Anaheim, Ca- The crowd was on their feet, music blaring with the home crowd energy willing the LA Kiss in game final moments. Jacksonville’s player of game Greg Reid (#21) fittingly intercepts the final pass of the game to secure the victory 41-35. The LA Kiss started their last drive with 45 seconds on clock and only 30 yards away from their first victory of the season. They went for 6 plays and 21 yards to leave them 9 yards and 6 points short.
The Jacksonville Sharks came in setting the tone early, on the second play from scrimmage with 40 yard touchdown pass to Anthony Jones. Jones finished the game with a team high 122 yards on 9 catches. Before the first quarter was finished the Sharks had 21-0 lead.
This Kiss team didn’t back down tonight by jumping on the board in second quarter of play smart play calls. The Kiss drove ball down field in a west coast offensive style until capped two touchdown with 2 yard and 4 yard runs. Next the Kiss had the ball first after halftime, they were ready to steal the momentum. Team leader and Captain didn’t disappoint the fans with picking up critical first down catch by Donovan Morgan before middle linebacker in at running back took next play 5 yard touchdown. Now only trailing by seven points with the rest of the second half to play.
Today still belong to Sharks who really held on to this game by the many defensive plays by Reid who led his team with 8.5 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 interception and tight coverage all night. During a late drive with Kiss down 35-28 when Reid just got a fingertip on ball to leave it out reach of DeMarco Sampson who led the Kiss with 11 catches on 104 yards. Both teams competed hard throughout this game making the fans fill the passion.
New spark on team tonight was kick returner Laron Scott who also double as defensive back had 136 yards on returns , 6 tackles, 1 forced fumble and critical breakup in the fourth quarter. There was a lot of good individual plays and players tonight, the only thing next is to have it happen collectively from who team so they can capture that elusive win this season.
The Kiss will have some home cooking and no hard travel this week so expect big things next Sunday June 7th at 3pm when the host Portland Thunder.