Final: Storm 41 - Sharks 60

Veterans Memorial Arena

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:00 PM

 

Score by Quarter

Team
1st 
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
Storm
7
14
14
6
41
Sharks
20
6
20
14
60

 

Game Recap

Jacksonville, FL – The Tampa Bay Storm (3-2, 1-2) were defeated by the Jacksonville Sharks (2-2, 1-1) Friday evening by a score of 60-41 in front of a crowd of 8,132 fans.  The Storm is now 0-6 all-time at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

The Storm offense was slow to start, but it would pick up the pace in the second and third quarters.  Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard completed 21-of-37 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns.  His favorite target of the night was Justin Hilton.  Hilton caught 11 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.  The Storm offense also saw the return of wide receiver Joe Hills.  He scored his first touchdown of the season in the third quarter, a 31-yard pass from Hippeard.  Hills would finish the night with four receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-JAX
12:35   JAX - 1-YD Rush by Archer, R.J., PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz GOOD 0-7
09:36 JAX - 24-YD Pass from Garcia, Aaron to Gilyard, Mardy 0-13
03:59  TAM - 25-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Hilton, Justin, PAT by Boyer, Geoff GOOD 7-13
01:37 JAX - 5-YD Pass from Archer, R.J. to Crawford, Londo, PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz GOOD 7-20

 

2nd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-JAX
13:31   TAM - 1-YD Rush by Jackson, Dexter, PAT by Boyer, Geoff GOOD 14-20
07:35  TAM - 18-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Jackson, Amarri, PAT by Boyer, Geoff GOOD 21-20
00:06   JAX - 9-YD Pass from Archer, R.J. to Crawford, Londo 21-26

 

3rd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-JAX
12:45  JAX - PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz GOOD 21-33
06:22   JAX - 7-YD Pass from Archer, R.J. to Gilyard, Mardy, PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz BLKD 21-39
04:31 TAM - 31-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Hills, Joe, PAT by Boyer, Geoff GOOD 28-39
03:11  TAM - 36-YD Interception Return by Fanor, Jean, PAT by Boyer, Geoff GOOD 35-39
00:00   JAX - 23-YD Pass from Archer, R.J. to Gilyard, Mardy, PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz GOOD 35-46

 

4th Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-JAX
12:17  JAX - 3-YD Rush by McGriff-Culver,, PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz GOOD 35-53
07:31 TAM - 4-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Hilton, Justin, PAT by Boyer, Geoff FAIL 41-53
04:23  JAX - 1-YD Pass from Archer, R.J. to Crawford, Londo, PAT by Scaccia, Fabriz GOOD 41-60

 

Player Stats

Storm    Sharks
Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT   Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT
Randy Hippeard 21/37 239 4 3   R.J. Archer 23/36 202 5 2
Stephen Garcia 1/1 6 0 0   Aaron Garcia 1/1 24 1 0
                     
Rushing ATT Yds TD LG   Rushing ATT Yds TD LG
Dexter Jackson 1 1 1 1   R.J. Archer 3 -6 1 1
            Jared McGriff-Culver 8 19 1 7
            London Crawford 1 4 0 4
            Mardy Gilyard 1 1   1
                     
Receiving  REC Yds TD LG   Receiving  REC Yds TD LG
Joe Hills 4 52 1 31   London Crawford 10 65 3 17
Justin Hilton 11 113 2 25   Mardy Gilyard 9 108 3 24
Amarri Jackson 5 65 1 18   Trista Purifoy 4 36 0 13
Michael Lindsey 2 15 0 8   Roderick Tomlin 1 17 0 17
                     
Kick Returns No. Yds TD LG   Kick Returns No. Yds TD LG
Michael Lindsey 9 161 0 26   Mardy Gilyard 3 71 0 41
            Terrance Smith 3 17 0 31
                     

Team Stats

Storm
 
Sharks
17
First Downs
22
1
Net Yards Rushing
18
1
Attempts
13
214
Net Yards Passing
218
38
Attempted
37
22
Completed
24
3
Intercepted
2
47
Total Offensive Plays
51
215
Total Net Yards
236
4-2
Fumbles: No./ Lost
1-1
8-74
Penalties: Number/Lost
8-76
2-36
Interceptions: No./Yards
3-23
29:08
Possession Time
30:28

Game Notes

  • Storm WR and 2013 All-Arena selection, Joe Hills, made his first appearance of the 2014 season.
  • Storm WR and 2013 All-Arena selection made his first appearance of the 2014 season.
  • Storm newcomer DL Tommie Duhart made his first appearance in a Storm uniform.  He forced a fumble on a key Jacksonville drive.  Storm MLB Rodney Beamon recovered the fumble.
  • The Storm defense forced QB R.J. Archer to fumble the ball.  This is the team’s third consecutive game with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
  • Storm WR Justin Hilton hauled in 2 touchdowns.  This is his seventh consecutive game with a touchdown reception.
  • The Storm blocked two extra point attempts.  These were the first blocked kicks of the 2014 season.
  • Storm WR/KR/JLB Michael Lindsey had nine kickoff returns for 161 yards.  This is his 29th career game with 100+ kickoff return yards and fourth of the season.
  • Click here to view complete game notes (.pdf)

Statistical Comparison

Storm  Category Sharks
3-1 Record 1-2
6th-56.2 Scoring Offense  T8th-49.3
10th-51.8 Opp. Points/G 3rd-44.7
8th-282.2 Tot. Offense/G  2nd-306.3
12th-311.2 Opp. Total Off/G 1st-209.7
4th-271.8 Passing Yds/G 2nd-276.0
12th-293.0 Opp. Pass Yds/G 1st-175.3
13th-10.5 Rushing Yds/G T2nd-30.3
6th-18.2 Opp. Rush Yds/G 14th-34.3
10th-2.5 Yards per Carry 7th-3.0
T5th-6 Sacks T10th-3
T6th-5 Sacks Allowed 14th-1
7th-45.8% 3rd Down Conv % T8th-44.0%
12th-51.4% Opp. 3rd Down % 1st-12.5%
T5th-54.5% 4th Down Conv % 6th-53.8%
3rd-23.1% Opp. 4th Down % 6th-41.7%
T3rd-7 Ints. Thrown 14th-1
T2nd-7 Def. Interceptions T9th-4
5th-18.4 Kickoff Return Avg. 8th-15.2
3rd-+3 Turnover Margin T4th-+2

Last Time Out

It was a familiar setting with a similar result, despite the Tampa Bay Storm attempting to start with a fresh slate as it faced the Jacksonville Sharks for the first round of the playoffs, tonight at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Despite holding the lead for a majority of the game, the Storm were defeated 69-62 tonight after fizzling in the final seconds of play.

The game began just how the Storm hoped, with momentum in their favor and staying neck-and-neck with the Sharks. Tampa Bay, who had the first possession of the game, and Jacksonville exchanged multiple scores in the first quarter. The Storm would have the 14-13 edge after the first 15 minutes of play...