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Saturday, March 19, 2011

NKY Rivermonsters Put Up 79 in Win

The Northern Kentucky Rivermonsters had their first home game at the Bank of Kentucky Center on NKU's campus Friday night.

The UIFL's best scoring offense tallied a league high, 79 points, behind Jared Lorenzen's season high 325 yards and 18 0f 27 attempts and 7 TDs.

I was one of the nearly 3,000 fans in attendance and I've gotta say, it was kind of awesome. We got in easy (parking was $5). Tickets were only $7 (up to $25), we walked right in to our seats had a few cold libations ($6) and bottomless popcorn ($5) and we were set.

The scoring is fast and frenzied and watching Jared Lorenzen work opposing defenses it about as entertaining as it gets. About the only thing more fun to watch are the TD celebrations, which there were plenty on Friday night. From group bobsledding on top of a boundary wall to a mock home run derby - this group gets it in ways the NFL never will.

Would have loved to see Brett Hamblen play, but he's on the shelf with an injury. I'll definitely go back.

Northern Kentucky improved to 3-1 on the season, and will return home on 7:30 p.m. March 28 against the Canton Cougars.


  1. Great time a lot better product and entertainment value than a commandos game.

  2. One of the most entertaining arena football games I have ever attended, this is my 5 season of attending games with different leagues. Definitely better than the Commandos or the Jungle Kats!!

  3. players are the most talented ive seen since the rockers who were main AFL team in early 90s. Players and coaches are all very nice. I will definatley be back!!!! LOVED IT!!! That DLine is badassssss!!!!

  4. They should advertise more though. Didn't hear anything about it until I read it on Fort Thomas Matters.

  5. I have heard radio advertisments, The Defensive Line coach and DLine should all be locked up for absuing Johnstown like that.LOL. And Lorenzen can still play. I will go again. GO MONSTERS!!!!

  6. Great Game whole family enjoyed it!!! Definately will back!