With a solid 11-point victory over a proven AFL franchise in the can, the Tulsa Talons bring considerable momentum from their week one victory over the Tampa Bay Storm into a divisional matchup with the Dallas Vigilantes in the amazing BOK Center this Saturday night at 7pm.
The Talons had several standout performances in their inaugural game in the AFL, with standout performances by veteran quarterback Justin Allgood, who went 26-for-36 for 274 yards with 8 touchdowns, with four of those TD’s coming from Donovan “Spiderman” Morgan, who made a triumphant return to the Talons with 9 catches for 120 yards on opening night.
Defensively, the Talons showed why they consistently ranked as a top af2 defensive team by forcing two key fumbles in the 3rd quarter to maintain the Talons lead. Tulsa linebacker Jamar Ransom earned the defensive player of the game by making 5 unassisted tackles.
While the talons victory gives them added confidence going into week two, the Vigilantes are playing their very first game as a frnachise in the BOK Center on Saturday, and they bring to town a familiar face as their coach. Dallas coach Rick Ingold faced Talons coach Mitch Allner when the Talons topped the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pioneers in the 2007 ArenaCup championship in Bossier City. Ingold is a 2-time af2 coach of the year while head man for the Pioneers and brings a 91-34 coaching record into Dallas.
The game has added significance as this is the first divisional test for the Talons. Tulsa and Dallas are part of the AFL’s Southwest Division, along with The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings and the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz. The Vigilantes will bring considerable talent to the BOK on Saturday, including arena football veteran defensive back Eddie Moten, a product of Texas A & M-Kingsville that spent three seasons with the Philadelphia Soul and earned All-Arena honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Tickets for Saturday night’s contest can be obtained by visiting the BOK Center website, by calling the Talons front office at 294-1000, or at the BOK Center Box Office. The fun starts at 2pm when the tailgate party begins on 3rd street in front of the BOK Center and continues until game time. Join the Talons players and cheerleaders after the game at the Full Moon on Cherry Street for the after party as well.
TALONS CHEERLEADERS TO PARTICIPATE IN HEART WALK.
Prior to the Talons game on Saturday the Talons Cheerleaders will be on hand to cheer the participants of the 2010 Tulsa Heart Walk in Veterans Park at 18th and Boulder. The Talons management says that they are honored to be a part of this years Heart Walk that raises money for research into cardiovascular disease, the nation’s #1 killer. Each participant who finishes the walk will receive a discount voucher for the game against Dallas on Saturday evening.