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Storm Drops Regular Season Finale to Jacksonville, 54-35

July 30, 2016 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Tampa Bay Storm News Release


Jacksonville, FL - The Tampa Bay Storm (2-14, 0-8) were defeated by the Jacksonville Sharks (7-9, 5-3) by a score of 54-35 in front of 10,324 fans at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

The Storm were led by quarterback Jason Boltus, who completed 17-of-36 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns. His top target of the night was Prechae Rodriguez who caught six passes 43 yards and a touchdown.

The Storm started out fast with Toliver scoring on two consecutive drives. Storm defensive back Nick Addison would tack on an additional touchdown on a 17-yard fumble return after forcing a fumble on special teams. The Storm's lead would be short-lived as the Jacksonville defense would tighten up.

The Sharks were led by a defense that forced six turnovers on downs, holding the Storm scoreless on three consecutive drives. The Sharks defensive line sacked Boltus four times. Sharks defensive back Keon Lyn led the team with 10.0 total tackles.

The Storm will play the winner of this evening's Philadelphia Soul-Orlando Predators matchup in the first round of the Arena Football League Postseason next week. The Soul are currently leading the Predators by a score of 60-52.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total Tampa Bay Storm 21 0 7 7 35 Jacksonville Sharks 13 14 14 13 54

1st Quarter JAX - Roger Jackson 20-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe No Good) TAM - T.T. Toliver 23-yard reception. (Delbert Alvarado Good) JAX - Joe Hills 27-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe Good) TAM - T.T. Toliver 36-yard reception. (Delbert Alvarado Good) TAM - Nick Addison 17-yard fumble return. (Delbert Alvarado Good)

2nd Quarter JAX - Joe Hills 21-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe Good) JAX - Joe Hills 1-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe Good)

3rd Quarter JAX - Tiger Jones 10-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe Good) TAM - Kendrick Ings 41-yard reception. (Delbert Alvarado Good) JAX - Roger Jackson 11-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe Good)

4th Quarter JAX - Joe Hills 12-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe No Good) TAM - Prechae Rodriguez 6-yard reception. (Delbert Alvarado Good) JAX - Tiger Jones 11-yard reception. (Lindsey Wolfe Good)

Statistical Leaders:

Passing (C-A-INT-Yds-TD) TAM - Jason Boltus (17-36-0-231-4) JAX - Tommy Grady (21-34-0-254-8)

Rushing: (Att-Yds-TD) TAM - Jason Boltus (4-(-1)-0), John Brown (1-5-0), T.T. Toliver (1-(-5)-0) JAX - Derrick Ross (5-10-0), Tiger Jones (1-0-0)

Receiving: (Rec-Yds-TD) TAM - Prechae Rodriguez (6-43-1), T.T. Toliver (4-84-2), Kendrick Ings (5-67-1), Phillip Barnett (2-37-0) JAX - Joe Hills (7-92-4), Roger Jackson (6-71-2), Tiger Jones (6-88-2), Derrick Ross (2-3-0)

KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD) TAM - Kendrick Ings (9-174-0) JAX - David Hyland (2-44-0), Alvin Ray Jackson (1-10-0), Joe Hills (1-3-0)

Under Armour Offensive Player of the Game: Joe Hills, JAX Riddell Defensive Player of the Game: Keon Lyn, JAX J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: Tiger Jones, JAX Cutters Catch of the Game: Kendrick Ings off the wall TD, TAM AFL Highlight of the Game: Joe Hills breaking 2,000 receiving yards mark for the 2016 season, JAX

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