Final: Storm 63 - Sharks 56

Amalie Arena - Tampa, FL

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:00 P.M. EST

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Storm 21 35 0 7 63
Sharks 21 21 0 14 56

Game Recap

T. T. Toliver’s 4th-quarter, six-yard touchdown reception sparked Tampa Bay (5-6, 2-1) to an exciting 63-56 win over the Jacksonville Sharks (6-6, 2-2) Friday night in an Arena Football League game at the Amalie Arena. 

Both teams went into hibernation in the third quarter, following a record-setting scoring barrage by the Storm, whose 56 first-half points became the third highest AFL total and the two-team total was the second highest (98) in the history of the league.

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Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
TAM – Julius Gregory 38 pass from Jason Boltus (Craig Peterson kick) 13:13.
JAX – Tiger Jones 30 pass from Tommy Grady (Julian Rauch kick ) 11:27.
TAM – Gregory 5 pass from Boltus (Peterson kick) 7:12.
JAX – Derrick Jones 4 run (Rauch kick) 3:44.
TAM – Kendrick Ings 56 kickoff return (Peterson kick) 3:01. 
JAX – Joe Hills 9 pass from Grady (Rauch kick) 2:06.

2nd Quarter
TAM – Emery Sammons 9 pass from Boltus (Peterson kick) 14:56.
TAM – Ings 1 net recovery (Peterson kick) 14:11.
JAX – Hills 16 pass from Grady (Rauch kick) 11:49.
TAM – T.T. Toliver 33 pass from Boltus (Peterson kick) 8:24.
JAX – Hills 10 pass from Grady (Rauch kick) 5:34.
TAM – Gregory 10 pass from Boltus (Peterson kick) 2:28.
JAX – Hills 21 pass from Grady (Rauch kick) 00:47.
TAM – Boltus 1 run (Peterson kick) 00:21.

3rd Quarter

No Scoring.

4th Quarter 
JAX – Hills 4 pass from Grady (kick failed) 12:22.
JAX – Hills 3 pass from Grady (Hills 2-point conversion pass from Grady) 2:42.
TAM – Toliver 6 pass from Boltus (Peterson kick) 00:56

 

Statistical Leaders

Statistical Leaders:

Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD)  
JAX – Tommy Grady (26-46-0-351-7).
TAM – Jason Boltus (22-34-2-243-6).
 
Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)
JAX – Derrick Ross (3-9-1).
TAM – Jason Boltus (7-13-1), Jermarcus Hardrick (1-1-0).

Receiving:  (Rec-Yds-TD)
JAX – Jeron Harvey  (5-63-0), Tiger Jones  (12-162-1), Joe Hills (9-126-6).
TAM –- T.T. Toliver  (4-59-2), Julius Gregory  (9-89-3), Emery Sammons (7-69-1), Kendrick Ings (2-26-0).

KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)
JAX –  Terrance Smith (2-8-8), Greg Reid (5-88-0)
TAM –  Kendrick Ings (6-157-1)

Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game: Joe Hills, Jacksonville, 6 TD receptions on 9 catches.

Ridell Defensive Player of the Game: Alfred Phillips, Tampa Bay, 3 pass break ups, 11 tackles.

J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: Kendrick Ings, Tampa Bay, 56 kickoff return, net recovery touchdown.

Cutter Catch of the Game: Julius Gregory, Tampa Bay, over the wall TD catch, 2:28 2nd.

AFL Highlight of the Game: Kendrick Ings, Tampa Bay, 1 yard net recovery TD, 14:11 2nd.