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Slaughter Wed Apr 15 2009

Slaughter Rolls On

The Chicago Slaughter of the Continential Indoor Football League continued their winning ways with a 74-60 victory over the Marion Mayhem. The win lifted their record to a perfect 5-0 making them the only undefeated team in the league. Complete details are below:

Hoffman Estates, IL - The Chicago Slaughter (5-0) of the Continental Indoor Football League defeated the Marion Mayhem (3-2) 74-60 in front of 3,955 fans at the Sears Centre Arena on Saturday night. QB Russ Michna tied a league record with eight touchdown passes in one game, a record held by two other people (Matt Cottengim in 2006 and Damon Dowdell in 2008). WR Reggie Gray recovered three first half onside kicks and caught a touchdown to spark the Slaughter to victory.

The teams jockeyed back and forth for most of the first half, until Gray recovered his third onside kick of the half with 3:10 left in the second quarter. Michna responded immediately with a 34-yard touchdown strike to WR Donovan Morgan for a lead the team would never relinquish.

Michna finished his day going 22-32 for 305 yards and eight touchdowns. Morgan led the Slaughter receivers with two touchdowns and 89 yards receiving on his seven catches. WR Dontrell Jackson added nine catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns.

"We have one or two bad plays by me each week," Michna said. "It's frustrating but once I get rid of that, the team will be a well-oiled machine. It's difficult to get the momentum going at the beginning of the game. That's the kind of adjustment we are making at the half. My mistake sometimes is to come out and try to do too much."

Defensively, DB Brandon Fields led the team with eight tackles and an interception. LB DeJuan Alfonzo added four tackles, a sack and a blocked field goal.

"Every game isn't going to be like our first game when we won 84-24," said Alfonzo. "You expect high scores in indoor games and if it is a tight game, it's alright as long as we come out on top. It's all about the win after all and now we are 5-0. Our overall goal is to just win one game at a time, moving towards winning the championship."

The next home game for the Slaughter will be Saturday, April 25, at the Sears Centre Arena. The team's next league game is Saturday, April 18 on the road against the Fort Wayne (IN) Freedom. For more information on the April 11 game or on the Chicago Slaughter, please call the team office at (847) 310-3190 or visit the team website at

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