Jason Boltus throws 4 TDs, but Storm cap regular season with loss at Jacksonville
Jul 31, 2016Tampa Bay Storm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Storm (2-14, 0-8) were defeated by the Jacksonville Sharks (7-9, 5-3) on Saturday by a score of 54-35 in front of 10,324 fans at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
The Storm were led by quarterback Jason Boltus, who completed 17-of-36 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns in his return from a back injury. His top target of the night was Prechae Rodriguez who caught six passes 43 yards and a touchdown.
The Storm started out fast with Toliver scoring on two consecutive drives. Storm defensive back Nick Addison would tack on an additional touchdown on a 17-yard fumble return after forcing a fumble on special teams.
The Storm’s lead would be short-lived as the Jacksonville defense tightened up.
The Sharks were led by a defense that forced six turnovers on downs, holding the Storm scoreless on three consecutive drives. The Sharks defensive line sacked Boltus four times. Sharks defensive back Keon Lyn led the team with 10.0 total tackles.
The Storm will play the Philadelphia Soul in the first round of the Arena Football League Postseason next week.