Monday, July 2, 2012

Cincinnati Commandos Capture 3rd Straight League Championship

The Cincinnati Commandos Indoor Football Team made it three league championships in three years, going on the road to defeat the Florida Tarpons 62-44 in the United Indoor Football League's Ultimate Bowl II on Monday night at Germain Arena. The Commandos won the CIFL championship each of the previous two seasons. The loss for Florida, was their one and only on the season.
The Commandos were led for the second straight game led by wide-receiver turned quarterback Nez Mincy, due to an ankle injury to starting quarterback Tyler Sheehan. Mincy was 10-13 for 155 yards and threw five first half touchdowns and ran for another in staking Cincinnati to a 42-29 lead at halftime. Phillip Barnett and Brandon Boehm were on the receiving end for two scoring passes each, while Mack Ogletree also caught a touchdown pass. Mincy added three touchdown passes in the second half to secure the third consecutive championship for the Commandos in their third year of existence.
Not only did the Commandos go on the road to win the championship, they had to overcome a nightmare trip to Southwest Florida. After leaving on a bus late Friday night, the charter experienced not one, but four breakdowns en-route. After 27 hours, the Commandos finally arrived at their hotel in Estero, Florida early Sunday morning.
The win caps a 10-2 season for the Commandos. Florida finishes the season at 11-1.

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