Amalie Oil Field - Tampa Bay Times Forum
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 7:30 P.M.
Attendance - 12,501
TAMPA BAY – Quarterback Randy Hippeard passed for six touchdowns as Tampa Bay Storm defeated the Jacksonville Sharks, 56-35, and Storm broke a five-game losing skid Saturday night in an Arena Football League Southern Division game on the Amalie Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
A season-high crowd of 12,501 saw Hippeard throw for 255 yards on 21 of 29 passes. Joe Hills led the Storm (3-6) receivers with three touchdowns but it was T.T. Toliver’s spectacular TD catch off the turf in the end zone with one second left that sparked a 28-point quarter.
The Storm wasn’t done and kicked off on the ensuing play with the ball rebounding off the net, over Jomo Wilson’s head. Three Storm players scrambled for the loose ball and defensive back James Harrell recovered for another TD. That gave the Storm a 42-21 halftime lead.
The Storm’s defense was outstanding, Harrell had four pass breakups and an interception off the crossbar and a fumble recovery, Rod Isaac three pass breakups and Jean Fanor had two more.
Quarterback R.J. Archer led Jacksonville (3-7) with five touchdowns and 271 yards. Jeron Havey for the Sharks, who have now lost five of their last six games, with 12 catches, 11 yards and three scores.
UP NEXT – The Tampa Bay Storm will head to New Orleans to take on the VooDoo at the Smoothie King Center on Friday, May 30. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. EST.
|12:33||TAM - 8-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||7-0|
|05:09||TAM - 9-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||14-0|
|01:20||JAX - 8-YD Pass from ARCHER, R.J. to CRAWFORD, Londo, PAT by SCACCIA, Fabriz GOOD||14-7|
|11:56||TAM - 2-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLLIVER, T.T., PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||21-7|
|08:21||JAX - 3-YD Pass from ARCHER, R.J. to HARVEY, Jeron, PAT by SCACCIA, Fabriz GOOD||21-14|
|05:11||TAM - 14-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to MCCULLOUGH, Alf, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||28-14|
|00:32||JAX - 4-YD Pass from ARCHER, R.J. to HARVEY, Jeron, PAT by SCACCIA, Fabriz GOOD||28-21|
|00:01||TAM - 26-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLLIVER, T.T., PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||35-21|
|00:00||TAM - PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||42-21|
|13:22||JAX - 13-YD Pass from ARCHER, R.J. to LEWIS, Corneliu, PAT by SCACCIA, Fabriz GOOD||42-28|
|11:55||TAM - 10-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||49-28|
|02:02||TAM - 1-YD Rush by JACKSON, Dexter, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||56-28|
|04:13||JAX - 6-YD Pass from ARCHER, R.J. to HARVEY, Jeron, PAT by SCACCIA, Fabriz GOOD||56-35|
|Randy Hippeard||21/29||255||6||1||R.J. Archer||27/48||271||5||1|
|Randy Hippeard||1||0||0||0||London Crawford||1||16||0||10|
|Dexter Jackson||6||5||1||3||R.J. Bibbs||2||-1||0||0|
|Joe Hills||5||74||3||36||Alex Carder||4||56||0||19|
|Amarri Jackson||5||58||0||20||London Crawford||5||37||1||14|
|Michael Lindsey||3||28||0||11||Jeron Harvey||12||114||3||25|
|Alfred McCullough||1||14||1||14||Charlie Hunt||1||6||0||6|
|T.T. Toliver||7||81||2||26||Cornelius Lewis||1||13||1||13|
|Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG||Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG|
|Michael Lindsey||3||71||0||12.5||Jomo Wilson||6||60||0||20|
Net Yards Rushing
Net Yards Passing
Total Offensive Plays
Total Net Yards
Fumbles: No./ Lost
|12th-293.9||Opp. Total Off/G||6th-264.8|
|12th-275.4||Opp. Pass Yds/G||7th-244.9|
|7th-18.4||Opp. Rush Yds/G||11th-19.9|
|6th-2.8||Yards per Carry||8th-2.4|
|10th-40.0%||3rd Down Conv %||7th-45.6%|
|14th-49.2%||Opp. 3rd Down %||1st-28.6%|
|8th-46.7%||4th Down Conv %||T6th-50.0%|
|5th-39.1%||Opp. 4th Down %||9th-48.0%|
|9th-16.9||Kickoff Return Avg.||12th-16.1|
Hear from head coach Lawrence Samuels and quarterback Randy Hippeard on how important the win was over the Sharks
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.