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Kacz leads Columbus to indoor football title

Former Sweet Home and Buffalo State quarterback Casey Kacz passed for eight touchdowns and ran for another in leading the Columbus Lions to a 74-32 rout of the Western Michigan Ironmen in the championship game of the American Indoor Football League last Saturday in Columbus, Ga.

Kacz completed 23 of 34 passes for 286 yards despite missing some time in the game because of a minor injury. “They play two over the top, so we threw some short passes to loosen up the deep ball a little bit,” Kacz said.

The game was called with 4:08 left to play when the Ironmen left the field after players from both teams were ejected along with at least one fan after a brawl broke out.

Columbus went 11-0 in winning its third championship in three different league. The Lions will try for a fourth year season. After the championship, team officials announced that they will not return to the AIF in 2017 and will look for a more competitive league, perhaps the Arena Football League.