The Bloomington Edge made several key changes to their football coaching staff this past off-season, and those moves paid off in a huge way Sunday night when the Edge annihilated the Tri-Town Titans 46-0 in an exhibition game at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. New head coach Ameer Ismail, who also serves as the team’s defensive coordinator, pitched a shutout in his first official appearance on the Edge sidelines. The Edge held the Titans to 45 total yards, a number that is unheard of in indoor football. The Edge defense also racked up3 sacks and 5 interceptions.
Offensive Coordinator Rod Miller, who is also in his first season with the Edge, had his offense rolling early as the Edge scored on each of their first three possessions. Coach Miller was with Wichita last season, and helped that team win the conference championship.
Returning quarterback Caleb Holbrook is quickly becoming one of the most talked about signal callers in the league. He looked every bit as poised in dicing up the Titans as he did in the Edge’s final two playoff games last season. Holbrook threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter, and spent the remaining three quarters cheering on the players competing for the final roster spots.
Illinois State graduate Darrilyn Dunn also only played about a quarter, but it was plenty of time to have a big impact on the game. Dunn had several dazzling runs and made a habit of running over and threw Titan defenders. He accounted for 2 rushing touchdowns in limited action.
The Edge will kick-off the 2017 season officially this Friday night as they take on conference rivals Western Michigan. The game starts at 7:05pm, and is “Youth Sports Appreciation” night. Youth sports teams who buy 10 or more tickets will get a special discounted price. Teams of 20 more will be brought down to the field for a pre-game introduction. For group packages or season tickets call 484-840-EDGE or visit the Edge website www.bloomingtonedge.net