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Slaughter Tue Mar 10 2009

Slaughter Rules...Over Milwaukee

Editor's Note: Our new bestest friends over at the Chicago Slaughter indoor football team, namely media maven Kristina Wells, give us this update on the Slaughter's recent game against the Milwaukee Bonecrushers. Any victory over the cheeseheads is alright by us, and it provides us indoor football fans with a reason to not worry about the fate of the Rush.

Hoffman Estates, IL - The Chicago Slaughter routed the Milwaukee Bonecrushers, 84-25, in front of 4,798 fans at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. LB DeJuan Alfonzo led the team with four touchdowns, two on offense, one on defense, and one after a blocked field goal on special teams. DB Dennison Robinson led the defense with an interception returned for a touchdown, as Milwaukee was held to only one touchdown scored in the second half of play. QB Russ Michna paced the offense with 240 yards passing and four touchdowns through the air.

"I am having a lot of fun," Michna said. "It's really a great time. I was wondering what the turnout of fans would be, but it was great. And I think that helped us play well. We're confident and we were confident from the first play of the game. We know we have to be good at what we do."


Alfonzo was key to the Slaughter in all facts of the game, as his three
touchdowns in the first half kept the game out of reach very early.

"Being with the team is challenging," Alfonzo said. "It's a new experience which makes me feel younger again. I am learning a lot and I am enjoying what I am able to do."

Robinson also commented on the impact of the former Rush players on the Slaughter team.

"It worked out well," Robinson said. "One of us signed first, and then the rest of us got interested in coming. We wanted a chance to stay in this area and to keep playing football. We're leaders of the team, mainly because we have more experience. But we take nothing for granted. We're trying to lead by example."

The Slaughter scored their first touchdown of the year at the 3:17 mark of
the first quarter, as FB Nick Cosentino scored the first of his two
rushing touchdowns with a one-yard rush. Austin Smith scored a touchdown on the defensive side of the ball, as he recovered a fumble in the Milwaukee endzone.

The Slaughter now enter a bye-week, as they get ready to face the Rock River Raptors on Friday, March 27 at 7:00pm at the Sears Centre Arena.

The game was delayed a half-hour, as the Milwaukee equipment truck was late arriving to the Sears Centre Arena........Chicago's point total of 84 was just short of the league record set by the Rochester Raiders, as they scored 90 points in a game during the 2006 season.....Milwaukee K Andy Wernicke was 1-for-4 on extra point attempts, and had his only field goal attempt blocked then returned for a touchdown.





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Kristina Wells / March 10, 2009 5:24 PM

The pictures are courtesy of Evan J. Thomas.

Ken / March 11, 2009 11:41 AM

Kristina... thanks for that. I forgot to add it. Great shots, by the way.

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