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VooDoo Blaze Through Second Consecutive Road Win

Sunday July 7, 2013

 NEW ORLEANS (July 6, 2013) – The New Orleans VooDoo (5-10) conquered the Utah Blaze (5-10) 63-49 in front of a crowd of 7171 inside the EnergySolutions Arena Saturday night.

After a VooDoo defensive stop to start the game, both teams traded scores as VooDoo wide receiver Quorey Payne completed an 11- yard pass from QB Chris Dixon before a Utah six-yard touchdown grab from WR AJ Jackson. New Orleans quarterback Chris Dixon capped off the ensuing drive with a three-yard touchdown on a designed quarterback run, making it 14-7.

To start off the second quarter, Utah fullback Ben Stallings evened things out with a one-yard run into the end zone. Utah defense proved efficient as the VooDoo drive resulted in a missed field goal attempt by VooDoo kicker Kenny Spencer. Utah took their first lead of the game as Utah’s Boltus threw a 33-yard touchdown to WR DeJay Lester. However, New Orleans evened the score off a late touchdown reception by VooDoo WR L.J. Castile, leaving the game tied 21-21 at halftime.

New Orleans QB Chris Dixon opened up the third quarter with a one-yard run and VooDoo DB Chris Brown returned an interception for 26 yards to the endzone to make it 35-21. Utah responded late in the third with a four-yard touchdown. The two teams traded big shots to close out the third, as QB Chris Dixon tossed a 34-yard score to Larry Beavers and Utah QB Jaosn Boltus found Lester on a 44-yard touchdown. The VooDoo close out the third quarter with a 42-35 lead.

Midway through the fourth quarter VooDoo’s Quorey Payne hauled in two touchdown passes. Utah countered with 19-yard touchdown pass to make it 56-42. Dixon rushed for his third touchdown of the night on the ensuing drive and Chase Deadder closed out the game with a four-yard scoring reception.
The New Orleans VooDoo continue their three game road stint next Saturday, July 13 against the Arizona Rattlers.

Media Awards
New Orleans VooDoo QB Chris Dixon

Utah Blaze DB David Hyland

Utah Blaze DB David Hyland (playing both sides of the ball)

One-handed touchdown reception by New Orleans VooDoo WR L.J. Castile
(0:05 in the 2nd QTR)

One-handed touchdown reception by New Orleans VooDoo WR L.J. Castile
(0:05 in the 2nd QTR)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Utah 7 14 14 14 49
New Orleans 14 7 21 21 63

About the New Orleans VooDoo
The New Orleans VooDoo will play in the New Orleans Arena, an SMG managed facility directly across the street from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as well as, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the last six home games. Single game tickets for VooDoo regular season home games are on sale now by calling 504-875-3900. For more information call (888) 277-5526 for Vice President and Director of Operations, Jason Coffel. The game is on Rush Radio 99.5, WRNO and on the worldwide web at as well as on Cox 4 in the New Orleans area, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The week following each COX game fans can watch replays on CST.To shop all things VooDoo, visit and get your gear today.

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased their fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game will air on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.