Arizona Escapes Danger 56-46
Article posted on: 2019-05-06 09:36:00
In a game against heavily-favored Arizona, the Nebraska Danger hung in until the end, but still came up short 56-46.
The game featured the two most high-powered offenses in the IFL, and it surprisingly had a score of 0-0 at the end of the first quarter, but it didn't take the two teams long to get rolling after that.
After the Rattlers opened the scoring to make it 7-0 early in the 2nd quarter, Tommy Armstrong took to the air to even things back up - connecting with Johnny Jackson IV for a 10-yard score.
Arizona then put the foot on the gas a bit, opening up a 42-20 lead, but the Danger were far from done. Trailing by 22, Tommy Armstrong scampered for 14-yards to draw the team with in 16 after a missed PAT. Then a few minutes later, the Danger found the end zone again as Armstrong connected with Armstrong IV for another TD - this time from 17 yards out.
Now trailing by just 10, The Danger brought it back within four when Armstrong again took to the air, finding Eric Thomas from 9-yards out for another passing TD to make it 42-38 with 11:26 still on the 4th quarter game clock, which is an eternity in the IFL.
That's when the Rattlers woke back up, scoring two of the game's final three TD's en route to their 9th win on the year. Arizona escaped with the 56-46 win to remain the IFL's only unbeaten team.
Armstrong had another impressive showing for the Danger, combining for five TD's in the game - three through the air, two on the ground. However, the solid showing was dampened by three interceptions in the contest.
Danger running back Davonte Sapp-Lynch also got himself back in the end zone a couple of times in the game. He took one in the traditional way, but also ran back a 52-yard kickoff return for a TD in the game.
The Danger now get a chance to lick their wounds this week as they are on a bye week. They'll be back in action on Saturday, May 18 when they travel to take on IFL power Sioux Falls. Kickoff for that game will be a 7 p.m./CT.