Wolves Win Nail-Biter 53-48
The Manchester Wolves (3-3) relied on a great defensive performance, which included three big stops, in their nail-biting 53-48 win over the Albany Conquest (2-4) Friday night on Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. The Wolves home win, in front of 5,174 enthusiastic fans, was their six straight which is a new franchise record.
Manchester's strong defensive play was led by Maurice Fountain (2.0 sacks, big safety in the 4th quarter with 8.9 seconds left), ADT Defensive Player of the Game Allistair Sebastien (6.5 total tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 pass deflection) and U.S. ARMY Ironman of the Game David Bailey (12.5 total tackles, 1.0 pass deflection).
On the offensive side of the ball the Wolves were led by their signal caller Ryan Porter, who threw for 235 yards and six touchdowns as he improved to 3-1 as a starter. The Schutt Offensive Player of the Game went to the veteran wide receiver Jarrail Jackson who hauled in ten catches for 87 yards and four touchdowns while also adding another score via 1-yard run.
Ryan Hart threw for 281 yards and five touchdowns in the loss for the Conquest while Bakari Brown caught 13 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown. The Cutters Catch of the Game went to Antwun Williams who made an amazing touchdown grab in the third quarter, he finished with nine catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
The stops for Manchester 's defense included a turnover on downs in the first quarter, a big goal line stance on their own 1-yard line in the third quarter, but none proved to be more vital then their last which resulted in a safety by the aggressive Fountain with 8.9 seconds left to clinch the win.
The Wolves will hit the road next week to Bossier-Shreveport, La to face the undefeated Battle Wings (5-0) on Friday, May 28 at 8:30 PM.
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