The Titans Come to the Valley
The Steelhawks look to build on last week’s win as the Cedar Rapids Titans make the long trip to the Lehigh Valley for their second game competing against each other this season. This will be Cedar Rapids first trip to the Valley as a franchise.
The Titans (2-3) are coming off a loss to the Green Bay Blizzard, their first in their home arena. The Titans are led by veteran QB Willie Copeland (536 yds, 11 tds, 7 int). His favorite target so far this season has been WR Johnny Gray (26 catches, 210 yds, 4 tds). Their top rusher has been RB Travis Rhone (111 yds, 3 tds), and they recently added another rusher in Andre Crenshaw (101 yds, 6tds) in a trade with the Sioux Falls Storm.
The Steelhawks (3-3) are fresh off another strong win against the Reading Express. They will be looking to build on their win to get back above .500 with a win this weekend. A big part of their success will come from their Defense, which is ranked 2nd in the league for fewest points given up per game (41), and leads the league with fewest rushing yards given up per game (30.3). QB Bryan Randall (704 yds, 15 tds, 2 int) continues to lead a potent Steelhawk offense that saw WR Irani DeAraujo Jr. catch 12 passes for 134 yards and five touchdowns last weekend in Reading. RB Ryan Leafey put in another solid performance, rushing for 77 yards and two touchdowns against the Express. He continues to lead all running backs on yards per carry (5.2).
This Steelhawks game is presented by Team X Sports Bethlehem and is officially deemed Youth Sports Night. Halftime will feature the Championship game of a Team X NFL Flag Football inter-league tournament that will be held inside Stabler Arena prior to the night’s game. As always, fans are invited to come out and tailgate starting at 4pm, doors will open at 6pm.
Kick off will be at 7:05pm this Saturday night. The game will be broadcast on Service Electric TV2 Sports. They will be broadcasting all Steelhawk home games again this season. The Steelhawks schedule for the next couple weeks features a bye, and then they will be back at Stabler on April 28th to take on the Chicago Slaughter for the second time this season.
Steelhawks tickets can be purchased by visiting the Stabler Arena Box Office at 124 Goodman Drive in Bethlehem or online at www.lehightickets.com. Don’t miss out on the fun and exciting atmosphere that is Steelhawks Professional Indoor Football!