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Storm 62, Gladiators 61

AMALIE Motor Oil Field at AMALIE Arena | Tampa, Fla.

Attendance: 9,119

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cleveland Gladiators (0-3) 13 20 0 28 61
Tampa Bay Storm (2-1) 7 21 7 27 62

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Recap

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Storm were behind by five points with seconds remaining against the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday, and everybody at AMALIE Arena, including the Gladiators, figured the reigning Arena Football League Offensive Player of the Year Joe Hills would get the ball with the game on the line.

That’s when Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard showed off his improvisation skills and carried, literally, Tampa Bay to its second victory of the season.

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SCORING SUMMARY

1st Quarter

CLE – Quentin Sims 5 pass from Arvell Nelson (Ben Dieghton kick) 12:53.

TAM – LaMark Brown 40 pass from Randy Hippeard (Delbert Alvarado kick) 9:21.  

CLE – Michael Preston 4 pass from Nelson (Dieghton kick) 4:36.

2nd Quarter

CLE – Sims 9 pass from Nelson (Dieghton kick) 12:04.

CLE – Sims 27 pass from Nelson (Dieghton kick) 9:24.

TAM – Kendrick Ings 3 pass from Hippeard (Alvarado kick) 5:59.

CLE – Nelson 3 run (Dieghton kick) 3:34.

TAM – Ings 15 pass Hippeard (Alvarado kick) 00:48.

TAM – Hills 7 pass from Hippeard (Alvarado kick) 00.09.

3rd Quarter

TAM – Hills 3 pass from Hippeard (Alvarado kick) 3:24.

4th Quarter  

TAM – Hills 6 pass from Hippeard (Alvarado kick) 13:44.

CLE – Sims  11 pass from Nelson (run failed) 10 :18.

TAM – Hippeard 7 run (Alvarado kick) 8:01.

CLE – Sims 16 pass from Nelson (Collin Taylor run) 4:54.

TAM – Hills 19  pass from Hippeard (Alvarado kick) 2:08.

CLE – Preston 1 pass from Nelson (Taylor pass from Nelson)

CLE – Sims 37 pass from Hippeard (pass failed) 00:28.

TAM – Hippeard 1 run (pass failed) 00:03.

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD) 

CLE – Arvell Nelson (26-35-0-358-7).

TAM – Randy Hippeard (37-47-0-395-7).

Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)

CLE – Arvell Nelson (4-16-1), Larry Brackins (2-7-0), Phillip-Keith Manley (2-5-0), Quentin Sims (1-2-1), Collin Taylor (1-(-2)-0).

TAM – Randy Hippeard (8-(-14)-2).

Receiving:  (Rec-Yds-TD)

CLE – Quentin Sims (14-205-5), Michael Preston (6-68-2), Collin Taylor (4-56-0), Phillip-Keith Manley (2-29-0)

TAM – Joe Hills (15-141-4), LaMark Brown (11-142-2), Kendrick Ings (10-107-1) , Michael Lindsey (1-5-0)

KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)

CLE – Kelvin Rodgers (5-52-0)

TAM – Kendrick Ings (4-90-0), Michael Lindsey (2-38-0).

POSTGAME AWARD WINNERS

Offensive Player of the Game: QB Randy Hippeard, Tampa Bay.

Defensive Player of the Game: DB Cortez Stubbs, Tampa Bay.

MVP of the Game:  K Delbert Alvarado, Tampa Bay.

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