Danger fall to Wranglers 62-71
Article posted on: 2012-06-02 00:00:00
The Nebraska Danger's (4-8) game against the Allen Wranglers (7-5) could be summed up as a tale of two halves. The Danger dominated the first half, going into the locker room ahead 38-26, before falling behind in the second half to end with a final score of 71-62.
Rocky Hinds connected with Ryan Moore for the lone touchdown of the first quarter. George Pierson nailed a 40-yard field goal to set the score at 10-3 to end the first.
The second quarter was a frenzy of turnovers and touchdowns. The Danger picked off two Wranglers passes and scored on each opportunity. One of the interceptions was by Darnell Jackson, who returned the ball 40 yards for a Danger touchdown. Stepping in as quarterback for red-zone opportunities, Jameel Sewell both rushed and passed for touchdowns to take the lead into halftime 38-26.
The Danger wasn't able to keep up the momentum and was outscored 25-7 in the third quarter. The lone touchdown came on a 1-yard run by Daniel Libre which was set up by a 25 yard pass to Chris Bell by Hinds.
Both teams traded scores in the fourth quarter, and the Danger could not overcome the 6 points they were trailing by at the start of the final quarter. With 52 seconds remaining and down by two points, the Danger intentionally let Darius Fudge run for a touchdown from 1 yard away in order to regain possession. After missing five extra-point attempts on the night, Wranglers kicker David Pino connected to give the Wranglers a two possession lead. The Danger could not find the end zone on the ensuing drive and had to give the ball up on downs.
The Danger receiving corps was led by Chris Bell with 5 receptions for 76 yards. Daniel Libre and Travares Pressley let the ground attack with 14 rushes for 52 yards and 2 rushes for 48 yards respectively. Jervonte Jackson led the Danger Defense with 10 tackles (7 unassisted).
With two games left in the season, the Nebraska Danger still has a big upcoming battle with in-state rival Omaha Beef. The Beef and Danger have squared off twice this season with each team coming away with a win. The final home game of the season and deciding game for who has bragging rights comes on June 9th at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, NE with a 7:05pm kickoff.