KISS 54, Storm 27

Amalie Oil Field - Amalie Arena 

Attendance: 9,670

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
KISS 14 26 7 7 54
Storm 6 0 7 14 27




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.”

Full Recap


1st Quarter

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.

2nd Quarter

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.

3rd Quarter

TAM – Phillip Barnett 8 pass from Boltus (Delbert Alvarado kick) 12:08.

LAK – Nixon 1 run (Cejudo kick) 7:34.

4th Quarter

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.


Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD) 

LAK – Pete Thomas (19-33-0)

TAM – Jason Boltus (16-29-3)

Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)

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).

Receiving: (Rec-Yds-TD)

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.