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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:30 p.m.. EST
New Orleans, LA – The Tampa Bay Storm (5-6, 3-3) defeated the New Orleans VooDoo (2-8, 1-3) on Friday evening by a score of 62-48. The win extended the team’s win streak to two games and it was the team’s first win in New Orleans since 2011.
The Storm started the game off strong, scoring on the third play of its opening drive; a 19-yard T.T. Toliver reception. Toliver would finish the night with three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown. He is now ranked tied for 7th all-time for most receiving touchdowns (235) in AFL history.
Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard led the offense to its second consecutive win. He finished the night having completed 18-of-35 passes for 212 yards and five touchdowns. His top target was Joe Hills who caught nine receptions for 118 yards and four touchdowns.
The Storm defensive backfield was led by defensive back James Harrell who had another strong game. He accounted for 12 total points, scoring on a 19-yard interception return, and a net recovery for a touchdown to open the second half.
Ryan Perrilloux got the start under center for the VooDoo. He would finish the night 17-of-34 for 299 yards and four touchdowns. Perrilloux would also add 54 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. His top target was Quorey Payne who caught nine passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
UP NEXT – The Storm will host “Country Night” on AMALIE Motor Oil Field as it takes on the Philadelphia Soul at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, June 7. Fans will be able to watch on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. EST.
|13:18||TAM - 19-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLIVER, TT, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||7-0|
|08:37||NOV - 1-YD Rush by PERRILLOUX, R., PAT by DEMOS, Stefan GOOD||7-7|
|14:54||TAM - 18-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||14-7|
|00:56||NOV - 1-YD Rush by PERRILLOUX, R., PAT by DEMOS, Stefan BLKD||14-13|
|00:23||TAM - 1-YD Rush by HIPPEARD, Randy, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||21-13|
|00:06||TAM - 19-YD Interception Return by HARRELL, James, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||28-13|
|14:40||TAM - PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||35-13|
|12:35||NOV - 31-YD Pass from PERRILLOUX, R. to ROBINSON, A., PAT by DEMOS, Stefan GOOD||35-20|
|04:45||TAM - 1-YD Rush by HIPPEARD, Randy, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan BLKD||41-20|
|02:58||NOV - 45-YD Pass from PERRILLOUX, R. to CASTILE, LJ, PAT by DEMOS, Stefan FAIL||41-26|
|11:11||TAM - 17-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||48-26|
|06:33||NOV - 16-YD Rush by PERRILLOUX, R., 2-PT Conversion by DEMOS, Stefan GOOD||48-34|
|03:30||TAM - 8-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||55-34|
|02:10||NOV - 42-YD Pass from PERRILLOUX, R. to PAYNE, Quorey, PAT by DEMOS, Stefan GOOD||55-41|
|00:55||TAM - 9-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||62-41|
|00:14||NOV - 12-YD Pass from PERRILLOUX, R. to PAYNE, Quorey, PAT by DEMOS, Stefan GOOD||62-48|
|Randy Hippeard||18/35||212||5||0||Ryan Perrilloux||17/34||299||4||1|
|Randy Hippeard||4||14||2||13||Kevin Ashak||1||0||0||0|
|Dexter Jackson||1||1||0||1||Ryan Perrilloux||11||54||3||19|
|Joe Hills||9||118||4||26||L.J. Castile||4||68||1||45|
|Amarri Jackson||6||63||0||16||Quorey Payne||9||166||2||42|
|T.T. Toliver||3||31||1||19||Antonio Robinson||4||65||1||31|
|Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG||Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG|
|Amarri Jackson||1||-11||0||-11||Carlese Franklin||8||118||0||14.8|
Net Yards Rushing
Net Yards Passing
Total Offensive Plays
Total Net Yards
Fumbles: No./ Lost
|12th-294.5||Opp. Total Off/G||8th-270.8|
|12th-276.4||Opp. Pass Yds/G||5th-239.2|
|T5th-18.1||Opp. Rush Yds/G||14th-31.6|
|6th-2.6||Yards per Carry||T13th-1.7|
|T10th-39.1%||3rd Down Conv %||T10th-39.1%|
|12th-47.9%||Opp. 3rd Down %||6th-41.4%|
|7th-48.5%||4th Down Conv %||10th-34.5%|
|9th-44.8%||Opp. 4th Down %||3rd-35.7%|
|T8th-17.2||Kickoff Return Avg.||T3rd-18.8|
Hear from head coach Lawrence Samuels, quarterback Randy Hippeard and defensive back Rod Issac about the VooDoo game
Quarterback Randy Hippeard passed for six touchdowns, four of those to receiver Justin Hilton as the Tampa Bay Storm defeated the New Orleans VooDoo, 62-57, in the opening-season Arena Football League game on the Amalie Oil Field Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
It was four key defensive plays, including a net recovery touchdown by defensive back Rod Issac in the second quarter and a 42-yard fumble recovery by Chris Smith to open the fourth period that ignited the Storm (1-0). Smith’s exciting return gave the Storm a 55-45 margin at 11:33 of the 4th quarter.
Hippeard was 18 of 27 for 288 yards and connected with Hilton on the opening 24-yard pass and again for 12, 42 and 33 yards.