Final: Storm 52 - Predators 56

Amalie Oil Field - Tampa Bay Times Forum

Saturday, March 29, 2014 

Attendance: 10,896

Team
1st 
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
Storm
6
20
13
14
52
Predators
14
14
0
28
56

 

Game Recap

TAMPA BAY  --  Jason Boltus overcame an almost impossible task, but the first year Orlando quarterback, rallied the Predators (3-0) with two touchdowns in the last 50 seconds against Tampa Bay (2-1), the second with six seconds left on the clock to defeat the Storm, 56-52, in the 53rd edition of the “War on I-4” Saturday night in an Arena Football League game on the Amalie Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-ORL
09:36  ORL - 3-YD Rush by JAMISON,Chris, PAT by JACKSON, Brian GOOD 0-7
03:09 ORL - 15-YD Pass from BOLTUS,Jason to THOMPKINS,Kend, PAT by JACKSON, Brian GOOD 0-14
01:47 TAM - 24-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos FAIL

6-14

 

2nd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-ORL
14:55 ORL - 14-YD Pass from BOLTUS,Jason to CAMPBELL,Terre, PAT by JACKSON, Brian GOOD 6-21
11:46  TAM - 1-YD Rush by HIPPEARD, Randy, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos GOOD 13-21
09:06 TAM - 45-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILTON, Justin, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos GOOD 20-21
01:51 TAM - 13-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos FAIL 26-21
00:00  14-YD Pass from BOLTUS,Jason to CARR,Greg, PAT by JACKSON, Brian GOOD 26-28

 

3rd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-ORL
13:46  TAM - 10-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos GOOD 33-28
07:25  TAM - 8-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos FAIL 39-28

 

4th Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-ORL
14:53 ORL - 22-YD Rush by THOMPKINS,Kend, 2-PT Conversion by EDISON,Justin FAIL 39-34
11:25  TAM - 17-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos FAIL 45-34
06:11 ORL - 14-YD Pass from BOLTUS,Jason to PADEN,Khalil, 2-PT Conversion by CARR,Greg GOOD 45-42
03:30  TAM - 45-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to LINDSEY, Michae, PAT by LOPEZ, Carlos GOOD 52-42
00:06 ORL - 3-YD Pass from BOLTUS,Jason to CARR,Greg, PAT by JACKSON, Brian GOOD 52-56

 

Player Stats

Storm    Predators
Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT   Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT
Randy Hippeard 17/32 288 7 0   Jason Boltus 28/44 337 6 2
                     
Rushing ATT Yds TD LG   Rushing ATT Yds TD LG
Randy Hippeard 2 0 1 1   Jason Boltus 1 4 0 4
Dexter Jackson 3 6 0 4   Chris Jamison 2 3 1 3
            Kendall Thompkins 1 22 1 22
            Kahilil Paden 2 -3 0 2
                     
Receiving  REC Yds TD LG   Receiving  REC Yds TD LG
Andrew Helmick 1 11 0 11   Greg Carr 10 77 2 14
Justin Hilton 5 86 1 45   Khalil Paden 8 83 1 31
Amarri Jackson 6 83 5 24   Kendall Thompkins 7 129 2 29
Michael Lindsey 5 108 1 45   Terrence Campbell 1 14 1 14
            Braylon Bell 2 34 0 27
                     
Kick Returns No. Avg. TD LG   Kick Returns No. Avg. TD LG
Michael Lindsey 3 67 0 28   Amess Ikner 6 22.7 0 41
            Tanner Varner 1 11 0 11
                     

Team Stats

Storm
 
Predators
16
First Downs
25
6
Net Yards Rushing
26
2
Attempts
6
288
Net Yards Passing
298
32
Attempted
28
17
Completed
44
0
Intercepted
2
37
Total Offensive Plays
54
294

Total Net Yards

324
1/1
Fumbles: No./ Lost
1/1
7/54
Penalties: Number/Lost
1/10
2/7
Interceptions: No./Yards
0/0
26:10
Possession Time
33:00

Game Notes

  • The Orlando Predators take a 23-22 overall lead in the series with the 56-52 victory.
  • Tampa Bay is now 1-2 all-time versus Orlando head coach Rob Keefe.
  • Storm DB Chris Smith collected two interceptions for the second consecutive game.  He now has five on the season and leads the AFL in that category.
  • The Storm defense corralled four sacks in the game.  That is the most since the team had four versus New Orleans, May 4, 2013.
  • Tampa Bay defensive lineman Richard Clebert paced the Storm with two sacks, giving him three on the season.  Matt Hardison and Rodney Beamon each added what was their first sack of the season.
  • Storm WR Amarri Jackson finished the game with six receptions for 83 yards and five touchdowns.  His five touchdown receptions are the most by any WR in the league this season.
  • Tampa Bay head coach Lawrence Samuels won his first challenge of the season while Orlando head coach Rob Keefe lost both of his challenges.  Opposing coaches are 0-4 this season.
  • Storm DB Rod Issac recovered a fumble.
  • Orlando OL Terrence Campbell caught the first pass of his career – a 16-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
  • Storm WR/KR/JLB Michael Lindsey has 100 or more kick return yards (114) in each game of the season.  He led the Storm with 222 all-purpose yards.
  • Click here to download full game notes (.pdf)

Storm Insider - Post Game

Michelle Gingras explains how the Storm played in its heat breaking loss to the Predators

Statistical Comparison

Storm  Category Predators
2-0 Record 2-0
7th-55.0 Scoring Offense  4th-59.0
5th-51.0 Opp. Points/G 11th-55.0
T4th-275.5 Tot. Offense/G  6th-273.0
11th-290.5 Opp. Total Off/G 10th-290.0
5th-261.5 Passing Yds/G 10th-230.5
10th-269.5 Opp. Pass Yds/G 12th-271.5
10th-14.0 Rushing Yds/G 2nd-42.5
7th-21.0 Opp. Rush Yds/G 6th-18.5
6th-3.1 Yards per Carry 5th-3.5
T7th-2 Sacks T12th-1
1st-5 Sacks Allowed 14th-0
6th-46.2% 3rd Down Conv % 14th-21.4%
12th-56.5% Opp. 3rd Down % T9th-50.0%
4th-60.0% 4th Down Conv % 2nd-75.0%
3rd-28.6% Opp. 4th Down % T5th-33.3%
1st-6 Ints. Thrown T5th-2
T2nd-4 Def. Interceptions T4th-3
1st-20.6 Kickoff Return Avg. 2nd-20.0
T8th -(-1) Turnover Margin T2nd-+2

 

Storm Notebook: Former Predators Share Their Take

Missy Zielinski spoke with wide receiver Amarri Jackson and fullback Dexter Jackson about their take on the "War on I-4" rivalry having played for both teams.

Last Time Out

The Tampa Bay Storm came into tonight’s game against its rivals the Orlando Predators knowing turnovers would play a key role in the game’s outcome.

Unfortunately, even though each team turned the ball over twice, the Storm’s turnovers came at the most inopportune time.

Rashad Barksdale intercepted Predators quarterback Aaron Garcia in the end zone and returned it for what looked to be the game tying touchdown with under a minute left in the game.