Arizona with the upset over #9 Salt Lake Senate
Salt Lake City,UT-With a great showing for their first game in their inaugural season, the Arizona Roadrunners went on the road to Salt Lake City and played the #9 Nationally ranked Senate up.
The Arizona Roadrunners defense showed up today with 4 take aways and a score of 32-14. Byron Evans Jr. at Linebacker was a force to be reckoned with. He had an amazing 3 sacks and a forced fumble. Byron recently joined the Roadrunners as a stand out Linebacker from NAU.
The Defensive Backfield was the strength of the defense with Kevin Anderson as Corner Back who had 2 interceptions. Kirk Sparks and Isaiah Butler provided lights out coverage and helped keep the Senate on its heels.
While suffering several losses on the defensive line during the game, the next man up method played an important part for the Roadrunner’s victory. Chris Johnson was the guy upfront holding the defensive line together. All and all the defense played great.
Offensively, it was a slow start for the fast paced Roadrunners. They started Timmy Young at Quarter Back and moved to Kordell (KP) Provchy which opened up the offense and helped get the Roadrunners on the move.
Devante Williams was the first Roadrunner to score for Arizona with a 30+ yard field goal. The running game was looking good behind an offensive line that was also dealing with several missing pieces and injuries. To be able to come away with a victory was icing on the cake. Roosevelt Ross was a freak train at Running Back and even filled in at Linebacker to help relieve some injuries. Before the game, Head Coach Ricky Herrera and Roosevelt prayed for longtime friend, Calvin Youngblood who had passed away recently.
Calvin was the reason they were both there at the game that day. (Picture added. ) Dre Capone was another player highlighted due to his dynamic playing on both sides of the ball with an interception and a touchdown. “We are very excited to see the upside of this young man”, said Roadrunner’s team President Matthew Mason.
“Dre is a guy who can play anywhere on the field and does it at a very high level. Guys like Dre and several other players will be heavily recruited by the XFL, USFL, and CFL, with conversations of future tryouts already in motion.”
The Roadrunner’s next game is scheduled for June 11th in Las Vegas against the well respected Saints. Arizona will be looking forward to a week in between to heal from several injuries. Speaking to the Owner Robert Jones about the game all he had to say was, “Beep, Beep…”