The Missoula Phoenix kicked off the 2012 season with their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt featuring a whopping 24,000 Easter eggs! It took about 90 seconds from start to finish and then the field was cleared for warm-ups. Unfortunately, last Saturday's opening game against the Bitterroot Blaze was a total shutout for the Missoula Phoenix with a final score of 23-0. It was a wake-up call of sorts for the Phoenix who may have been a little on the cocky side going into the season. Now, the guys are ready to avenge last weekend's loss as they travel to Helena to take on the Bearcats Saturday. The Bearcats had a bye last Saturday and will be playing their first game of the season, so it should make for some great football.

For those of you keeping track, yes, both the Maulers and Phoenix will be looking for wins in Helena on Saturday. The Maulers/Phoenix bus will be busy this weekend!