XTREME'S MAIN GOAL: GAIN HOME-FIELD EDGE.Byline: Steve Irvine Staff Writer
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XFL X Football League playoffs will be on the line when the Xtreme meets San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden at the Coliseum in a 5 p.m. game for the Western Division title.
Getting that home-field advantage, Xtreme coach Al Luginbill Sources
The loser today will play at Orlando in the first round of the playoffs on April 14 or 15. The winner will play host to either Chicago or New York/New Jersey in the other first-round contest.
Avoiding the trip, Luginbill admits, would be nice. But right now he isn't worried about what will happen in the first round of the playoffs.
``I just want us to play well (against San Francisco),'' said Luginbill, whose team lost at San Francisco 15-13 in the first game of the season.
It's certainly an angry Xtreme team coming into the Coliseum just six days after failing to clinch the division title in a 27-12 loss at Memphis. Standing on the other sideline is a San Francisco team that stayed alive by holding off Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. 14-9.
``The strength of their team, offensively, is their wideouts and quarterback,'' Luginbill said.
Those wideouts include Jimmy Cunningham (37 catches, 390 yards), Brian Roberson (34-373) and Carson High graduate Tydus Winans Tydus Oran Winans (born July 26, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) was an American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football for Fresno State University. (20-166). Throwing the ball is Mike Pawlawski, the league's most accurate passer with 169 completions in 268 attempts. His passing yards (1,523) and touchdowns (12) trail only the 2,022 yards and 17 touchdowns thrown by Xtreme quarterback Tommy Maddox Thomas (Tommy) Alfred Maddox (born September 2, 1971 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was a football quarterback in the NFL who most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. High school career
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The Xtreme will be without receiver Darnell McDonald Darnell Tyrone McDonald (born November 17, 1978 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.
McDonald attended Cherry Creek High School, which would also be attended by David Aardsma, Brad Lidge and Donzell McDonald, his older (eight touchdown receptions) which means they need extra production from others.
XTREME VS. SAN FRANCISCO
Time: 5 p.m. at the Coliseum
TV: Ch. 4
Records: Xtreme 6-3; San Francisco 5-4
XTREME VS. SAN FRANCISCO (see text)