1998 Results | Game Coverage

AFL Semifinal

Storm 49, Red Dogs 23

Drive Summary

August 14, 1998

With Analysis by Andrew Mason

Team Drive Started Drive Ended Plays Yards Result
New Jersey 15:00 1st Quarter 13:34 1st Quarter 2 Plays 41 Yards Foggie 34-yd. TD pass to Willis (Videtich PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: It's the same quick-strike offense the Red Dogs showed last week; we might be in for a long one.

Tampa Bay 13:34 1st Quarter 8:52 1st Quarter 8 Plays 35 Yards Nittmo 26-yd FG missed right.

Andrew's Analysis: The Storm is behind the eight ball already.

New Jersey 8:52 1st Quarter 2:44 1st Quarter 9 Plays 38 Yards Videtich 23-yd FG.

Andrew's Analysis: Holding them to a field goal was a moral victory.

Tampa Bay 2:44 1st Quarter 13:57 2nd Quarter 5 Plays 40 Yards Barley 1-yd TD run (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: Now we need a defensive stop.

New Jersey 13:57 2nd Quarter 9:16 2nd Quarter 5 Plays 21 Yards Videtich 35-yd FG.

Andrew's Analysis: New Jersey stopped themselves with 2 penalties for 11 yards.

Tampa Bay 9:16 2nd Quarter 4:21 2nd Quarter 7 Plays 45 Yards Willis 9-yd TD pass to LaFrance (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: If Willis hadn't found LaFrance on a fourth-and-two, the Storm might have been in some serious trouble.

New Jersey 4:21 2nd Quarter 2:41 2nd Quarter 2 Plays 0 Yards Harris interception return for a TD (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: You can't telegraph a pass with Johnnie Harris in the secondary.

New Jersey 2:41 2nd Quarter 0:00 2nd Quarter 8 Plays 23 Yards Videtich 33-yd FG.

Andrew's Analysis: Only one tD allowed by the Storm in the first half; not bad.

Tampa Bay 15:00 3rd Quarter 12:09 3rd Quarter 4 Plays 45 Yards Willis 14-yd TD pass to LaFrance (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: Since falling behind 10-0, Storm is on a 28-6 run.

New Jersey 12:09 3rd Quarter 5:25 3rd Quarter Plays Yards Foggie 8-yd TD pass to Pina (Videtich PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: New Jersey would have scored alot sooner were it not for penalties.

Tampa Bay 5:25 3rd Quarter 2:18 3rd Quarter 4 Plays 43 Yards Willis 19-yd TD pass to Samuels (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: Poor tackling by New Jersey allows Samuels to get in the endzone.

New Jersey 2:18 3rd Quarter 10:52 4th Quarter 11 Plays 43 Yards Harris intercepts Foggie pass.

Andrew's Analysis: For the Red Dogs to get in a goal-to-go situation, use up 6 minutes and get no points is the worst thing that could have happened for them.

Tampa Bay 10:52 4th Quarter 6:54 4th Quarter 5 Plays 32 Yards Bowden 1-yd TD run (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: There's something different I can smaell in the air. Oh yeah, it's the ArenaBowl.

New Jersey 6:54 4th Quarter 2:19 4th Quarter 7 Plays 19 Yards Foggie fumble recovered by Houghton.

Andrew's Analysis: I can taste the ArenaBowl now.

Tampa Bay 2:19 4th Quarter 1:00 4th Quarter 1 Play 32 Yards Willis 29-yd TD pass from LaFrance (Nittmo PAT).

Andrew's Analysis: Now you can print the tickets.

New Jersey 1:00 4th Quarter 0:00 4th Quarter 2 Plays 7 Yards END OF GAME.

Andrew's Analysis: Go buy the tickets now.

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