Albany, NY - Eddie Brown set two ArenaBowl records with 12 receptions for 185 yards and tied the championship game record with four TD receptions as he garnered game MVP honors and helped lead the Firebirds to their first ArenaBowl title. Albany, celebrating its 10th season in the League, won on its first try in an ArenaBowl, while Orlando lost for the fourth time in five tries. The two teams combined to set six records, including combined points in a game (107), while Albany set six team records and Orlando one.

The two teams opened up the game on a record-setting pace as they combined for 35 points as Albany held a 21-14 lead as the teams traded scores throughout the period. Albany took control of the game in the second frame as Brown scored his second TD of the contest to help stake the Firebirds to a 38-21 halftime advantage.

Orlando snuck right back in the game as they scored 13 unanswered points in the third quarter on two Jack Jackson TD receptions to pull within four heading into the final stanza. Brown scored his fourth and final TD with 54 seconds left to give the Firebirds what looked like an insurmountable lead, 52-42, after taking in QB Mike Pawlawski's sixth TD pass of the game.

Orlando quickly battled back as Jackson scored his third TD of the game, this time for 39 yards out only 28 seconds later to pull the defending champions within four of the lead with 26 seconds to play. Brown recovered the ensuing onside kick and Albany eventually put the game away as Jon Krick sent the sellout crowd of 13,652 into a frenzy as he grabbed a six yard pass from Pawlawski in the back of the endzone to complete the scoring and secure a championship for the Firebirds.

Pawlawski's 347 passing yards and seven TDs set ArenaBowl records. Orlando's Barry Wagner earned Ironman of the Game honors as he totaled 190 all-purpose yards, including eight receptions for 109 yards and two TDs, while contributing four tackles and one interception on defense.

Sat, Aug 21, 1999 1 2 3 4 F
Orlando Predators 14 7 13 14 48
Albany Firebirds 21 17 0 21 59
Team Q Time Scoring Play V-H
ALB 1 13:18 Pawlawski 12 pass to Brown (Silvestri kick) 0-7
ORL 1 11:38 Maynor 22 pass to Wagner (Cool kick) 7-7
ALB 1 8:50 Krick 1 run (Silvestri kick) 7-14
ORL 1 7:09 Maynor 37 pass to Law (Cool kick) 14-14
ALB 1 2:14 Pawlawski 2 pass to Johnson (Silvestri kick) 14-21
ORL 2 13:21 Maynor 22 pass to Wagner (Cool kick) 21-21
ALB 2 10:34 Pawlawski 6 pass to Hopkins (Silvestri kick) 21-28
ALB 2 3:59 Pawlawski 29 pass to Brown (Silvestri kick) 21-35
ALB 2 0:00 Silvestri 18 FG 21-38
ORL 3 7:24 Maynor 33 pass to Jackson (Cool kick) 28-38
ORL 3 2:00 Maynor 34 pass to Jackson (Cool kick failed) 34-38
ALB 4 12:35 Pawlawski 14 pass to Brown (Silvestri kick) 34-45
ORL 4 4:35 Dorsey 4 run (two-point conversion) 42-45
ALB 4 0:54 Pawlawski 5 pass to Brown (Silvestri kick) 42-52
ORL 4 0:26 Maynor 39 pass to Jackson (Cool kick failed) 48-52
ALB 4 0:10 Pawlawski 6 pass to Krick (Silvestri kick) 48-59

Orlando Predators Passing

PlayerCompAtt%YdsYpaTdInt
MAYNOR, Connell193063.331610.563

Albany Firebirds Passing

PlayerCompAtt%YdsYpaTdInt
PAWLAWSKI, Mike274165.93478.572

Orlando Predators Rushing

PlayerAttYdsAvgTd
HAMILTON, Rick6335.50
MAYNOR, Connell4297.30
WAGNER, Barry200.00
DORSEY, Tommy144.01

Albany Firebirds Rushing

PlayerAttYdsAvgTd
BROWN, Eddie4184.50
THOMPSON, Leroy2126.00
KRICK, Jon252.51
PAWLAWSKI, Mike1-1- 1.00

Orlando Predators Receiving

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
WAGNER, Barry810913.62
COOPER, Bret5489.60
JACKSON, Jack310635.33
LAW, Ty35317.71

Albany Firebirds Receiving

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
BROWN, Eddie1218515.44
HOPKINS, Greg56112.21
JOHNSON, Van4307.51
JONES, Jay33612.00
BROWN, Tim22914.50
KRICK, Jon166.01

Orlando Predators MFG Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd

Albany Firebirds MFG Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd

Orlando Predators INT Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
WAGNER, Barry122.00
MCENTYRE, Kenny100.00

Albany Firebirds INT Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
HLAVACEK, Evan11919.00
HOPKINS, Greg122.00
STINGLEY, Derek100.00

Orlando Predators Kickoff Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
WAGNER, Barry57915.80

Albany Firebirds Kickoff Returns

PlayerNoYdsAvgTd
JOHNSON, Van45814.50
JONES, Jay11313.00
BROWN, Eddie100.00

Orlando Predators Kicking

PlayerPAT M/A%FG M/A%
COOL, David4/666.70/00.0

Albany Firebirds Kicking

PlayerPAT M/A%FG M/A%
SILVESTRI, Don8/8100.01/1100.0

Orlando Predators Defense

PlayerTotUaAstTotYdsFrcdRcvd
MCENTYRE, Kenny8.0720000
MASON, Damon5.0340000
COHEN, BJ4.0320000
COOPER, Bret3.5310000
WAGNER, Barry2.5130000
GAINES, Kevin2.0120000
GUY, Kevin1.5110000
JACKSON, Jack1.0100000
HAMILTON, Rick1.0100000
STORM, Matt1.0100000
MAYNOR, Connell1.0100000
LEE, Reggie1.0100000
JOHNSON, Kevin1.0100000
COOL, David0.5010000
CARR, William0.5010000
DORSEY, Tommy0.5010000
LAW, Ty0.5010000
MCKENZIE, Rich0.5011900

Albany Firebirds Defense

PlayerTotUaAstTotYdsFrcdRcvd
HLAVACEK, Evan5.0420000
HOPKINS, Greg5.0420000
JONES, Jay3.5310000
STINGLEY, Derek2.5130000
JOHNSON, Van2.0200000
KRICK, Jon2.0120.5200
SNYDER, Chris2.0120000
THOMPSON, Leroy1.5110000
BROWN, Tim1.0020.5200
SILVESTRI, Don1.0100000
SIKORA, John1.0100000
SACCO, Carl1.0020000
JACOBS, Joe1.0021600
VALVO, Mark0.5010000