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Sunday's Miller Bowl is Rams/Angels III

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - The undefeated Cars Plus Rams are set to take on last year's champions, the Shell Hal's Angels in the 2011 Miller Bowl. The Angels will look to repeat behind quarter back Steve Phillips and league leading receivers Jared Ada, Josh Bulla and Mike James.

James told KUAM Sports, "They had their opportunities the first two games; the first two times we met but now it's the Angels time. The first two times we met we had a little more work to do as far as molding together as a team with the quarterback and the receivers, getting the speed and the timing down. We're all working together now and it's a force that's to be reckoned with."

Bulla is back for the Angels after missing the playoff game against the Pepsi Warriors. He's is a dangerous receiver who doesn't mind crossing the middle for a pass. He said, "Pretty much whatever they give us, that's what we'll take. If the guy is playing off it doesn't make sense to cover yourself and go deep, so whatever they decide to do whether to play up, go deep or decide to play off I'll take what I can underneath. Pretty much whatever they chose they're wrong.

On the defensive side of the ball the Angels are going to have to contain quarterback Brant McCreadie and put a clamp on the Rams running game. Angels safety Ryan Bigler said, "We need to put pressure on Brant, hit him hard and hit the receivers hard. It's not going to be no 50% cracks on the receivers or running backs - we're going to play the role as defenses and let it all hang out. This is a championship game and I'm looking forward to it and I can't wait to lay the wood 110%."

On the other side of the ball, the Cars Plus Rams are ready to prove why they were the leagues top defense. Defensive tackle Ashton Adams is confident they can get to QB Steve "SP" Phillips and shut down the passing game of the Angels.

"Our defensive line is going to be back there, so I'm not too worried about him running because if he runs, he's going to get nailed," said defensive tackle Ashton Adams. "Our secondary will be there to clean up anything, if there's any holes or anything trickery, I don't think it's going to happened."

Leonard Kaae said his fellow lineman will need to stay true to the run. "We'll stop it and apply more pressure on SP, all three of our linebackers have done terrific this year. Kailua Faamui, Chris Sgro and Frank Arriola the Old Dog. We're not worried, our defense isn't worried," he explained.

When the Rams take to the field, McCreadie will look to add another title under his belt, but says this time around it's personal. "I said earlier in the year we play every game like it's the title game and when we get to the title game play it like it's any other game so that's what we are going to do. Play it like it's any other game, no different," he commented.

"We beat them twice already and I don't see anything being different this game. We're going to beat them again, all that matters is what you do when you have to do it and when you have to make the play you have to make the play. We have the best defense in the league by far but that doesn't matter either. Who has the best offense in the league, who cares?"

"But I'll tell you this much," said the five-time MFL Offensive MVP, "our defense is ready to play and our offense is definitely ready to play so we're not afraid of them, not even half of a percent. They tied my jersey to their trophy last year, it's personal."

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