April 30, 2011
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Georgia Force kicker Carlos Martinez was named the Arena Football League's NAPA Kicker of the Year this week after leading league kickers in points (146) and extra-point success rate (91.1 percent).
The Georgia Force Arena Football League franchise is forming its first Fan Advisory Board, which will be a group of locals that will be solicited for advice in all facets of the fan experience.
After two losses to Jacksonville earlier in the season, the Force lost again to the South Division champion Sharks 64-55 late Monday night in the American Conference Championship Game.
For the second time in the last three seasons, dating back to their days in Alabama, the Georgia Force are headed to the American Conference finals of the Arena Football League's playoffs.
Momentum is an important factor in arena football, but it is magnified further during the postseason. Such was the case for the Georgia Force during their 50-41 win at Cleveland in Sunday's opening round of the AFL playoffs.
Darnel Kennedy will start at quarterback in the Georgia Force's playoff game today.
Georgia Force teammates Darnell Kennedy and Benji McDowell received two of the top three weekly awards Tuesday from the Arena Football League.
The Georgia Force will open the Arena Football League playoffs on the road with a Sunday matchup against the Cleveland Gladiators
Even with an Arena Football League playoff berth already secure, there is still plenty for the Georgia Force to play for as they conclude the regular season against the Iowa Barnstromers tonight at 8:05 in Des Moines.
After last week's 51-41 loss to Chicago in the home finale at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, the Force are hoping to right the ship tonight in order to not only make sure of the postseason berth, but to regain momentum heading into the postseason.
Tonight's regular season home finale against the Chicago Rush figures to be one of the most eventful games of the season for the Georgia Force in many ways.
Brett Elliott connected on five of his eight touchdown passes in the second half -- including three of Maurice Purify's four scores -- to pull away for a 58-39 victory before 4,093 fans at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.
DULUTH -- A 48-43 loss to the Orlando Predators in a key Arena Football League South Division game Saturday night at The Arena at Gwinnett Center was tough enough for the Georgia Force.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia threw for six touchdowns, four to Jeron Harvey as the host Jacksonville Sharks pulled away in the second half for a 71-57 win over the Georgia Force in Arena Football League action late Friday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.