Warriors defend their coliseum

04/05/03 Warriors Press Release

When the Warriors announced they were to be the new expansion football team in Utah, few could have guessed they would be where they are today… 4 and 0, a perfect record, 3 and 0 in their conference play.  Saturday night’s win came from beating a highly touted, (and until tonight) undefeated Houma Bayou Bucks!

The Utah Warriors beat the Bucks 61 to 36 and continue to lead the National Indoor Football League in scoring; averaging over 60 points a game.  The high-powered offense racked up over 300 total yards, while the stubborn defense gave up less than 200 yards. It was a great team effort on both sides of the ball.

Offensively Eugene Mirador played a great game with an impressive 110 yards.  Mike Montoya also contributed a solid 83 yards.   Quarterback Danny Ragsdale, who was questionable due to an injury for Saturday’s game, completed 26 of 33 attempts and only had one interception.

Defensively Trevor Bell and Dee McCormick formed a powerful duo each getting an interception. The Warrior defense held strong in their coliseum. “The defense is proving to be our power and always make the big hits when needed.” Said head coach Lee Leslie. Coach Leslie is also confident in his offense “when you can come into this league as an expansion team and put up numbers offensively like we have it really lets you see the local talent in Utah.” Leslie’s final words tonight to his team were “with all the early injuries we have had you guys have really pulled together and put in the extra effort to be successful.”

The Utah Warriors will have a little break to try and heal some injuries. The Warriors have drawn their second bye of the year and then play away on the 19th in Rapid City. That game will be broadcast live on 1280 the Sports Zone.

The Warriors will be back in the E Center on the 26th at 7 pm against the Sioux Falls Storm




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