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VooDoo Season Ends In loss to Orlando

Sunday July 28, 2013

 NEW ORLEANS (July 27, 2013) – The New Orleans VooDoo (5-13) fell to the Orlando Predators (7-11) 71-42 in front of a crowd of 13356 inside the Amway Center Saturday night.

Orlando opened up the game with a Garcia 20-yard touchdown pass to Rodriguez. The VooDoo countered that touchdown with a touchdown of their own, as WR Larry Beavers returned a kick for 58 yards. Both Orlando and New Orleans would score one more time to make it a tied, 14-14, game to end the first quarter.

The second quarter would prove productive for the Predators as the scored 16 points against the VooDoo. The VooDoo managed to tighten the gap in the second quarter with a 9-yard pass from QB Chris Dixon to WR L.J. Castille. However, the Predators managed to score with :02 second left on the clock with a 3-yard pass WR Maurice Williams to close out the first half.

Orlando opened up the second half with a touchdown pass from QB Aaron Garcia to T.T. Toliver. The VooDoo managed to score off of a 25 yard touchdown pass to WR Donovan Morgan. The Preds scored one more time to close out the third making it 50-35.

The VooDoo did not prove to be successful in the fourth quarter with only one score form QB Chris Dixon. However, Orlando scored three more time extending their lead and making the final score 71-42
The New Orleans VooDoo overcame injuries and adjusted throughout the 2013 season. However, their fight was just not hard enough, as their season has come to an end Saturday, July 27.

Media Awards

RUSSELL ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
Aaron Garcia (ORL)

RIDDELL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
Cortez Stubbs (ORL)

J. LEWIS SMALL PLAYMAKER OF THE GAME
Maurice Williams (ORL)

CUTTERS CATCH OF THE GAME
26-yard TD pass from Garcia to Toliver with 13:41 in the 3 QT

AFL HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
Cortez Stubbs interception with (9:40 in the 2 QT)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
New Orleans 14 14 7 7 42
Orlando 14 23 13 21 71

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About the New Orleans VooDoo
The New Orleans VooDoo will play in the New Orleans Arena, an SMG managed facility directly across the street from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as well as, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the last six home games. Single game tickets for VooDoo regular season home games are on sale now by calling 504-875-3900. For more information call (888) 277-5526 for Vice President and Director of Operations, Jason Coffel. The game is on Rush Radio 99.5, WRNO and on the worldwide web at www.wrno.com as well as on Cox 4 in the New Orleans area, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The week following each COX game fans can watch replays on CST.To shop all things VooDoo, visit www.voodoostuff.com and get your gear today.

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased their fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game will air on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.