Predators Stay Alive in The Playoff Hunt With Win Over Cleveland
Story By: Tyler Knies
Orlando- Saturday evening, the Orlando Predators faced off against the Cleveland Gladiators in a game that saw Orlano grab a 62-55 win. It was an electrifying night for the 11, 469 fans, and the Orlando Predators as they sought out the Cleveland Gladiators, as their prey.
Predators Quarterback, QB Aaron Garcia found T.T. Toliver early in the 1st, to give the Predators the advantage. The Gladiators responded with a touchdown of their own, tying the game and continuing this throughout much of the first half.
With only 0:41 left, Gladiators had just clawed their top, bringing the score to 28-27. After the Predators gained possession, they went to work and with less then 30 seconds left, T.T. Toliver broke into the end zone.
By halftime, the score was 34-28 Predators. The second half was stuffed with the meat and potatoes of the game, the reason why fans attend. T.T. Toliver received a 49 -yard touchdown pass to add to the Predators collection. However, Gladiators retaliated with a devastating 6-of-10 for 55 –yards, giving them a touchdown.
Well, the Predators wanted dessert, and in the fourth quarter, they received exactly what they asked for. Garcia threw a 27 –yard touchdown to advance the lead for Predators.
Cleveland Gladiators QB Chris Dieker would then answer by throwing 3 touchdowns and going 9 for 12 completed passes in the 4th quarter, to tie the game 55-55. Prechae Rodriguez received a pass in the cross route, followed by an extra point to give the Predators their 4th win of the season.