Saturday, April 07, 2007

Battle Wings Win '07 Opener

(Considering they were 3-13 last year AND in 2005, this is pretty good...

The Jon Norris-Quincy Carter era started with a bang in Bossier City. Carter, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, made his af2 debut and led the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings to 67-52 win over the Ft. Wayne Fusion. Carter completed 20 of 29 attempts for 237 yards and six touchdowns. He threw one interception. He was overshadowed, though, by the spectacular debut of Wings’ defensive back Kendrick Walker. The 3rd-year pro from Abilene Christian intercepted three passes and returned a missed field goal for a touchdown. Late in the game, as Walker came off the field, Carter bowed to him as if to say “We are not worthy.” It was a moment of levity and a nice gesture by Carter, who by all accounts has ingratiated himself to his new teammates.
Jamaal Perry led all Battle Wings receivers with 8 catches for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Chambers, one of the few players to return from the 2006 Battle Wings squad, caught two fourth quarter touchdown passes. Another returning player, fullback Jason Schule, rushed for two scores and caught a touchdown pass. Schule’s third touchdown of the evening came on the final play of the game as he scampered 45 yards with a simple hand-off around the right side.
Cody Hodges attempted 40 passes for the Fusion, completing 24 with six touchdowns. But, he also threw three interceptions, all of them to Kendrick Walker.
The Battle Wings scored first and never trailed. Their largest lead was 22 points, 42-20 following a Marcus Harris fourth quarter touchdown run.
The game ended with a furious flurry. Ten touchdowns, five by each team, were scored in the fourth quarter.
Defensive lineman Elex Reed, who recorded the Wings’ only sack of the evening, was named the defensive player of the game. Quincy Carter earned offensive honors. In the no-brainer decision of the decade, Kendrick Walker was named Ironman of the game.
The Battle Wings will be at home next Saturday to face the expansion Texas Copperheads.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Ft. Wayne Fusion 6 14 0 32 52 Record: (1-1)
Bos-Shv BattleWings 14 14 7 32 67 Record: (1-0)

PASSING: Cody Hodges (FTW) 40-24-3-300 6 td’S;
Quincy Carter (Bos) 29-20-1-237 6 TD’S; Gary Cooper (Bos) 00-00-0-000
RECEIVING: Jermaine Jackson (FTW) 11-132-1; Jamaal Perry (BOS) 8-117-3

Attendance: 3893

Schutt Offensive Player of the Game: Quincy Carter
U.S. Army Ironman: Kendrick Walker
ADT Defensive Player of the Game: Elex Reed
Cutters Catch of the Game: Anthony Chambers

Scoring Summary:
1st quarter
11:01 Carter to Perry 35 yd pass BC 7 FW 0
8:30 Hodges to Walker 33 yd pass BC 7 FW 6
4:00 Carter to Schule 18 yd pass BC 14 FW 6
2nd quarter
13:06 Carter to Perry 33 yd pass BC 21 FW 6
11:48 Hodges to Walker 2 yd pass BC 21 FW 13
7:30 Carter hand-off to Schule 1 yd run BC 28 FW 13
3:38 Hodges 1 yd run BC 28 FW 20
3rd quarter
7:13 Walker fields missed FG with 51 yd run BC 35 FW 20
4th quarter
13:51 Carter to Harris for 2 yd run BC 42 FW 20
10:00 Hodges 6 yd run BC 42 FW 28 2 pt conversion Hodges to Walker to Jackson
7:28 Carter to Perry 14 yd pass BC 49 FW 28
4:54 Hodges to Walker 12 yd pass BC 49 FW 34 2 pt conversion fails
3:30 Carter to Chambers 15 yd pass BC 55 FW 34 Hazelwood missed
0:52 Hodges to Jackson 30 yd pass BC 55 FW 40 2 pt conversion fails
0:41 Carter to Chambers 14 yd pass BC 61 FW 40 Hazelwood missed
0:31 Hodges to Manning 19 yd pass BC 61 FW 46 2 pt conversion fails
0:02 Hodges to Harvey 9 yd pass BC 61 FW 52 2 pt conversion fails
0:01 Carter hand-off to Schule 45 yd run BC 67 FW 52 no kick – time out

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