Written by Baylee O’Shaugnessey, Josh Farnzy, Stefaun Forge, Rae Colston and Matthew Slinn
Images by Axel Raven and Hubba Kimbrel
Stop me if you have heard this before…the Baltimore Vultures won…again. Facing their stiffest challenge since Portland took them to OT in week 2, the Vultures responded the way good teams do. They answered the call and found a way to get it done against DC. This is the 2nd instant classic these 2 teams have played. While the Vultures didn’t need a last second TD in this one, DC gave them all they could handle all game long. When it counted the most the Vultures were at their best and are now 6-0.
If there is a weakness to this team it is their running game. Uber talented RB Jimmy Hazzard has only 40 carries and 191 yards on the season. Yes he has 33 catches for 193 so there is that. By comparison QB Jack Wigmore threw the ball 50 times just in this game. Hazzard had 7 carries. Just sayin’. I know if it’s not broke don’t fix it but it’s scary to imagine how much more dangerous and indefensible this team would be with a solid run game. Wigmore had yet another standout performance 31-50 344 3 TDs 1 Int. He continued his ridiculous connection with Ivory Ervin who caught another 13 passes for 159 yards. Mac Chimah provided the big play option in this game 5-109 including a 68 yd reception and 2 TDs. Next up a home date with Denver. If it was the Denver of Season 16 this might have been one of the most epic clashes ever. Unfortunately this is season 17 Denver who have lost 4 out of 5 and appear to trending down from transition to rebuild.
DOMINATION. That’s the word to describe the Queen City Corsairs’ mauling of the Tulsa Desperados during Week 6. The 24-14 scoreline really doesn’t reflect how in control QCC were of this game. Behind another excellent rushing performance by Jett Zero, the Corsairs controlled the clock, nearly having a ridiculous 33 minutes of ball possession time. Tulsa were barely given a sniff, only spoiling the shutout in the second half with a couple of TDs. It may trouble the offensive co-ordinator slightly that more points weren’t scored, but with the way the defence shut Tulsa down, it didn’t matter. There isn’t really much more to say about this week. Queen City are a team that are playing brilliantly together behind fantastic coaching. The struggling Carolina visit this weekend. Trap game maybe? This writer says no.