Is it possible for another local franchise to play a game against a squad from Chicago this week? The River City Raiders are certainly up for the challenge and they look to keep their home record spotless.
The Raiders (3-1) face the Chicago Blitz (2-1) at Family Arena Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. and covet its fourth straight duke on local turf.
River City suffered its first American Indoor Football (AIF) setback two weekends ago in a 69-49 road loss to West Michigan. The 20-point defeat dropped the Raiders to a two-way tie with the Ironmen for third place in the ten-team, AIF-North Division standings.
One assumes that the first-year franchise was not happy with the result and aims to right the ship with victory on familiar turf. Quarterback Tarean Austin, running back Tyler Batts and wide receiver DeAndre Jackson propels an offense that has recorded a 63-points-per-game average through four contests.
Saturday’s opponent, Chicago Blitz, have recorded a pair of home victories against Kentucky Nightmare for its two victories and held tight in a 34-30 road setback to aforementioned West Michigan earlier this month.
The Blitz are looking to play road spoiler, thus, the Raiders would appreciate a raucous fan base for support.
An online voucher for four free general admission tickets is available at the team’s official website.
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