Arctic Blast Vs. Predators

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Arctic Blast Vs. Predators

Postby blast61 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:47 am

We went down there and showed them what UP football is all about!!!(Never giving up and playing till the end)

Arctic Blast 20
Predators 14
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Postby upfootball » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:43 am

Great win Blast! The Predators were a real tough team. Where is the first playoff game going to be?
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Postby UPARCTICBLASTSTATMAN » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:21 am

What an ending the predators scored with 50 seconds left to take a 1 point lead. with about 25 seconds left on the clock shaun anderson though the ball up and it bounced off a predator jeff taff some how caught the ball and avoided two tackles and ran it in for a 73 yard touchdown with 10 ticks left on the clock.
most amazing play i have ever saw in my life!!!!
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Postby blast61 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:22 am

Right now we are trying to get either Bark River, Gladstone, or Stephenson for the first playoff game.

We will know early this week.

If none of these places allow us to play there we will be playing at North Central even though the renovations are going on.
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Postby upfootball » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:21 pm

Blast Press Release

2006 Game Stats vs. Chippewa Valley Predators

Scoring by Quarters and Final

Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final
Team
CV Predators 0 7 0 7 14
U P Arctic Blast 7 0 6 7 20

1st Quarter
8:43 - Jake Simkins 4 Yard Touchdown Pass to Jonas Olsen
(Ty Hartung Kick Good)

2nd Quarter
Predators Touchdown
(Extra Point Good)

3rd Quarter
10:30 – Craig Jenson 28 Yard Touchdown INT
(Hartung Kick No Good)

4th Quarter
: 50 Predators Touchdown
(Extra Point Good)

: 10 Shaun Anderson 73 Yard Touchdown Pass to Jeff Taff
(Hartung Kick Good)

Blast record 8 – 0. (6 – 0 in the GPFL)

OFFENSIVE STATS:

Rushing
Craig Jensen 11 carries for 28 yards
Chad Olson 8 carries for 30 yards
Jonas Olson 5 carries for 12 yards
Jonathan Bell 4 carries for 24 yards
Jake Simkins 3 attempts for 10 yards



Rushing Totals: 31 carries for 104 yards




Passing
Jake Simkins 7 completions for 11 attempts 99 yards and a TD and a INT
Shaun Anderson 3 for 3 passing for 97 Yards and a TD

Total Team Yards: 300



Receiving
Chad Olson 4 catches for 73 Yards
Jeff Taff 2 catches for 87 Yards and a TD
Leo Gorzinski 2 catches for 23 yards
Craig Jensen 1 catch for 9 Yards
Jonas Olson 1 catch for 4 yard TD


DEFENSIVE STATS
Tim McCarthy 8 tackles and 2 SACS
Jon Gorzinski 8 tackles
Matt Mainville 8 tackles
Tony McCarthy 7 tackles and a SAC
Tom McCarthy 5 tackles
Dave Parrett 4 tackles
3 tackles : Jonas Olson, Dave Hereau, Jeff Taff, Chad Olson, Jeremy Havelka
Chris Gorzinski 2 tackles and a 26 Yard Interception
2 tackles: Craig Jenson, Jonathan Bell, Tyrell Denniston,
1 tackle: Sean Boyce, Jeremy Havelka, Ted Glinski, Jon Droska

Punts: Ty Hartung 5 for 34 yard average


Kick Return: Jonas Olson 1 for 19 Yards and another for 23 yards
Jeff Taff 1 for 10 Yards

Kick Offs: Ty Hartung 3 for a 55 yard average

The end of the battle of the two Eastern Conference unbeatens was like a chapter out of a George Gyp classic. George Gyp was the Notre Dame legend known for his remarkable finishes and stirring pep talks. Coach Gyp was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of MI.
As the result of endless team effort stirred by talks of never giving up the U P Arctic Blast prevailed in a squeaker in Eau Claire’s Carson Park. They don’t come much closer than this.
After scoring a touchdown on the opening series of the game, the Blast offensive machine stumbled for the most part. The starting QB, Jake Simkins, was slowed by a an injury in the second quarter and had to sit out. Weakened somewhat by the normal out of town attrition things did not get any easier. In the end Shaun Anderson again came up brilliant with his last minute heroics aided by Jeff Taff’s usual outstanding play.
After much encouragement during the half time with the score deadlocked at 7 – 7, Craig Jensen stepped it up on defense with a 28 yard touchdown return of an intercepted pass making the score at the end of three quarters 13 – 7, in favor of the Yoopers.
There were several stirring goal line stands by the Blast highlighted by the now sterling play of Matt Mainville who jarred the ball loose on a goal line play. The fumble was recovered by the Blast ending yet another Predator threat. It seemed again like the defense would bend but not break.
In the closing minute of the fourth quarter is when things heated up. With 50 something seconds remaining in the game the Predators scored and kicked the extra point to make the score 14 – 13 .
The Blast was down to its last chance to pull the game out of the bag with no timeouts remaining. QB Anderson was back in the game after suffering a shoulder stinger.
On the first play from scrimmage a ” hook and ladder” yielded a nominal gain but failed to stop the clock when the runner was unable to get out of bounds. As if time stopped long enough for the next play to transpire Shaun launched a pass in the direction of Jeff Taff. The throw was in the general vicinity of the receiver but was tipped backwards into the hands of Jeff. The result was the completion a pass of 73 yards for the expected victory in the hands of destiny. The ending proved that it is never acceptable to quit under any circumstances.
With ten seconds remaining in the game, the Arctic Blast kicked a squibber that was immediately ran out of bounds at the 47 yard line by the Predators. That left one more attempt at a “Hail Mary” that failed when the pass was knocked down at the 5 yard line sealing the victory for the Blast.
It is would be difficult to give credit to all of the players that stood out past the statistics of the game. There were many unsung heroes in this game of attrition where the Blast found yet another way to win. That seems to be course of things as the season now moves to the playoffs.
As a result of the pairings the ” Yoopers” will be pitted against the Windy City Buccaneers at a location to be ascertained early this week. Expect for the match up to feature some exciting play as the Buccaneers and the Blast have a long history of close games. A game earlier in the season proved to be a little one sided. You can be sure the Bucs will come to even the score.
In the battle of the unbeatens the locals amassed 300 total yards, 104 hard fought yards on the ground and 196 passing yards accumulated by QB’s, Simkins and Anderson. The stats speak for themselves. Tim McCarthy stepped forward during his return to the line up and played a stellar role with the defense while filling in on many of the offensive plays. The entire line play and that especially of Josh Hundsrucker, Jim Bolen, Craig Paquin, Isaac Nerat, Leo Gorzinski, and Jeremy Havelka proved they could get the job done once again. The offensive line is the part of the team that shares very little obvious praise throughout the year.


Is Buyarski hurt or was he just unavailable for the game? And is there any chance that the two Bark River guys might be back for a playoff game?

Great Regular Season Blast! Now it's time to step it up another notch for the playoffs. Good Luck!!
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Postby blast61 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:44 pm

Buyarski, Cronick, and Hill were unavailabe.

Asby and Heim are supposed to be playing in the playoffs.
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Postby Rosso60 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:09 pm

Wow- Pretty exciting. Congratulations Blast. Anyone get that reception on film?

Has to be a receiver's dream. 2nd to a Lineman's dream of catching a deflected pass and running it in for a touchdown.

Good luck in the playoffs.
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Postby upfootball » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:43 pm

blast61 wrote:Buyarski, Cronick, and Hill were unavailabe.

Ashby and Heim are supposed to be playing in the playoffs.


With all of these players available, I truly believe the Blast will win the Title this year. Rochester is a good team, but they are also a good team that runs the score up on teams not quite up to par. The "Super Bowl" will also not be in their backyard this season. It will be in Eau Claire.

What the Blast needs is depth and the BRH athletes will certainly give them a bunch of that.
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Postby UPARCTICBLASTSTATMAN » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:25 pm

it was caught on film i hope they put in on there website or something it was unbelivable catch!!
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Postby UPARCTICBLASTSTATMAN » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:02 pm

the play can be downloaded from the arctic blast homepage!!
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Postby RedSeptember » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:03 pm

I cant even believe what Im seeing
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