Maurice Lee, a former Ohio State Buckeye, broke several AIFL records against the Stampede defense. Lee had 16 catches for 193 yards and 7 touchdowns. He scored 42 of Miami Valley's 57 points.
Coach Matt King commended Lee at game's end and said the team is coming around and is now able to give Mo the ball more. "I have the best receiver in the league and once he gets the ball its hard to stop him." King added, "Look more for Mo in future games."
Matt Glacken also played an outstanding game for Miami Valley, as he threw for 7 touchdowns and ran for one. For the game, Matt had a total of 257 yards.
Coach King also commended Glacken for a game well played. It was not known until the end of the game that early in the first quarter, Matt had his jaw broken on a tackle. King tried to get Glacken to sit out with the injury, but he refused and played in the game to the end.
B.J. Paulus also made an important play to bring home the win. With :13 left in the game and Stubenville moving the ball for the win, he intercepted a pass at the Silverback 15 yard line.
T.J. Wiley of the Stampede was the highlight of the game for the host team, passing for 291 yards and 7 touchdowns. Wiley did however get sacked 6 times for a loss of 36 yards and had 4 fumbles. Coming into the contest, Stubenville had lost each of their three previous games by an average of 19 points.
The officals need some work, however, as Coach King was not very pleased. He Stated that they were the worst officals he had ever seen and did a bad job. "It was almost like they was trying to give the game to the Stampede." He noted he may be fined by the league for what he said, but if you look at tapes of the game, you will see it. Early in the third quarter, several players were close to fighting and King went onto the field to calm things down. Yet the officals threatened him that if he didn’t leave the field, he’d be thrown out. He feels this was stated to him because at halftime, he spoke with the game crew about many of the late hits that weren't being called.
Jeff Kolackowski was seen on the sidelines wearing a Stampede shirt, however, he stated that next week he will be attending the game in Troy and will have a Silverback shirt on. He was pleased with the attendance for the game, as 3200 was announced. He feels Miami Valley will do the same thing next week when they face the Reading Express for the Silverbacks' first ever home contest. Stubenville will remain home for a game with Syracuse.