Arctic Blast Season Opener

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Arctic Blast Season Opener

Postby NCACoach » Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:23 pm

Saturday May 13th
6:00 PM CST
North Central Football Field in Powers, MI
Vs. Milwaukee Rattlers

This should be a great game. The Rattlers were 14-0 last year and a 39-4 record with 3 Ultimate Football League Championships in the last 3 years.

This will be a great challenge for the Arctic Blast to start the season.

Tickets are $5 at the gate

So who is going to be there?
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Postby NCACoach » Sat May 13, 2006 7:32 am

The game is tonight rain or shine!!! Come on out to Powers and watch some Football!!!!!
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Postby Soldier in Iraq » Sun May 14, 2006 1:54 am

Anybody have the score from tonight's game?? Hope the Blast won.
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Postby NCACoach » Sun May 14, 2006 10:18 am

Arctic Blast 22
Rattlers 12

This was the first loss in 22 games for the Rattlers.
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Postby Rosso60 » Sun May 14, 2006 5:12 pm

Congratulations Blast. Looking forward to the game writeup/summary. Good luck next week!
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Postby upfootball » Sun May 14, 2006 8:59 pm

Write up from the UP Arctic Blast Organization

The game changed the lead three times. The score is not indicative of how close the game was.

The game was scoreless until early in the second quarter, 14:41, when the Blast scored on a pass play from Nate Smithson to Jake Simkins. The play covered 15 yards. The score was set up by a 45 yard run by Drew Buyarski. Jeff Taff caught a pass for the two point conversion to make the score 8-0..

Later the Rattlers put together two scoring drives of their own in the second period to take the lead 12-8 at halftime. Both their attempts at a two point conversion failed.

During half time, offensive as well as defensive adjustments were implemented. The play that followed indicates just how close the final score was.

With 8:04 left in the fourth quarter Jake Simkins hit Jeff Taff with a twenty seven yard strike. Ty Hartung kicked the PAT. Minutes later the Blast took advantage of a infrequent Rattler mistake and scored with 2:06 left in the period. Drew Buyarski scored on a 6 yard run. Ty Hartung, the near NFL punter, kicked the PAT in Levi Jarvi’s absence.

The game ended with the Rattlers inside the Blast’s 10 yard line. The final score was 22-12.

Final score 22 – 12 UP Arctic Blast.

Record, 1-0

Next Game at home versus the Northern WI Reapers on May 20, 2006

Individual Stats follow: UPAB only:


Drew Buyarski 12 rushes for 97 yards
Chad Olson 6 carries for 23 yards
Jonas Olson 6 attempts for 18 yards
Jon Bell carried the ball twice
Nate Smithson 1 carry for 5 yards

Totals 27 attempts for 143 yards

Nate Smithson 22 attempts, 8 completions, 75 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Jake Simkins 1 attempt, 1 completion, 27 yards, 1 TD
Shaun Anderson 1 attempt

** 102 yards
Total Yards: 245
Jeff Taff 4 catches for 49 yards, 1 TD, 1- 2 pt PAT
Tyler Hill 2 catches for 10 yards
Leo Gorzinski 1 catch for 19 yards
Jake Simkins 1 catch for 15 yards, 1 TD
Drew Buyarski 1 catch for 9 yards

Jon Gorzinski 7 tackles, 1 fumble recovery
Matt Mainville 4 tackles

Three tackles & a Sack Jesse Cronick and Dave Parrett
Drew Buyarski 3 tackles
Craig Jensen 1 tackle, 1 INT
Jeremy Havelka 1 tackle, 1 Sack
2 tackles
Dave Heraux, Jeremy Heim
1 tackle
Ed Mierzejewski, Tim Ellison, Rick McLoed, Jake Simkins

Punts; Ty Hartung 3 for a 37 yard average

Kickoffs; Jake Simkins 3 for a 53 yard average.

Kick Returns; Chad Olson, 1 for 2 yards
Jon Bell, 1 for 20 yards
Jonas Olson, 1 for 6 yards
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