The Cape Fear Heroes with an exciting 52-37 win this past Saturday over the visiting Harrisburg Stampede have captured the American Indoor Football regular season title. Both the Heroes and the Stampede entered the game with 6-1 records and tied for first place in the AIF. By winning the Heroes advanced directly to the AIF Championship Game on June 8th to be held at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville North Carolina. The Stampede will host the York Capitals on June 2 in the first round of the playoffs with the winner advancing to the Championship game.
After being down 13-0 to the Stampede early in the game Heroes quarterback Garrett Sutphen threw four touchdown passes and lead the offensive to an impressive showing utilizing receivers Tim Jones, Tymere Zimmerman and Jay Jackson along with running back Chris Johnson. On the defense the Heroes where just as impressive constantly chasing Stampede quarterback E.J. Nemeth and shutting down their receivers. The Heroes defense prevented the Stampede from reaching the end zone despite Harrisburg having eight plays inside the Cape Fear 12, including five inside the 5.
Championship game tickets can be purchased by contacting the Crown Coliseum Box Office or any Ticketmaster location