Vipers' "Slash" gets it done
COLUMBUS, GA (22 March 2006)-- Kordell Stewart was the original "Slash", playing quarterback, running back, wide receiver and punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the late 90s.
Chattahoochee Valley Vipers' Terrance Samuel did no less last Thursday against the Raleigh Rebels. Samuel caught a touchdown, threw a touchdown, ran for a touchdown, and intercepted a pass, making a Herculean effort to rallly the Valley Vipers after the loss of Andrico Hines during the first quarter of the game.
Coach Jason Gibson sent Samuel in for Hines with no hesitation, and was pleased with the performance of his "Slash."
After the 16-yard touchdown pass to Samuel from Hines in the first quarter gave the Valley Vipers a 14-0 lead, Hines would strike again, this time to Garvin Graves from eight yards out to close out the first quarter score at 22-6. Hines would leave shortly after that score with an injury.
Samuel scored again in the third quarter, this time as quarterback, passing 23 yards to Nic Hunter, making the score 36-41. One more score from Samuel, this time a rushing score after a fumble recovery for 14 yards, brought the Valley Vipers to within three points of the Rebels, 44-47. Samuel didn't stop producing. Reverting to safety in the final moments of the game, he intercepted a David Malino pass.
Despite the loss to the Rebels by a score of 53-44, the Valley Vipers performed well against one of the two remaining unbeaten teams in the AIFL's Southern conference.
The Valley Vipers are now looking to derail the Carolina Ghostriders at home on March 26th.
The Chattahoochee Valley Vipers are proud members of the American Indoor Football League, which is dedicated to bringing fans high quality, fast-paced indoor football to local arenas across North America. The Valley Vipers are based in Columbus, Georgia, and play at the Columbus Civic Center Arena. We invite you to visit our website, www.thevalleyvipers.com for more ticket and schedule information.
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