Hawks Get Revenge on the Blitz
Bakersfield - The Bakersfield Blitz suffered another loss when they were defeated against the Everett Hawks, 34-63, on Saturday, July 8 in Washington. The Blitz have an overall record of 7-6
Box Score: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Blitz 6 13 20 34 34 Hawks 15 43 50 63 63
Blitz QB, Bobby Pesavento was pulled out of the game at the beginning of the second quarter because of a left knee injury. Pesavento was replaced by newly signed backup QB, Ryan Porter. Porter suffered fumbles in each of his first two plays; the first fumble was recovered by Everett's WR/DB Tavarius Davis as he ran it in the end zone for a touchdown, the ball slipped from his hands on a snap for fumble number two. Before coming out of the game, Pesavento had one touchdown pass to WR/DB DeRonn Finley.
Finley also scored a 57 yard touchdown on a kickoff return in the first half of the game.
Blitz were first to score late in the third quarter; WR/DB George Williams caught a touchdown pass by Porter. Williams had his second touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter, a pass from Porter.
Porter scored a rushing touchdown in the beginning of the fourth quarter to bring the Blitz up to 27, Hawks 50. However, it was the Hawks that fought harder and scored more. The game ended at Blitz 34, Hawks 63.
Game Awards: U.S. Army Ironman of the Game: Hassan Brockman, Hawks ADT Defensive Player of the Game: Ruschard Dodd-Masters, Hawks Schutts Offensive Player of the Game: Brian Baker, Hawks Cutters Catch of the Game: LeJuan Edwards, Hawks
The Blitz will be back at home next week when they take on the Central Valley Coyotes in the "Battle of Highway 99 - Part III" on Saturday, July 15. Kick off is set for 7:00 p.m. at Rabobank Arena.
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