It was a game that was over almost as quickly as it started as the Pittsburgh Power (2-1) demolished the San Antonio Talons (0-4) by a score of 70-17. Pittsburgh had a chance to set the record for biggest road win but chose to kneel the ball to end the game.
The Power defense was relentless the entire game forcing four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, a turnover on downs, and a net recovery touchdown on special teams. Virgil Gray, Brandon Freeman, Arvell Nelson and Sergio Gilliam each finished the game with an interception each. The 17 points scored by San Antonio was the lowest output by any team in the AFL so far this year.
Offensively the Power kept piling on the points after every turnover and made sure there was no comeback like the first two games of the season. Tommy Grady played a clean game finishing his night early with 255 yards and five touchdowns and no interceptions for the second game in a row. Fullback Tommy Taggart had his number called a lot in this game and added three rushing touchdowns for the Power offense.
The wide receiving corps, playing without Prechae Rodriguez, didn’t miss a beat. Aaron LeSue led all Power receivers with 12 catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Shaun Kauleinamoku fell one yard short of the century mark and had a touchdown and James Shaw saw his first action of the season with five catches for 71 yards and two scores.
Kicker Julian Rauch continued his strong 2014 season by making all ten extra points.
Pittsburgh returns home to host the New Orleans VooDoo (1-2) next Friday night.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Talons’ Facebook Page