Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wings Win in Record-Setting Fashion

(Bossier City, LA) - Record-setting defensive dominance led the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings to a 52-0 whitewashing of the Texas Copperheads. Battle Wings defensive end Elex Reed (#91) laid siege to Copperheads quarterback Tony Eckert. Reed was credited with 5.5 sacks, an af2 record as he led his unit to only the second shutout in af2 history.
Wings’ quarterback Quincy Carter, the former Dallas Cowboys star, spread the ball around, throwing touchdown passes to four different receivers on his way to a 18-30 night. Carter amassed 222 passing yards, throwing two scoring tosses to P.J. Winston and one each to Jamaal Perry, Anthony Chambers and Marc Bacote.
The Copperheads rarely threatened to score, and the Battle Wings defense consistently rose to any challenge. The Copperheads were still competitive in the second quarter, trailing 21-0 and in position to score, when Wings’ defensive back Phillip Geiggar (#22) intercepted an Eckert pass in the end zone and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown. The Battle Wings led at halftime, 31-0 following a 22-yard field goal from Brian Hazelwood.
Battle Wings fullback Jason Schule added to his league-leading rushing total by carrying the ball four times for 24 yards and a third-quarter touchdown..
For the second week in a row, Carter earned Schutt offensive Player of the game honors. Reed’s record-setting evening earned him the distinction of ADT defensive player of the game for the second week in a row. Kendrick “Boss” Walker, who bottled up Copperheads receivers and was effective on kick returns, was named the U.S. Army Ironman of the game.
The Battle Wings, at 2-0 for the first time in franchise history, will play on the road for the first time in 2007 next week when they travel to Hidalgo, Texas to take on division rival Rio Grande Valley.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Texas Copperheads 0 0 0 0 0 Record: (0-2)
Bos-Shv BattleWings 14 17 14 7 52 Record: (2-0)

Photos are from the Shreveport Times' on-line gallery. All photos by Greg Pearson
PASSING: Tony Ekert (TEX) 22-11-2-104 0 td’s;
Quincy Carter (BSB) 30-18-0-222 5 TD’S; Gary Cooper (Bos) 2-2-0-18
RECEIVING: Jason Deml (TEX) 8-72-0; Jamaal Perry (BOS) 9-109-1

Attendance: 4108

Schutt Offensive Player of the Game: Quincy Carter
U.S. Army Ironman: Kendrick Walker
ADT Defensive Player of the Game: Elex Reed
Cutters Catch of the Game: Jamal Perry

Scoring Summary:
1st quarter
10:55 Carter to Bacote 6yd pass BC 7 Tx 0
6:05 Carter to Winston 25yd pass BC 14 Tx 0
2nd quarter
8:56 Carter to Perry 9yd pass BC 21 Tx 0
7:05 Geiggar interception and 51yd run BC 28 Tx 0
0:50 Hazelwood 22yd FG BC 31 Tx 0
3rd quarter
3:33 Schule 2yd run BC 38 Tx 0
0:10 Carter to Winston 5yd pass BC 45 Tx 0
4th quarter
7:12 Carter to Chambers 6yd pass BC 52 Tx 0

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