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Postby blast61 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:37 am

(9-0) Upper Peninsula Arctic Blast Vs. (6-2) Chippewa Valley Predators

Powers, MI

6pm CST

July 22, 2006
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Postby blast61 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:49 pm

North Centrals bleachers are almost up and there will be some great seats to watch the game at North Central this weekend!!
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Postby blast61 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:22 am

The Bleachers are up and the fans will have a great view of the game tonight.
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Postby UPARCTICBLASTSTATMAN » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:58 pm

Arctic Blast 3
Predators 0


Blast heading to the superbowl in Eau Claire, WI next week
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Postby upfootball » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:10 am

The Blast beat the Preds on a lucky play with seconds left in the game to win the first time. The Predators have only three losses to end the season. Two were to the Blast and the other was to the 3 time defending champ by a score or two. For the Blast to hold this team to no points is a great accomplishment.

The Rochester Giants won their semifinal game 72-8. Rochester is a good football team, but they are not as good as they think they are. If you come to play them flat they will run up the score on you as far as they possible can. That's just their unsportsmanlike style. It won't happen next week. The Blast will win that game. I just have a feeling the Giants will get quite frustrated with the Blast defense and make mistakes in the process leading to easy Blast points.

Good luck Blast!!!
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Postby Rosso60 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:05 am

Predators 0

Good Defensive game! When I see a score like that, it brings me back to one football coach who always preached defense, and that "special teams will win you one game a year."

Best of luck next week to ya Blast.
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Postby upfootball » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:43 pm

Blast Press Release
2006 Game Stats vs. Chippewa Valley Predators

Scoring by Quarters and Final

Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final
Chippewa Valley Predators 0 0 0 0 0
U P Arctic Blast 0 3 0 0 3

1st Quarter
NO Score

2nd Quarter
Levi Jarvi 38 Yard Field Goal

3rd Quarter
NO Score

4th Quarter
NO Score

Blast record 10 – 0


Drew Buyarski 12 carries for 46 yards
Chad Olson 4 carries for 26 yards
Jeff Taff 4 carries for 19 yards
Jake Simkins 3 attempts for 20 yards
Jonas Olson 3 carries for 19 yards
Craig Jensen 3 carries for 11 yards

Rushing Totals: 29 carries for 141 yards

Jake Simkins 7 for 18 passing for 125 yards and 4 INT
Drew Buyarski 0 for 1 passing

Total Team Yards: 266 yards

Jeff Taff 3 catches for 61 yards
Leo Gorzinski 2 catches for 50 yards
Craig Jensen 1 catch for 10 yards
Jonas Olson 1 catch for 4 yards

Matt Mainville 12 tackles and a SAC
Tony McCarthy 9 tackles
Tim McCarthy 8 tackles and a SAC
Jonathan Bell 8 tackles
Jon Gorzinski 7 tackles
Tom McCarthy 7 tackles
Dave Parrett 5 tackles
Tyler Hill 4 tackles
Chris Gorzinski 3 tackles and two interceptions
Drew Buyarski 3 tackles and a 45 yard interception
3 Tackles: Dave Hereau, Jon Droska
1 Tackle: Jake Simkins, Chad Olson, Jeremy Havelka, Craig Jenson, Jeff Taff, James Bolen, Sean Boyce, Brad Dumke, Ed Mierzejewski, Isaac Nerat

Punts: Ty Hartung 2 for 33 yard average

Punt Return: Drew Buyarski 1 for 17 yards
Jeff Taff 1 for 10 yards

Kick Return: Jeff Taff 1 for 23 yards

Kick Offs: Levi Jarvi 2 for 50 yard average

Field Goals: Jarvi No good from 42 yards
Jarvi Good from 38 yards

The game featured two almost evenly matched defenses. At first it appeared that the Blast defense would prevail as it did eventually. Both opening possessions of the Predators ended with minus yardage. What followed was one of a bit of frustration by both teams although Chippewa Valley only threatened to score once.
The play of the game was a tackle by Jake Simkins when he ran a Predator interceptor down from behind at the 20 yard line. The Blast defense bent but did not break on that occasion.
The Blast had a couple of other scoring opportunities that failed because of a penalty and another on an interception at the goal line.
Levi Jarvi’s 38 yard field goal at the 2:41 mark of the second quarter proved to be the only score in the game.
The leading ball carriers for the Blast were Drew Buyarski with 46 yards on 12 attempts. Chad Olson with 4 carries for 26 yards and Jeff Taff with 19 carries on 4 rushes.
Jake Simkins was 7 of 18 passing for 125 yards.
In all the Blast accumulated 266 offensive yards.
The defense of the Blast has continued to get better with every game. The Predators came to Powers with every intention of winning.
The Blast countered with a special 52 defense to keep the pressure on the Quarterback from the start.
Defensive stats included 12 tackles and a SAC for the continually improving Matt Mainville. Tony Mc Carthy had 9 tackles followed closely by Tim Mc Carthy with 8 tackles and a SAC. Jonathan Bell back at full strength after an unrelated shoulder injury had 8 tackles. Jon Gorzinski and Tom Mc Carthy had 7 tackles, Dave Parret with 5, and Tyler Hill with 4. Chris Gorzinski had a standout game from free safety with 3 tackles and 2 interceptions, Drew Buyarski also had 3 tackles and an interception from his safety position. Complete statistics are included in the “box score” for the game.
The game marked the second week in a row where the Blast defense “threw” a shutout, winning 28 – 0 last week in the Windy City game.
The new bleachers in Powers are a credit to that location. About $450 was raised and donated to the Booster Club toward the improvement. Josh Gorzinski’s $160 contribution was included in the approximately $450.
The Blast continued to a 10 – 0 record, 8 – 0, in the GPFL.
The League “Super Bowl” will be held in Eau Claire at Carson Park on Saturday the 29th of July at 6 PM. A fan bus leaving on Saturday morning is being organized. You can obtain information and make a reservation by calling 776-9003. A deposit is required to make sure the reserved seats are filled by the fans.
Coach’s comment: “If anything is notable about this team, it is there ability to prevail one way or another in close games.” The quality is referred to as “Smash Mouth Football”.
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