Blast fighting for their playoffs lives Saturday
Memphis,Tennessee-With one game left in the season and playoff hopes still alive for the Blast, the team will travel to Clarksville,Tennessee to take on the #2 Nationally ranked Tri-City Outlaws in a do-or-die game. In the first match-up the Blast lost by a narrow margin of five points, with the final score being 12-8.
The Blast (4-3) can possibly have their season come to an abrupt end on a road trip with the Tri-City Outlaws (7-0) Saturday.
Memphis was on a two game losing skid, but got a much needed win this past weekend giving the team time to build some much needed confidence and allowing the Blast to refocus and remain in the playoff race.
We are ready to go,” receiver and defensive back Jordan Johnson said. “As a team we are staying focused”.
The offensive unit has had a turbulent year with highs and lows throughout the season. But an area which stands out the most is the defensive back unit which has been a standout since the beginning of the season, led by All-Pro Safety Markerion Johnson who leads the team with four interceptions.
The Outlaws have had a strong season led by a strong core of receivers.If the Blast can find a way to stop the reigning back to back Xtreme South division champions' top receivers and control the run game. The Blast could be set for a good day.
“They’re very skilled, athletic and well-coached,”Receivers coach Christopher Lewis said. “The Outlaws play the game at a high level the way veterans are supposed to.”
In order to have a chance at the playoffs, the Blast are in a must-win scenario in the last week of the season. The Blast need the Columbus Fire (4-2) to lose this week against the Baltimore Lightning (5-2) , if the Fire lose their game and the Blast beat the Outlaws, with the Fire and Rams game currently under review.The Blast could lock up the final playoff spot between the Fire and Blast!
“The team is focused and locked in,” QB Chevy Spann said. “They know what’s at stake and they know we have to win this last game.We have to come out and give it our all, because I know I am.”
The game is set to kick off @ 7 p.m. at Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tn.