Greensboro earns second road win
The Prowlers (2-1) earned their second road victory in the history of the franchise with a win over the Florida Firecats 45-42. Greensboro scored 14 points in each quarter but the fourth, while improving to second place in the American Atlantic, trailing only the Norfolk Nighthawks.
The Greensboro scoring began with a seven yard pass from Kenton Evans to Bobby Graham, and followed with an Evans 2-yard run for TD to assume an early 14-0 lead. The Firecats answered with a score of their own, coming when Brian Sparacino hooked up with Magic Benton for a 15-yard strike.
The second quarter saw the Firecats (1-2) score the first touchdown, when Cainon Lamb scored his first of five TDs in the game. Lamb made a 14-yard catch from Sparacino, knotting the game at 14-14. The Prowlers then answered with two TDs of their own, when Corey Sullivan caught a 16-yard pass from Kenton Evans, giving Greensboro the lead at the 12:22 mark. The second score for the Prowlers came when Bobby Graham returned a 28-yard fumble for a TD, putting Greensboro ahead 28-14 at that point. The last score then came when Lamb caught a 20-yard pass before halftime to put the Firecats down 28-21.
In the third, Florida tied the game with an early touchdown at the 13:30 mark, as Cainon Lamb scampered 16 yards for a TD. Following a roughing the passer call going against the Firecats, Greensboros Kenton Evans was injured and replaced by Caleb Slover. On Slovers first pass from scrimmage, he found Bobby Sippio, who pulled down a key 35-yard TD, as Greensboro would go ahead 35-28. Florida answered with a Lamb two-yard run, and after missing a conversion trailed 35-34 at the 4:52 mark. Greensboros final touchdown of the night came with 22 seconds remaining in the third, as Slover found the endzone from two yards out, pushing the Greensboro lead to 42-34.
Florida would score only one touchdown in the fourth quarter, coming when Cainon Lamb made a 9-yard reception from Brian Sparacino, and after converting a two-point conversion once again tied the game at 42-42. The Prowlers Josh Jones then gave Greensboro the victory when he converted a 25-yard field goal for the games final score. The Prowlers got another great defensive effort from the front line as Greensboros Abdullah Wiggins recorded two sacks, and one each going to Thaddeus Bullard, Bull Brown, and Toby Champion.
Greensboro now returns home to face the Mohegan Wolves (3-0) for its first home game since facing the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers. The game will feature Former New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Coates will be appearing when the Greensboro Prowlers face the Mohegan Wolves on April 26th. Coates was the prime target for Drew Bledsoe in the Patriots offense during the Bill Parcells regime in Foxboro. Tickets for the game can be purchased through the Greensboro Prowlers offices by calling (336) 218-5428. The game can be heard live on www.greensboroprowlers.com.
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