1998 Results | Game Coverage

Storm 63, Firebirds 42

Drive Summary

June 20, 1998

With Analysis by Sam Wolfson

Team Drive Started Drive Ended Plays Yards Result
Albany 15:00 1st Quarter 13:55 1st Quarter 1 Plays 11 Yards Pawlawski 11 yd. TD pass to Brown (PAT good).

Sam Sez: Albany got away with offensive interference, but the kicking game really hurt the Storm again.

Tampa Bay 13:55 1st Quarter 12:42 1st Quarter 1 Plays 41 Yards Willis 41 yd. TD pass to Thomas (Nittmo PAT).

Sam Sez: This game could be an old-fashioned shootout.

Albany 12:42 1st Quarter 8:56 1st Quarter 4 Plays 29 Yards Pawlawski fumble recovered by Storm.

Sam Sez: Incredible power rush by Rowland.

Tampa Bay 8:56 1st Quarter 6:59 1st Quarter 4 Plays 31 Yards Samuels fumble recovered by Albany.

Sam Sez: Monkey see, monkey do.

Albany 6:59 1st Quarter 4:04 1st Quarter 3 Plays 41 Yards Pawlawski 27-yd TD pass to Hopkins (PAT good).

Sam Sez: Good catch by Hopkins, but there must have been a defensive breakdown by the Storm.

Tampa Bay 4:04 1st Quarter 0:48 1st Quarter 4 Plays 28 Yards Barley 2-yd TD run (Nittmo PAT).

Sam Sez: The key in this game will be when a team can get the possession edge.

Albany 0:48 1st Quarter 8:04 2nd Quarter 11 Plays 38 Yards 19 yd FG attempt no good.

Sam Sez: Big defensive stand by the Storm, but it could be disasterous if Bembery's injury is as serious as it looks.

Tampa Bay 8:04 2nd Quarter 5:08 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 45 Yards Willis 5-yd TD pass to Thomas (Nittmo PAT).

Sam Sez: That drive could help the Storm take control of this game.

Albany 5:08 2nd Quarter 2:53 2nd Quarter 3 Plays 34 Yards Pawlawski 29-yd. TD pass to Brown (PAT good).

Sam Sez: Now the refs have taken 2 fumbles away from the Storm on blown calls, and that could be killer in a game like this.

Tampa Bay 2:53 2nd Quarter 0:12 2nd Quarter 7 Plays 42 Yards Bowden 1-yd TD run (kick fails).

Sam Sez: Good drive extended by a critical Albany penalty, but the missed kick might hurt down the road.

Albany 0:12 2nd Quarter 0:00 Quarter 2 Plays 10 Yards Missed 51-yd FG recovered by Albany. End of Half.

Sam Sez: Storm dodged a bullet with a missed field goal recovery and now have a lead and the possession edge.

Tampa Bay 15:00 3rd Quarter 10:57 3rd Quarter 3 Plays 46 Yards Willis 27-yd TD pass to Thomas (pass failed).

Sam Sez: Great catch by Thomas, who's having a big night.

Albany 10:57 3rd Quarter 5:23 3rd Quarter 7 Plays 2 Yards 54-yd. FG attempt is no good.

Sam Sez: Another great series by the Storm defense.

Tampa Bay 5:23 3rd Quarter 1:46 3rd Quarter 5 Plays 36 Yards Willis 5-yd TD pass to LaFrance (kick failed).

Sam Sez: You didn't think LaFrance was going to let Stevie get all the glory, did you?.

Albany 1:46 3rd Quarter 0:31 3rd Quarter 1 Plays 19 Yards Pawlawski 19-yd TD pass to Brown (PAT failed).

Sam Sez: This one's got a long way to go.

Tampa Bay 0:31 3rd Quarter 12:30 4th Quarter 5 Plays 30 Yards Willis 5-yd TD pass to Thomas (Nittmo PAT).

Sam Sez: Is it any surprise that the biggest Albany killer of them all has come up big again tonight?

Albany 12:30 4th Quarter 8:50 4th Quarter 4 Plays 47 Yards Pawlawski 1-yd TD run (Pawlawski pass).

Sam Sez: The Storm's still got alot of work left to do.

Tampa Bay 8:50 4th Quarter 5:57 4th Quarter 3 Plays 8 Yards Willis 8-yd TD pass to Samuels ().

Sam Sez: Storm made Albany pay for the missed onsides kick.

Albany 5:57 4th Quarter 2:21 4th Quarter 6 Plays 14 Yards Turnover on downs.

Sam Sez: That should wrap up a big win for the Storm.

Tampa Bay 2:21 4th Quarter 0:54 4th Quarter 4 Plays 7 Yards Nittmo 40-yd FG.

Sam Sez: Good kick, but Stevie dropped touchdown number 5.

Albany 0:54 4th Quarter 0:07 4th Quarter 5 Plays 43 Yards Pawlawski 24-yd TD pass to Petry (PAT good).

Sam Sez: This late score can't put a damper on a great game by the Storm.

Tampa Bay 0:07 4th Quarter 0:06 4th Quarter 0 Plays 5 Yards Thomas 5-yd kickoff return for TD (Nittmo PAT).

Sam Sez: Thomas made up for that dropped pass on the last possession.

Albany 0:06 4th Quarter 0:00 4th Quarter 1 Plays -4 Yards End of Game.

Sam Sez: Another great game by the Storm; this might be our best team yet.

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