Welcome to the newest segment on simulationfl.net, where the Communications department isn’t paid enough to give you nine articles a week – big whoop want to fight about it? This article is four weeks too late – big whoop, want to fight about it? We’ll stop that.
Here we’ll give you all the photos, scores, takeaways and important notes from each week in the SFL. We never want you to be out of the loop about what’s going on inside the wide world of sim. So, let’s get started!
Biggest headline: Hyenas falter down the stretch again
Houston fell apart in last year’s playoffs against Alaska, the largest comeback in SFL postseason history. It happened thanks in part to two missed chip shot field goals. Well, it happened again in Houston just a few months later. A critical miss of a kick helped the Storm edge Houston 24-23, the Hyenas first loss of the season. This despite out-gaining Alaska 497-354, with more first downs (24-10) only one turnover and 160 yards from William Choice. How long will Houston go without bumping a kicker’s salary in the millions?
Trending up: Carolina and San Antonio, winless no more!
The Skyhawks scored a whopping 61 points what has become a woeful Cleveland defense, headlined by an astounding season-high 256 yards from running back Johnny English and four huge receptions from Shaun Harrelson totaling 154 yards and two end zone trips. San Antonio did things the opposite way – with defense – limiting Oklahoma City to 17 points and 309 yards of offense. It’s the Renegades fourth-straight loss.
Trending down: Dallas
The Ruffnecks, after two, two possession wins against the Renegades and Vaqueros, Dallas has fallen flat again giving up 55 points and tons of yards to the Storm then following that showing up with 13 measly points – at home – against the 1-4 Legion. Dallas made the Championship last season for the first time in franchise history and it doesn’t appear they’ll be booking a return flight any time soon.
Play of the Week: Parker takes the spotlight
Sioux Falls linebacker Alex Parker makes SFL history with a 91-yard fumble return for a touchdown, helping Sioux Falls beat Mexico City 20-17. The play went along with 11 tackles and a pass defended.
#belegendary Players of the Week
Alaska quarterback Ron Cockren took his ball club to Houston and played nearly to perfection, completing 22-of-29 passes for 287 yards for three touchdowns and no interceptions. On the defensive side, San Antonio linebacker Shane Hornish set a SFL record with eight pass deflections, the most ever by a linebacker.