TAMPA BAY STORM BURY JACKSONVILLE, 56-35, IN SOUTHERN DIVISION GAME

By on May 25, 2014

 

Storm’s Dexter Jackson rushes for pay-dirt on a 1 yard dive (photo Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Storm’s Dexter Jackson rushes for pay-dirt on a 1 yard dive (photo Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

 (courtesy of the Tampa Bay Storm)

TAMPA BAY – Quarterback Randy Hippeard passed for six touchdowns as Tampa Bay Storm defeated the Jacksonville Sharks, 56-35, and Storm broke a five-game losing skid Saturday night in an Arena Football League Southern Division game on the Amalie Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

 

A season-high crowd of 12,501 saw Hippeard throw for 255 yards on 21 of 29 passes. Joe Hills led the Storm (3-6) receivers with three touchdowns but it was T.T. Toliver’s spectacular TD catch off the turf in the end zone with one second left that sparked a 28-point quarter.

 

The Storm was not done and kicked off on the ensuing play with the ball rebounding off the net, over Jomo Wilson’s head. Three Storm players scrambled for the loose ball and defensive back James Harrell recovered for another TD. That gave the  Storm a 42-21 halftime lead.

Amarri Jackson (#11) with another reception for a nice 7 yard gain and a 1st down (photo Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Amarri Jackson (#11) with another reception for a nice 7 yard gain and a 1st down (photo Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

 

The Storm’s defense was outstanding, Harrell had four pass breakups and an interception off the crossbar and a fumble recovery, Rod Isaac three pass breakups and Jean Fanor had two more.

 

Quarterback R.J. Archer led Jacksonville (3-7) with five touchdowns and 271 yards. Jeron Havey for the Sharks, who have now lost five of their last six games, with 12 catches, 11 yards and three scores.

 

Storm Wide receiver Michael Lindsey and Sharks DB Micheaux Robinson fight for the ball along the wall, the end results was an interception for Robinson (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Storm Wide receiver Michael Lindsey and Sharks DB Micheaux Robinson fight for the ball along the wall, the end results was an interception for Robinson (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

UP NEXT – The Tampa Bay Storm will head to New Orleans to take on the VooDoo at the Smoothie King Center on Friday, May 30.  Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. EST.

 

Score by Quarters      1          2          3         4           Total

Jacksonville Sharks    7          14        7          7          35                   

Tampa Bay Storm       14        28        14        0          56                

           

1st Quarter

TAM – T.T. Toliver 8 pass from Randy Hippeard (Juan Bongarra kick) 12:33.

TAM – Joe Hills 9 pass from Hippeard (Bongarra kick) 5:09

JAX – London Crawford 8 pass from R.J. Archer (Fabrizio Scaccia kick) 1:20.

2nd Quarter

TAM – Toliver 2 pass from Hippeard (Bongarra kick ) 11:56.

JAX – Jeron Harvey 3 pass from Archer (Scaccia kick) 8:21.

TAM – Alfred McCullough 14 pass from Hippeard (Bongarra kick) 5:11.

JAX – Harvey 4 pass from Archer (Scaccia kick) 00:32.

TAM – Toliver 26 pass from Hippeard (Bongarra kick) 00:01.

TAM – James Harrell net recovery on kickoff (Bongarra kick) 00:00.

3rd Quarter

JAX – Cornelius Lewis 13 pass from Archer (Scaccia kick) 13:22.

TAM – Hills 10 pass from Hippeard (Bongarra kick) 11:55.

TAM – Dexter Jackson 1 run (Bongarra kick) 2:02.

4th Quarter

JAX – Harvey 6 pass from Archer (Scaccia kick) 4:13.

 

 Storm wide receiver Joe Hills comes back over the wall after catching his second td of the night, Hills took two excursions over the wall catching two of the three TD passes against the Sharks (photo by Chuck Green

Storm wide receiver Joe Hills comes back over the wall after catching his second td of the night, Hills took two excursions over the wall catching two of the three TD passes against the Sharks (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Special camo football for Military Appreciation Night, One lucky fan took this ball home.(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Special camo football for Military Appreciation Night, One lucky fan took this ball home.(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

photo by Scott Audette / Tampa Bay Storm)

Randy Hippeard directing the offense (photo by Scott Audette / Tampa Bay Storm)

 

 

 

Statistical Leaders:

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

JAX – R. J. Archer 27-48-1-271-5.

TAM –Randy Hippeard 21-29-1-255-5.

 

Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD)

JAX – London Crawford 1-16-0, R.J.Bibbs 2-(-1)-0.

TAM – Randy Hippeard  1-0-0, Dexter Jackson 6-2-1, Michael Lindey 2-11-0.

 

Receiving:  (Rec-Yds-TD)

JAX – Jeron Harvey  12-114-3, Jomo Wilson  6-64-0, London Crawford  5-37-1, Alex Carder 4-56-0 , Corneius Lewis 1-13-1, Charlie Hunt  1-6-0.

TAM – Joe Hills 5-74-3, Amarri Jackson 5-58-0, Michael Lindsey 3-28-0,  T.T. Toliver 7-81-2,  Alfred McCullough 1-14-1.

 

KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)

JAX – Jomo Wilson 6-60-0. 

TAM – Michael Lindsey 3-71-0.

 

Erika sporting the camo (photo by Chuck Green  / Cg Photography)

Erika sporting the camo for Military Appreciation Night (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Post-Game Awards:

(photo by Chuck Green  / Cg Photography)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Above, Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game: Randy Hippeard, Tampa Bay

Riddell Defensive Player of the Game:  James Harrell, Tampa Bay.

J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: James Harrell, Tampa Bay.

Cutters Catch of the Game: T.T. Toliver, Tampa Bay, touchdown with 00:01 left in second quarter.

AFL Highlight of the Game: James Harrell, kick off net recovery touchdown with 00:00 left in second quarter.

Big Alfred McCoullough celebrates with his mates after a catch and run for a touchdown late in the first half. (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Above, Big Alfred McCoullough celebrates with his mates after a catch and run for a touchdown  and below gives a shout out to the fans. (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Photo Scott Audette / Tampa Bay Storm)

Photo Scott Audette / Tampa Bay Storm)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Storm wide receiver Joe Hills seems to be grinning after hauling in his second of three TD’s on the night

 

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Newly acquired South Florida Bull Terrence Mitchell, was ready to go but received limited playing time

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

(photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)

Back Judge calls pass interference on Shark’s DB Micheaux Robinson after he hauled down Storm Receiver Joe Hills in the end zone

 

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