Just when you think it’s over…
In one of the wildest SFL games in league history, Chicago erased 21-0 and 35-14 deficits to take a 38-35 lead, only to allow Tallahassee just enough time to force overtime with a game-tying field goal. After winning the coin toss, Chicago drove down the field and was a few feet away from becoming the third team this season to win an OT coin toss and claim victory on the next drive. A 28-yard chip shot was missed wide right, giving new life to the Tallahassee Pride and their fans, who came racing back to their seats. The battle of the unbeatens instead ended with Tallahassee sinking a 18-yard game-winner, 41-38.
The two teams combined to gain over 1,100 yards of offense. Former Tallahassee quarterback – now in Chicago – ET King outplayed new rookie Christian Christiansen with 465 yards and five touchdowns, Christiansen put on a show too – missing just four passes (31-of-35) throwing for 403 yards and a few TDs. Former Pride member A.J. Barnes led all players with 12 solo tackles. In-season pickup, SS Alex Bond, continued his strong start with the Pride, racking up 11 tackles with a crucial, late-game interception that helped keep the Pride from falling apart.
Tallahassee (3-0) visits Carolina (0-3) Sunday, a once hot but now cool rivalry. Chicago (2-1) goes to Baltimore (1-2) where Wildcat owner Shann Varner got his last road victory (Season 8, knocked Baltimore out of the playoffs for the first time).