Commandos Complete Undefeated Regular Season!

 

 

 

The Cincinnati Commandos completed an undefeated regular season by scoring the game’s final 20 points to get a 50-20 win against the second-place Marion Blue Racers (8-2) Saturday night at the Cincinnati Gardens.


The win gives Cincinnati (10-0) the top-seed in the Continental Indoor Football League playoffs and home field throughout, starting with Friday night’s contest against the Chicago Knights (4-6) at 8:05 p.m. at the Cincinnati Gardens.

 

Single-game tickets for adults are priced at $12 and tickets for kids ages 10 and under are $7. All tickets are available at the Cincinnati Gardens Box Office, at all Ticketmaster Outlets including select Kroger stores, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Group rates are also available.

 


2011 HOME SCHEDULE AT CINCINNATI GARDENS

March 5 vs. Chicago Knights (W 53-7)

March 19 vs. Indianapolis Enforcers – (W 82-2)

April 8 vs. Port Huron Predators – (W 47-22)

April 29 vs. Dayton Silverbacks – (W 41-7)

May 21 vs. Indianapolis Enforcers – (W 81-0)

May 28 vs. Marion Blue Racers – (W 50-20)

June 3 vs. Chicago (CIFL Playoffs) - 8:05 pm

TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Parking for all Cincinnati Commandos games

at the Cincinnati Gardens, is FREE!

$1 Happy Hour beer - 7:05 pm - 8:05 pm

 

 


The Commandos are the first CIFL team to complete the regular season undefeated since the 2009 Chicago Slaughter.

 

The Commandos jumped out to a 16-0 lead on the strength of two Tyler Sheehan touchdown passes and Brandon Yingling’s 28-yard field goal.

 

The lead remained 16 at halftime, 23-7, but Blue Racers quarterback Josh Harris ran for one touchdown and threw another to Marc Huddelston that helped Marion pull to within 10, 30-20, with 10:40 remaining in the game.

 

But the Commandos ran out the table with the game’s final 20 points.  Cincinnati increased their lead when Derrick Moss took a short pass from Sheehan 23 yards for a touchdown with 8:12 remaining.

 

On Marion’s next possession, Pernell Phillips sacked Harris, resulting in a fumble that Terrill Byrd scooped up and returned 15 yards for a touchdown.

 

Marion’s final three possessions all resulted in turnovers, including a fumble caused by receiver Nez Mincy following an interception that was recovered by Phillip Barnett in the end zone for a touchback.

 

Barnett completed the scoring in the game with his second touchdown grab, a 22-yard play as time expired.

 

The touchdown pass was the fourth of the night for Sheehan, who also ran for a score.  Sheehan finished 14 of 27 passing for 157 yards.

 

George Murray was Cincinnati’s top receiver with seven catches for 61 yards, Mincy caught two passes for 31 yards and a score and Barnett had two grabs for 29 yards.

 

Derrick Moss, who caught three passes for 36 yards, led the Commandos on the ground with eight carries for 38 yards and a score.  RayShawn Askew, the all-time record holder for touchdowns scored in indoor football, had nine carries for 28 yards in his first game with the team.

 

Marion was held to 127 yards of offense as the Commandos held a 261-127 advantage in total offense.

 

Additionally, Mike Tatum, the league leader in kick return average at 26.2 per return, was held to 86 yards on five returns, a 17.2-yard average despite one 36-yard return.

 

Phillips led the defense with 9.5 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss.  Phillips and Byrd each had two sacks, while Corry Stewart and Jeff Franklin had interceptions.

For complete stats, visit http://www.ciflfootball.com or

http://www.ciflfootball.com/livestats/boxscores/index.php?gameID=000029

 

Marion                   0      7     6      7    --20     
at CINCINNATI    13    10    0    27    --50   

FIRST QUARTER
CIN- Mincy 16 pass from Sheehan (run failed)
CIN- Barnett 7 pass from Sheehan (Yingling kick)

SECOND QUARTER
CIN- Yingling 28 FG
MAR- Harris 1 run (Lorenz kick)
CIN- Moss 4 run (Yingling kick)

THIRD QUARTER
MAR- Harris 5 run (kick failed)

FOURTH QUARTER
CIN- Sheehan 3 run (Yingling kick)
MAR- Huddleston 14 pass from Harris (Lorenz kick)
CIN- Moss 23 pass from Sheehan (Yingling kick)
CIN- Byrd 15 fumble return (Yingling kick)
CIN- Barnett 22 pass from Sheehan (no try attempted)

Records: Cincinnati 10-0, Marion 8-2.

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