Warriors continue undefeated at home

04/26/03 Warriors Press Release

West Valley City UT (April 26th, 2003) – The Warriors did more than weather the Storm in Saturday nights game, they controlled the elements in the 59 to 35 win over the Sioux Falls Storm!  This was not only a night of high flying football, but also of high emotions.  The pre-game ceremony included a SWAT team, bagpipers, Salt Lake Police motorcycles and a tribute to Utah war hero officer Jim Cawley.       

Utah came out in typical Warrior fashion and scored on the first play of the game; a 40-yard pass from Ragsdale to Grow.  This was one of Cory Grow’s four touchdown receptions of the night.  The offense was unstoppable in the first quarter putting up an impressive 21 points.  Sioux Falls on the other hand was only able to score a single touchdown.  In the second quarter however, both teams looked stagnant, holding each other scoreless. 

The Warriors offense was driven by quarterback Danny Ragsdale.  Ragsdale completed 33 of 43 on the night and racked up a 375 total yards of offense, including 8 touchdowns.  Both Corey Grow and Eugene Mirador had nearly 100 yards a piece, while Omar Bacon led the pack 127.

“We finally got it together and the offense started clicking but when it cam right down to the entire ball game it was a great win for the defense.” Said Warrior head coach Lee Leslie. “These men have come together and are a true team, its taken a lot of hard work to get where we are and I am proud of them.”

The stingy defense gave up only 180 yards on the night and pulled down 4 interceptions.  Rob Love, Garret White, Trevor Bell and Dee McCormick each got a pick.  The Warrior defense put great pressure on the Storm quarterback.  The Storm’s highly touted running game proved ineffective against the Warrior defense.

The Warriors will be on the road again for their next game.  This time they will fly to Texas to take on the Austin Rockers on May 3rd.  That game will be broadcast live on 1280 the Sports Zone.

The Warriors will be back in the E Center on the May 24th at 7 pm against the Rapid City Red Dogs. 




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