TULSA, OK–In the first true professional football game played since the departure of the Oklahoma Outlaws in 1984 the Tulsa Talons continues their impressive string of wins in the amazing BOK Center by defeating the Tampa Bay Storm 69-58.
The first touchdown of the 2010 campaign was scored by the Talons on a
touchdown pass from Justin Allgood to Carlese Franklin, with the Storm answering quickly
with a pass from QB Brent Dietz to Hank Edwards.
It was a typical back-and-forth ball game in the first half with the score at halftime 35-30 Talons.
The Talons capitalized on two Tampa fumbles in the second half to seize control of the game. The Storm got as close as 8 points but once the Talons have control of a game, historically they don’t let it slip away. In the end Allgood threw 26 of 36 with 8 touchdowns and thus the Talons began their new era in arena football with a solid 11 point victory.
Score by Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Score
Tampa Bay Storm 14 16 7 21 58
Tulsa Talons 14 21 14 20 69
PASSING Dietz (TB) 44-25-1-346 8TD’s
RECEIVING Timmons (TB) 11-181 5TD’s
Offensive Player of the Game: Donovan Morgan (TUL)
Ironman: Jeff Hughley (TUL)
Defensive Player of the Game: Jamar Ramsom (TUL)
Photos by: Kevin Pyle
The Talons move on to face the Dallas Vigilantes next weekend in the amazing BOK Center at 7pm on Saturday night. Tickets are available at tulsatalons.com or at the BOK Center box office.