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.
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.
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.