KANGAS-BOMBERS SPLIT CROWDS LADDER
A strong bounce-back performance saw the Tampa Bay Bombers reverse a disastrous Game One rout at the hands of the Orlando Kangas, salvaging a split of the matinee double-header, Saturday in St. Petersburg.
In unusually steamy conditions – even for Florida in November – the Kangas bludgeoned Tampa Bay in Game One, posting a 62-10 result in their first match of the 2018-19 Major League Footy Premiership Season.
Game Two, however, was a virtual reverse-image of the first contest, as the Bombers took a 32-11 lead into the break on their way to a 66-25 decision.
That result has created a crowd at the top end of the MLF ladder, with only the Week One sweep of Starfish FC at the hands of the St. Petersburg Swans creating any movement away from the pack of four sides now at 1-1 on the young campaign.
With defensive stalwart sidelined Kenneth Scheidt sidelined with a pre-game injury, Tampa Bay came out at a defensive disadvantage, especially with a rookie-laden roster.
That opened the floodgates for the Kangas attack, which raced to a 40-7 lead after the first stanza in Game One.
The Bombers will have an opportunity to build on a strong recovery in Game Two next week, when they face the ladder-leading Swans, Saturday in St. Petersburg.
Game One will ball-up at 11 AM EST in the final action before the Thanksgiving weekend bye.