Game 7: Pre-Game Notes

6:00 PM —

Eric Bullock

Stephon Hickson

Getting pumped for some Steel football…

Pre-game stretch

Tyrell Zimmerman

5:45 PM — Behind the scenes…

4:30 PM — Here are some key comments from Steel head coach Rod Miller in his pre-game chat with the voice of the Steel, Daryle Dobos…

“I’m content with being 3-3 right now.  I think by no means did I expect us to be 6-0 at the first part of the season.  I knew the kind of situation that we were in and I knew the kind of team that we had.  But to be at this point, to be .500, to finish the last part of the first part of the season on a winning streak, that’s a positive that we look for.  We started off slow, but we want to build momentum to get better each week.  I think we’ve done that and now we’re at a point where maybe we haven’t turned the tide, but now we’re going to go to the center part of the season the way we left off the first part of the season.”

“You want to try to stay healthy as much as possible.  We’ve had some minor nicks and bangs here and there, but we’ve been fortunate enough to not have major injuries…a lot of things that we can help through rest during the week, which has happened a lot.  We’re resting them when we need to rest them.”

“Melik Brown was originally signed to the Steel before the start of the season, but he ended up getting an opportunity with the Philadelphia Soul.  He actually played a game, went on injured reserve and there were some job situations that didn’t allow him to go back.  Fortunately, he’s from our area and it worked out great for us.  He’s got experience, he’s played well, he’s played at a championship level at Baltimore last year.  He’s one of those guys who knows how to win.”

3:50 PM — The Steel have arrived at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC for their big game against the Force.  I’ll have some quotes from head coach Rod Miller from his pre-game chat with Daryle Dobos, which you can hear in its entirety during the Cici’s Pizza pre-game show at 6:45 PM.  Gametime is 7 PM.

Before the bus pulled into the arena, which has been the nicest road arena I’ve been to so far, the team dropped off a few boxes of food at the local Salvation Army.  As the FEMA signs and banners around the area can attest to, they’ve been hit hard by some of the recent bad weather down here — we dodged a few nasty storms down here ourselves — so it was nice for the team to help out those in need.  You can read more about that on TrentonSteel.com coming soon with a photograph courtesy of yours truly.

Trenton looks to win their fourth straight, but will have to do so with the following players inactive: Mike Bibbs, Justin Fumando and Najah Pruden.  Fumando especially had been stepping his game up as of late, but Melik Brown has been added to the defensive core to help fill in the gap…Stephon Hickson will also be active for the first time in a few weeks. 

Stay tuned for coach Miller’s comments and all the usual extras you’ve come to expect here at Titanium Times throughout the day and night.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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One Response to “Game 7: Pre-Game Notes”

  1. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Lookin’ forward to it and hope for a win tonite!!

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