Predators Suffer Another Loss, Arizona Takes The Victory 42-82
Sunday April 28, 2013
Orlando FL- Orlando won the coin toss and started the first quarter with a kick off from Mark Lewis for 56 yards but was returned by Arizona for 12 yards by Trandon Harvey. Arizona’s Nick Davila was the first to score when he completed a touchdown pass to Kerry Reed for 19 yards, and Garre Lindholm made the kick, (0-7). When Orlando gained possession, Rowley threw an interception to Marquis Floyd for a 22-yard return. The Rattlers did not slow down in the first quarter, scoring again when Davila threw another touchdown pass to Rod Windsor raising the score (0-14).
Dominic Jones began to stand out defensively at the end of the first quarter when he made a 37-yards. Orlando gained possession again halfway through the first, but Rowley threw another interception and Virgil Gray returned it for 22-yards. Arizona came back with another touchdown, when Davila made another pass completion to Jared Perry (0-21).
Orlando finally scored when Rowley completed a pass to Prechae Rodriguez for 5 yards, and Mark Lewis made the kick (7-21). Tim Cheatwood came in with a sack on Dilvila at the end of the first before Arizona scored again, (7-28).
Orlando had difficulty scoring throughout the first half as Arizona scored again (7-35) before the Predators could achieve another touchdown. Rowley was able to complete a pass to T.T. Toliver, pushing the Predators up the scoreboard (14-35). The Rattlers never sat idle, as Davila completed another pass to Odie Armstrong for 12 yards, and Armstrong rushed 1 yard for another touchdown (14-41). At the end of the first half, the score climbed (21-48) for the Rattlers.
Orlando showed strong energy at the beginning of the second half, scoring their fourth touchdown in 7 plays, (28-48). Davila came back at the Predators when he threw 2 pass completions to Harvey and Windsor, setting Armstrong up for a 1-yard rush, making another touchdown for the Rattlers (28-55). The Predators followed suit as Rowley connected with Toliver on an 8-yard pass and another one to Jason Geathers. The touchdown was finally made when Marlon Moye-Moore rushed 1-yard hiking the score up (35-55).
Entering the fourth quarter, the Predators faced difficulty trying to catch up on the scoreboard. Arizona made 3 touchdowns for 20 points in the final quarter, and Orlando was only able to accomplish one touchdown over 4 plays when Rowley made a pass to Geathers for 7 yards half way through the fourth.
Marlon Moye-Moore rushed 2 yards for a total of 2 touchdowns, TT Toliver made 1 touchdown for 139 receiving yards and Prechae Rodriguez was another stand out with 123 receiving yards for 2 touchdowns. Defensively Dominic Jones made 5 tackles, and Travis Coleman made 3.
Next week, the Predators head to Pittsburgh (1-3) to face the Power. The Predators hope to turn things around next Saturday and break their on going loosing streak. After facing the Power, the Predators will head to Spokane (5-1) to take on the Shock.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Orlando 7 14 14 7 42
Arizona 28 20 14 20 82
Russell Athletic Offensive Player Of The Game - Odie Armstrong (AZ)
Riddell Defensive Player Of The Game - Jeremy Kellem (AZ)
J, Lewis Small Playmaker - Dominic Jones (ORL)
Cutters Catch Of The Game - Davila to Perry 13yrd pass 1st QTR for TD
AFL Highlight Of The Game - Brown 51yrd pass interception for TD
About the Orlando Predators
Orlando's Arena Football franchise since 1991, the Orlando Predators are heading into their 22nd year in the AFL. In that time, the Predators have advanced to the AFL playoffs a league leading 19 times and advanced to the ArenaBowl seven times winning the championship in 1998 and 2000.