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Predators stun Storm with two late scores 56-52

 
Predators stun Storm with two late scores 56-52

Orlando stunned the Storm 56-52 Saturday, scoring the winning touchdown with just six seconds left after it looked like Tampa Bay had a 3-0 start secured.

The Storm went ahead 52-42 with 2:30 left on a Mike Lindsey touchdown. Orlando managed to pull within three on a 4th-and-19 play, but the Storm's Amarri Jackson recovered the onside kick.

With Orlando down to one timeout all the Storm needed to to do was advance the ball forward to run out the clock. But on the first play quarterback Randy Hippeard fumbled. Greg Robinson recovered for the Predators at their 10.

With :40 left the Predators went 40 yards in six plays, with Jason Boltus hitting Greg Carr on a 3-yard score with six seconds left.

Orlando instead goes to 3-0 to take the lead over Tampa Bay in the South Division.

Carr also scored on the last play of the first half, a spectacular catch that put Orlando up 28-26. But two touchdowns by Jackson, who had five on the night, combined with a Chris Smith interception gave Tampa Bay a 39-28 lead.

Smith had two more interceptions giving him five for the season. The second one came with the Storm ahead by 11, but with the ball and a chance to end things then Tampa Bay's streak of consecutive drives with a touchdown ended at six.

Also not helping: kicker Carlos Perez missed four extra points, the final margin as it turned out.

Hippeard threw for 288 yards and seven touchdowns.

Richard Clebert had two sacks and lead the Storm defensive effort. A key play early came as Orlando was heading in for a 28-13 lead but fumbled at the goal line, with Jean Fanor recovering.

 

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