by Jeremy Vega, Vancouver WR
When you enter Robbers Cave, you should expect just that, to be robbed. The Sioux Falls Sparrows were heavy favorites amongst the community members and the end result was they were robbed of a win. The Sparrows coming off a loss the prior week, looked to take a 2-0 series lead on their division rival. The Oklahoma City Renegades entered the match up with a record of 1-3. Coming off their first win with an upset over the Red Devils, they look to replicate those results while trying to climb to .500. With a second win in a row at home, the Renegades are now undefeated in the Cave and one win away from being 3-3 heading down the stretch. Let us get into the breakdown of the game starting with the visiting Sparrows.
The Sparrows, flying high, entered the Week 5 matchup looking to build a winning streak. Even though they fell short, the Sparrows dominated offensively. They finished the game with 400+ total yards. Quarterback Julian Tyree played terrific. He was able to connect with all 3 of his receivers and halfback Robert Redford. Robert Redford had 21 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown helping the offense move the ball. Defensively, the Sparrows struggled mightily. They couldn’t get the Renegades off the field as well as failing to get any sacks or interceptions. It was ultimately their downfall giving up 21 points in the first half and 37 total.
The Sparrows will look to make corrections on defense and continue to build on their offensive success as they head into Week 6 to host the St. Louis Gladiators.
Like I mentioned previously, the OKC Renegades are now undefeated at home. Their offense dominated and their defense did its job long enough to allow the offense to build a comfortable lead. Quarterback Deacon Nickens had an close to perfect performance at home. His stat line is sure to be one of the best of the year. TE Tybeerious Bovine had one of the biggest games you will see from a TE all year and finished with 8 rec/181 yds/1 TD. RB Donk Bonkers had a big day as well, helping the Renegades stay balanced. Defensively, the Renegades were able to do just enough to hold the sparrows to just 7 points in the first half and even though they gave up 400+ yards, they still came away with a sack and a few picks. With the Renegades starting to find their identity, they head to Chicago to play the Wildcats.
Good luck to both teams in Week 6 and thank you readers for your continued support of the SFL and your Beat writers. One Love