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Quad City Steamwheelers Roster
Active
                                    Roster May 18th  (R) 1st yr player in af2
                                    
HEAD COACH: Rich Ingold
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH: Jon Rhelk
VOL. ASST. COACH: Phil Hayek
ASST. COACH Reggie Mathis
 
ACTIVE ROSTER:
NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. COLLEGE PRO
86 - Chris Anthony OS 6'3" 205 Iowa State R 75 - Cory Bern OL/DL 6'3" 300 Western Illinois R 58 - Corey Brown OL/DL 6'2" 295 University of Iowa AF2 QuadCity
96 - Lamon
                                    Caldwell      OL/DL    6'3"   295  Portland state      AF2   quad City
97 - Derrick Davison    
                                    FB/LB    6'1"   240  University of Iowa          
                                    R
                                    44 - Josh Fourdyce       FB/LB    6'2"   260  Knox College        AF2   Quad City
                                    01 - Ira Gooch           OS       6'0"   190  Central Michigan             R
                                    14 - Brian Hegnauer      K        6'0"   215  Ohio AF2 - Lafayette / Mohegan Camp 
                                    22 - Jeff Hewitt         WR/DB    5'11"  190  South West Missouri State    R
                                    91 - Tim McGill          OL/DL    6'3"   300  University of Illinois       R
                                    09 - Dan McMullen        QB/WR/LB 6'3"   220  Saint Ambrose                AF2
20 - Shawn Orr
                                              DS       5'8"   175  Benedict College             R
05 - Hiawatha Phifer WR/DB 6'0" 200 Western Illinois AF2 - Quad City
62 - Michael Schaefer    OL/DL    6'6"   300  Toledo                    
                                      R
50 - Justin Thies        OL/DL    6'3"   270  Western Illinois       AF2 - Quad City
32 - Frank Trentadue FB/LB/OL/DL  6'1"   255  Elmhurst                        R
56 -
                                    Damon Williams      OL/DL    6'4"   305  Evangel            
                                    AF2 - Quad City
21 - Pee-Wee Woods       DS      
                                    5'10"  176  Oklahoma            AF2 - Quad City
12 - Tony Zimmerman      QB       6'3"   220  Duquesne                     R




INACTIVE TAXI ROSTER:
02 - Eric Thigpen        DS       6'1"   205  University of Iowa           R
95 - T.J. Schneckloth    OL/DL    6'5"   250  North West Missouri State       R 




INJURED RESERVE:
42 - Raj Clark           FB/LB    6'2"   240  University of Iowa           R

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Depth Chart

SteamWheelers

QB

12

Tony Zimmerman

9

Dan McMullen

OS

1

Ira Gooch

WR

5

Hiawatha Phifer

22

Jeff Hewitt

WR

86

Chris Anthony

9

Dan McMullen

FB/LB

32

Frank Trentadue

44

Josh Fourdyce

97

Derrick Davison

C

58

Corey Brown

50

Justin Thies

OL/DL

75

Cory Bern

62

Mike Schaefer

96

Lamon Caldwell

91

Tim McGill

56

Damon Williams

97

Derrick Davison

DB

5

Hiawatha Phifer

22

Jeff Hewitt

86

Chris Anthony

DB

21

Pee-Wee Woods

9

Dan McMullen

DS

20

Shawn Orr

K

14

Brian Hegnauer

The Rattle!!
By Greg schaefer  (ROCK)
 
1st drive Tony Zimmerman gets sacked for a saftey,(thought the lineman was offsides ) we are now down 9-0. Its quiet and we start our next drive with incomplete passes, tipped balls and the fans are getting restless. Section 214 was a hollering and this fan has a big rattle and she is shaking it really hard and yelling.. moments later i see where behind the Stealth bench a few girls are sitting there and they are given that huge rattle to shake, and boy are they shaking it, the players were getting annoyed,a coach from the team was talking to them and still she kept on shaking it, from then on it seems like the SteamWheelers were motivated like the fans and things were happening. Frank Trentadue was a force through the night with 2 sacks-fumble recovery-rushing TD and almost a INT. Josh Fourdyce was everywhere and making there QB known to the fact the ceiling has a Disco ball!!  The Rattle is still being shaken and i see Ira Gooch running from end zone to endzone on one kick off and two others he missses the distance by a few yards..some one by the scorers table is trying to get her from shaking the rattle but to no avail, she is still going at it. Chris Anthony from Tony Zimmerman for 3 TDs and a catch from Dan McMullen late in the fourth Qtr.  i see now she is getting tired so the owner of the rattle goes down to get it but i see in her hand that she has one and she now has them both near the wall and shaking them really good and yelling, i am wondering if security was going to talk to her but they don't an she makes her way back up to sec 214 with both of them shaking. Like a witch doctor the spell was set on the Stealth and after there 9-0 lead it was all SteamWheelers! Defensive line was bulked up with newly accquired Lamon Caldwell and after we scored a Td i heared from the announcer that Lamon  scored it on a catch from Zimmerman??  Naw!!  it was 86 not 96!!  Chris Anthony scored it, i guess the Rattle was affecting the annnouncer also through out the nite. Kicking was great in all categories, everything clicked after the rattle! later in the game i see the height difference on our new DB, Shawn Orr  5'8"to there Wr Xavier Patterson 6"1". after a few passes thrown near him and no catches from great knock downs and timing from Shawn the crowd was really into it. he reminds me of another small DB--Melvin McClendon(Mighty Mouse). I know we do have great FAN support for our team after seeing the scoreboard at the end show  68-36  !!
Lets all have rattles for our next home game!!

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Depth Chart

Wichita Stealth

QB

14

Matt Hicks

4

Jay Alexander

OS

25

Xavier Patterson

WR

7

Willie Grissom

3

Corey McCoy

WR

24

Karl Richardson

13

Greg Kyler

FB

49

Rod Pickett

44

Bruce Henderson

TE

77

John Hesse

98

Jerry Samuels

C

70

Matt Walls

75

Tevita Hafoka

G

93

Bryan Henderson

65

Chris Enneking

DEFENSE

DS

8

Will Sullivan

9

Robert Hall

15

Chris White

DS

25

Xavier Patterson

3

Corey McCoy

13

Greg Kyler

LB

44

Bruce Henderson

LB

7

Willie Grissom

24

Karl Richardson

DE

77

John Hesse

98

Jerry Samuels

NT

65

Chris Enneking

75

Tevita Hafoka

DE

93

Bryan Henderson

70

Matt Walls

SPECIALISTS

K

2

Chris Corse

H

9

Robert Hall

LS

70

Matt Walls

75

Tevita Hafoka

KR

25

Xavier Patterson

8

Will Sullivan

IR

1

Richard Johnson

Inactive

5

Pascal Volz

Wichita 9 6 0 21 36

Quad-Cities 7 21 13 27 68



First quarter

W Corey McCoy 31 pass from Matt Hicks (Jason Corse kick)

W Safety: Bryan Henderson tackled Tony Zimmerman in the end zone

Q Chris Anthony 32 pass from Zimmerman (Brian Hegnauer kick)

Second quarter

Q Anthony 9 pass from Zimmerman (Hegnauer kick)

Q Josh Fourdyce 6 pass from Zimmerman (Hegnauer kick)

W Xavier Patterson 17 pass from Hicks (kick failed)

Q Anthony 11 pass from Zimmerman (Hegnauer kick)

Third quarter

Q Frank Trentadue 6 run (Hegnauer kick)

Q Zimmerman 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

Q Zimmerman 1 run (Hegnauer kick)

W Greg Kyler 35 pass from Jay Alexander (Corse kick)

Q Ira Gooch 57 kickoff return (Hegnauer kick)

W Kyler 41 pass from Alexander (Corse kick)

Q Dan McMullen 4 pass from Zimmerman (Hegnauer kick)

W Carl Richardson 8 pass from Alexander (Corse kick)

Q Anthony 38 pass from McMullen (kick failed)



Team stats

W QC

First downs 14 12

Rushes-yards 2-0 9-28

Passing yards 276 191

Passing 19-43-0 16-22-0

Fumbles-lost 3-2 3-2

Penalties-yards 7-36 4-64

Individual stats

Rushing Wichita: Matt Hicks 2-(-5); Q-C: Tony Zimmerman 3-13, Frank Trentadue 3-13, Ira Gooch 1-1, Josh Fourdyce 1-0, Dan McMullen 1-(-11).

Passing Wichita: Hicks 12-30-0-175-2, Jay Alexander 7-13-0-121-3; Q-C: Zimmerman 15-21-0-158-5, McMullen 1-1-0-38-1.

Receiving Wichita: Corey McCoy 7-87, Greg Kyler 4-98, Carl Richardson 4-47, Xavier Patterson 3-42, Will Sullivan 1-22; Q-C: Chris Anthony 8-124, Gooch 4-53, Fourdyce 1-6, Damon Williams 1-5, McMullen 1-4, Jeff Hewitt 1-4.

A 6,253.

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Wheelers' Gooch shreds Stealth defense
By Don Doxsie/ QUAD-CITY TIMES

Who needs the X-Man? The Quad-City Steamwheelers now have the I-Man.

Former Davenport West star Ira I-Man Gooch averaged almost 30 yards every time he touched the ball Saturday night as the Wheelers recovered from a slow start to trounce the Wichita Stealth 68-36 at The Mark of the Quad-Cities.

The Steamwheelers, coming off only the second loss in their history, struggled for nearly a quarter against the Stealth and former Quad-City star Xavier X-Man Patterson.

But the Wheelers finally got going behind Gooch, Chris Anthony and Tony Zimmerman to push their season record to 6-1.

I dont know why we came out so out of sync, Gooch said. But we didnt put our heads down. We just kept it together and kept going.

By the time it was over, Gooch had 341 all-purpose yards and a new nickname. The public address announcer began referring to him as I-Man as he repeatedly shredded the Stealth on kick returns in the second half.

They can call me whatever they want, as long as they keep cheering, Gooch said.

The I-Man finished with 169 yards on five kickoff returns, 119 yards on three returns of missed field goals and 53 yards on four pass receptions. He scored only one touchdown, but had four kick returns of more than 50 yards.

When we were recruiting him, I could see on film that he was a great kick returner, Wheelers coach Rich Ingold said.

He has no fear. He throws his body into the mess. He keeps it alive. He was our best offensive weapon tonight. Scheme-wise, they were not going to let him have a big night catching the ball. They were double covering him ... Im just glad hes on our side.

Gooch didnt do it by himself. In fact, it was Anthony, another former Quad-Cities high school star, who got the Wheelers rolling after Wichita opened an early 9-0 lead. Anthony finished with eight receptions for 134 yards and four touchdowns, the last of them coming on a 38-yard pass in which he breezed past Patterson to catch a pass from backup quarterback Dan McMullen.

McMullen was in the game because Zimmerman, the Wheelers improving young quarterback, limped off after throwing a touchdown pass to McMullen.

Zimmerman had another solid game after he and his teammates got off to a horrible start.

Tony was pressing a little bit at the start, Ingold said. He had a fire in his eye and he was just anxious to get going.

Wichita, the second-lowest scoring team in the league, was playing without its biggest offensive weapon, Pascal Volz, but it rolled down the field to score in just three plays on the opening series.

Zimmerman fumbled the snap on the Wheelers first play and Wichita recovered although it failed to convert the turnover into points. But Zimmerman was tackled in the end zone by af2 sack leader Bryan Henderson on the next play and the Stealth had a 9-0 lead.

It should have been about 16-0, Wichita coach Land Jacobsen said. We got the ball at the 8-yard line once and didnt score. If we score a touchdown there, then they have a little more of a hole to dig out of. We needed to get up on them like that to have a chance.

But Anthony got the Wheelers on the board late in the first quarter when he made a diving catch, then scrambled to his feet and ran the last few yards into the end zone, completing a 32-yard scoring play.

He added TD catches of 9 and 11 yards before the half was over, the last one coming with just six seconds to go before intermission.

The Wheelers defense also recovered from its slow start, holding the Stealth in check until backup quarterback Jay Alexander came in to throw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes.

The thing about our defense was our pass rush showed up, Ingold said. We were throwing them out of rhythm.



Don Doxsie can be contacted at (563) 383-2289 or ddoxsie@qctimes.com.


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The score

Quad-City Steamwheelers 68, Wichita Stealth 36.

Up next

The same two teams meet again next Saturday in Wichitas Kansas Coliseum.

Zimmerman hurt

Tony Zimmerman, who has played almost every down at quarterback for the Quad-City Steamwheelers this season, limped off the field near the end of their victory Saturday night.

Zimmerman was hit on the leg by a helmet as he threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Dan McMullen in the fourth quarter. He was helped to the locker room and later helped out of the building.

"Theyre going to do X-rays, but they seem to think its just a bruise, Zimmerman said. "Someone just came in and hit me at the end of the play. Thats all that happened.

McMullen took over at quarterback for the last few minutes of the game and threw a 38-yard scoring pass to Chris Anthony on his first play.



T.J.s troop

Steamwheelers lineman T.J. Schneckloth had his own personal cheering section at Saturdays game.

Schneckloth teaches at Tuman Elementary School in Davenport. As an incentive to get participants in the schools annual Parents Night, the class that got the most parents to come was promised a "field trip.

It was supposed to be a picnic, but when it was rained out Schneckloth arranged to have winning third-graders come to The Mark on Friday to see where he plays football. They got an added surprise when they got there free tickets to Saturday nights game with Wichita.



Mixed greeting

Former Steamwheeler star Xavier "X-Man Patterson received a mixed reception from the crowd of 6,253 at The Mark.

There was a smattering of cheers and quite a few boos when the one-time af2 Ironman of the Year was introduced before the game.

Patterson didnt do much in the game until the final minute of the first half. Then he caught a quick screen off his shoe tops and scooted 17 yards up the right sideline for a touchdown.

He did his familiar X signal to the crowd, but it wasnt as well-received as it used to be.

Patterson caught two other passes in the game. He also burned on a 38-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Dan McMullen to Chris Anthony late in the contest.



New way of doing it

Former Westmer High School star Josh Fourdyce reached a milestone when he caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Tony Zimmerman in the second quarter. It was the fifth touchdown of his af2 career, but the first one hes gotten on a pass.



Capable sub

Wichita played without its stellar offensive specialist Pascal Volz, who was sent home for personal reasons, but replacement Corey McCoy did a solid job.

In fact, it only took McCoy three plays to get a touchdown, hauling in a 31-yard scoring pass from Matt Hicks on the opening series.

He finished with seven receptions for 87 yards and almost broke loose for a touchdown on a kickoff return as the first half ended, finally being tripped up on a shoestring tackle by the Steamwheelers Shawn Orr.

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