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Beef prepare for Playoff Push heading into May

2016-0503 Push for the Playoffs

 

The Omaha Beef (4-4) enter their last bye week with a heartbreaking last minute loss to the Bloomington Edge (3-4) this past Saturday, 45-40.  The Slaughterhouse was rockin’ loud and proud with fans as the Beef tried to gain the upper hand in the push for the 2016 Champions Indoor Football playoffs.  While some may see that loss as putting the team back at .500, there are a number of positives that Head Coach Cory Ross see heading into the bye week.  “Guys get this week to rest up, and we can be ready for the playoff push.  It also gives us coaches a little time to make sure the roster is ready for the push for the playoffs. This team has what it takes to make a great run, and we have to continue to strive and give everything we have.  That means cleaning up those little mistakes to make sure we don’t leave anything out there.”

The Beef still control their own destiny as they head to the final 4 games thru May and June.  The Beef welcome back the Chicago Eagles on May 13th for Heroes Night.  The following week the Salina Liberty make their first trip to Omaha this season as the homestand wraps up.  Omaha then heads out on the road for the final two weeks of the season with the final matchup of the season against the Chicago Eagles on May 28th.   Then to wrap up the season, the Beef make their trip to Wichita to take on the Force in a rematch that may potentially be the deciding factor for home playoff contention.   As of the current standings on May 3rd, Omaha is currently third in the northern division and holds its own destiny.  The new CIF Playoff format for the 2016 season is three teams from each division.  The first place team in each division will receive a bye for the weekend of June 10th, while the second place team in each division will host the third place team.   That means a potential home playoff game at the Slaughterhouse, which hasn’t happened since 2013.   The winner will then travel to the top seed the following weekend, with the winners of each division facing off for the CIF Championship.

The Beef are currently leading the league in attendance this season, averaging just over 3,580. Get your tickets for the final 2 home games on May 13th and May 20th.  Special 2 game packages are available from the Beef office by calling 402-346-BEEF.   #PlayoffPush2016 #OrangeIsTheNewBlack

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