Tonight: Storm vs. Georgia
By FRANK PASTOR
Published February 10, 2006
WHEN/WHERE: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.
TV/RADIO: Sun Sports; 620-AM.
RECORDS: Georgia 1-1, Tampa Bay 1-1.
COACHES: Georgia - Doug Plank (14-7, second season); Storm - Dave Ewart, interim (2-2 Storm; 25-37 overall).
SERIES: Tampa Bay leads 6-3.
NOTABLE: Georgia beat Tampa Bay 52-40 in a playoff opener on its way to the ArenaBowl, where it lost to Colorado last season. ... The teams split the regular-season series. ... The Storm will be without coach Tim Marcum, who was suspended an additional game for breaching the terms of a four-game suspension for salary-cap violations. ... Tampa Bay has not lost in 11 games at home, the league's longest current streak. ... Georgia has two of the league's top receivers, Chris Jackson and Derek Lee. ... Storm tight ends Ernest Certain and Ricky Hall and fullback Umar Muhammad will try to slow 2005 All-Arena first-team lineman Jermaine Smith, the Force's career sacks leader. ... Linebacker Lawrence Samuels needs four tackles to tie Tracey Perkins (348) atop the Storm's all-time list.