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Wichita Force Football - Game Recaps

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LB Jason Catchings Seals Force Win Over Amarillo

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (8-2) earned its fourth straight win with a 59-51 win over the Amarillo Venom (6-4) on Saturday at the Civic Center.

The Force fell silent on offense in the first quarter and was held together by the team’s defense only giving up seven points to the Venom. QB David Olson threw 3-for-6 in the first for 34 yards. Venom QB Nate Davis threw 1-for-6 in the first and recorded the team’s first and only touchdown of the quarter.

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RB Julian Hayes, Force Takes Top Spot in Northern Division with Win Over Bandits

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (7-2) earned its first franchise road win against the Sioux City Bandits (7-3) after defeating the team 23-19 in a nail biting winner on Saturday.

At the initial start of the contest, the Force struggled to stop Sioux City’s rushing game. In the first quarter, RB Drew Prohaska recorded 41 rushing yards and put the team’s first points on the board. QB Chuck Wright complimented the first touchdown with a five-yard pass to WR Frederick Bruno to bring a 13-0 lead over Wichita.

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Total Team Effort Fuels Force to 52-42 Win

WICHITA, Kan. — Saturday night at INTRUST Bank Arena, the Wichita Force (6-2) defeated the Chicago Eagles (2-6) using all three phases of the game: Offense, defense, and special teams.

Newly acquired Force Quarterback David Olson had five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing), Defensive back Clarence Anderson returned a field goal attempt for a touchdown, and the Force defense wreaked havoc and caused two Chicago turnovers while also limiting them to only 217 yards of total offense. Wichita got on the board first Saturday, as Connor Frazell nailed a 28-yard field goal with 10:35 to play in the first quarter. Following an Eagles touchdown, David Olson scampered in for a 1-yard TD run to give the Force a 10-6 lead.

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DB Harper, Force Scrapes by Edge in Thrilling Win

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (5-2) hold off the Bloomington Edge (2-4) to record a 32-37 win on Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Right off the bat, the Force came into the contest with an undeniable momentum. On the initial kick-off of the game, DB Dominique Terrell made a monstrous tackle that brought the hyped energy to the Force bench.

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Force Drop First Road Loss of 2016 Season

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (4-2) dropped its first road game of the season in a stunning 55-58 loss to the Omaha Beef (3-3) on Saturday.

During the entire contest, excluding the end of the fourth quarter, the Force offense struggled to find a rhythm. QB Stephen Panasuk completed 14 out of 29 passes for 155 yards and six touchdowns. WR Clarence Anderson recorded two receiving touchdowns and WR Brett Soft added an additional four.

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Force Suffer First Setback of Season in Loss to Revolution

WICHITA, Kan. — Saturday night at INTRUST Bank Arena, the home standing Wichita Force (4-1) fell to the visiting Texas Revolution (4-1) 74-42. It was the Force’s first loss of the season after a 4-game winning streak to begin the year.

In the first quarter, Wichita used consistent defense and a steady ball control offense to get out to an early lead. With 7:44 remaining in the first quarter, Force Quarterback Stephen Panasuk hit wide receiver Ronald Davis for a 5-yard score to give the Force a 7-6 advantage. Following that, defensive back Kendrick Harper made a phenomenal one-handed interception off Texas Quarterback Robert Kent Jr to hold that lead.

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Force, Panasuk Prevail, Remain Lone CIF Unbeaten

WICHITA, Kan. — The way Wichita Force QB Stephen Panasuk began the game Friday night at INTRUST Bank Arena certainly did not match up with his performance the remainder of the game. The Force (4-0) defeated the visiting Bloomington Edge(1-3) 51-48.

On Panasuk’s first throw of the game, he threw an interception right into the arms of Bloomington defensive back Dominique Patterson. Panasuk’s response the rest of the evening was a six touchdown performance, which propelled the Force to remain the only undefeated team in the CIF at 4-0. “Stephen’s just one of those guys that’s a coach on the field, he’s going to overcome whatever and nothing’s going to shake him. He’s going to do his thing and be that leader on offense that we need,” said Head Coach Paco Martinez after the victory.

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Force Remain Undefeated in Nerve-wracking Win over Eagles

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (3-0) with a 54-45 win over the Chicago Eagles (0-3) at the UIC Pavilion on Friday night.

RB Quentin Benning and the Force offense started the contest with an undisturbed focus. Benning scored two consecutive rushing touchdowns in the first quarter to give the team a 14-0 lead out of the gate over the Eagles. WR Clarence Anderson came to life for the Force in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns to assist the team to a 33-26 lead over the Eagles heading into the locker room.

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Panasuk, Dominate Force Defense Earn Win at Season Home Opener

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (2-0) earned its second victory with a 59-28 over the Duke City Gladiators on Saturday at INTRUST Bank Arena. The Force’s offense came out with visible focus as the team scored the first three touchdowns of the game within the initial ten minutes of the game. Starting off with a five yard pass from QB Stephen Panasuk to RB Quentin Benning, the team continued to carry the hype throughout the quarter including a 12-yard rushing touchdown by WR Clarence Anderson and four yard pass from Panasuk to WR Brett Soft. Panasuk later connect with Anderson for a two yard touchdown pass to give the Force a 28-7 lead over the Gladiators.

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Force Stuns Liberty at Inaugural Home Opener

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (1-0) earned its first victory of the 2016 season with a 66-44 win over the Salina Liberty (0-1) on Saturday at the Bicentennial Center.

The Force showed signs of struggle on the offensive and defensive side of the ball in the first quarter and the  Liberty capitalized on the team’s lack of rhythm. Liberty WR Jerell Kelley returned the kick for the first touchdown of the game followed by a one-yard run by RB Kelwin Burke Jr. to put the Liberty up 13-0 at the start of the game.

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