Final: Storm 41 - Gladiators 48

Quicken Loans Arena

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. EST

Team
1st 
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
Storm
0
14
13
14
41
Gladiators
13
14
7
14
48

 

Game Recap

CLEVELAND, OH – The Tampa Bay Storm (8-7, 4-3) was defeated by the Cleveland Gladiators (13-1, 7-1) on Friday evening by a score of 41-48.  The loss ended the team’s win streak at five games.

The Storm defense was the story of the night, with defensive back Jean Fanor corralling his second interception of the season and jack linebacker Darian Payne recovering a fumble that would lead to the Storm tying the game 27-27.  The Storm’s top tackler of the night was Fanor who finished the night with 11 tackles.\

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-CLE
11:32 CLE - 13-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to LEWIS, Thyron, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD 0-7
01:28  CLE - 3-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to TAYLOR, Collin, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron FAIL 0-13

 

2nd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-CLE
13:15 TAM - 8-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 7-13
09:29  CLE - 2-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to GOODMAN, Domini, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD 7-20
04:39 TAM - 2-YD Rush by HIPPEARD, Randy, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 14-20
00:00  CLE - 48-YD Interception Return by JACKSON, LaRoch, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD 14-26

 

3rd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-CLE
13:50  TAM - 41-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLIVER, T.T., PAT by BONGARRA, Juan FAIL 20-27
09:20 TAM - 36-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 27-27
02:55 CLE - 2-YD Rush by AUSTIN, Shane, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD 27-34

 

4th Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-CLE
11:10  TAM - 4-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 34-34
10:21 CLE - 46-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to TAYLOR, Collin, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD 34-41
01:20  CLE - 29-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to LEWIS, Thyron, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD 34-48
00:37 TAM - 25-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD 41-48

 

Player Stats

Storm    Gladiators
Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT   Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT
Randy Hippeard 21/34 252 5 2   Shane Austin 29/37 311 5 1
                     
Rushing ATT Yds TD LG   Rushing ATT Yds TD LG
Randy Hippeard 3 10 1 7   Shane Austin 7 18 1 12
Byron Isom 2 5 0 3   Jason Jones 1 2 0 2
T.T. Toliver 1 5 0 5            
                     
Receiving  REC Yds TD LG   Receiving  REC Yds TD LG
Joe Hills 11 122 3 26   Domini Goodman 16 161 1 23
Amarri Jackson 6 74 1 36   Thyron Lewis 5 69 2 29
T.T. Toliver 4 56 1 41   Kitt O'Brein 1 10 0 10
            Collin Taylor 7 71 2 46
                     
Kick Returns No. Yds TD AVG   Kick Returns No. Yds TD AVG
Michael Lindsey 5 111 0 22.2   LaRoch Jackson 5 73 0 14.6
                     

 

Team Stats

Storm
 
Gladiators
16
First Downs
22
20
Net Yards Rushing
20
6
Attempts
8
248
Net Yards Passing
311
34
Attempted
37
21

Completed

29
2
Intercepted
1
42

Total Offensive Plays

45
268
Total Net Yards
331
1-1
Fumbles: No./ Lost
2-1
8-58
Penalties: Number/Lost
8-50
1-30
Interceptions: No./Yards
2-48
27:44
Possession Time
31:49

Game Notes

  • With this loss, the Storm is now 8-6 all-time versus the Cleveland Gladiators franchise.  The team has an all-time road record of 2-2 versus the Cleveland Gladiators.
  • Storm receiver Joe Hills caught three touchdown passes on 11 receptions for 122 yards.  He has a touchdown reception in 32 consecutive games and 32-of-33 games played for the Storm.
  • Storm defensive back Jean Fanor corralled his second interception of the season.  This is the team’s second consecutive game with an interception and 10th in its last eight games.
  • Storm wide receiver and kick returner Michael Lindsey had five kick returns for 111 yards.  This was Lindsey’s eighth game this season with 100+ kickoff return yards and 33rd of his career.
  • Lindsey has 1,497 kickoff return yards this season and needs just 41 yards to surpass his 2013 total of 1,537 for the second-most kickoff return yards in a season for the Storm.
  •  Lindsey continues to add to his all-time Storm career record, compiling a total of 5,871 career kickoff return yards.
  • Cleveland Gladiators’ receiver Dominick Goodman had 16 receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown.  His 16 receptions tied Glen Fox for the most receptions allowed in a single-game in Storm history.  Fox caught 16 passes when the Storm faced the Predators on 6/15/12.
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Statistical Comparison

Storm  Category Gladiators
8-6 Record 12-1
8th-51.4 Scoring Offense  6th-54.9
7th-53.0 Opp. Points/G 3rd-45.0
9th-268.2 Tot. Offense/G  7th-281.1
14th-308.4 Opp. Total Off/G 8th-272.5
9th-252.6 Passing Yds/G 6th-263.1
14th-284.1 Opp. Pass Yds/G 8th-253.1
11th-16.0 Rushing Yds/G 7th-18.0
12th-24.4 Opp. Rush Yds/G 8th-19.4
T5th-2.8 Yards per Carry T5th-2.8
12th-17 Sacks 4th-24
6th-27 Sacks Allowed T9th-17
10th-41.4% 3rd Down Conv % 4th-48.3%
13th-48.7% Opp. 3rd Down % 14th-49.5%
6th-47.6% 4th Down Conv % 7th-46.9%
10th-45.5% Opp. 4th Down % 9th-42.9%
5th-24 Ints. Thrown T9th-14
T6th-20 Def. Interceptions T8th-16
8th-16.9 Kickoff Return Avg. 3rd-18.6
9th-(-3) Turnover Margin 3rd-+10

Pre-Game Audio

Listen to what the team has to say about the matchup against the Gladiators

  • Quarterback Randy Hippeard | Listen
  • Defensive back Rod Issac | Listen

Last Time Out

Tampa, FL – Quarterback Adrian McPherson, who ran for a team-record 5 touchdowns last week, tuned up his arm by passing for 8 TDs and 362 yards, without an interception, as the Tampa Bay Storm defeated the Cleveland Gladiators, 69-47, Saturday night in an Arena Football League game on the Amalie Motor Oil Field in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

McPherson also ran for two more scores of 1 and 14 yards.

Tampa Bay evened its AFL record to 1-1 and Cleveland fell to 0-2.