Law Stride Past Omaha with Ease, 60-20
May 6, 2014 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Dodge City Law News Release
The Dodge City Law extended their winning streak to three games with a 60-20 victory of the Omaha Beef on Saturday at United Wireless Arena in Dodge City.
With 5:52 left in the second quarter, Dodge City and Omaha were tied 20-20, but suddenly the Law sprinted out in front by scoring 30 unanswered points.
The scoring run started with a 9-yard rushing touchdown by running back Dominique Carson. Then, on the following drive linebacker Walner Leandre recovered a fumble by Omaha quarterback Chris Coffin and returned it for a touchdown.
With 2:29 left in the half Law quarterback Josh Floyd threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mo Young.
On the next drive, Omaha quarterback Chris Coffin turned the ball over again, this time when he threw an interception to defensive back Cashmin Thomas, who returned it 44 yards for the touchdown.
Just before the half, defensive lineman Jamar Seard (stat sheet mistakenly credits Jarret Bilbrey) sacked Chris Coffin in the end zone for a safety.
Dodge City's 50-point first half stands as the highest scoring half by any team this season. Law Head Coach Sean Ponder said the Law were able to achieve the feat by playing well on offense and defense.
"It is really exciting any time you can score 50 points in 30 minutes," Ponder said. "The best part about it is that we played well on offense and defense. We didn't play mistake-free football, but we took advantage of our opportunities on offense and we made some big plays on defense."
In the third quarter, the Law offense was held scoreless until kicker Alex Fambrough kicked a 37-yard field goal with 00:37 left in the frame.
Midway through the fourth quarter, wide receiver Kendrick Ings caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh Floyd to give the Law a 60-20 lead, which ended up being the final score of the game.
After the game, Ponder said that despite slowing down in the second half, the offense played a good game.
"The offense came out of the locker room a little flat after halftime," Ponder said. "Luckily, we had a pretty nice lead built up and were able to add on to it later in the game."
Ponder also said that the while the offense put together some nice scoring drives, the defense made an equally important contribution to the team's win.
"Late in the second quarter we scored two touchdowns on defense and added a safety," Ponder said. "That's big. Then, in the second half, the defense only allowed Omaha to gain 11 yards on offense. Coach (Todd) Middleton put together a great game plan and the players did a really good job of executing it."
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