Danger rush for a victory over Raptors
Article posted on: 2012-04-28 00:00:00
The Everett Raptors (2-6) pulled within six points of the Nebraska Danger (3-5) in the fourth quarter, but Danger kicker George Pierson hit a 16 yard field goal to set the final score at 68-59.
In his opening debut with the Danger, receiver Marcus Barnett grabbed a kickoff while going full speed and didn't slow down all the way to the end zone. Barnett's return gave the Danger the lead at the end of the first quarter 21-14.
Another new face in a Danger uniform made a big splash in the second quarter when Christian Anthony wrestled down Raptors quarterback Shane Austin in the end zone for a safety. The Danger defense finished with three sacks and four interceptions, including an interception in the final minute by Roy Polite in the end zone that secured the Danger's victory.
In this offensive shootout, the Danger scored over 20 points in each of the first three quarters. The 45 points at halftime set a new franchise record for most points scored in the first-half. The Raptors and Danger traded scores throughout the entire second half which prevented the Raptors from being able to regain the lead.
It wasn't only just new players scoring points for the Danger. Quarterback Rocky Hinds and running back Daniel Libre combined for 143 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
Kayne Farquharson led the Danger receivers with seven receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Barnett finished with four receptions for 52 yards and one touchdown reception. Hinds completed 12 of 21 passes for 141 yards.
The Danger and Raptors split the two games played this year with each team winning at home. Next up for the Danger is a trip to Colorado to take on the Ice on May 5th with a 7:05 pm MDT (8:05 pm CDT) kickoff.