|Just Not Enough “POWER”
Audie Chapman, Jr.
The second season opener brought out 7, 094 fans on a rainy spring night it had high energy, fireworks and hard hitting but our home town arena football team came up short.
Just a week ago, the team had a roster full of replacement players due to AFL leagues union lock-out issues but just before the game it resigned 10 returning players from last years team to contracts in time to play and also signing former Pitt and Seton-La Salle high school quarterback Bill Stull. He was named Monday as the starting quarterback for last night’s opener by Coach Chris Siegfried “I knew Billy would be ready so I put the keys in his hands” said Coach Siegfried.
Stull looked very impressive in the first two possessions but Pittsburgh could not stop Philadelphia’s explosive aerial attack offense suffering a 84-59 loss dropping the Power to a record of 1-1. Local receiver standout and team captain Mike Washington (1) caught nine passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns. “I know as a team captain it’s my job to make sure the offense clicks we just came up short this time.” The lead changed hands back and forth six times until the Philadelphia Soul scored consecutive times midway through the second quarter, after that it was a one-sided game the rest of the way. But the fans were great the whole time even during the loss. The cheered every second until the final whistle blew, before the game I asked wide receiver Lonnell Dewalt (10) how can you describe your feeling for the season opener he replied “If you’re not hyped for the season opener then you don’t have a pulse this is Pittsburgh enough said”. I agreed with every word he expressed. The teams other team captain Calhand “Big Man” Bright (99) also had an impressive game with 13 tackles and 2 sacks. This man is build like a house and moves like a train I look for him to have a great 2012 season.
Looking ahead the team’s next opponent on Thursday is Milwaukee who is 2-0 which has scored 147 point in two games. As you can see the Pittsburgh Power schedule is not getting any easier.
By: Audie Chapman, Jr.
Executive Staff Writer