July 8, 2010
Western Conference Championship Game
San Jose Wolves @ Wyoming Calvary
The AIFA Western Conference playoff match-up features the San Jose Wolves visiting the Wyoming Calvary. The Calvary will be attempting to be the Western Conference representative in the AIFA Championship game for the third consecutive season. Wyoming (13-1) has been one of the top programs in Indoor Football over the past decade, and their Head Coach Dan Maciejczak is one of the best in the business. I have to admit while some fans don’t like it – I love his style of not kicking field goals and going for two after every score. Those things can hurt you in close games however, and I think it has played a role in their past championship game defeats. The San Jose Wolves put together a (9-5) expansion season with some of the most explosive talent in the league. Head Coach Bennie King has two AIFA Championships to his credit as a GM with the Lakeland Thunderbolts and the Florence Phantoms, and he will be looking to add his first as a Head Coach. The Wolves have been defeated 3 times by the Calvary including a 47-26 decision on July 4th. Don’t be fooled by this score however as the Wolves rested most of their starters in this one, while Wyoming used most of their regulars.
Prediction: If San Jose can slow down Matt Strand and the Wyoming passing attack they will have a chance in this one. If the Wolves and QB Omar Jacobs are operating on all cylinders they are a very dangerous and playoff experienced team.
Upset Special – San Jose Wolves 60 Wyoming Cavalry 56