Amalie Oil Field - Amalie Arena
TAMPA, FL – Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver T.T. Toliver set the Arena Football League record for all-time catches on Saturday at Amalie Arena a week after climbing to the top of the league’s all-time reception yardage list.
The Storm, however, dropped their third-straight game, falling 54-27 to the LA KISS.
The KISS (5-6) scored on their first eight possessions and weren’t stopped until their final drive late in the fourth quarter. Tampa Bay (1-10) put a touchdown on the board on its opening drive but was denied on its next four possessions through the rest of the first half. The Storm trailed 40-6 at halftime.
“It’s really tough because we started out, we scored first possession, I’m feeling good about our team and our chances and then we couldn’t score anymore,” Storm head coach Lawrence Samuels said. “It snowballed on us, and then things went bad. It’s like a scratched record, the same thing over and over again. We’ve got to find a way to get these guys back on track.”
LAK – Donovan Morgan 21 pass from Pete Thomas (Joey Cejudo kick) 12:56.
TAM – Jason Boltus 16 run (kick failed) 10:54.
LAK – Rory Nixon 2 run (Cejudo kick) 6:39.
LAK – Morgan 2 pass from Thomas (Cejudo kick) 14:20.
LAK – Brandon Collins 31 pass from Thomas (kick failed) 5:43.
LAK – DJ Stephens 6 pass from Thomas (Cejudo kick) 2:35.
LAK – Morgan 7 pass from Thomas (kick failed) 00:06.
TAM – Phillip Barnett 8 pass from Boltus (Delbert Alvarado kick) 12:08.
LAK – Nixon 1 run (Cejudo kick) 7:34.
LAK – Justin Wilson 22 pass from Thomas (Cejudo kick) 11:09.
TAM – Mike Washington 14 pass from Boltus (Alvarado kick) 8:01.
TAM – Washington 12 pass from Boltus (Alvarado kick) 00:02.
LAK – Pete Thomas (19-33-0)
TAM – Jason Boltus (16-29-3)
LAK – Pete Thomas (3-6-0), Rory Nixon (7-13-2), Donovan Morgan (1-1-0).
TAM – Jason Boltus (2-23-1), John Brown (1-2-0), Mike Washington (1-3-0).
LAK – Donovan Morgan (7-72-3), Brandon Collins (3-52-1), DJ Stephens (4-38-1), Justin Wilson (4-37-1).
TAM – T.T. Toliver (6-91-0), Phillip Barnett (5-29-1), Mike Washington (5-53-2).
KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)
LAK – Justin Wilson (3-81-0),
TAM – Mike Washington (8-103-0), Phillip Barnett (1-1-0).
Under Armour Offensive Player: Pete Thomas, LAK
Riddell Defensive Player of Game: Josh Victorian, LAK
J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: Rory Nixon, LAK
Cutters Catch of the Game: T.T. Toliver, Tampa Bay
8:34 of 4th quarter to become AFL All-Time Reception Leader with 1,165.