Revolution Win Again, Defeat Maniacs
COLLEGE PARK, MD: The Richmond Revolution are inching closer and closer to a berth in the 2010 Indoor Football League playoffs. The team made the short trip up I-95 to College Park, MD to Cole Field House on the University of Maryland campus for a week 11 game against the Maryland Maniacs. The Revolution struck immediately as DB Demarcus James, the reigning IFL Special Teams player of the year, returned the opening kick-off 50 yards for his first return touchdown of the season. James would cap the scoring at the end of the night as well, with a 50 yard interception return for a touchdown. The interception was James' league leading seventh of the season, and he also leads the league with 140 yards in interception returns. James is now ranked fourth in the league in all purpose yards with 810 total yards, the two touchdowns were his first of the season.
The Revolution defense was a tale of two different stories Saturday night. In the first half, the defense held the Maniacs offense, led by QB Brian Harris, to just 67 yards and an IFL record 2 points in the first half. The points allowed by the Revolution came on a holding penalty in their own end zone, that was called a safety. The defense proceeded to give up 37 points in the second half, allowing over 215 yards. The Maniacs offense scored on their first six possessions of the second half, all of them touchdowns thrown by Harris. Coming off a game in which he threw five touchdowns against the Rochester Raiders, Harris took hit after hit, being sacked five times and finding himself on the ground after almost every play.
Throughout the second half the two teams traded scores back and forth. Revolution K Chris Segaar (Virginia Tech)kicked two field goals to keep the lead safe, but a late touchdown by Maryland with 24 seconds left, moved the score to within three points at 42-39. As Maryland lined up for the on-side kick, the ball failed to travel the required 10 yards, was picked up by Revolution WR Antwun Williams (Virginia State) and walked into the end zone for a game clinching touchdown.
Offensively, QB Bryan Randall (Virginia Tech) led the Revolution once again, throwing for two touchdowns, one to WR Damon "Redd" Thompson (Virginia State), and one to WR Aaron Alexander (Michigan State). Randall also led the team in rushing with 52 yards, including a 25 yard scamper for a touchdown, the Revolution's first score of the second half. For only the second time this season Randall did not throw an interception, and he currently ranks second in the league in touchdown passes with 36. DE Jason Holman (WSSU) led the Revolution with three sacks on defense, giving him the seventh highest total in the league, with five, despite missing four games due to injury. LB Louis Corum (Shepherd) was held out of the second half for precautionary reasons due to a slight hamstring pull.
The win marks the fifth in a row for the Revolution, who need 1 more win to clinch a playoff berth in the IFL playoffs. The Revolution continue their season long 3 game road trip next week in Grand Rapids, MI against the West Michigan Thunderhawks. The following week, on May 22nd, the Revolution will be home again for a game against the Rochester Raiders, the only team to beat the Revolution this season. Tickets are available by visiting the Revolution website at www.richmondrevolution.com or by calling (804)595-theQ.
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