Iron outplayed Blaze at home, 56-82 PDF 
The Utah Blaze (1-11) were defeated by the Milwaukee Iron (8-5) in front of 3,537 fans at the Maverik Center Friday night, 56-82.
 
“We’re not executing in the critical situations,” said Blaze Head Coach Ron James. “We are still a work in progress but at the same time we are working towards the positive.” 
Milwaukee tallied the first score of the evening with a touchdown run by FB/LB Tyre Young (6-0, 310, IUP). The Blaze evened up the score with a five-yard touchdown pass from QB Brett Elliott (6-3, 210, Linfield to WR Akamu Aki (5-10, 185, Weber State. Each team exchanged another score before the Iron jumped ahead after WR/DB Antoine Burns (6-0, 215, Minnesota) returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
 
The Iron steamed ahead in the second quarter of play, outscoring the Blaze by 13 points. Greisen connected with WR Damian Harrell (6-3, 200, Florida State) on two of the four Iron touchdowns. The teams entered the locker rooms at the half with the Iron leading, 46-35.
 
The Iron furthered the gap in the third quarter tallying three touchdowns to the Blaze’s one score from Elliott to WR Aaron Boone (6-3, 213, Kentucky).
 
The Blaze were unable to close the gap in the final quarter of play, tallying their eight consecutive loss on the season.
 
Greisen earned Russell Athletic Player of the Game for completing 21-of-23 passes for 330 yards and eight touchdowns.
 
Riddell Defensive Player of the Game Honors went to DB Tracy Belton (6-0, 175, Massachusetts) after tallying 10.0 total tackles, including one for a loss, one interception, one pass breakup and one forced fumble.
 
Blaze WR/DB Aaron Lesue (5-9, 190, Utah State) earned the JLS Ironman of the game in addition to Cutter’s Catch of the Game with his touchdown pass sending him over the dasher board. Lesue finished the night recording two receptions for 14 yards and one touchdown. Defensively he tallied 4.0 total tackles.
 
Harrell earned Nifty’s Playmaker of the Game after compiling 6 catches for 95 yards and four touchdowns.
 
Elliott finished the night 26-of-28 passing for 264 yards and seven touchdowns.
 
DB Patrick Body (6-2, 205, Toledo) led the defense with 11.0 total tackles.
 
The Blaze face the Jacksonville Sharks next week in their final home game of the season on Friday, July 9 at the Maverik Center. Following the game, former season nine American Idol Justin Williams will be performing a concert for Blaze fans. Single-game tickets can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com.  Group and season tickets are also available by calling 888-99BLAZE or information can be found at www.utblaze.com.