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Vercher out, Domec back in

05/11/01 LandSharks press release
The Lake Charles LandSharks will be without quarterback Earl Vercher when they take on Mobile Saturday night, after a turf toe injury suffered last week did not heal. With Vercher out of action, Lance Domec will be in uniform for the game. The LandSharks were not expecting Domec to make the trip, as he is graduating from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday. With Vercher’s injury, Domec changed his plans. Meanwhile Geaorge Thompson, who played quarterback in junior college will serve as the backup quarterback. 

Head Coach Kip Texada says the LandSharks are prepared for John Fourcade and the Mobile Seagulls. 

“Fourcade is a warrior. He played in the NFL and led Mississippi to the (IPFL) championship last year. They have lost a few games and have their backs against the wall. They will definitely be ready for us." Full story>>

LandSharks Prepare for Seagulls

05/10/2001 Landsharks staff article
The Lake Charles LandSharks are preparing for the final game of their five-game road trip to open the 2001 National Indoor football League. They take on the Mobile Seagulls Saturday night hoping to stretch their winning streak to five. 

The LandSharks several player changes that will affect their lineup Saturday. 

Quarterback Lance Domec will not be in uniform, as he will be graduating from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. As a result of Domec’s absence, wide-receiver/running back George Thompson will be the LandSharks’ back-up quarterback. Thompson last played the position in Junior College Full story>>

LandSharks win fourth consecutive game

ALEXANDRIA -- The situation for the Lake Charles LandSharks appears a lot better than that of the Louisiana Rangers, on the field and off.

Lendon Henry rushed for 91 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns as the unbeaten LandSharks beat the Rangers 58-18 in a National Indoor Football League game here Saturday.

But more than that, the future looks more shaky than ever for the Rangers (3-2), while Lake Charles (4-0) is still looking forward to its first home game with great anticipation.

For Alexandria's franchise, a crowd of just more than 1,600 at Rapides Coliseum heading into back-to-back road games at Johnstown, Pa., and Yakima, Wash., has caused questions about the Rangers' financial situation. Crowds have been sparse in what has been a season-opening five-game home stand.

"We are disappointed in the crowds,'' said Jim Goodman, the quarterback, head coach and part owner of the Rangers. "We were hoping for 4,000, but we've been drawing 2,000 to 2,200. But the economy is that way right now. People don't have the money to keep coming every week.'' Full story>>

LandSharks surprising 3-0 on season

The Lake Charles LandSharks have been one of the best-kept secrets in Lake Charles.

The expansion National Indoor Football League team is off to a surprising 3-0 start after a 63-31 thrashing of defending league champion Mississippi last week.

Normally, that kind of success would have the home crowds out in droves. But, alas, there won't be a home crowd for Lake Charles for a while. Because of difficulty reserving the Lake Charles Civic Center, the LandSharks are still on the road.

The LandSharks continue that trip with today's game at the Louisiana Rangers of Alexandria. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Rapides Coliseum.

While it won't be a home game, it will be the local fans' best chance yet to see the team. Other games have been at West Virginia and Biloxi, Miss. Full story>>

LandSharks Ready for Alexandria 5/4/2001 

05/04/01 Landsharks Press release
Lake Charles LandSharks coach Kip Texada says his team is well prepared for Saturday’s showdown with the Louisiana Rangers in Alexandria. Texada says the team was impressive in last week’s 63-31 win over Biloxi. “It was very impressive. We came out offensively and scored 63 points. Our offense came through in a big way. I’m really proud of the way they took care of business.” One of the reasons for the offensive outburst, according to coach Texada, was the insertion of Earl Vercher at quarterback Full story>>

LandSharks Sign Receiver

05/02/01 LandSharks Press release
The Lake Charles LandSharks have signed wide receiver Joey Mouton of Port Arthur, TX. Mouton is 6' 180lbs and played most recently for the New England Sea Wolves in the Arena Football League. Mouton played college ball for the Houston Cougars. 

LandSharks' fans can see the team in action when they take on the Louisiana Rangers in Alexandria Saturday night at 7pm. The Rangers are offering LandSharks' fans group ticket prices of $6. Fans can contact the LandSharks at 477-FINS for details. 

More LandSharks News

  • 04/22/01 LandSharks win second straight Full story>>

  • 04/07/01 Landsharks open season with a win Full story>>

  • 04/06/01 LandSharks kick off season with road trip Full story>>



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