1998 Results | Game Coverage

Storm 56, ThunderBears 25

Drive Summary

May 16, 1998

With Analysis by Joe Kauffman

Team Drive Started Drive Ended Plays Yards Result
Houston 15:00 1st Quarter 12:37 1st Quarter 4 Plays 6 Yards DeFelice 42 FG

Comment: Good coverage by the Storm DB's keeps the ThunderBears from getting across midfield. .

Tampa Bay 12:37 1st Quarter 9:18 1st Quarter 5 Plays 15 Yards Nittmo misses 18 FG attempt.

Comment: Maybe the fans are right about Storm kickers.

Houston 9:18 1st Quarter 6:35 1st Quarter 4 Plays 6 Yards DeFelice misses 55 FG attempt (LaFrance returns).

Comment: LaFrance returns the missed FG to the Houston 9.

Tampa Bay 6:35 1st Quarter 5:21 1st Quarter 1 Play 9 Yards LaFrance 9 pass from Wilis for a TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: The quick strike trademark of the Storm is back.

Houston 5:21 1st Quarter 2:51 1st Quarter 4 Plays 6 Yards DeFelice missed 57 FG (LaFrance return).

Comment: The D is dominating.

Tampa Bay 2:51 1st Quarter 12:24 2nd Quarter 7 Plays 40 Yards LaFrance 6 pass from Willis (Nittmo kick).

Comment: The ThunderBears defense cannot stop the pass.

Houston 12:24 2nd Quarter 10:45 2nd Quarter 3 Plays 22 Yards Harris intercepts the football.

Comment: The Houston receivers are no match for the Storm's DBs.

Tampa Bay 10:45 2nd Quarter 6:14 2nd Quarter 6 Plays 26 Yards LaFrance 15 pass from Willis for a TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: P.T. Willis to LaFrance is a killer combination.

Houston 6:14 2nd Quarter 3:28 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 45 Yards Bronson 13 pass from Dolezel for a TD (kick fails).

Comment: There were some crazy penalties that allowed Houston to move down the field.

Tampa Bay 3:28 2nd Quarter 0:55 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 40 Yards LaFrance 6 pass from Willis for a TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: That's the fourth time that these two have made the TD connection.

Houston 0:55 2nd Quarter 0:00 2nd Quarter 9 Plays 38 Yards DeFelice 24 FG (End of Half) .

Comment: The officials put 1 second on the clock, allowing the T-Bears to score the FG.

Tampa Bay 15:00 3rd Quarter 11:04 3rd Quarter 6 Plays 33 Yards Bowden fumbles away the football on the Houston 2.

Comment: Bryan Martin came in to replace P.T., who apparently injured his hand.

Houston 11:04 3rd Quarter 8:18 3rd Quarter 4 Plays 3 Yards DeFelice missed 60 FG attempt (LaFrance returns).

Comment: T-Bears got lucky by recovering Dolezel's fumble.

Tampa Bay 8:18 3rd Quarter 4:36 3rd Quarter 5 Plays 39 Yards LaFrance 12 pass from Willis for TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: Willis returns to throw his 5th TD to LaFrance.

Houston 4:36 3rd Quarter 14:56 4th Quarter Plays Yards Turnover on downs.

Comment: Houston can't move the ball.

Tampa Bay 14:56 4th Quarter 13:35 4th Quarter 1 Play 29 Yards LaFrance 29 pass from Willis for a TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: The killer combo strikes again; LaFrance sets a single game Storm TD record.

Houston 13:35 4th Quarter 7:36 4th Quarter 8 Plays 45 Yards Hall 8 pass from Dolezel for TD (DeFelice kick).

Comment: Houston needed that TD if they wanted to climb back into the game.

Tampa Bay 7:36 4th Quarter 1:00 4th Quarter 9 Plays 45 Yards LaFrance 8 pass from Martin for TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: Martin replaces P.T. as QB, and he throws it to LaFrance.

Houston 1:00 4th Quarter 0:21 4th Quarter 6 Plays 26 Yards Hall 7 pass from Dolezel for TD (pass fails).

Comment: Too little too late for the T-Bears.

Tampa Bay 0:21 4th Quarter 0:14 4th Quarter 1 Play 3 Yards Barley 3 run for TD (Nittmo kick).

Comment: Barley should be able to get 1000 yards next week.

Houston 0:14 4th Quarter 0:00 4th Quarter 3 Plays 43 Yards End of Game.

Comment: This was a dominating night for George LaFrance.

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