Cyclones/Storm Recap

by Brian Hodge

Tue 6/6/2017 5:59 AM

Nashville,Tenn- In the GDFL game of the week, the Missouri Cyclones made the trip to Nashville to face last season’s runner up in the Nashville Storm.  In two previous meetings the games came down to one score differences with the Storm winning both matchups.

  This weekend would prove to be different. In a battle of natural disasters the inland Cyclone engulfed the Storm. 

“Make no mistake, we knew when we showed up this wasn’t the same Storm team from the past.  But, our job is to show up and take care of business, then travel home safe.  Last night we did just that” –Coach Hodge After conversations with the league and delays the game got under way.  Cyclones starting quarterback Zeke Scott (#5) threw for three touchdowns.  Two of them to #4 Roosevelt Buck and one to #11 BJ Buckner.  

BJ Buckner then entered the game at QB and threw for a touchdown, this is the second consecutive game where Buckner has both caught and threw a touchdown.  In the 4th quarter #18, Nick Truss would see his first action at qb in the regular season and he also threw two touchdowns, finding Chris Covey (#81) and D’marco Austin (#3).On defense the Cyclones held the Storm at bay for the entire game, allowing them to pass midfield only one time aided by a pass interference penalty.

  This is the second straight shutout for the Cyclones defense who have only allowed 6 total points on the season thus far.  Nashville’s backs ran hard but had no luck in finding any seams or daylight as the Cyclone defense swarmed to the ball all day.  Multiple sacks, tipped passes and interceptions shut down the Storm aerial attack for the day.The number 5 ranked Missouri Cyclones went to Tennessee on a business trip to exact revenge on the number 2 Nashville Storm.

  While the Storm are in a rebuilding phase, the Cyclones remained focused on their season goals and came home with a victory.  This week will see a second straight matchup of top 10 teams as the Cyclones will face the Missouri Valley Pitbulls for the second installment of their divisional matchup in an early game that could have big playoff implications.