Amalie Oil Field - Tampa Bay Times Forum
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 7:30 P.M.
Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay Storm’s Arena Football League playoff chances ended Saturday night with a 56-49 loss to the Cleveland Gladiators on the Amalie Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Despite a gallant run in the end when the Storm (8-10) put together a five-game winning streak, but lost four consecutive close games, Tampa Bay attracted a league-best 14,770 on Fan Appreciation Night to close out the season.
Behind quarterback Randy Hippeard who passed for four touchdowns and ran for two more, the Storm stayed with Cleveland until the Glads (17-1) had a two touchdowns lead in the 4th quarter, 49-35.
Joe Hills led the Storm with 10 catches, three for touchdowns, and 119 yards as did Thyron Lewis for Cleveland acquiring the same exact numbers.
|13:13||CLE - 1-YD Rush by JONES, Jason, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||0-7|
|09:54||TAM - 23-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||7-7|
|05:40||CLE - 3-YD Rush by GOODMAN, Domini, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||7-14|
|14:20||TAM - 1-YD Pass from DIXON, Chris to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||14-14|
|11:27||CLE - 17-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to LEWIS, Thyron, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||14-21|
|06:44||TAM - 11-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||21-21|
|04:01||CLE - 4-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to POLLARD, Royce, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||21-28|
|01:57||TAM- 18-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||28-28|
|00:07||CLE - 1-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to LEWIS, Thyron, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||28-35|
|09:35||TAM - 1-YD Rush by HIPPEARD, Randy, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||35-35|
|06:03||CLE - 8-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to TAYLOR, Collin, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||35-42|
|00:57||CLE - 2-YD Rush by GOODMAN, Domini, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||35-49|
|10:51||TAM - 3-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||42-49|
|04:15||CLE - 4-YD Pass from AUSTIN, Shane to LEWIS, Thyron, PAT by PETTREY, Aaron GOOD||42-56|
|00:51||TAM - 1-YD Rush by HIPPEARD, Randy, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||49-56|
|Chris Dixon||1/1||1||1||0||Shane Austin||24/34||273||5||0|
|Chris Dixon||1||1||0||1||Shane Austin||6||19||0||8|
|Randy Hippeard||4||10||2||7||Dominick Goodman||2||5||2||3|
|Byron Isom||1||1||0||1||Jason Jones||5||21||1||13|
|Joe Hills||10||119||3||28||Dominick Goodman||7||82||0||24|
|Amarri Jackson||3||16||2||12||Jason Jones||1||14||0||14|
|Michael Lindsey||5||74||0||20||Thyron Lewis||10||119||3||23|
|T.T. Toliver||3||40||0||24||Royce Pollard||1||4||1||4|
|Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG||Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG|
|James Harrell||1||-2||0||-2||LaRoche Jackson||5||84||0||16.8|
|Joe Hills||1||-1||0||-1||Jason Jones||1||37||0||37|
Net Yards Rushing
Net Yards Passing
Total Offensive Plays
Total Net Yards
Fumbles: No./ Lost
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Hear from head coach Lawrence Samuels and wide receiver Joe Hills discuss the disappointing loss and end of season.
|14th-304.9||Opp. Total Off/G||7th-274.2|
|14th-281.1||Opp. Pass Yds/G||7th-252.5|
|12th-23.8||Opp. Rush Yds/G||10th-21.7|
|5th-2.8||Yards per Carry||4th-3.0|
|9th-43.1%||3rd Down Conv %||3rd-48.6%|
|14th-48.1%||Opp. 3rd Down %||12th-47.9%|
|7th-49.0%||4th Down Conv %||6th-50.0%|
|10th-49.0%||Opp. 4th Down %||8th-43.4%|
|9th-16.5||Kickoff Return Avg.||2nd-19.6|
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.