday would make them the first team to eight wins in the IFL this season. Saturday's winner for bragging rights in the United Conference between Sioux Falls and Cedar Rapids will also produce an 8-game winner. Both of those teams are also 7-4.

The Nebraska offense continues to be productive. The Danger is averaging 51.1 points per contest and last week's 82 point performance against Wyoming was the second most points in a game in franchise history.

Wide receiver Kayne Farquharson today was named the Vidswap IFL player-of-the-week for his efforts in Casper. The Miami (FL) product set a franchise record with 186 yards receiving, while hauling in eight receptions and three touchdowns from quarterback Jameel Sewell.

"Our offense has been playing really well," Davis said. "We hope we can just keep our momentum going and keep getting better each game from here on out."

Sewell continues to be a candidate for IFL player-of-the-year honors. He leads in the league in passing, touchdown passes and fewest interceptions. In addition, he is fourth in rushing and has accounted for 54 touchdowns on the season.

The Danger has been opportunistic on defense in recent weeks. They have three players – Maurice Simpkins, Pig Brown and Carl Gettis – in the top-20 in the league in tackles and are tied for second in the league with 20 takeaways.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Special events during the game:
Military Appreciation Night
Elks Flag Ceremony
Danger Dolls Dance Team
Color Guard Presentation
Pledge of Allegiance led by WWII Veterans
Coin Toss with the Marines, WWII Heroes and Miss Nebraska, Mariah Cook
Military Swear-In at Halftime

Following the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.

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Danger heats up for playoff games
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Andre Piper-Jordan Impresses
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Houston Field Goal Lifts Danger passed Ice
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

GRAND ISLAND, NEB – Joe Houston made up for a few mistakes on the last play of the game Friday night for the Nebraska Danger.

Houston, who missed two extra points and a 30-yard field goal 55 seconds left, connected from 42 yards out on the final play of the game. The kick – which hit the right upright before going through – gave Nebraska a 69-66 win over the Colorado Ice and the lead in the Intense Conference.

It was the third time in as many games this season that the Danger and Ice squared off for the conference lead. And, if you were a fan of defense the Heartland Events Center was not the place to be on Friday night.

"This was a big game for us," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "And, boy, Joe had a tough game but to come back and make that kick. What a big time play for our team. We needed this game and it was a tough battle."

The Danger appeared in control for most of the second half, but leading by seven in the final minute the Ice tied the score after Houston's miss. Willie Copeland hit Justin Helwege for the fourth time in the game on a 30-yard pass play and Puckett Mason's extra point tied the game with just under 20 seconds left.

"You have to give Colorado credit for battling all night," Davis said. "We couldn't get the stops we needed to put them away. Obviously, getting off to the start we did was a big for us."

The Danger built a 23-1 lead early in the second quarter and then traded scores with the Ice behind league MVP candidate Jameel Sewell. Sewell tied a pair of Danger franchise records in the win by accounting eight touchdows (four rushing, four passing).

After Colorado recorded a rouge on the opening kickoff, the Danger needed just three plays to score after a pair of passes from Sewell to Andre Piper-Jordan. Sewell capped the drive with a sneak.

On their opening possession, Colorado went for a first down from the Danger 11, but a pass to Justin Helwege was broken up by Carl Gettis. The Danger scored quickly again for a 14-1 lead when Sewell hit Kayne Farquharson from 16 yards out.

Things didn't get any better for Colorado. On their next play the snap went over Copeland's head, before being covered in the end zone for a safety. The Danger then scored after the free kick by going 27 yards in four plays with Sewell scoring on a 2-yard run on the first play of the second quarter.

Both quarterbacks shined. Sewell accounted for 279 yards of offense (90 rushing and 189 passing). Copeland, meanwhile, was 21-for-34 for 274 yards and six touchdowns.

The win also set a franchise record for season wins for Nebraska as they moved to 6-2. They won five games last season and eight total in their first two seasons. Colorado fell to 5-3 on the season.
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Danger, Ice set to battle for Intense Conference lead
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

GRAND ISLAND, NE — For the third time this season, the Nebraska Danger and Colorado Ice will square off with the IFL's Intense Conference top spot on the line. Both teams enter Friday night's game at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island with 5-2 records and they have split the first two games of the four-game season series.

The Danger picked up their first road win of the season last week, as they defeated the Texas Revolution 62-47 behind a big second half from their offense and a gutty defensive performance against one of the top offensive teams in the league.

"We did some nice things in the second half down in Texas," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "Obviously our first two road games this year didn't go like we wanted them to, but to get a win down there was big for our team. That said, we've got to forget about that game and focus on another great opponent this week."

Last week against Texas, Danger defensive back Pig Brown was recognized for his nine tackle, two sack performance as the IFL's defensive player-of-the-week. Down 20-14 at the half, the Danger allowed just seven third quarter points and quarterback Jameel Sewell threw four of his five touchdown passes in the period to help Nebraska open up a 41-27 lead.

Sewell's outstanding season continues as he leads the IFL in passing with 1,264 yards and 26 touchdown passes. He has thrown just two interceptions in 190 attempts on the season. His favorite target, Kayne Farquharson, is second in the league in yards (515) and receptions (40) and third in the league in touchdowns with 11.

"Our offense has played pretty well most of the season and we feel like our defense is getting better each week," Davis said. "That said, Colorado had our number when we played them out there. We were out of sync offensively the entire game and we'll have to find a way to fix that this week."

The first two games in the series this season were a bit Jekyll and Hyde. In the second game of the season in Grand Island, the Danger scored on 11 of 12 offensive possessions for a 77-53 win. But in Colorado, two weeks ago the Ice defense – ranked third in the league – controlled the proceedings in the Ice's 32-12 win.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30. The Danger have just two home games remaining after Friday as they'll begin a three game road schedule next week against United Conference co-leader Sioux Falls. The Danger returns home on May 24th to face Wyoming.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Special events during the game:
Pre-game entertainment by YMCA Football, West Lawn Elementary, and the Hastings YWCA
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by Walnut Middle School
Pre-game songs by Reggie Shaw
National Anthem by the Hastings St. Cecilia choir
Pledge of Allegiance by Seedling Mile Elementary
Appearances by Bones, Sasquatch, Chester Cheetah, and Andy the Armadillo
Halftime performances by the Danger Dolls, St. Paul dance team, The Dance Company, Loup City Skills, and Just for Kix!
Throw for Dough contest to win the Pump & Pantry VW Bug (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Play It Again Sports Wiffle ball game
Food Eating Contest with The Bunkhouse
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.
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Getting Out of the Gates
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Bell coming up big for Danger Posted 3 years ago
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Danger going to new level
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Big fourth quarter propels Danger past Texas
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

GRAND ISLAND, NE — The Nebraska Danger decided that the best way to beat the Texas Revolution on Saturday night was to not let them have the ball in the fourth quarter.

Randy Bell ran for 85 yards and quarterback Jameel Sewell overcame a slow start to account for six second half touchdowns as the Danger defeated Texas 53-50 at the Heartland Events Center. The win moves Nebraska to 4-1 on the season and sets up a game with the Colorado Ice for the Intense Conference lead next Saturday in Fort Collins.

"That's a big win for our guys," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "We thought Texas was playing about as well as anyone in the league and you never know what you're going to get coming off a bye week like we were. In this league, you take them any way you can get them. We'll take this one."

After the Revolution took a 34-30 lead with 11:25 left in the fourth quarter on Vondrell McGee's second touchdown of the night, the Danger used the powerful running of Randy Bell, two touchdown catches from Corey Surrency and a pair of big plays on special teams to keep the ball from Texas for over eight consecutive minutes of the fourth quarter. That stretch turned the four-point deficit into a 50-34 lead with 3:13 left in the game.

The Danger scored on three straight possessions in that stretch — getting Surrency's two scores, and a bruising 11-yard touchdown run from Bell where he ran over a Texas defender — while the Revolution fumbled one kickoff return and later Houston bounced a kick off of a Revolution player. Both balls were recovered by Marcus Barnett.

"I don't know that I've ever seen anything like that," Davis commented. "Those plays were big, but we hadn't been taking advantage of breaks all game. We finally did in the fourth quarter."

Both teams struggled to take control in a game that featured eight fumbles — all lost to the opponent. Nebraska recovered from a 12-point halftime deficit to lead 30-28 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Revolution controlled a first half that was marred by penalties, taking advantage of a pair of Danger turnovers for a 21-9 lead. Sewell was just 2-for-12 passing in the first half, before finishing 13-for-29 for 199 yards and five touchdowns. Texas, meanwhile, got three touchdown passes before halftime from quarterback Marcus Jackson. The reigning IFL player-of-the-week finished 18-for-24 for 231 yards and seven touchdowns.

Surrency led Nebraska with 70 yards receiving on five receptions. Jordan Jolly had five catches for 115 yards for the Revolution, which fell to 2-3.
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Sewell Expects Even Better From Danger
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Former Bronco Elenburg playing well in Danger secondary Posted 3 years ago
Danger rout Cavalry 62-35
The high-powered Danger offense found it's rhythm again against the Wyoming Cavalry with a final score of 62-35.

The Danger receivers were able to outrun the Wyoming secondary on multiple occasions. Quarterback Jameel Sewell threw touchdown passes of 6, 9, 10, 19, 24, 34 and 38 yards to receivers Corey Surrency, Andre Piper-Jordan and Kayne Farquharson.

Head Coach Mike Davis said, "I think that we can get deep on anybody with our receivers. Wyoming did some things against some of our formations that allowed us to get some one-on-one matchups and we took advantage of those."

The Danger were able to build a 35-16 lead in the first half, and then pulled away late in the fourth quarter 62-22.

The Danger defense held the Cavalry to just 109 passing yards and 31 rushing yards on 17 attempts. The defense was also able to put points on the board when Tommy Chavis and Michael Atunrase sacked the Cavalry quarterback in the end-zone for a safety and later when Ramon Broadway tackled the kickoff returner in the end-zone for a one-point rouge.

For a second time this season, the Danger were able to eclipse 300 yards of offense. The Danger receivers were led by Farquharson with six receptions for 95 yards and two scores. Piper-Jordan had three receptions for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Surrency pulled in 4 receptions for 49 yards and three scores.

Nebraska will have a bye in week 7 before taking on the Texas Revolution at home in week 8 with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m.
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Nebraska a good fit for Houston Posted 4 years ago
Danger off to a 3-1 start
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Danger makes huge strides since 2011 Posted 4 years ago
Sewell leads way as Danger routs Wyoming
GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT —

The development of Nebraska Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell took another impressive leap forward Friday night.

Sewell accounted for nine touchdowns – seven passing and two rushing – to lead the Danger to a 62-35 victory over the Wyoming Cavalry at the Heartland Events Center. Making his fourth career IFL start for Nebraska, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Virginia completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 237 yards with no interceptions and also rushed nine times for 16 yards, helping his team bounce back from a 41-31 loss at Tri-Cities on March 15.

"This was just a result of how we prepared during the week," Sewell said. "After taking the 'L' last week, we prepared a little bit differently. Tri-Cities was a good football team and we learned from (the loss)."

"After last week, we knew we had to prepare like professionals. We knew we had to execute and not taking anything for granted." Sewell and his receivers were able to exploit Wyoming's secondary deep on several occasions. He threw TD passes of 9, 38 and 6 yards to Corey Surrency, had TD passes of 19 and 24 yards to Andre Piper-Jordan and tossed scoring strikes of 10 and 34 yards to Kayne Farquharson.

"We felt like Wyoming's secondary couldn't match up with our receivers, so we wanted to take some deep shots and we did," Sewell said. "We capitalized on a lot of them and we should've got a few more – that was miscues by me – but that happens."

With a talented group of wideouts and Sewell's strong passing arm, Danger coach Mike Davis said the deep ball is almost always a viable part of his team's offensive game plan.

"I think that we can get deep on anybody with our receivers," Davis said. "Wyoming did some things against some of our formations that allowed us to get some one-on-one matchups and we took advantage of those."

Farquharson led the Danger (3-1) with six receptions for 95 yards. Surrency added four receptions for 49 yards and Piper-Jordan had three catches for 56 yards.

"Sewell and I were just on the same page," Surrency said. "I had a great week of practice and I just felt like I was ready to go out and make plays. This was the fourth game that I've played in and I really hadn't been a big asset to the offense, so I took it upon myself.

"I wasn't working hard enough and putting enough into practice to be a better player on game day. This week, I felt like I did that and I came out successful."

Surrency said Sewell and the receivers have logged extra time before and after practices to get more familiar with each other.

"All of the receivers have been working hard, catching extra balls before practice to get that chemistry with Jameel," Surrency said. "And he just keeps getting better and better."...
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Danger Dominate the Cavalry
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Danger look to get back on track against Cavalry
After a tough loss on the road to the Tri-Cities Fever, the Nebraska Danger look to get back on track in an Intense Conference matchup against the Wyoming Cavalry. Kickoff is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Heartland Events Center.

In their first road test of the season last Friday, the Danger — who scored on 11 consecutive drives against the Colorado Ice — could not find momentum offensively in the second half as the reigning Intense Conference champion Fever pulled out a 44-31 win.

"It was just not being on the same page," Danger Head Coach Mike Davis said. "Being a passing league makes it tough to be successful if your timing is not on. We were prepared. We kind of knew what they were going to do. It's just that we didn't perform and we didn't execute. That's the bottom line."

In a run-heavy first half, Danger running backs Daniel Libre and Randy Bell combined for three rushing touchdowns. Dan Kleckner's 35 yard field goal as time in the first half expired put the Danger ahead at the break 24-20.

The Fever was able to break away in the second half with three touchdowns to receiver George Bell. Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell connected with Kayne Farquharson for Sewell's only passing touchdown of the night, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

"There are some things we did that weren't great, but the good thing is they are all correctable," Davis said. "We haven't done anything that you see when you go back and watch the film that you can't fix."

Wyoming, coming off a 4-10 season a year ago, is 0-2 after falling to Sioux Falls 67-7 last week and to undefeated Cedar Rapids 54-12 in week four. The Cavalry won the only meeting a season ago 44-43 after a potentially game-tying extra point attempt was blocked with 2.4 seconds remaining.

Friday's game is part of a full slate of IFL action in week six. In other action Tri-Cities travels to Texas to take on the Revolution on Friday night. Saturday features a week 3 rematch of Chicago vs. Green Bay where the Slaughter recorded the win 50-41. On Sunday the Sioux Falls Storm take on the Colorado Ice to see which team will become 3-1 and who will fall to 2-2.

Kickoff is set for 7 pm on Friday night at the Heartland Events Center. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30.

Tickets for Friday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Special events during the game:
Pre-game entertainment by Engleman Elementary
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by Shoemaker, Centura, Chapman, and Westridge Elementaries
Pre-game songs by the St. Paul High School band and the Palmer High School band
Pre-game cheer by the Grand Island Senior High cheer team
National Anthem by the Ansley High School choir
Appearance by Bones
Halftime performances by the Danger Dolls, St. Paul dance team, Ravenna dance team and Northwest High School girls basketball & volleyball teams.
Throw for Dough contest benefitting the United Way! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Pizza Eating Contest with The Bunkhouse
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.

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Nebraska Danger and Grandma Max's to support Team Jack Lees with Pasta Benefit
The Bosselman Companies and Grandma Max's are pleased to partner with Team Jack Lees for a Pasta Benefit to be held at Grandma Max's Restaurant in Grand Island, Nebraska on Monday, March 18 from 5 to 9 pm.

All-You-Can-Eat Pasta will be served for just $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 10 and under. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Team Jack Lees. Nebraska Danger Football players will also be at the benefit to meet and greet fans, and Bones, the Danger mascot, will also be on hand.

Bosselman Companies Hospitality Director Dustin Lofing comments, "It is our honor to partner with Team Jack Lees for this benefit and support this little boy and his family as they deal with a diagnosis which only hits the homes of 300 kids each year in the US, and assist them with the medical expenses and other expenses that go along with Jack's retinoblastoma."

For more information:
CLICK HERE *Team Jack Lees is not affiliated with Team Jack & Rex Burkhead*

Jack's Story:
On August 14, 2012, we took our almost 13-month-old in for an eye appointment in Omaha for what we thought would result in eye glasses. Walking out of the appointment an hour later, we learned that we were about to start a scary journey with our baby boy.

Dr. Troia thought he saw in Jack's eye a tumor, which we would learn is RETINOBLASTOMA. It is a tumor that attaches to the retina in the eye(s), that is fast growing and aggressive. He referred us to Dr. McGill the next day who confirmed our worst fears, our baby boy had CANCER! We then talked survival rate, treatments, and other scary stuff that I wish no parent ever had to talk about. We decided we needed to be in Iowa City at University Hospital, and that is where we were by 7 am the following morning.

We met doctor after doctor, did test after test and then were given even more heartbreaking news. Jack's tumor had taken over his whole right eye. We could try chemo, but he would never regain sight out of it again. We decided that we did not want him to be put through anything he didn't need to be, so we made the tough, but best decision we thought...we would have to have his right eye removed.

He was in surgery the next morning by 1 pm. Our lives were a total blur for four days, we were in survival mode for our little man.
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Danger looking for road win Posted 4 years ago
Piper-Jordan adds depth Posted 4 years ago
Danger offense rolls over Colorado Posted 4 years ago
Danger offense has big night against Colorado
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

After relying on a big defensive effort last week to knock off Sioux Falls, the Nebraska Danger turned to their offense on Saturday night.

The Danger scored on their first 11 possessions against the Colorado Ice en route to a 73-50 win that gives them the early lead in the Intense Conference. Nebraska and Cedar Rapids are now the only undefeated teams remaining in the IFL after week four.

"You can't say enough about what our offense did tonight," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "They played well from the start. I don't know that I've ever had a game where we were as efficient offensively as we were tonight."

Nebraska quarterback Jameel Sewell picked apart the Ice defense all night, as the Danger set a franchise record with 370 yards of total offense. He was 18-for-25 through the air with six touchdowns, two each to Corey Surrency, Kayne Farquharson and Andre Piper-Jordan. He also ran for a touchdown, while carrying seven times for 47 yards. He threw for 226 yards.

"Jameel played a great game for us tonight," Davis said. "We knew our offense would take a little while to get going and I didn't envision getting a game like this early in the season. We've still got a long ways to go, but we'll take this effort."

The Danger scored on all seven offensive possessions in the first half and also got a 54-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Randy Bell. When it was all over, they set a franchise record for points in a half during while take a 53-37 lead at the break.

The early numbers popped off the stat sheet. The Danger averaged 10.5 yards per play in the first half, as quarterback Jameel Sewell accounted for six touchdowns. He threw for five scores – two each to Kayne Farquharson and Andre Piper-Jordan – and also ran for a touchdown.

Colorado led early, getting two Justin Helwege touchdowns in the first quarter for a 21-19 lead. But, the Danger turned the tide when Carl Gettis blocked an Aric Coleman field goal attempt on Colorado's next possession and Piper-Jordan later zipped in from 5-yards out to give the Danger a 25-21.

After the Ice answered with a Cordera Eason 14-yard touchdown reception for a 28-25, but Bell responded with the kickoff return which gave the Danger the lead for good.

Colorado quarterback Willie Copeland threw for 197 yards and six touchdowns, including four to wide receiver Justin Helwege. Helwege finished with seven catches for 94 yards. Linebacker Maurice Simpkins led the Danger defense with 13 tackles.

Nebraska will play their first road game next Friday at Tri-Cities (0-1), who lost to Colorado last week 42-38. Kickoff is set for 9:05 PM CST.
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Washington, Gable sign CFL contracts
The Nebraska Danger has announced that two players, offensive lineman Tony Washington and running back C.J. Gable have signed contracts to play in the Canadian Football League. Both players played one game with the Danger.

Washington, who re-signed with the Toronto Argonauts, anchored the Danger line last week in a 30-21 win over two-time defending league champion Sioux Falls. He played collegiately at Abilene Christian and played on the Argonauts 2012 Grey Cup championship team. He signed a one-year deal with a second year option.

Gable, who played collegiately at Southern California, signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tigercats. He ran three times for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Danger opener against the Lincoln Haymakers.

"Ultimately, the goal of our franchise is to help players get to the next level," Danger coach Mike Davis said. "Tony and C.J. are two great guys, who we brought in but didn't think would last long here because of their talent level. We are really happy that the CFL has recognized their talent level and given them an opportunity."

The Danger host the Colorado Ice tonight, and are scheduled to play their first road game of the season on Friday in Spokane, WA against the Tri-Cities Fever.
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Poynter looks to pass on knowledge Posted 4 years ago
Danger Offense Lights Up the Ice
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IFL has seen dramatic change Posted 4 years ago
Danger Shock Storm in IFL Opener
By Tony Chapman
Nebraska Danger Staff Writer

A quick start and a dominant defense paved the way for the Nebraska Danger to end the longest win streak in the IFL on Saturday night.

Marcus Barnett returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the Danger defense held the high-powered Sioux Falls offense out of the end zone for three quarters to earn a 30-21 win over the two-time defending league champs.

"It was just an unbelievable effort by our team," Danger head coach Mike Davis said. "Our defense kept us in the game for the first half and then we finally got our offense untracked in the second half."

The Danger trailed 11-7 at the half, but took the lead for good in the third quarter when Jameel Sewell connected with Kayne Farquharson for a 35-yard touchdown for 14-11.

The Danger defense held Sioux Falls to just 17 rushing yards on 21 attempts and the Storm ran 57 plays to just 37 for the Danger.

"Our defense was out there for a long time," Davis said. "But, we got the stops when we needed them."

Sioux Falls didn't reach the end zone until 8:21 left on the contest when Tory Harrison scored from the 4 to cut the lead to 23-31.

But the Danger answered with the clincher when Sewell scored on a 4-yard run for a 30-21 lead.

Farquharson led Nebraska with six receptions for 73 yards and two scores. Sewell was 11-21 for 127 yards.

Nebraska will host the Colorado Ice next Saturday with kickoff set for 7:00.
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Danger faces tough foe in IFL opener Posted 4 years ago
Simpkins happy to back playing football Posted 4 years ago
Danger set for IFL opener against defending champion Storm
The 2013 IFL season begins this Saturday, March 2 for the Nebraska Danger as they host defending league champion Sioux Falls. The Storm will bring a 1-0 record to the Heartland Events Center as they defeated the Green Bay Blizzard 64-41 in their season opening contest.

The Danger defeated the Lincoln Haymakers 56-21 last week in an exhibition game with the team from the CPIFL. After a slow start, head coach Mike Davis liked what he saw from his team.

"We didn't have a great start, so that's a concern," Davis said. "But, I thought our guys came together and played pretty well in the second half. That said, the way we played, we are a long way off from beating a team with the resume of Sioux Falls. It will take our best effort on Saturday night."

In the win against the Haymakers, the Danger did most of the work on the ground. They ran 23 times for 68 yards, with newcomer Randy Bell leading the way with 50 yards on five carries and a touchdown. He'll join Daniel Libre in the backfield for the first game of the season.'"

Davis' defense will be relied on heavily on Saturday as the Storm bring a potent offense to Grand Island led by quarterback Martavious Young. Young, who played at Southern Miss, was named IFL offensive player-of-the-week for his efforts against Green Bay. He threw for 152 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 101 yards on 18 carries and another score.

Storm linebacker Tyler Knight earned league defensive player-of-the-week honors after racking up 13 tackles and a sack in the Sioux Falls win. The Storm held the Blizzard to just 37 yards rushing in the victory.

Saturday's game is part of a full four-game IFL schedule for week two. In other action, Cedar Rapids will host the Texas Revolution and the Colorado Ice will host the Tri-Cities Fever on Friday night. Also on Saturday, the Chicago Slaughter will host Green Bay. Kickoff is set for 7 PM at the Heartland Events Center.

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Theme for the night is Jersey Night! The game will be available via America One on the B2 network at b2tv.com, as well as broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Special events during the game:
Pre-game entertainment by Little Danger Football and Lincoln Elementary School
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by Lincoln Elementary and Skagway
Performance by Grand Island Northwest's 14 Karat Gold
Presentation of the Colors by area Boy Scouts
National Anthem by Doniphan-Trumbull Schools
Coin Toss by Shawn Smith and Boy Scouts
Appearances by Bones and the Texas Roadhouse Armadillo
Halftime performances by the Danger Dolls, 14 Karat Gold, Alpha Omicron Pi and Play it Again Sports Wiffleball
Throw for Dough contest benefitting the United Way! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Pizza Eating Contest with The Bunkhouse
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.
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A Big 2nd Half gives the Danger a "W"
Grand Island, NE - A big second half start made up for some early stumbles on Saturday night for the Nebraska Danger.

The Danger played a near flawless second half, which broke open a 21-12 halftime score, while winning their season opener 56-21 over the Lincoln Haymakers at the Heartland Events Center.

"We got off to a rough start," Danger coach Mike Davis said. " It just seemed like our timing was off on both sides of the ball, but I like the way we responded in the second half."

After a Joe Toscano field goal cut the Danger lead to 21-15 early in the third quarter, the home team went to work. They scored on four straight second half possessions to take a 49-15 lead behind quarterback Hunter Wanket and a strong running game.

Wanket, who is trying to earn a spot backing up quarterback Jamell Sewell, hit Andre Piper-Jordan for a 5-yard score immediately after Toscano's field goal. He then led a 4-play, 34-yard drive that was capped by Randy Bell's 5-yard run and a 7-play, 31-yard drive that Wanket ended himself when he scored from seven yards out for a 42-15 lead.

" I think at all levels of football, you want to win the line of scrimmage and the run game," Davis added. " I thought we did that tonight. We stopped their running game and we were able to run the ball effectively as well."

The Danger defense, led by linebacker Maurice Simpkins' seven tackles, held the Haymakers to minus-28 yards on 15 carries.

Nebraska ran for 68 yards on 23 carries, with two Danger backs reaching the end zone. Bell led the way with 50 yards on five carries, scoring twice. Newcomer C.J. Gable carried three times for 30 yards including a nifty 24-yard scamper for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Sewell and Wanket combined for 11-for-20 passing for 115 yards. Each threw a touchdown to Piper-Jordan who hauled in three catches for 22 yards in his Danger debut. Kayne Farquharson led the team with 58 yards on four receptions.

The Danger open the IFL season next Saturday against defending league champion Sioux Falls. Kickoff is set for 7:05 at the Heartland Events Center.
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Nebraska Danger Get Big Win in Season Opener
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Danger Building Successful Football Organization
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Nebraska Danger gets set for exhibition game
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Danger Deep at Wideout
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Nebraska Danger set for 2013 home opener against Lincoln Haymakers
The 2013 Nebraska Danger football season begins this Saturday, February 23 at the Heartland Events Center as the Danger host the expansion Lincoln Haymakers of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. The Danger will begin IFL play on March 2nd, when they host defending league champion Sioux Falls.

The Danger are coming off a 5-8 season in 2012, just their second in the IFL where they finished fifth in the Intense Conference and were in playoff contention until the final two weeks of the regular season. Head coach Mike Davis has 38 players in preseason camp as he will pare the roster down to 25 players for the IFL season.

"We are excited about the upcoming season and the guys we have in camp," Davis said. "We have a nice mix of returning players and some really talented new guys that we have signed in the offseason. We are ready to get going and hope to have a successful 2013 season."

The Danger returns three of the top four receivers from 2012: Kayne Farquharson, Corey Surrency and Daniel Libre. Farquharson, who played collegiately for Miami (FL) led the team with 74 receptions for 915 yards a season ago. Libre will be part of a stable of running backs that Davis will try out that includes former Danger player Tavares Pressley (Florida State) and new signee C.J. Gable (USC).

On defense, the Danger has a host of players returning including their top four tacklers from 2012: Pig Brown, Adrian Davis, Darnell Terrell and Carl Gettis. Davis is also excited about the singing former Coastal Carolina standout Maurice Simpkins to play linebacker. Simpkins was on the Green Bay Packers active roster in 2010.

"We have the core of our defense returning which will be a big plus for our team," Davis said. "To have those guys back will be a key in us getting off to a good start. We feel like we have added some playmakers on that side of the ball as well."

The Haymakers are a first year team that will play home games in Lincoln's Pershing Auditorium. The CPIFL is a 10-team league that also includes former IFL teams Bloomington, Wichita and Omaha. Lincoln has signed former Nebraska players Marlon Lucky, Cortney Grixby, Antonio Bell and Jordan Picou. Also playing for the Haymakers is former Grand Island Northwest and Doane College standout Kevin Roehrich.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 on Saturday night at the Heartland Events Center, where the Danger posted a 4-3 record a season ago and the Danger fans have been named "Best Fans in the IFL" during both Nebraska Danger seasons. Doors open at 6:00 with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30. Danger general manager Mike McCoy said the fan experience is a key element to the Danger's success.

"We have built this team for the community of Grand Island and all of central Nebraska," McCoy said. "Our fans have been great the first two seasons and we expect the same this year. We are excited to get this season going and to give our fans another great season of exciting indoor football."

Tickets for Saturday night are available at area Pump & Pantry stores, the Heartland Events Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster. Theme for the night is Jersey Night! The game will be broadcast live on 2DayFM 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.2dayfm1031.com

Special events during the game:
Pre-game entertainment by Little Danger Football and the Cedar Hollow Elementary Chicken Dance
Pre-game music by the Bruning-Davenport High School Band, the Hampton High School Band, and the Walnut Middle School Band
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Pledge of Allegiance by Stolley Park Elementary
Patriotic Song by Reggie Shaw
Fan tunnel by Mosaic, Stolley Park Elementary, Cedar Hollow Elementary, and Pepsi
National Anthem by Barr Middle School
Coin Toss by Pepsi and Snap Fitness
Appearances by Bones and the Texas Roadhouse Armadillo
Equipment Race to win Brisk Ice Tea coupons
Halftime performances by the Danger Dolls, the GISH Islandaires, the Doniphan-Trumbull Dance Team, Jazzercise Dancers, and Play It Again Sports Wiffleball
Throw for Dough contest benefitting the United Way! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Pizza Eating Contest with The Bunkhouse
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party/dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place.
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The 2013 Nebraska Danger Holds First Team Practice
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Danger zone returns to Grand Island
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Mansfield back for another go with Danger Posted 4 years ago
Poynter Coaching the Line
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Danger Look Deep
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Nebraska Danger Kick Off Feb. 23rd
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Danger Re-Sign standout Libre; add new Kicker
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team continues to recruit for the upcoming 15-game IFL season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce that the following players have signed for 2013:

Daniel Libre: RB, 5'6 208 University of Hawaii, CFL - Edmonton
Libre, a native of Hawaii, brings a wealth of indoor experience to the Danger. He led the team in 2012 in rushing with 493 yards on 114 carries and added 19 receptions for 170 yards while scoring nine total touchdowns.

"Getting a player like Daniel back was instrumental in the team being successful," Davis said. "He is a constant team leader who is durable, tough, hard-nosed and disciplined."

Joe Houston: K, 5'6 170 University of Southern California
During his senior year at USC, Houston made 10 out of 16 field goals, scoring 73 points for the Trojans in 2010. Last year, Houston kicked for the Chicago Rush of the AFL where he made 65 PATS and two field goals. "If you want to win a championship in this league, you have to have an accurate kicker," Davis comments. "We feel Joe is a guy that can take our team to the next level."

The Danger will begin the 2013 season with a home opener against the Lincoln Haymakers of the CPIFL on Saturday, February 23. Kickoff at the Heartland Events Center is at 7:00 PM.
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Danger Sign NFL Veteran and Rookie Signal-Caller
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team continues to recruit for the upcoming 15-game IFL season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce that the following players have signed for 2013:



Maurice Simpkins: LB 6'1, 240 Coastal Carolina University/NFL - Packers,Rams Simpkins, a South Carolina native, brings a wealth of defensive experience to the Danger, having been signed by both the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams. He was on the Packers active 53-man roster for two games in 2010.

Simpkins will be called on to anchor the Danger defense in 2013. In addition to his time in the NFL, he brings indoor experience with him to Nebraska as well. He was named the IFL's Most Improved Player in 2010 while playing for a Green Bay Blizzard team that finished 10-5 and advanced to the playoffs.

"Maurice is the field general that every team needs to be successful. He is what this league is all about; a guy who continues to work hard on and off the field to try and make it to the next level," Davis said. "We look forward to having Maurice on our team and the play-making ability he will bring to the Danger."

Simpkins was a three-time All-Big South linebacker while playing at Coastal Carolina University, and was inducted to the school's athletic hall-of-fame in October 2012.

Hunter Wanket: QB 6'4, 220 Central Connecticut State University In his final two seasons at Central Connecticut, Wanket threw for 1,657 yards and 13 touchdowns, and rushed for an additional five scores. "Hunter is a high energy rookie with a great will to be successful. He is a pro type QB with his size and ability. I'm excited to get camp started and see how he fits in with the team," commented Davis.

The Danger will begin the 2013 season with a home opener against the Lincoln Haymakers of the CPIFL on Saturday, February 23. Kickoff at the Heartland Events Center is at 7:00 PM.
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Danger finds QB prospect at tryout Posted 4 years ago
Danger holds open tryouts
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Danger signs vets and local rookie to 2013 roster
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team continues to recruit for the 2013 season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce that the following players have signed for 2013:

Andre Piper-Jordan: WR 6'2, 215 Everett Community College
Last season as a member of the Everett Raptors, Piper-Jordan had 52 receptions for 910 yards in 11 games. Piper-Jordan's 25 touchdowns in 2012 ranked 4th in the IFL. "Andre will bring great veteran and indoor football leadership to the Danger, and we're glad to have him in Nebraska," Davis said. "It will be nice to have a player like him on our side of the ball and not have to guard him anymore."

Willie Tuitama: QB 6'3, 230 University of Arizona
Tuitama returns to the Danger after one season with the San Antonio Talons (AFL) as a backup QB. During the Danger's inaugural season, Tuitama threw for 785 yards and 11 touchdowns in four games before being sidelined by a shoulder injury. "Willie has one of the best arms I've ever seen," Davis states. "We're excited to have him back on the team for the upcoming season."

Cornelius "Pig" Brown: DB 5'11, 212 University of Missouri
Brown returns to the Danger for a second season. In 2012, he led the Danger with 60 total tackles, including 43 solo. He also had a team-high three interceptions. "Having Pig on the team is like having another coach on the field. He is a playmaker and a vocal leader," says Davis.

Nick Blunt: WR 6'1, 210 Hastings College
Blunt, a native of Oakland, California, is a recent Hastings College graduate and will make his indoor football debut with the Danger this season. For the Broncos in 2012, he earned honorable mention All-GPAC honors while hauling in a team-high six touchdown receptions. "We want to see how Nick stacks up against these guys in camp," Davis remarks. "He's a small town kid with big time talent."

"Again we are adding both new and returning talent to our roster with this group of guys," Davis says. "Pig, Willie, and Andre are all great indoor vets that will be a huge boost to our roster. We're excited to see how Nick does for us, as well."

The Danger will begin the 2013 season with a home opener against the Lincoln Haymakers of the CPIFL on Saturday, February 23. Kickoff at the Heartland Events Center is at 7:00 PM.
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Offensive Weapons sign with Danger for 2013
The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team continues to recruit for the 2013 season. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis is pleased to announce that the following players have signed for 2013:

CJ Gable, a 6'0, 210 RB from the University of Southern California.
A 2005 Parade Magazine High School All-American, Gable was one of the most sought-after high school recruits in 2006. He became the first freshman to ever start an opener at running back for USC before suffering a season-ending injury in the third game of the 2007 season. Gable started 18 games for the Trojans in his career, while rushing for 1,296 yards including four 100-yard efforts. He is sixth on the all-time Trojan kick return chart with 1,010 career yards.

After completing his eligibility in 2010, Gable went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has signed as an undrafted free agent with both the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos.

"To add a player like CJ is huge for us," Davis states. "He is explosive and can change the game every time he touches the ball."

Returners:
Corey Surrency: WR, 6'6 220, Florida State University.
One of the top Danger receivers in 2012, Surrency recorded 38 receptions for 455 yards. He scored 12 touchdowns in nine games played.

Maurice Mansfield: WR, 5'10 190, Hastings College.
Mansfield returns to the Danger after a year off from football. In the Danger's 2011 inaugural season, Mansfield scored 16 touchdowns and 1,592 all-purpose yards

Marcus Barnett: WR, 6'2 185, University of Cincinnati.
Barnett came to the Danger mid-season in 2012, bringing playing experience from the Omaha Beef. In two games with the Danger, he had five receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown.

Tavares Pressley: RB, 6'0 205, Florida State University.
In six games with the Danger last season, Pressley rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns.

"Having these guys returning will allow us to go right into fine tuning our offense for the season. These guys know where they need to be on the field and they all have tremendous upside," Davis says.

The Danger will begin the 2013 season with a home opener against the Lincoln Haymakers of the CPIFL on Saturday, February 23. Kickoff at the Heartland Events Center is at 7:00 PM.
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2013 Open Tryouts
GRAND ISLAND, NE - The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team announces open tryouts in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Date: Saturday, January 12

Location: Community Fieldhouse at Fonner Park, Grand Island, Nebraska (north end of State Fairgrounds, east of the Fire Station on Fonner Park Road). Enter through East Doors.

Time: 8:15 am doors open/registration, 9 am tryouts

Fee: $30 pre-registration online at
www.getdangergear.com by January 10, or $50 at the door (cash or money order only, sorry, no checks).

Special notes: Drills will begin promptly at 9 am. Please warm up on your own. Skills testing will include a 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, position-specific drills, and a conditioning test. Contracts may be offered to qualified players at the end of the tryout. Must be 18 years of age to try out. Please wear turf shoes or tennis shoes, shorts, and t-shirts. No cleats please.

For questions, contact Head Coach Mike Davis at mike.davis@bosselman.com

KICKERS, PLEASE NOTE: contact Coach Davis at mike.davis@bosselman.com FIRST for tryout information.
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Danger Grounds Beef 50-34
The Omaha Beef (6-7) traveled to Grand Island on a three game win streak and a goal of improving their chances of making the IFL playoffs. The Nebraska Danger (5-8) are out of playoff contention, but still wanted to make a statement in the final home game of the season and win the tie-breaker game for Nebraska bragging rights against their in-state rival.

After a slow start offensively for both teams, the Danger found their rhythm in the second quarter and quickly put up 28 points. Rocky Hinds found Kayne Farquharson sprinting down the middle of the field with only one defender covering him and threw a 30 yard pass for Farquharson to grab for a touchdown. On the next offensive play, Hinds tried the same trick and this time Farquharson pulled in a 45 yard pass for another Danger touchdown. The Danger took the lead into halftime 31-17.

The Beef looked to be mounting a comeback after halftime. Omaha returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown and then returned a fumble for another touchdown. A field goal later and the Beef had the lead 34-31.

Just when the Danger looked like their backs were against the wall, Hinds found Chris Bell in the end zone to regain the lead 37-34. The Danger went on to score two more touchdowns to secure the victory 50-34.

The Nebraska Danger defense held the Omaha Beef to only 155 total yards and only gave up one touchdown offensively. Derrick Byrd, Michael Atunrase, and Dedrick Tucker took turns sacking Beef quarterback James McNear for a total of 5 sacks and 20 yards.

The top receivers for the Danger were Farquharson with 4 receptions for 97 yards and three touchdowns, Ryan Moore with 5 receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown and Bell with 4 receptions for 40 yards and two touchdowns. Hinds finished 15 of 27 for 201 passing yards.

The final game of the season is a trip for the Nebraska Danger to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to battle the Titans on Saturday, June 16.
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Nebraska Danger Renews Davis' Head Coaching Contract
Head Coach Mike Davis Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team Owner and President Charlie Bosselman is pleased to announce that Danger Head Coach Mike Davis will continue in his role of Head Coach for the 2013 Danger season.

"We are pleased to re-sign Coach Davis for the 2013 season," comments Bosselman. "His leadership and coaching experience will continue to grow this team and move the Danger forward. We have an awesome fan base to support us and we're excited to have Coach Davis on our staff and excited for the future of the team."

Coach Davis remarks, "I am excited to continue to build the Danger Football organization both on and off the field. The community of Grand Island has the best fans in the league and they deserve one of the best teams in the league to go along with that. I am happy that the Bosselman family sees me as the leader of the franchise going forward."

Born and raised on the East Coast, 2013 will be Davis' third season at the helm with the Danger. He attended Virginia Tech where he played linebacker. After losing in the National Championship game, Davis played 6 years in the arena and indoor leagues before moving into coaching. Davis brings a wealth of knowledge and recruiting experience to the Danger, as he helped build and win an indoor championship in Virginia. Davis took over the River City Rage franchise in 2008, and led them to the championship game. In 2010, he coached the Omaha Beef to a 10-5 record after a 2-4 start.
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Danger fall to Wranglers 62-71
The Nebraska Danger's (4-8) game against the Allen Wranglers (7-5) could be summed up as a tale of two halves. The Danger dominated the first half, going into the locker room ahead 38-26, before falling behind in the second half to end with a final score of 71-62.

Rocky Hinds connected with Ryan Moore for the lone touchdown of the first quarter. George Pierson nailed a 40-yard field goal to set the score at 10-3 to end the first.

The second quarter was a frenzy of turnovers and touchdowns. The Danger picked off two Wranglers passes and scored on each opportunity. One of the interceptions was by Darnell Jackson, who returned the ball 40 yards for a Danger touchdown. Stepping in as quarterback for red-zone opportunities, Jameel Sewell both rushed and passed for touchdowns to take the lead into halftime 38-26.

The Danger wasn't able to keep up the momentum and was outscored 25-7 in the third quarter. The lone touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Daniel Libre which was set up by a 25 yard pass to Chris Bell by Hinds.

Both teams traded scores in the fourth quarter, and the Danger could not overcome the 6 points they were trailing by at the start of the final quarter. With 52 seconds remaining and down by two points, the Danger intentionally let Darius Fudge run for a touchdown from 1 yard away in order to regain possession. After missing five extra-point attempts on the night, Wranglers kicker David Pino connected to give the Wranglers a two possession lead. The Danger could not find the end zone on the ensuing drive and had to give the ball up on downs.

The Danger receiving corps was led by Chris Bell with 5 receptions for 76 yards. Daniel Libre and Travares Pressley let the ground attack with 14 rushes for 52 yards and 2 rushes for 48 yards respectively. Jervonte Jackson led the Danger Defense with 10 tackles (7 unassisted).

With two games left in the season, the Nebraska Danger still has a big upcoming battle with in-state rival Omaha Beef. The Beef and Danger have squared off twice this season with each team coming away with a win. The final home game of the season and deciding game for who has bragging rights comes on June 9th at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, NE with a 7:05pm kickoff.
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Danger vs Wranglers

Allen Wranglers at Nebraska Danger Game Preview


GRAND ISLAND, NE - The Allen Wranglers will make the 600 mile trip north from Texas to take on the Nebraska Danger for the second time this season, at the Heartland Events Center on Saturday, June 2. Kickoff is at 7:05 p.m. CDT.

The Danger (4-7) are coming off a loss to the Wichita Wild (6-5) but with some help from other teams, could still earn a playoff berth. Against the Wild, Rocky Hinds was 12 for 19 with 150 yards and five touchdowns. Ryan Moore pulled in four touchdown passes all in the first half, while Kayne Farquharson had three receptions for 29 yards. Adrian Davis led the team with 9 tackles (6 solo).

Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30 pm. Theme for the night is Military Night. The game will be available via American One on the B2 network at b2tv.com, as well as broadcast live on Thunder 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.thunder1031.com

Special events during the game:

Jack Links tailgate before the game
Band of Others
Eagles & Elks Club Flag Presentation
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by the Friendship House and Don Hill
Presentation of Colors by Sargent West, GISH ROTC, and Eagles Club
Pledge of Allegiance by WWII Heroes/Cub Scouts
National Anthem by Matt Schultz
Appearances by Sasquatch, Dino and Bones
Equipment Race to win Brisk Ice Tea coupons
Pass and Kick Competition by Scotty O and Wild Bill from Y102
Halftime performances by the Hip Hop Dance camp participants, Hastings YWCA, and the Humane Society
Jack Links Jerky Throw
Swearing in of Soldiers
Throw for Dough contest benefitting the United Way! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party/ dance party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place. Afterwards, the Danger will appear at Buffalo Wild Wings of Grand Island for a post-game gathering.
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Late TD lifts Wichita past Danger, 57-50 Posted 4 years ago
Danger's Farquharson excels on field and off it Posted 4 years ago
Hard For Nebraska Danger To Ignore Playoff Hunt
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Danger downs Ice for first road win Posted 4 years ago
Danger crush Ice
Kayne "The Real Deal" Farquharson pulled in a team high seven passes from Rocky Hinds to lead the Nebraska Danger (4-5) to a 45-33 upset of the Colorado Ice on Saturday. The win in Fort Collins, CO is the Danger's first road win of the season and makes back-to-back victories for the Danger.

The Ice jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, but the Danger receiver Tavares Pressley responded with a 53 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to tie the game at 7. The Danger scored 21 unanswered points after the opening Ice touchdown to pull ahead 21-7 midway through the second quarter.

After halftime, Danger Coach Mike Davis kept the Ice at bay with the help of the running game. Five different Danger players gained rushing yards, with Daniel Libre leading the pack with 17 attempts for 42 yards.

The Danger defense held the Ice to only 175 total yards on the night. Former IFL Defensive Player of the Week, Adrian Davis recorded the lone sack on the night for a 4 yard loss.

A fourth win gives the Danger a new team high for wins in a season. In last year's debut season, the Danger finished 3-11.

The Danger came into the game ranked fourth in the Intense Conference and two games behind the Ice. The top four teams from the Intense Conference will advance into the playoffs so winning against the Ice was crucial to staying ahead of the Wichita Wild and remain in playoff contention.

The Danger next takes a trip to Omaha to take on the Beef (3-6) in a rematch from week 3 in which the Danger cruised to a 48-34 victory. Kickoff is at 7:05 pm on Saturday, May 12 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.
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Danger rush for a victory over Raptors
The Everett Raptors (2-6) pulled within six points of the Nebraska Danger (3-5) in the fourth quarter, but Danger kicker George Pierson hit a 16 yard field goal to set the final score at 68-59.

In his opening debut with the Danger, receiver Marcus Barnett grabbed a kickoff while going full speed and didn't slow down all the way to the end zone. Barnett's return gave the Danger the lead at the end of the first quarter 21-14.

Another new face in a Danger uniform made a big splash in the second quarter when Christian Anthony wrestled down Raptors quarterback Shane Austin in the end zone for a safety. The Danger defense finished with three sacks and four interceptions, including an interception in the final minute by Roy Polite in the end zone that secured the Danger's victory.

In this offensive shootout, the Danger scored over 20 points in each of the first three quarters. The 45 points at halftime set a new franchise record for most points scored in the first-half. The Raptors and Danger traded scores throughout the entire second half which prevented the Raptors from being able to regain the lead.

It wasn't only just new players scoring points for the Danger. Quarterback Rocky Hinds and running back Daniel Libre combined for 143 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.

Kayne Farquharson led the Danger receivers with seven receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Barnett finished with four receptions for 52 yards and one touchdown reception. Hinds completed 12 of 21 passes for 141 yards.

The Danger and Raptors split the two games played this year with each team winning at home. Next up for the Danger is a trip to Colorado to take on the Ice on May 5th with a 7:05 pm MDT (8:05 pm CDT) kickoff.
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Danger vs Raptors

Nebraska Danger Game 8 of 2012 season this Friday



GRAND ISLAND, NE - The Everett Raptors will make the long trip from Washington State to take on the Nebraska Danger for the second time this season, at the Heartland Events Center on Friday, April 27. Kickoff is at 7:05 pm CDT.

The Danger (2-5) are coming off a loss to the Sioux Falls Storm (7-0) but continue to grow as a team and look to bring their strengths to defeat the Raptors (2-5). Against the Storm, Rocky Hinds was 22 for 38 with 190 yards and four touchdowns. Three of the touchdown passes went to Corey Surrency while Kayne Farquharson added six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Pig Brown led the team with 6 tackles (all solo).

Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30 pm. Theme for the night is Tie Dye Night. The game will be available via American One on the B2 network at b2tv.com, as well as broadcast live on Thunder 103.1 with veteran sports announcer Brad Fossberg on the play-by-play, or streamed live at www.thunder1031.com

Special events during the game:
5 Off Faid band
Centura Dance Team
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by Centura School and Boy Scouts
Performance by Knickrehm School
God Bless America by Heartland Lutheran
God Bless the USA by Joe Boston
Presentation of Colors by Boy Scouts Troop 102 of Central City
Pledge of Allegiance by Boy Scouts
National Anthem by Newell School
Appearances by Tony the Tiger, Nesquik Bunny, M&M, Chester Cheetah, Dino and Bones
Equipment Race to win Brisk Ice Tea coupons
Halftime performance by the Danger Doll, St. Paul Dance Team, Chapman-St. Libory-1R Schools Dance, and YMCA Football
Halftime Throw for Dough contest benefitting area Boy Scout troops! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Section contests for Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, an autograph party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches and Staff will take place. Afterwards, the Danger will appear at Buffalo Wild Wings of Grand Island for a post-game gathering.

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Danger Football: Sioux Falls - 76, Nebraska Danger - 49
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League-leading Storm blow past Danger, 76-49 Posted 4 years ago
Week 8 IFL Players of the Week
WEEK 8 IFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Strand, Davis and Arevalo take home Week 8 honors



RICHMOND VA.- The Indoor Football League (IFL) has named QB Matt Strand, DL Adrian Davis and K Zeke Arevalo Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 8 of the IFL season. Wyoming QB Matt Strand and Nebraska DL Adrian Davis have been named Vidswap.com's Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively. New Mexico K Zeke Arevalo has been named Vidswap.com's Special Teams Player of the Week.

IFL Offensive Player of the Week: Strand (6'4, 275, Chadron St.) threw eight touchdown passes as he helped pull the Cavalry to their second win of the season. In the game vs. the Omaha Beef, Strand completed 24 of 37 passes for 297 yards and eight TDs as the Cavalry went on to win 71-60 over the Beef. The 71 points scored was a season-high for the Cavalry. Strand also becomes the first player in the 2012 IFL season to throw for eight TDs in a single game. The seventh year veteran also leads the IFL in touchdown passes (33) and passing yards (1563).

IFL Defensive Player of the Week: The Nebraska Danger gave up only 27 points this past weekend thanks in part to stellar play by DL Adrian Davis (6'4,250, Arkansas). Davis anchored the Danger's defensive line as he finished the game vs. the Wild with 7 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and 1.5 sacks. Davis is currently tied in for the lead in Nebraska for sacks (2.5)

IFL Special Teams Player of the Week: The New Mexico Stars gave the Colorado Ice its first loss in five weeks thanks to the leg of K Aravalo (5'9, 185, St.Mary's). Arevalo kicked three field goals from distances of 17,23 and 25 yards. He also kicked the game winning Field Goal with five seconds left to give the Stars the victory, 44-41. Arevalo was also 4 of 4 on extra points. He finished the game vs. Ice with 13 total points.
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Danger tames the Wild
Not even being in a tornado watch could stop 5,291 fans from coming out to see the Nebraska Danger (2-4) return to the Danger Turf after back-to-back road games. The Danger was to grab a much needed win against fellow Intense Conference rival Wichita Wild (2-5).

Danger QB Rocky Hinds got off to a quick start by connecting to Corey Surrency for a 9 yard TD only 1:39 into the game. Later in the first, Hinds and Kayne Farquharson connected for Farquharson's first touchdown of the night to make the score 14-3.

In his first game with the Danger, linebacker Steve Allen made a huge tackle on fourth-and-goal on the 1-yard line. The Wild would not be held out forever as Marcus Jackson rushed for an 8 yard touchdown and James Chandler hit a field goal to close within 1 point of the Danger at halftime 14-13.

The Wild received the ball first in the second half and capitalized with a 30-yard touchdown run on the first play of the half. Wichita gained the lead 19-14. Farquharson answered with another touchdown reception to give the Danger back the lead.

Coming off an impressive performance against the Everett Raptors, Danger running back Daniel Libre scored his third touchdown in two games from 1-yard out. Libre finished the night with 36 yards and the Danger combined for 54 yards on the ground.

Hinds was not finished connecting with Farquharson, with another two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to secure the win 42-27. On the night, Hinds went 20 for 31 with 5 touchdown passes and 213 yards.

The Danger receiving core was lead by Surrency with 8 completions for 96 yards. Each of Farquharson's four receptions went for touchdowns totaling 56 yards in the process.

The Danger defense also had a big night with two sacks and two interceptions. Darnell Terrell also had two interceptions, but each was negated by penalties.

Next up for the Danger is a trip to the undefeated Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday, April 21. The Danger will return the Danger Zone on Friday, April 27th to face the Everett Raptors with a 7:05 p.m. kickoff.
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Danger vs. Wild

Nebraska Danger Game 6 of 2012 season this Friday



GRAND ISLAND, NE — It's DANGER TIME! The Nebraska Danger will kick off their fourth home game of the 2012 season at the Heartland Events Center on Saturday, April 14 against the Wichita Wild, with kickoff at 7:05 pm CDT. The Danger, 1-4, look to nab a win against the Wild.

Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:30 pm. Theme for the night is Family Fun Night — Halfway to Halloween — Come in Costume!

Catch these special activities during the game:
The Band of Others
St. Libory Dance Team
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by JBS, ILC, Case IH, Shoemaker Elementary and Cedar Hollow Elementary
God Bless America by ... Pledge of Allegiance & School Pledge by Shoemaker Elementary School
National Anthem by the Cosmo Club
Coin toss with special guests Bill Baasch, ILC group, and Military Family honorees
LOA Zumba dance
Halftime performance by the Danger Dolls and the Northwest Gold Dust Dance Team, Seedling Mile School, and Case IH Dodge Ball
Halftime Throw for Dough contest benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
T-shirt shooter throughout game
Bug Juice t-shirt toss
Section contests for Pump & Pantry coupons for FREE 24 oz can of Brisk Tea & Nebraska Lottery
United Way Danger Jersey Auction

Following the game, join us on the field for a BUG JUICE autograph party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches, and more!
After the game, join the Danger at Buffalo Wild Wings of Grand Island, the official post-game sponsor!


For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com, www.facebook.com/dangerfootball or follow us on Twitter @dangerfootball
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Nebraska Danger Signs Former NFL Running Back
The Bosselman Companies, Bosselman Entertainment LLC and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team are pleased to announce the signing of:

DeDe Dorsey

dede dorsey

Dorsey, a 6'0 208 RB/DB, has spent time in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts (Super Bowl Champions 2006), and Detroit Lions. Most recently, Dorsey played in the United Football League under Jim Fassel and the Las Vegas Locomotives. Dorsey was the Championship game MVP in the league's inaugural season of 2009 as the Locomotives were UFL Champions in back to back seasons. He is a graduate of Lindenwood University, where as a senior, he was named first-team all-NAIA as a running back after rushing for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns. It was the first time in NAIA history that a player was named first-team NAIA on defense and offense in successive seasons. In less than three seasons as a defensive player, Dorsey had seven career interceptions, returning four for touchdowns, and blocked seven field goals and nine punts.

Danger Head Coach Mike Davis remarks, "We can expect a plethora of things from Dorsey. He will be on offense, defense, and special teams while he is in a Danger uniform. He has the versatility to be used at any position on the field, which will be a huge asset to our team."
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Danger trip up to Cavalry 43-44
6-foot-6 Corey Surrency used all of his height to pull in a touchdown reception with three Wyoming Cavalry (1-3) players around him. The reception came with 2.4 seconds left in the game and pulled the Nebraska Danger (1-2) to within one point of going into overtime. Alex Tejada's extra-point attempt was blocked to seal the win for the Cavalry 44-43.

With eight lead changes in the game, the Danger found themselves on the losing side of the scoreboard for the second year in a row to the Wyoming Cavalry. The Cavalry bested the Danger 46-44 in the last game of the season in 2011.

The Danger looked like the team to beat by recovering a Wyoming fumble on the opening kickoff. Dwight Dasher and Chris Bell were able to capitalize on the turnover with an opening touchdown pass from 9 yards away.

Early in the second quarter, the Danger was able to extend the lead to 17-9 courtesy of a one-yard run from Bell. The Cavalry was able to close the lead, but was unable to pull ahead after missing two PAT's and a field goal. The half ended with the Danger up 24-22.

Both teams traded scores in the third and fourth quarter with Tejada putting a field goal through the uprights to give the Danger the lead 37-36 with 3:22 left in the game. Wyoming gained possession and hit a 21 yard touchdown pass with 1:25 to go. A completed two-point conversion put the Cavalry up 37-44.

Surrency's final touchdown reception gave the Danger a chance to go into overtime, but the blocked extra-point attempt and a failed on-side kick finished the game in regulation with the Cavalry winning 44-43.

Dwight Dasher and Rocky Hinds split time at QB for the Danger with previous starter Terry Mayo sitting out with an injury. Dasher finished 12 of 20 passing for 101 yards and two touchdowns while Rocky Hinds completed 4 of 7 for 76 yards.

The two QB's spread the ball around with Surrency, Bell, Erick Jackson, Kayne Farquharson, and Mike Jones all catching multiple receptions. The group finished with 177 total yards through the air on the day. Erick Jackson led the way on the ground with 6 rushes for 19 yards.

The Nebraska Danger takes to the road for the first time this season, playing at the Allen Wranglers on March 31, 2012 with a 7:05 p.m. kickoff.

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Danger vs Cavalry
The Nebraska Danger will kick off their third game of the 2012 season at the Heartland Events Center on Friday, March 23 against the Wyoming Cavalry at home, with kickoff at 7:05 pm CDT. The Danger, 1-1, look to stay on track Friday night against the 0-3 Cavalry with new quarterbacks Rocky Hinds and Dwight Dasher.

Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:20 pm. Theme for the night is 90s NIGHT!

Catch these special activities during the game:
Smitty's Nitro Dance Team
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Fan tunnel by Lawrence-Nelson Public Schools, Cozad Teammates, Stolley Park Elementary, and the Friendship House
Performances by The Band of Others
God Bless America by Engleman Elementary School
America the Beautiful by Palmer Public Schools
The Purple Pledge, Pledge of Allegiance & National Anthem by Westlawn Elementary School
Performances by the Gretna and Amherst High School Bands
LOA Zumba Dance
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Tug of War
Halftime performance by the Danger Dolls and Just4Kix, Dodgeball with Palmer Public Schools, and Youth Football
Halftime Throw for Dough contest benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)
Easter Bunny with candy!
BIG MAX Burger eating competition
Section contests for Pump & Pantry coupons for FREE 24 oz can of Brisk Tea & Nebraska Lottery

Following the game, join us on the field for an autograph party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches, and more!
After the game, join the Danger at Buffalo Wild Wings of Grand Island, the official post-game sponsor!
For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com, www.facebook.com/dangerfootball or follow us on Twitter @dangerfootball
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Danger sign IFL standouts
The Bosselman Companies, Bosselman Entertainment LLC and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team are pleased to announce the signing of Quarterback Rocky Hinds and Defensive Back Cornelius "Pig" Brown

Rocky Hinds

Hinds, a 6'5, 235 lb quarterback, has signed with the Nebraska Danger. After playing for the Bloomington Extreme last season, Hinds was a finalist for 2011 IFL MVP. His 2011-12 IFL stats included passing for 2509 yards with 44 touchdowns, and rushing for 274 yards for 6 touchdowns.

A USC transfer to UNLV, Sporting News listed him as having 'the strongest arm in the conference'. When he left USC, he was ranked the No. 1 transfer in the nation by College Football News, who also listed Hinds as a candidate for the 2006 Heisman Trophy. He was also a pre-season candidate for O'Brien Award and 2nd team All-MWC pre-season candidate. Out of high school, he was in the top 10 in the nation at the quarterback position and was named a Super-Prep All-American. Hinds was very active on the track team as well, excelling in the 100 meter dash, long and high jump.

Danger Head Coach Mike Davis comments, "Rocky is an experienced quarterback that will bring a dual threat to the Danger offense."

Cornelius pig brown

Brown, a 5'11 200 lb defensive back, comes to the Danger with indoor experience playing for in-state rival Omaha Beef, where he had 65 total tackles - 42 solo - and a total of 2 sacks for the 2011 season, and the River City Rage. A University of Missouri safety, where he was named a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, and was a four-year letterman who opened 30 career games at DB and totaled 130 tackles. Brown was a third-round draft pick for the Kansas City Chiefs and also played for the Green Bay Packers and briefly with the Indianapolis Colts.

He was named Defensive Player of the Week for Week 14 of the IFL last season with the Beef.

"Pig brings veteran leadership and toughness to a very young defense," states Danger Head Coach Mike Davis.
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Danger topple Beef 48-34
Terry Mayo's six touchdown passes led the Nebraska Danger (1-1) to their first victory of the season against in-state rival Omaha Beef. Mayo spread his touchdown passes around with three different receivers pulling in receptions for scores.

The Danger started the game off strong with touchdown receptions by Kayne Farquharson and Corey Surrency. A missed extra-point put the Danger up 13-7 at the end of the first quarter.

A week after only putting up 23 points in the game, the Danger offense kept rolling in the second quarter with Farquharson pulling in two more touchdown passes to put the Danger ahead at halftime 28-13.

Not to be outdone by the offense, the Danger defense pulled the Beef quarterback to the ground for a sack in the end-zone to for a safety. The Beef were held to only 208 offensive yards for the night.

A seven minute Danger drive to start the second half kept the Beef offense off the field for most of the third quarter. Mayo's 23 yard completion to Chris Bell for a touchdown put the Danger up 35-13 with one quarter remaining.

The Beef offense tried to rally late to close the lead with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but a touchdown run by Mayo and another touchdown reception by Farquharson sealed the game for the Danger for a final of 48-34.

Mayo finished the day with 20 of 33 completions for 218 yards and six touchdowns. The Danger offense rushed for 57 yards on the day and 275 total yards. Bell and Farquharson lead the Danger receiving core with each pulling in seven passes for 96 and 79 yards respectively.

The Nebraska Danger will face off with the Omaha Beef two more times this year, but next up the Wyoming Calvary come to Grand Island on March 23, 2012 for a 7:05 p.m. Kickoff.

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Danger vs Beef
It's DANGER TIME! The Nebraska Danger will kick off their second game of the 2012 season at the Heartland Events Center on Monday, March 12 against in-state rival Omaha Beef at home, with kickoff at 7:05 pm CDT.

Doors open at 6 pm with pre-game activities beginning at 6:15 pm.
Theme for the night is GREEN OUT NIGHT!

Catch these special activities during the game:
Smitty's X-treme Dance Team
YWCA Dance, GISH JV Dance Team, Shelton Just 4 Kix
The Nebraska Danger Danger Dolls
Danger Dolls Dance Camp Dancers
Fan tunnel by Jefferson School & ACS
Pre-game song by Barr Middle School
National Anthem by Nebraska Christian School
Coin Toss featuring Miss Nebraska Teenager
Mike & Ike Promotion
Performances by the Overton High School Band
LOA Zumba Dance
Halftime performance by the Danger Dolls, GISH Varsity Dance Team, Youth Football games, Central Catholic Marching Band, Jefferson School with the Cupid Shuffle

Halftime Throw for Dough contest benefitting the Heartland United Way! (Buy a mini-football from their booth on the Concourse Level for $1 for a chance to win!)

"EAT THE BEEF" BIG MAX Burger eating competition
Section contests for Pump & Pantry coupons for FREE 24 oz can of Brisk Tea, Nebraska Lottery, Spitz Seeds

Following the game, join us on the field for an autograph party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches, and more!
FREE SUNDROP when you come down for the autograph session after Monday night's game!!!
After the game, join the Danger at Buffalo Wild Wings of Grand Island, the official post-game sponsor!

For more information, visit www.dangerfootball.com, www.facebook.com/dangerfootball or follow us on Twitter @dangerfootball
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Danger fall to Fever 23-38
The Nebraska Danger (0-1) fell in their season-opener to the Tri-City Fever (2-0) on Sunday night 38-23. The Danger was one failed fourth-and-goal away from possibly tying the game with the defending IFL runner-ups.

The Fever looked like the team to beat at the start of the game, jumping out to a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Danger battled back with a field goal and then a fumble recovery by Darnell Terrell that set up Terry Mayo's 16-yard completion to Chris Bell for a touchdown.

The start of the second quarter found the game tied at 10 apiece. Mayo and Bell were able to connect for a second touchdown, but Alex Tejada's extra-point attempt sailed wide. The Fever's offense kept clicking and scored two more touchdowns, giving them the lead going into halftime 24-16.

Behind 31-16 in the third quarter, Danger's Erick Jackson, the IFL's leading rusher from 2011, plowed his way in for an 8-yard touchdown run.

A fumble recovery in the fourth quarter led to the Danger driving to within the Fever's one-yard-line before failing to convert a fourth-down attempt. The Fever went on to seal the game with a final touchdown pass to set the final score at 38-23.

Mayo finished the day with 16 of 39 completions for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson rushed for 21 yards on eight attempts with one touchdown. The Danger receivers were led by Kayne Farquharson with six receptions for 39 yards and Bell with five receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown.

The Nebraska Danger will face off with in-state rival Omaha Beef on the Danger turf Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:05 p.m.



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Nebraska Danger open 2012 season
The Nebraska Danger will open their second season at the Heartland Events Center on Sunday, March 4 against the Tri-Cities Fever (of Kennewick, Washington) at home, with kickoff at 6:05 pm CST.

THEME NIGHT: BLACK OUT NIGHT!

Catch these special activities during the game:
Doors open at 5 pm!
Smitty's Nitro Dance Team
Centura High School Dance Team & Centura Dance Camp
Fan tunnel by Home Federal Bank Kids Club, MS Group, Viaero, United Way, YMCA, & Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 2012 Top 35 under 35
God Bless America by Peace Lutheran
Pledge of Allegiance by Cub Scouts
National Anthem by Barr Middle School
1st Quarter performance by the Doniphan-Trumbull Rubies Dancers
2nd Quarter LOA Zumba Dance
Halftime performance by the Danger Dolls
Halftime activities: Youth Football games, Golden Gloves, Child Abuse Awareness and Smitty's Nitro Dance Team
Halftime Throw for Dough contest benefitting the Heartland United Way & YMCA! (Buy a mini-football for $1 for a chance to win prizes!)
In-Game Promotion by the Sit N Bull Bar of Giltner
Section contest for Pump & Pantry coupons for FREE 24 oz can of Brisk Tea!
3rd Quarter Beach Balls game with UNK Sorority Gamma Phi Beta

Following the game:
Join us on the field for an autograph party with Players, Danger Dolls, Ball Babes, Mascots, Coaches, and more!
After the game, join the Danger at Buffalo Wild Wings of Grand Island, the official post-game sponsor!
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Danger roll Lawdawgs 58-0
New quarterback Dwight Dasher threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Corey Surrency on the first play from scrimmage Thursday night as the Nebraska Danger rolled to a 58-0 pre-season victory of the Nebraska Lawdawgs of the Alliance Football League.

Leading 7-0 after the first period, the Danger took control of the game in the second. Taking to the air, the Danger scored four touchdowns on passes from three different quarterbacks before halftime. The recipients were Kayne Farquharson and Chris Bell.

Farquharson hauled in 23 yard pass from Terry Mayo to give the Danger a 23-0 lead with 11:49 left before halftime. Bell, who scored first on a 34-yard pass just 30 seconds after Farquharson's score, gave the Danger a 44-0 halftime lead when he hauled in a 40-yard pass from Dasher at the end of the first half.

The Danger defense got in on the action in the second quarter with two interceptions and a fumble returned for a touchdown by linebacker Riley Nikkila.

For the day, the Danger offense finished with 216 yards through the air and another 56 on the ground. The quarterback trio of Dasher, Mayo and Tim Bailey combined to go 15-of-21 passing. The Danger defense recorded five interceptions, one fumble recovery, and five sacks, including one for a safety in the decisive second quarter. They allowed just 54 yards of total offense.

The Danger will kick off the regular season on March 4 at home against the Tri-City Fever.

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Single Game Tickets for Season Opener Now Available!
ATTENTION DANGER FANS!!!!
Single game tickets for the Danger Season Opener on Sunday, March 4th, at 6:05 pm are now on sale at the Heartland Event Center Ticket Office, 308-398-1480. You can also purchase vouchers for tickets for this game at area Pump & Pantry stores.

Discounted Group tickets (10+ people to make a group) are also available by calling the Danger Office at 308-381-2942. Bring your neighbors, your co-workers, bring them all!!! Come and enjoy the hard hitting high scoring action of arena football with the DANGER!!
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Danger Re-sign Leandre and Northwestern Kicker
Stefan Demos, a 5’10" 195 lb kicker, has signed with the Danger after four years at Northwestern University.

Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona (Horizon High School), Demos was the starting place-kicker for the Wildcats and an Academic All-Big Ten. During his senior season (2010), he was named a preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News and Phil Steele’s, and a second-team selection by Athlon Sports. Demos finished his career ranked fifth on NU’s all-time list for career FG made (34), and was named to 2010 Lou Groza Award watch list. He also handled all of NU's kickoff duties (12 touchbacks) and helped the kickoff team rank among the nation's best in kickoff return yardage defense. Demos converted eight of his final 10 FG attempts to end the season and was seventh among Big Ten kickers in scoring (6.3 ppg) and ninth in field goal percentage at 69.6 percent (16-of-23). He was rated 14 out of 45 kickers coming out in the Draft.

In his career at Northwestern, Demos handled NU’s place-kicking duties for two seasons (2009-10) and NU’s punting duties for three seasons (2007-09). He played in a school-record 51 games without missing a single game due to injury. He closed his career with 34 made field goals (fifth all-time at NU) and 170 points (ninth all-time at NU and fourth all-time at NU among kickers) and was named to National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society.

Head Coach Mike Davis comments, "Demos will be a real asset to the Danger. Good kickers are hard to come by in this league. We are thrilled to have him." ;

The Danger also announce the return of linebacker Walner Leandre, who was named Second Team All-IFL: Defense for 2011. "Having Walner back only makes us better as a team. The kid is hard-nosed and has a talent for being around the ball all the time," Coach Davis said.
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Danger Sign Central Nebraska Native
Mike Jones, a 6’2" 205 lb wide receiver, has signed with the Danger after four seasons with the Omaha Beef and two with the Colorado Ice.

An outstanding athlete at Sutton High School in central Nebraska, Jones was a standout wide receiver and punter at Midland University in Fremont from 2002-2005, where he currently holds the season and career records for punts. Jones was second team All-GPAC in 2005 as a wide receiver, and led the Warriors in receiving with 42 receptions for 435 yards and two touchdowns. During his senior season, Jones punted 35 times averaging 34.5 yards per punt, with a long of 63.

An outstanding athlete at Sutton High School in central Nebraska, Jones was a standout wide receiver and punter at Midland University in Fremont from 2002-2005, where he currently holds the season and career records for punts. Jones was second team All-GPAC in 2005 as a wide receiver, and led the Warriors in receiving with 42 receptions for 435 yards and two touchdowns. During his senior season, Jones punted 35 times averaging 34.5 yards per punt, with a long of 63.

Head Coach Mike Davis comments, "Jones will be a real asset to the Danger, bringing excellent veteran leadership. We are excited to have him and his big play ability on the field. We know our fans will be excited to see an exceptional local athlete coming back home."
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Danger Sign Edwards and Woodert
The Nebraska Danger add defensive back Peris Edwards. The Danger add more depth at running back by signing Andre Woodert from the University of Southern California.
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2012 Preseason Tryouts in Grand Island, NE
The Nebraska Danger announce open tryouts in Grand Island, NE. Tryouts will be held Saturday, January 7th at the Community Fieldhouse at Fonner Park. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and tryouts will commence at 9 a.m. $40 pre-registration is available through January 5th. Pre-register Online Here. Registration includes a Nebraska Danger t-shirt. Registration at the door is $60.

Drills will begin promptly at 9 am. Please warm up on your own. Skills testing will include a 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, position-specific drills, and a conditioning test. Contracts may be offered to qualified players at the end of the tryout. Must be 18 years of age to try out. Please wear turf shoes or tennis shoes, shorts, and t-shirts. No cleats please.

For questions, contact Head Coach Mike Davis at mike.davis@bosselman.com
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Top College Standouts Headline Danger Signings
Corey Surrency, a 6’6", 215 lbs., big play wide receiver will be a great addition to the Danger offense. A former Florida State standout, Surrency averaged 19.8 yards per catch during his junior year. "Getting a guy with that size and speed is very unique," comments Danger Head Coach Mike Davis. "He will definitely be a weapon to be reckoned with this year."

Ikenna Ike: 6’3", 265 lbs. A premiere pass rusher in the WAC and in the CFL, Ikenna brings his talents to the Danger to reunite with former Fresno State teammate Trevor Shamblee. "Ikenna will bring a violent pass rush that we were missing last year. This game starts with the guys up front, and Ikenna will definitely help anchor the d-line,"Davis states.

Malo Taumua: 6’2", 280 lbs. Another great addition the Danger d-line, Taumua comes to the Danger from UNLV. Coach Davis believes Malo has a great motor that never stops, as he has all the tools to dominate and play anywhere on the d-line.

Greg Cross: 6’3", 208 lbs. Cross was the nation’s number two rated junior college quarterback according to Rivals. While at the University of Pittsburgh, he moved to wide receiver due to injuries in the receiving corps. Coach Davis says, "Greg is a guy who can play multiple positions both offensively and defensively."
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Danger Sign 5 College Standouts
Dwight Dasher, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders quarterback Dwight Dasher threw for 5,643 yards, 40 touchdowns, and rushed for 2,419 yards in his four years at MTSU. At 5’11" 208 lbs, Dasher was an honorable mention freshman All-American, Sun Belt Conference. His best season came in 2009 when he passed for 2,789 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 1,154 yards. A versatile athlete who can both run and throw, Dasher will be an instant threat for the Danger offense. Sports Illustrated ranked Dasher as the #7 Best Non-BCS conference player behind Kellen Moore, Andy Dalton and Case Keenum. Danger Head Coach Mike Davis comments, "Dasher will bring a dual threat to the Danger offense, a key in having a successful season."

Kayne Farquharson earned an All-Conference honor as a freshman at El Camino and played for the University of Miami in 2007. This 6’3" 200 lb wide receiver was rated number 107 out of 304 WRs coming out into the Draft. Kayne was a top WR for the Hurricanes.

Pierce Hunter, a 6’4" 220 lb wide receiver, played for UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso), where he was one of the top wide receivers. Hunter brings big play ability to the Danger.

Cedric Mack, a 6’5" 325 lb offensive lineman who played for Florida International University, was among of group of 15 from FIU scouted by the NFL. "Cedric is a very athletic lineman who has a very aggressive side to him," says Danger Head Coach Mike Davis.

Calvin Rubles is a 6’3" 207 lbs cornerback from the University of Kansas. Rubles was rated number 65 out of 182 corners noted by NFL Draft Scout. "Calvin has a unique combination of size and speed that will fit well with the Danger secondary," commented Danger Head Coach Mike Davis.
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2012 Assistant Coaching Staff Announced
Grand Island, Nebraska --- Bosselman Entertainment LLC and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team are pleased to announce the assistant coaching staff for the 2012 season. Head Coach Mike Davis comments, "I am very excited about this group of coaches, who bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Danger program. We are all looking forward to a successful 2012 season."

The Danger add Hurtis Chinn at Receivers Coach, Dave Kimura as Offensive Coordinator and Rico Ochoa as Line Coach.

Hurtis Chinn, a native of Miami, Florida, is entering his first season of coaching as Receivers Coach with the Danger. Prior to playing one season with the Danger during its inaugural year, Chinn was a valuable player for the River City Rage (IFL - St. Louis), including playing in the IFL title game in 2009. Chinn led the team and finished fourth in the IFL in receptions with 77, and also amassed 11 touchdowns in the regular season. Chinn has spent time in tryout camps with the Seattle Seahawks and with the Utah Blaze of the AFL. His collegiate experience includes Western New Mexico University 2003-2004 and Arizona Western in 2001-2002, where he was All-Conference. In 2004, Chinn recorded a 99-yard reception vs. Northern Arizona, a stadium record.

Dave Kimura is currently the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Hastings College Broncos football team. Originally from Mariposa, California, he graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2002 after receiving all-conference and all-American honors in football. Kimura brings previous indoor experience to the Danger, having played for Danger rival Sioux Falls Storm as well as for the Yakima Shockwave. Additional coaching experience includes DeBartolo Sports University, VIP Scouting, San Lorenzo High School Offensive Coordinator/Receivers coach, Dakota Wesleyan University Offensive Coordinator/QBs, Receivers coach, and Dakota Wesleyan University Receivers Coach.

Rico Ochoa hails from Sidney, Nebraska and has played eight years in the arena football league, including teams Spokane Shock, Pittsburgh Power, Kansas City Command, Wichita Stealth, and the Dallas Vigilantes. In 2009, Ochoa was selected as the third best lineman of all-time in the af2 Football League based on voting by coaches, media and fans from across the country. He is also in the Hall of Fame in the AF2 league. In college, he was on the defensive line for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Posted 5 years ago
Danger Sign Two Former Huskers
The Nebraska Danger add two former Huskers to their roster in prepartion for the 2012 season. The Danger add Frantz Hardy, a 5’11" 190 lbs. wide receiver and Brandon Johnson, a 6’4" 315 lbs. defensive lineman.

Hardy played for the University of Nebraska in 2005 - 08. He was undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft and was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles in August 2008 due to a leg injury.

Johnson provided depth in the Nebraska defensive front in 2006 and 2007. The 6-3, 315-pound Johnson played in a total of 13 games during his two-year Husker career, including seven as a senior in 2007. The two-year letterman was in on three assisted tackles, one each against Texas A&M, Texas and Kansas, in 2007. Johnson also served in a reserve role on the defensive line in 2006 and saw action as a blocker on extra-point and field goal units. Johnson recorded an assisted tackle against Nicholls State.

Other signings as of October 18, 2011 include:
Nicholas Taylor - DB - Florida International University
Taurean Charles - DE/LB - University of Florida
JocQues Richardson - DB - University of Florida
Chris Marshall - WR - Univ. Tennessee Chattanooga
Terry Freeman - OL - Univ. Mississippi/Buccaneers/Browns
Juan Garnier - DL - Ohio State
Maurice Dupree - WR - Jacksonville State Univ./Jaguars
Jamari McCollough - DB - Univ. Maryland
Eric Gray - RB/DB - University of Alabama
Daniel Libre - RB - Univ. of Hawaii/CFL
Anthony Atkins - DL - Univ. of Washington
Corey Clark - DL - Jackson State University

Re-signed from the 2011 roster:
Travarous Bain
James Poynter
Trevor Shamblee
Erick Jackson
Darren Marques
Posted 5 years ago
Nebraska Danger to host open tryouts in Miami, Florida Posted 5 years ago
Game of the Week: Week 13 Nebraska Danger vs. Colorado Ice
The Indoor Football League is proud to announce the Week 13 "Game of the Week" as the Colorado Ice travel to take on the Nebraska Danger. This game in particular is special, as it will be broadcasted nationally through America One and Altitude Networks bringing it to more local stations, Dish Network and Direct T.V. channel 682. Be sure to check your local listings at www.americaone.com/watch.

The Colorado Ice have been looking like the team to beat in 2011 as they now stand at 8-1. In their turn around season the Ice will be looking to continue their run this weekend and put up a ninth win. David Knighton leads their offensive charts as he approaches 1,500 yards passing this season, but it will be the defense of the Ice to seal the victory over the Danger.

The Nebraska Danger have had some trouble at 3-6 as they look to enter the last bit of their inaugral season. The home team advantage will carry weight in this competition as the Danger anticipate another sell out crowd for their fifth home game of the season. Maurice Mansfield will be looking to tally up his 12th touchdown, as the split QB set Tuitama and Wooten will also be looking for big numbers.

All IFL games are streamed live through the internet by America One Networks. You can find the Watch Live Coverage link on our homepage at www.goifl.com.

This game will also be broadcasted nationally by America One and Altitude Networks bringing it to millions of homes, Dish Network and on Direct T.V. channel 682. Please check your local listings and www.americaone.com/watch for local channels.
Posted 5 years ago
Mansfield named Vidswap.com Player of the Week
Richmond, Virginia --- The Indoor Football League is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week Eight in the IFL. Each week the IFL selects three players, one from each phase of the game, offense, defense, and specials teams, whose play on the field stood out among the rest of the competition. The Week Eight Players of the week are listed as follows:

Offensive Player of the Week: Romandre Gibbs, RB, Fairbanks Grizzlies
The Fairbanks Grizzlies pulled off another outstanding win against the Adrenaline this weekend with a score of 92-32. Gibbs would rush 19 times for 149 yards and 5 touchdowns, giving the Grizzlies huge momentum at home. Gibbs sits in second for total yards rushing at 267 yards on the season and averaging 53.4 yards per game.

Defensive Player of the Week: James Lancaster, LB, Allen Wranglers
James Lancaster stood out amongst the rest in the National Broadcast Friday. Holding the Roughnecks to 28 points and gaining a win for the Wranglers, Lancaster’s performance was nothing short of spectacular. Lancaster recorded 7 tackles (4 for a loss), 3 sacks, and a blocked FG in this back and forth game against the Roughnecks. Without a doubt Lancaster’s presence was game changing, and places him at the top of the list on defense in week eight.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Maurice Mansfield, KR, Nebraska Danger
The Nebraska Danger are pushing toward .500 with a big win over the Wenatchee Valley Venom this weekend. KR Maurice Mansfield showed his talents both on special teams and offense in this intra division match up. Mansfield recorded 5 returns for 135 yards including a 54 yard touchdown, also on offense Mansfield reeled in 3 catches for 45 yards and another touchdown. It was no question with the showing of his versatile ability that he is the Special Teams Player of the Week.

The Indoor Football League was created in 2008 from a merger between the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football Association. It consists of 26 teams (22 active, 4 dormant) located across the United States from Alaska to Richmond, VA. For more information about all things IFL log on to
www.GoIFL.com or contact Chip Barnes, IFL Communications Department, at the league office, (804)643-7277.
Posted 5 years ago
Stuhr Museum Blacksmith Makes Historical Good Luck Charm for the Nebraska Danger
Grand Island, NE --- Stuhr Museum’s resident Blacksmith, Randy Dack, has hand-crafted a unique lucky charm for the Nebraska Danger locker room and will present it to representatives from the team during a ceremony at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in front of the Siebler Blacksmith Shop in Railroad Town at Stuhr Museum.

Dack, a familiar face to visitors at Stuhr Museum thanks to his years as a Historic Interpreter and teacher, created 7 inch wide by 8 inch tall horseshoe out of iron once used for historic programming on the grounds. The one-of-a-kind piece, created by hand at a Hall County institution, will hopefully bring good luck to the Danger for many seasons to come.

Several members of the Nebraska Danger team, along with representatives from the Nebraska Danger/Bosselman Inc., will be on hand to accept the good luck charm which will be hung in the Danger locker room. The Danger’s next home game will be at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 16 versus the Allen Wranglers.

Stuhr Museum is proud to have been asked to provide this one-of-a-kind piece for the Danger, and equally proud to be part of a community that offers such a rich quality of life to the public.

For more information on Wednesday’s ceremony, contact Stuhr Museum Marketing Director Mike Bockoven at (308) 385-3516 ext. 208 or via e-mail at
marketing@stuhrmuseum.org, or Stephanie King-Witt, Director of Marketing, Media and Public Relations for Bosselman Inc. & Danger Football at (308) 385-5501 ext. 144 or via e-mail at stephanie.king-witt@bosselman.com.
Posted 5 years ago
Meet the Nebraska Danger Players
The Nebraska Danger is excited to announce the First Opportunities to meet and greet Danger Players at two upcoming events this week.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 5 to 7 pm: Come meet the Danger at the Grand Island Hy-Vee. $3 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti. Danger players and Balz Babes will be available to meet and greet and sign autographs.

Friday, Feb. 18, 6 to 8 pm: Come meet the Danger and help support the American Cancer Society at the Grand Island Valentino’s. Danger players will be waiting tables for tips to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Danger players and Balz Babes will be available to meet and greet and sign autographs.
Posted 6 years ago
Nebraska Danger Sign Ex-Husker
The Nebraska Danger are pleased to announce the signing of former Nebraska Cornhusker, Kenny Wilson.

Wilson, a 6’ 230 lb. running back from the University of Nebraska, has signed with the Danger after half a year with the Omaha Beef. "Kenny will bring that hard-nosed running player to the Danger. His size and speed will definitely help out our offense. Kenny has a lot to prove on the field. Last year he dressed one time for the Beef and found the end zone three times," comments Danger head coach Mike Davis.
Posted 6 years ago
Nebraska Danger Announces Additional Coaching Staff
Grand Island, NE --- Bosselman Entertainment LLC and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team announce the hiring of Patrick Pimmel as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator.

Patrick Pimmel joins the Danger with a solid resume of success in the indoor game. As a part of the IFL team River City Rage (St. Louis, Missouri) coaching staff, he started the 2008 season as running backs coach before being promoted to the offensive coordinator position. He led the River City Rage to the Championship game in 2009. Last year, he led the Omaha Beef to their 11th consecutive playoff appearance. Coach Pimmel is excited about Grand Island and reuniting with Coach Davis and Coach Bethany, who together led the River City Rage to the Championship Game.
Posted 6 years ago
Nebraska Danger Sign Solid IFL Veterans
The Nebraska Danger announce the signing of James Poynter and Dixie Wooten.

Poynter, a 6’2" 310 lb. center from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he played left and right tackle, has signed with the Danger after four years with the Omaha Beef IFL team. Danger head coach Mike Davis states, "James brings a toughness to the team that you need out of an offensive lineman. You can always count on him to get you into the right protection." Poynter will be looked at to share his valuable leadership and experience with the team.

Wooten is a veteran quarterback standout formerly with the Wichita Wild IFL team and UTEP. "Dixie is a great leader and competitor that will definitely help run the Danger Offense. He’s one of those guys you can always count on to put the team first," says Danger head coach Mike Davis. "He’s a great asset to have on any team." Wooten was selected as a 2010 IFL Man of the Year award winner, which recognizes players not only for their success on the field, but also for their contributions off the field and in their communities.
Posted 6 years ago
Danger Announce Assistant Coaches
Grand Island, NE --- The Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team announce the hiring of Corey Bethany as Offensive Coordinator and Jeff Tomlin as Offensive/Defensive Line Coach.

Coach Corey Bethany comes to the Danger with a great deal of experience in the indoor game. As a player, Bethany won two division championships playing wide receiver, defensive back, and a major component on special teams with the River City Rage (NIFL/UIF). He was also a two-time All-Star Defensive Back with the Belleville Justice (MFL) and St. Louis Bulldogs (WFL). He began his career coaching with the River City Rage, and helped lead them to the 2009 IFL United Bowl, winning the Divisional Championship and the United Conference Championship. Along with coaching indoor, Bethany also coaches high school football at Class 6 - Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Missouri. A St. Louis native, he played college football at William Jewell College (Liberty, MO). He and his wife Brandy reside in St. Louis and are the parents of Jalen, Mya, and Tatum.

Coach Jeff Tomlin has been named the Danger’s Offensive/Defensive Line Coach. Currently, he is the head football coach at Grand Island Senior High, Grand Island, Nebraska. He brings 24 years of experience to the Danger, including 18 as a head coach plus playing experience as a defensive back for the University of Northern Colorado. Tomlin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Chadron State and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from Doane College. Previous coaching experience includes 2 years as a Chadron State College Undergraduate Assistant; 2 years with the O’Neill High School football team; and 13 years with Alliance High School including 9 as head coach. Coach Tomlin’s teams have qualified for the Nebraska State Playoffs 13 times and have earned four district and six conference championships. He was also selected to be a Head Coach in the 50th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl in 2008. Coach Tomlin and his wife of 22 years, Maria, are parents to son Mike, 20, and daughter Mackenzie, 18.
Posted 6 years ago
Five Players Signed From Open Tryouts
The Nebraska Danger sign five players from their open tryouts on January, 15, 2011. The Danger added two former Hastings College players. Justin Anderson, a 5’10" 190lb. wide receiver and Ernesto Lacayo, a stand-out kicker from Hastings.

Other signings include:
Gary Johnson - WR - Central Missouri
Brett Cavanah - OL - Central Missouri
Darron Boone - DE - Western Illinois
Posted 6 years ago
2011 Nebraska Danger Scrimmage
Grand Island, NE --- In exactly 9 weeks, the Nebraska Danger will kick off their inaugural season against the Wichita Wild on Monday, March 7 at home. Game time is 7:05 pm.

Prior to the first home game, the Danger will host a pre-season scrimmage on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 7:05 p.m. CST. The game will be played at Heartland Events Center, Eihusen Arena, Grand Island Nebraska. Admission will be $5 and a bar of soap per person. Soap will be donated to the Heartland United Way. Season tickets are not elgible for the scrimmage.
Posted 6 years ago
Zack Abron Signs with Nebraska Danger
The Nebraska Danger announce the signing of Zack Abron, a 5’11" 225 lb.running back from the University of Missouri. Abron is the school’s all-time leading rusher and 2nd Team All-Big 12 Coaches and Associated Press. He signed out of college by the Atlanta Falcons and was the picked up by the Chicago Bears, most recently playing for the Calgary Stampeders.

Danger Head Coach Mike Davis comments, "To sign a guy with Zach’s size and speed definitely helps us put our offense in the right direction."
Posted 6 years ago
Nebraska Danger Add Eight to Roster
The Nebraska Danger and Bosselman Entertainment LLC are pleased to announce the Nebraska Danger signings as of October 28, 2010.

The following signings include:
Nick Marshman - OL - 6’6" 340 lbs. - Virginia Tech
Richard Posey - DL - 6’2" 298 lbs. - Erie College
Brandon Renford - WR - 5’10" 190 lbs. - Erie College
Antonio Dishman - DB - 5’11" 190 lbs. - Union College
Jason Townson - DL - 6’4" 290 lbs. - Missouri
Ray Saunders - DL - 6’3" 250 lbs. - Connecticut State
Carl Singleton - DL - 6’3" 255 lbs. - Utah State
Alfonso Jackson - DB - 5’11" 208 lbs. - Washington State
Posted 6 years ago
Danger Sign First Players in Franchise History
The Bosselman Family of Companies, Bosselman Entertainment LLC and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team are pleased to announce the signing of Willie Tuitama, Brandon Lopez, Andrew Gamboa and Tommy Phelps.

Willie Tuitama, a 6’4" 220 lb. QB from the University of Arizona as an All PAC-10 player, he finished college with 9,216 yards passing and 67 TDs. Holiday Bowl MVP against BYU. 24-35 325 yds 3 TDS One of five quarterbacks to receive All-Pac-10 consideration and was an honorable mention selection in 2007... Helped Arizona finish No. 10 nationally in passing with a school-record 308 yards per game... Set school records for season passing yards (3,683), touchdowns (28), completions (327), attempts (524)... Set school records for 510 passing yards and 517 yards in total offense at Washington, earning Pac-10 Player of the Week honor... Set school record with 3,520 yards in total offense and is No. 5 on the UA career chart with 5,759 yards... No. 3 on UA chart with 6,123 yards passing, trailing the top mark by 1,500 yards... Completed 62 percent of this throws, the second-best mark in UA annals... Threw for five touchdowns against NAU and Washington, No. 2 in the Wildcat record book... Had 30 completions for 446 yards and three scores against New Mexico, a school-record 42 completions on record 61 throws and 309 yards at Cal, and 38 completions for school-record 510 yards at Washington... Did it all in first iteration of a new offense... Considered a question mark after a banged-up sophomore year, Tuitama came through in a big way, starting and finishing all 12 games... His 2006 season was abbreviated by hits to the head at LSU, vs. UCLA and ASU, effectively causing him to miss much of five games... First play of the game at LSU drew a roughing the passer penalty but also changed the complexion of his season... Completed 56 percent, throwing for 1,335 yards and seven scores on the year... Then career-high 24 completions on career-high 41 attempts against Washington, with 308 yards... Career-long 78-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Johnson at WSU... Opened Oregon victory with eight-for-nine passing and two scores to post career-best single-game 274.22 pass efficiency rating, then sat down for second half... Had 93 consecutive passes thrown without an interception bridging the 2006-07 seasons, a game shy of UA record of 128... Clearly one of the top themes in UA football for 2005 was his emergence in the seventh game of the year and his leadership and play the rest of the way... Came out of a planned redshirt year to play in five and start the final four games, providing an immediate team-wide spark... Earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors in that short span from The Sporting News ... Finished with a 58 percent completion rate, hitting 82 of 142 attempts for nine scores and 1,105 yards... His 136.99 pass efficiency rating stacks up as No. 6 in UA history... Led the Cats to victory with career-best 335 yards passing in his first start on the road at Oregon State and a week later over No. 7-ranked UCLA with a 204-yard effort... In his first action off the bench vs. No. 15 Oregon, he completed 18 of 34 throws for two scores and 182 yards... Threw ’05 season-long bomb of 75 yards to Mike Thomas for a score at OSU and a 68-yarder to Anthony Johnson to set up another score against the Beavs... Season highs of 21 completions, 42 attempts and 3 INT vs. Washington... Was the lone quarterback signee in the class of 2005.

Brandon Lopez comes to the Danger being a very versatile player. He has the ability to play offense or defense as with his experience at Arizona. Expected to continue as a kick coverage regular and providing blocking back duty... Had two tackles on special teams... Caught one pass for five yards and contributed five solo tackles on kick units in 2006... Switched from linebacker in 2005 fall camp... Special teams starter... Started the Oregon and Washington games in 2005... No rushing attempts, but caught four passes for 35 yards, including a 16-yarder for a key first down at Oregon State... Worked at the weak side linebacker spot in his redshirt freshman 2005 season... Also worked on defense scout teams in 2004... Was a prep offensive standout that Mike Stoops felt could play either way.

In 2007, Andrew Gamboa made 47 tackles in 11 games for the Lions from his middle linebacker position...recorded a season-high nine tackles against Ouachita Baptist (Sept. 1)...picked off a pass and tallied seven tackles in the season opener against Pittsburg State (Aug. 25)...also had seven tackles against West Texas A&M (Sept. 15)...posted a season-high five solo tackles against Southeastern Oklahoma (Oct. 6)...shared in a tackle for loss against Angelo State (Oct. 20)...had a pass break up in three-different contests...closed out the season with a five-tackle effort, including four solo tackles against Southwestern Oklahoma State (Nov. 10). Prior to A&M, named 2006 Preseason All-American by the NJCAA at Mesa Community College...led the team in tackles as a sophomore...lettered three years in football at Skyline High School...a two-time player of the week honoree as a senior...earned class 5A honorable mention all-state honors. Born November 7, 1986. Son of Steve and Margaret Gamboa.

Tommy Phelps comes to the Danger after playing half a season last year with the Green Bay Blizzard. At Memphis, played 23 games over two seasons...Was the defensive recipient of the first-ever Top Newcomer Award at the `07 Blue-Gray Game...Logged time at linebacker and with the special teams unit in 11 of the Tigers' 13 games in `07...Totaled 31 tackles, three TFL and one PBU...Registered seven games with three or more tackles...Saw first game action against Jacksonville St....Credited with a career-high seven tackles, including three solos, against USM... Registered four tackles, all solo strikes, in New Orleans Bowl.

The Danger also signed Maurice Mansfield a WR/RB from Hastings College and Everett Roberts from Northern Iowa.
Posted 6 years ago
Nebraska Danger Introduction
Grand Island, NE --- The Bosselman Family of Companies is pleased to introduce Bosselman Entertainment LLC and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team. The Nebraska Danger will be a part of the IFL (Indoor Football League).

Name: Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team
League: IFL (Indoor Football League) goifl.com
Logo:Skull & Crossbones
Team Colors: Navy and Bright Green
Home Turf: Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska
Football Office: 308-381-2942
Email: dangerfootball@bosselman.com
Website:
www.dangerfootball.com
Tryout Date: Sunday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
Games: February through June, 2011, 14 games + playoffs, 7 home games, 7 road games.
Gameplay: 8-man Indoor Professional Football. Our players come from all over the USA and have had very successful college experience, some will already have NFL, CFL, or IFL experience. 25 men will be on the roster.

Owner: Charlie Bosselman
As President of the Bosselman Family of Companies, Charlie Bosselman oversees all aspects of all retail divisions as well as Bosselman Entertainment, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and has served as Chairman of the Board of Ambest from 2002-2003, is President of VisionComm Enterprises, and is a GISH Fine Arts BOD member since 2007. Bosselman and his wife Laurie have two children, Carsten, a college freshman, and Kinsey, a sophomore at Grand Island Senior High. Together, they also manage several businesses they are involved in.

General Manager: Mike McCoy
Mike brings a wealth of experience in sports entertainment as past General Manager of the Wichita Wild indoor professional football team. Prior to the Wild, he served as GM for Wichita’s two previous pro indoor football franchises, the Stealth and the Aviators. He also spent one season as a Consulting GM for both the San Diego Riptide and the Louisville Fire of the AF2. McCoy has 20 years of coaching experience both at the high school and college levels, which includes tenure on the Kansas State coaching staff where he was in charge of coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers. McCoy graduated from Southwestern College, where his playing career there led to a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys. He also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Kansas. He has also served as an instructor of Sports Finance and Marketing at Wichita State University. McCoy and his wife Anne have five children and four grandchildren.

Head Coach: Sean Ponder
Ponder brings with him a proven record with a offensive powerhouse coaching mentality as well as long history of recruiting quality individuals and creating winning team dynamics. Ponder has 15 years of coaching experience, 8 years as a head coach. In addition to his coaching experience, Ponder was also a former college football quarterback at Emporia State where he earned NCAA Div II All American honors to go along with 2 years of professional football playing experience. As a Coach, Ponder has sent 42 players to the AFL, CFL and NFL combined with 8 playoff appearances and 4 division championships.

In addition to Coach Ponder’s on-the-field accomplishments, he is also heavily involved in supporting local community programs and charities. Coach Ponder sets the expectation that all players are to be involved in community events for things such as players going to local schools and participating in reading classes for children. In addition he expects players to participate in local organizations such as the Boy’s and Girls clubs, Boy Scout’s of America, and local youth football organizations just to name a few. Coach Ponder expects the players to acknowledge how privileged they are to be where they are and expects them to help give back to the community that helps and supports the team. Coach Ponder has also been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for over 21 years.

Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator: Mike Davis
Born and raised on the East Coast, Coach Davis brings 7 years of experience to the Danger. He attended Virginia Tech where he played linebacker. After losing in the National Championship game, Davis played 6 years in the arena and indoor leagues before moving into coaching. Davis brings a wealth of knowledge and recruiting experience to the Danger, as he helped build and win an indoor championship in Virginia. Davis took over the River City Rage franchise in 2008, and led them to the championship game. Last year, he coached the Omaha Beef to a 10-5 record after a 2-4 start. The defensive unit held opponents to under 40 points in all but one game last year. A strong defense and an exciting offense should make for a very potent team for the Danger this year.

Offense and Defensive Line Coach: Ed Flanagan
Ed Flanagan joins the Danger for the 2010 season after serving as the Line Coach for the Fairbanks Grizzlies for the past 2 years.

The Altoona, Pennsylvania native has over 15 years of coaching experience at multiple levels. He has coached with San Bernadino (California) Valley College, Chaffey College, Oakland Invaders (USFL), San Diego Riptide (af2), Quad City Steamwheelers (af2), Milwaukee Mustangs (AFL) and the Arizona Rattlers (AFL) Fairbanks Grizzlies (IFL). This will be the Fifth year that he has coached under Head Coach Sean Ponder.

Prior to starting a successful coaching career, Flanagan played for the NFL’s Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers from 1965-1976. The four-time NFL Pro-Bowler played his first 10 seasons with the Detroit Lions before finishing his last two seasons in San Diego. Flanagan was inducted into the All 75 Year Anniversary Team this year with the Detroit Lions. The All 75 team is the top players at each position for the last 75 years. Coach Flanagan resides in North Glenn, CO with his wife Tina and his son Dan.

Operations: Brian Fausch

Marketing, Public Relations & Media: Stephanie King-Witt
Posted 6 years ago

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