Verizon Center | Washington, D.C.
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|Washington Valor (1-3)||7||7||13||6||33|
Picking up defensive back Paul Stephens 11 days ago is proving to be an extremely valuable mid-season acquisition for the Tampa Bay Storm.
Stephens had two fumble recoveries in the Storm’s victory over Baltimore last week, returning one for a touchdown in a key moment in that win.
On Saturday in the Storm’s first-ever meeting with the Washington Valor, Stephens came up with another monumental recovery, outfighting a pile on a fumbled center-quarterback exchange near the Storm goal line with less than a minute to go to preserve a 41-33 Tampa Bay victory at Washington’s Verizon Center.
The Storm have now won three in a row and are 4-1 on the season, their best start since winning seven straight to start the 2001 campaign.
TAM – Kendrick Ings 11-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, No Good)
WAS – Roger Jackson 3-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, Good)
TAM – Joe Hills 13-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, Good)
WAS – T.T. Toliver 16-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, Good)
TAM – Joe Hills 9-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, No Good)
TAM – Randy Hippeard 1-yard rush. (Joe Hills reception, Good)
WAS – Charles McClain 8-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, No Good)
WAS – Charles McClain 3-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, Good)
TAM – LaMark Brown 16-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, Good)
WAS – Greg Carr 21-yard reception. (T.C. Stevens, No Good)
TAM – Joe Hills 6-yard reception. (Mark Lewis, Good)
TAM – Randy Hippeard (20-31-0-205-5)
WAS – Erik Meyer (17-29-0-183-5)
TAM – Randy Hippeard (11-23-1)
WAS – Erik Meyer (2-(-1)-0); T.T. Toliver (1-5-0)
TAM – Joe Hills (9-85-3), LaMark Brown (6-82-1), Kendrick Ings (5-38-1),
WAS –Roger Jackson (5-40-1), Greg Carr (4-57-1), Charles McClain (4-37-2), T.T. Toliver (3-35-1), Julius Gregory (1-14-0)
KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)
TAM – Kendrick Ings (3-53-0), Michael Lindsey (2-57-0)
WAS – Cameron McGlenn (2-34-0)
Postgame Award Winners
MVP of the Game: Randy Hippeard, TAM
Offensive Player of the Game: Joe Hills, TAM
Defensive Player of the Game: Brandon Sesay, WAS