The Columbus Comets beat the veteran OKC Lightning 9-7 in a close, tough battle which saw OKC's defensive player, Meisha Pennon recover a fumble for the Lightning's only score. The Comets scored a field goal and touchdown but were unable to convert the extra point but it was enough to win the game and move on to the Championship game in Nashville. The Comets end their 2007 season with a 9-2 record having lost to the St. Louis Slam twice during the regular season.
The game will be held on Saturday, July 21st at White's Creek High School with a 7:00pm kick off. Vice Mayor Howard Gentry will be the honored guest and will toss the coin. "Howard has been a huge supporter of the league since I formed it over seven year ago and we are very pleased that he will be at the game," states league CEO, Catherine Masters. "We are very pleased to have these two outstanding teams come to Nashville to play for the title. Both of these teams have earned the right to be there and we are expecting one heck of a game," she adds.
For football fans who have never seen women's pro football, this is the game to watch. And, for families, you can't get a better deal for an evening of excitement and fun. "This is great family entertainment and kids of all ages really enjoy getting autographs and meeting the players after the game," states league VP, Debby Lening. There will also be a special MySpace seating area for MySpace members who are attending.
The game is being sponsored by Rivergate Toyota, the U.S. Army, D1-Sports Training, Sam's Club and the Phenom Factory. The gates open for tail-gating at 4pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and may be purchased at Ticketmaster. On game day, the tickets are $20.00 at the stadium box office.
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