Nebraska Danger set to face Billings Wolves Saturday
Article posted on: 2015-04-29 00:00:00
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.