Lone Stars game notes
For the Second week in a row the Lone Stars will host a tie breaker game. Last week the Lone Stars got their second win over the Odessa Roughnecks and have the 2-1 advantage and the tie breaker if the two teams are tied at seasons end.
Now the Lone Stars could become the only team to get a 2-1 advantage on the 8-3 Stampede. San Angelo has not lost two games to anyone this season, but that could all change with a Lone Stars win Saturday night in Lubbock.
The Lone Stars are coming off a big 60-34 win over the Odessa Roughnecks this past Saturday night. The Lone Stars got unbelievable pressure on the Odessa quarterbacks causing eight turnovers, and scoring on 5 of those 8. Joe Davis had a good outing in his first stint as the Lone Stars leader throwing 6 touchdowns on 14 completions for 168 yards.
Anton Paige was held under 100 yards receiving for the first time in 9 games, but put up 5 touchdowns to even things out.
For the Stampede it was not so nice. San Angelo scored a season low 24 points and allowed the top scoring offense in the league, Amarillo, to score 48 points and leave town with the top spot in the IFL standings.
The series is tied at 1-1.
The Lubbock Lone Stars like nothing more then to play in front of the home town crowd at the Lubbock Coliseum. The team is 4 and 0 at home and scores an average of 70 points at home. That is more than 10 points higher than their season average.
The Lone Stars were put in a tough situation to start the season playing 6 of their first 8 games on the road leaving them with a 3-5 record and near the bottom of the league standings.
But the nice part of the schedule puts the Lone Stars at home for all but one of their remaining games. Bad news for the rest of the league.
The Lone Stars and the Stampede are all tied up with one win apiece. In the first game it was a dominating performance by Mike Green who scored 4 touchdowns, 3 rushing and 1 receiving. The Stampede defense also did a good job of slowing down the highest scoring offense in the league at the time. In the end it was a 14 point loss for Lubbock their worst of the season to date.
In the second meeting the Lone Stars got even. On 4th of July Lubbock made a trip to San Angelo and gave the Stampede their worst beating of the season. A 58-53 win for the Lone Stars. Game 3 is for bragging rights and possibly a better seeding in the post season.
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