–Wild Aces defeat Glacier Boyz as teams combine for FCF record 108 points in Game 1 —
— Zappers QB Braden Smith does it again, connecting with Josh Gordon to take down undefeated Beasts –
For the first time in over a year Josh ‘FLASH’ Gordon suited up to play this time for his Fan Controlled Football (FCF) debut on Saturday night, just in time for the league’s regular season finale. FLASH’s impact with Zappers (2-2) was immediate opening and finishing the game with a touchdown reception (4 rec, 70-yards, 2 TDs), hauling in a 30-yard hail-mary pass as time expired from the golden arm of Zappers QB Braden Smith to beat the undefeated Beasts (3-1) 32-26. Not to be outdone by Game 1’s high scoring shootout that saw 108 combined points with the Wild Aces (2-2) holding on to even their record with a last second 56-52 victory over the Glacier Boyz (1-3).
Great Clips of the Week: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/940281898
Worchester, Massachusetts’ own pop superstar Ricky Duran, runner-up of Season 17 NBC’s The Voice, sang the national anthem setting an electric tone for a record breaking evening at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA which saw the largest viewership of more than 1.3 million live views across FCF platforms Twitch, FCF mobile app and broadcast network VENN TV. The FCF is now the fastest growing sports channel on Twitch.
Additional in-game broadcast guest included FCF Team Owners Marshawn Lynch, Renee Montgomery, Bob Menery, Jack Settleman, and future Beasts star Robert ‘TURBO’ Turbin joined the Saturday night FCF broadcast team Patrick Dees, Ray Austin, and Greg Mescall. Check out the full game summary & links to highlight reel and be sure to join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and Instagram with #FCF and #PowerToTheFans.
Wild Aces v. Glacier Boyz
Final Score: Wild Aces 56 – Glacier Boyz 52
Game Highlights: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/940280170
- Glacier Boyz SB Calen Campbell’s scissors beat Wild Aces WR Raphael Leonard’s paper in the Rock Paper Scissors for the Wild Aces first loss (3-1) in the RPS opening competition.
- A wild (no pun intended) first half saw 66 total points scored, two successful on-side kicks, an interception by the Wild Aces’ Joseph Putu, and nine total touchdowns as the Aces took a 36-30 lead into the first half.
- SB LaDarious Galloway (2 rush TD) and QB Jackson Erdmann (1 rush, 1 throw) each had a pair of TDs for the Wild Aces in the opening frame while the Glacier Boyz had four total touchdowns and led for most of the first half until an interception and a pair of Wild Aces touchdowns in the final 24 seconds.
- The high scoring affair continued into the second half with another 44 points scored between the two teams with the Wild Aces charging out to a 50-30 lead just four minutes into the second half after a TE Elkanah Dillon touchdown catch from Jackson Erdmann and a LaDarius Galloway touchdown run.
- Glacier Boyz QB David Pindell ran the ball for a 10-yard touchdown run followed by a touchdown pass to WR Kavontae Turpin with 8:48 left to cut the deficit to 50-46. The two teams would then exchange touchdowns before the Wild Aces held on for the 56-52 victory to move to .500 on the season.
- The two teams combined for a season high 108 points and a combined 586 total yards (Wild Aces 296, Glacier Boyz 290 total yards)
- The two teams combined for six separate “on-side kicks” going 4-for-6.
- Wild Aces SB LaDarius Galloway led all backs with 105-yards on 13 attempts for three TDs while Glacier Boyz QB David Pindell rushed for 74 yards to lead the Boyz on the ground. Pindell finished with three TDs and another 66-yards in the air.
- Wild Aces QB Jackson Erdmann went 5-for-5 for 102 yards and two touchdowns while QB Ed Crouch added another two TD’s in the air for the Aces in the win.
- Glacier Boyz QB Deondre Francois finished with 124-yards (88 pass, 36 rush) and added three TDs in the losing effort.
- Glacier Boyz WR Kavontae Turpin led all receivers with four catches good for 76-yards and two touchdowns while TE Elkanah Dillon picked up 68-yards and two TD’s on two catches for the Aces.
Zappers v. Beasts
Final Score: Zappers 32 – Beasts 26
Game Highlights: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/940280308
- Johnny Manziel was not active for the Zappers and will return to play for FCF Playoff | Week 5 on March 13th where he will be reunited on the field with former teammate Flash Gordon.
- WR Josh ‘FLASH’ Gordon scored a touchdown on the Zappers opening drive while Beasts’ QB Quinton Flowers finding the endzone twice (1 rush, 1 pass) adding to his league leading 11th touchdown as the Zappers took an 18-12 lead into the break.
- After the fans overturned a possible TE Chris Bazile touchdown for the Beasts through live fan vote, Zappers QB Logan Marchi found WR Isiah King with a beautiful pass and catch to put the Zappers ahead 26-12.
- Beasts responded when QB TJ Edwards II connected with TE Deylon Key on a beautiful pass and run with 14:23 left in the game to cut the Zappers lead to 26-18.
- Beast CB Glenn Harris intercepted a Logan Marchi pass with 3:43 left in the contest which led to a SB Quinn Porter TD run for the Beasts with :15 seconds left to tie the game at 26-26.
- Leading to for the second straight week, Zappers QB Braden Smith through a hail-mary 30-yard bomb as time expired hauled in by FLASH Gordon to give Zappers their second straight win.
- QB Quinton Flowers finished with two touchdowns and 116 total net yards to lead the way offensively for the Beasts and now leads the FCF with 11 total touchdowns in four games.
- QB Logan Marchi finished 6-for-15 for 85 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for the Zappers.
- QB TJ Edwards II threw for a game high 125 yards as he was a perfect 5-for-5 with a touchdown.
- The Shut Down Squad defense finished the regular season with a 7-1 record in the eight games they suited up.
UP NEXT – PLAYOFF GAMES | WEEK 5
Saturday, March 13
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Coverage starts at 7:30 pm ET