GAME TIME | Thunder


Who: Mahoning Valley Thunder (5-7) at Louisville Fire (6-6)
When: 7 p.m. today
Where:
Radio: WBBW-AM (1240), WLLF-FM (96.7)
Series history: Louisville leads 1-0, winning 52-34 at the Chevrolet Centre May 5.
Coaches: Mike Hold is 5-7 in his first season with the Thunder and 32-34 overall in five seasons. Tommy Johnson is in his fourth season with the Fire.
Schedules:

Thunder (5-7)
48Tri-Cities40
65at Albany59
54Cincinnati20
49at Manchester67
34Louisville52
26WB/Scranton56
26at Florida62
40Manchester50
57at Cincinnati20
39at Green Bay54
63Quad City34
40@ WB/Scranton51
Today@ Louisville7 p.m.
7/13Albany7:05 p.m.
7/21@ Tennessee Valley8:30 p.m.
7/28Green Bay7:05 p.m.

Louisville (6-6)

52Boise57
53at South Georgia77
61Cincinnati54
47at Alabama63
52at Thunder34
48at Fort Wayne42
53Alabama35
51at Quad City57
39Green Bay33
34Fort Wayne52
58at Cincinnati35
44at Albany53
TodayThunder7 p.m.
7/14Quad City7 p.m.
7/20at Green Bay8:30 p.m.
7/28Tennessee Valley7 p.m.

Scouting report: Both teams need a victory in bids for a playoff spot. Last week Fire QB Joe Steele was 28-of-42 for 309 yards against Albany. He didn’t play against the Thunder May 5 at the Chevrolet Centre. In that game, Shane Adler was 17-of-33 for 237 yards and 4 TDs. Thunder QB Glen Gauntt was 18-of-36 for 267 yards and 5 TDs, but he also threw an interception. In that game the Thunder fell behind 24-7 in the first quarter and spent the rest of the night playing catch up. It was 38-28 at halftime.

Vindicator staff report

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