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San Antonio Talons fall to Chicago Rush 48-41

Friday April 5, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Talons fought tirelessly, but to no avail in their 47-42 regular season home opener against the San Jose SaberCats on March 24th. The Chicago Rush traveled to the Alamo city to take on the Talons for a Friday night showdown in the Alamodome. Kick off was at 7:30, and coming off of a bye week in great spirits, the Talons took the lead with a quick 1 yard rush touchdown by Chad “Tank” Cook. Chicago answered back quickly with a 2 yard run in by Coffman. The first quarter ended with Chicago narrowly leading the Talons 21-14. Chicago was able t o take advantage of completing 100 percent of their third down conversions.

The second quarter proved to be a great defensive battle by both teams with each side scoring only one touchdown. Chicago scored first in the second quarter with a 4 yard pass caught by Rodney Wright to bring the score to 28-14 in favor of the Rush. The Talons answered back when Dwayne Eley caught a 13 yard pass from Rohan Davey. Going into half-time, Chicago led the Talons 28-21. Shaken up on a play, quarterback John Dutton left the field of play with Rohan Davey taking over for the remainder of the game. Chicago came out strong following the half with two touchdowns carried by Coffman and McNally. The Talons answered back with a 1 yard run by Cook bringing the score to 42-28 going into the 4th quarter.

The Talons scored twice in the 4th quarter bringing victory within reach only trailing by one point after Demos kick was blocked. Touchdowns by Davey and Toler brought the score to 42-41 with less than five minutes left to play. Chicago Rush scored once more with a 13 yd pass from Coffman to Payne to bring the final score to 48-41 in Chicago's favor.

The San Antonio Talons will hit the road for a long three-week travel schedule before they return back to the Alamodome on Friday May 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 to take on the Iowa Barnstormers for Los Talons night.

The San Antonio Talons are three games into their second season in the Arena Football League (AFL). The team was moved to San Antonio from Tulsa, Okla. in 2012 and won the AFL’s Central Division title, as well as hosted their first AFL playoff game in the 2012 season. For more information or to inquire about season tickets please call 210.227.TEAM.