Storm Stop Shock 70-62

By on April 28, 2013

(photo Gary Peterson Photography/Spokane Shock)

Spokane, WA –(courtesy of the Tampa Bay Storm)  The Tampa Bay Storm (4-2, 1-1) defeated the formerly undefeated Spokane Shock (5-1, 2-0) Saturday evening at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, in front of a crowd 9,872 fans, by a score of 70-62.  The game saw the Storm defense intercept Erik Meyer twice, breaking his streak of 193 pass attempts without throwing an interception.


The Storm defense led the way in the first half holding the Shock’s high-powered offense to only seven points.  The Storm defense came away with two interceptions giving the team its fifth consecutive game with an interception.  Defensive lineman Rodney Beamon had an interception to go along with his sack for a loss of 10 yards.


The Storm offense was led by the combination of Adrian McPherson and Joe Hills.  They connected nine times for 177 yards and five touchdowns.  Hills extended his streak of games with multi-touchdown receptions to 10.  Receiver Greg Ellingson also caught eight passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.  McPherson completed 21-of-36 passes for 310 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions.  He also rushed for three touchdowns.


The Shock came back at the half, scoring twice within the first five minutes of the second half, but the rally was short lived as the Storm scored on its next possession with a 42-yard reception by Joe Hills.


The highlight of the night for the Shock was a 58-yard kick return for a touchdown by defensive back Terrance Sanders.  The Shock outscored the Storm by 14 points in the third quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the Storm.  The team’s offense was led by Eric Meyer who through for 222 yards and six touchdowns, and two interceptions on 16-of-30 passing.  His primary target was Adron Tennell who caught eight passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns.


The Tampa Bay Storm heads home for its matchup with the New Orleans VooDoo at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, on “Net10 Arena Football Saturday Night” on CBS Sports Network this coming Saturday, May 4…Kickoff is set for 9:00 PM ET.



Score by Quarters            1              2              3              4              Total

Tampa Bay Storm             14           14           14           28           70

Spokane Shock                 0              7              28           27           62


1st Quarter

TAM – Joe Hills 2-yard reception (Craig Camay good)

TAM – Greg Ellingson 46-yard reception (Craig Camay good)


2nd Quarter

SPO – Kamar Jorden 4-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

TAM – Adrian McPherson 1-yard rush (Craig Camay good)

TAM – Adrian McPherson 1-yard rush (Craig Camay good)


3rd Quarter

SPO – Adron Tennell 1-yard rush (Kenny Spencer good)

SPO – Kamar Jorden 10-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

TAM – Joe Hills 42-yard reception (Craig Camay good)

SPO – Kamar Jorden 40-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

TAM – Joe Hills 18-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

SPO – Terrance Sanders 58-yard kick return (Kenny Spencer good)


4th Quarter

TAM – Greg Ellingson 8-yard reception (Craig Camay good)

SPO – Adron Tennell 37-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

TAM – Joe Hills 23-yard reception (Craig Camay good)

SPO – Adron Tennell 1-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

TAM – Adrian McPherson 5-yard rush (Craig Camay good)

SPO – Duane Brooks 2-yard reception (Kenny Spencer good)

TAM – Joe Hills 10-yard reception (Craig Camay good)

SPO – Adron Tennell reception (Kenny Spencer good)


Statistical Leaders:

Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD)

TAM – Adrian McPherson 21-36-0-310-7

SPO – Erik Meyer 21-35-2-258-7; Terence Moore 0-3-1-0-0


Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)

TAM – Adrian McPherson 14-46-3; Nick Torresso 1-0-0

SPO – Erik Meyer 1-13-0; Duane Brooks 2-3-0; Adron Tennell 2-1-1


Receiving:  (Rec-Yds-TD)

TAM – Joe Hills 10-177-5; Greg Ellingson 8-108-2; Michael Lindsey 3-25-0

SPO – Adron Tennell 12-161-3; Kamar Jorden 7-92-3; Patrick Afif 1-3-0; Duane Brooks 1-2-1


KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)

TAM – Michael Lindsey 4-23-0

SPO – Terrance Sanders 9-266-1; Paul Stephens 1-9-0


Russell Athletics Offensive Player of the Game: Adrian McPherson

Riddell Defensive Player of the Game: Jean Fanor

J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: Joe Hills

Cutters Catch of Game:  Kamar Jorden over the shoulder catch

AFL Highlight of the Game: Terrance Sanders kick return for touchdown

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