The Storm Fall Short on Faith and Family Night
In the first quarter, Tampa Bay quarterback Adrian McPherson explodes off the line of scrimmage for a 28 yard touchdown run, giving Tampa Bay the lead to start the game off 6-0 after missing the extra point. San Antonio wastes no time returning the favor by scoring on a 58-yard kickoff return, leading the game 7-6. The Storm then goes 3 and out on it's next drive settling for a field goal to give themselves the lead 9-7 with 5 minutes left in the quarter.
In the second quarter, former Storm quarterback Nick Hill throws a 1-yard pass to wide out Jomo Wilson giving the Talons a 5-point lead. On the next drive, Tampa Bay's Adrian McPherson throws a 44-yard pass to wide out Greg Ellingson, but the Storm misses the extra point giving them a 15-14 lead. San Antonio's Nick Hills closes out the quarter with a 7-yard touchdown to Burl Toler. The score is now 21-15 at the half.
At the beginning of the half, Adrian McPherson and wide out Joe Hills connect for a 7-yard touchdown to tie the game. San Antonio's special teams scores again on a DJ Stephens 50 yard touchdown to put the Talons in the lead. 5 minutes later and after a Storm 4 and out, Nick Hill and Dwayne Eley Jr help boost the Talons lead to 14. Tampa Bay finishes off the quarter with a 10-yard Adrian McPherson run.
In the fourth quarter, San Antonio continued to shine scoring on a Nick Hill/Jomo Wilson 25 yard pass and a Jamar Ransom 18 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown bringing the score to 49-28. Tampa Bay also lost Adrian McPherson and Shane Boyd to injuries, neither would return to the game. The final score of the game was 52-36.
Tampa Bay (2-2) plays division rival Orlando Predators (0-3) in the "Battle of I-4" on April 20th in Orlando. San Antonio (1-2) plays the undefeated Arizona Rattlers in Phoenix.
The post-game activities concluded with Tony Dungy and RV Brown emphasizing the importance of faith and family. “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” was stated by Tony Dungy as one of his favorite quotes and RV Brown preached about the importance of praying together as a family.