Game Preview: Edge at Steelhawks
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In their first home game of the 2012 season, the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks take on the visiting Bloomington Edge. After two weeks on the road, the Steelhawks finally return to Pennsylvania for a Sunday afternoon game at 4:05 p.m. with a goal of climbing above .500.
The Edge (2-1), come to the Valley after claiming victories against Reading and Chicago at home, but falling to Chicago on the road in the IFL’s Kick Off Classic. Bloomington comes into the game with a dual threat offensively between QB Dusty Burk (10tds, 2int) and RB Andre Raymond (72yds, 4tds). Their Defense is led by 2011 IFL Defensive player of the Year Antonio Ficklin who has two sacks on the year thus far.
The Edge will be up against a stingy Steelhawks (1-1) defense that is only giving up 29.5 points per game (3rd best in the league) thus far in 2012. Leading the defense is rookie DB Marvin Johnson (16tacs, 2ints) who was IFL’s Defensive Player of the Week in Week One. Offensively, the Steelhawks are lead by RB Ryan Leafey (89 yds on 14 carries for 6.4ypca and 1td), who will look to again be a force to be reckoned with in front of the home crowd.
The Steelhawks Home Opener is presented by Family Dentistry, Dr. Cresseveur-Reed, and will be jam-packed with fun and entertainment throughout the night. Before the game, fans are invited to come out and tailgate with live music as the Birds of Prey will be performing. A special halftime performance will feature Drummers with Attitude, a local bucket-drumming group, and lots of prizes and giveaways will happen throughout the evening.
Kickoff is lined up for 4:05 p.m. (EST) and will be broadcast on Service Electric TV2 Sports, as will all home games for the 2012 season. For those fans that are out of the area and wish to view the game online, please visit www.b2livetv.com and look up the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks under the “TEAMS” Section. Fans unable to watch the games live or on Service Electric can purchase a season viewing pass
Don’t miss out on the fun and exciting atmosphere that is Steelhawks Professional Indoor Football!