1997 Results | Game Coverage

Predators 43, Storm 17

Drive Summary

May 17, 1997

With Analysis by Sam Wolfson

Team Drive Started Drive Ended Plays Yards Result
Tampa Bay 15:00 1st Quarter 13:50 1st Quarter 1 Play 0 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Barry Wagner, returned 15 yds for TD(PAT no good)

Sam Sez: Awful start by the Storm was just what the Predators needed to get into the game.

Tampa Bay 13:50 1st Quarter 8:57 1st Quarter 6 Plays 36 Yards Belden 25yd FG

Sam Sez: Willis is having major problems finding an open receiver.

Orlando 8:58 1st Quarter 6:50 1st Quarter 4 Plays 5 Yards 50 yard field goal no good, wide left

Sam Sez: Strong defense by the Storm forces Semptimphelter to try to beat them.

Tampa Bay 6:50 1st Quarter 4:36 1st Quarter 2 Plays 3 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Ervin, returned 15 yds for TD (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Another huge mistake by Willis gives Predators a huge boost.

Tampa Bay 4:36 1st Quarter 13:44 2nd Quarter 9 Plays 40 Yards Stevie Thomas fumble recovered by McGowan

Sam Sez: Yet another killer turnover, killing a good chance for the Storm to get back into the game.

Orlando 13:44 2nd Quarter 11:07 2nd Quarter 2 Plays 44 Yards Semptimphelter 36 yd TD pass to Wagner (PAT good)

Sam Sez: A rare defensive mistake by Harris adds to Predators' roll.

Tampa Bay 11:07 2nd Quarter 10:02 2nd Quarter 2 Plays 6 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Barber.

Sam Sez: This is becoming a record poor performance by a Storm QB.

Orlando 10:02 2nd Quarter 6:08 2nd Quarter 5 Play 38 Yards Semptimphelter 16 yd TD to Wagner (PAT good)

Sam Sez: This is the most the Storm has EVER trailed by at home.

Tampa Bay 6:08 2nd Quarter 0:56 2nd Quarter 9 Plays 38 Yards Willis 6 yd TD to LaFrance (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Big conversion on 4th down extends the drive and gives Storm first positive of the game.

Orlando 0:56 2nd Quarter 0:11 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 4 Yards 56 yard field goal no good

Sam Sez: Big stop by defense stops flood of Predator offensive momentum.

Tampa Bay 0:11 2nd Quarter 0:00 2nd Quarter 2 Plays 10 Yards 50 yard field goal blocked by Hall

Sam Sez: Storm misses important chance to close to 2 score deficit at halftime.

Orlando 15:00 3rd Quarter 12:32 3rd Quarter 3 Plays 30 Yards Semptimphelter 23 yd TD to Wagner(PAT good)

Sam Sez: Kick out of bounds just added to Storm woes.

Tampa Bay 12:32 3rd Quarter 4:13 3rd Quarter 10 Plays 22 Yards Turnover on downs

Sam Sez: Storm did everything it couldn't afford to do: use time and not score.

Orlando 4:13 3rd Quarter 1:52 3rd Quarter 2 Plays 33 Yards Semptimphelter 25 yard TD to Wagner (PAT no good)

Sam Sez: And the hits just keep on coming.

Tampa Bay 1:52 3rd Quarter 12:05 4th Quarter 6 Plays 34 Yards Willis 14 yd TD pass to Thomas(PAT good)

Sam Sez: Decent drive, but too little too late.

Orlando 12:05 4th Quarter 8:10 4th Quarter 6 Plays 39 Yards Grilla 22 yd FG

Sam Sez: Orlando just tried to use up the clock and still scored.

Tampa Bay 8:10 4th Quarter 2:30 4th Quarter 8 Plays 25 Yards Turnover on downs

Sam Sez: Storm might want to start practicing for Nashville.

Orlando 2:30 4th Quarter 0:51 4th Quarter 4 Plays -4 Yards 46 yd FG blocked by Barley

Sam Sez: Good effort by Barley on the last two plays are a lone ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day.

Tampa Bay 0:51 4th Quarter 0:36 4th Quarter 3 Plays -1 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Wagner

Sam Sez: Yet another big play for the game's MVP and Ironman.

Orlando 0:36 4th Quarter 0:00 4th Quarter 1 Play 3 Yards END OF GAME

Sam Sez: Mercifully ending the worst defeat in team history.

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