Saturday, April 28, 2007

Wings Win Again, Improve to 4-0

(Bossier City, LA) – The Bossier –Shreveport Battlewings overcame a sluggish start and rode their opportunistic defense to a 64-45 win over the Laredo Lobos.
The Battlewings, ranked #3 in the af2 coaches’ poll, improved to 4-0 while the Lobos remained winless in four tries.

The outcome remained in doubt until the closing seconds when Wings’ wide receiver PJ Winston, playing at defensive back in place of the injured Kenneth Williams, picked off a Daniel Forrest pass and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown.
The Lobos opened the scoring with a 31-yard Jonathan Scifres 1st-quarter field goal, but the Battlewings found the end zone first when quarterback Quincy Carter connected with Winston for a 27-yard touchdown pass. It was the first of three touchdown catches for Winston, in addition to his interception return for a score. For his efforts, Winston was named the Schutt offensive player of the game.

“Boss” Walker worked his magic once again for the Wings, intercepting two passes. He also returned a Laredo kick-off 54 yards for a second quarter touchdown that gave the Battlewings 17-16 lead. Walker earned U.S. Army Ironman honors as well as being named ADT defensive player of the game. Carter connected on touchdown passes to Winston and Jamaal Perry in the second quarter, lifting Bossier-Shreveport to a 30-16 lead. Laredo responded with a 21-yard pass from Forrest to Mike McCullum to trim the lead to 30-23 at halftime.
With 2:03 remaining in the third quarter, Laredo grabbed a 37-33 lead with a four-play 37-yard drive punctuated by a 34 yard scoring pass from Forrest to Shaun Rochon.
Carter responded by leading the Battlewings to a score on a 17-yard pass to Manwell Talbert to regain the lead, which they would not relinquish.
Carter attempted 26 passes, completing 17 for 260 yards and 6 touchdowns. He threw two first-half interceptions. Jamaal Perry led the Battlewings with nine catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
The Battlewings will play on the road the next two weekends at Corpus Christi and Arkansas before returning for a Friday night encounter with the Manchester Wolves.
*Photos borrowed from Greg Pearson of The Times
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Laredo Lobos 3 20 14 8 45 Record: (0-4)
Bos-Shv BattleWings 10 20 10 24 64 Record: (4-0)

PASSING: Daniel Forrest (LAL) 46-26-3-320 4 td’s;
Quincy Carter (BSB) 26-17-2-260 6 TD’S
RECEIVING: Mike McCullum (LAL) 10-104-2; Jamaal Perry (BOS) 9-112-2

Attendance: 4252

Schutt Offensive Player of the Game: PJ Winston
U.S. Army Ironman: Kendrick Walker
ADT Defensive Player of the Game: Kendrick Walker
Cutters Catch of the Game: Jamal Perry

Scoring Summary:

1st quarter
11:40 Scifres 32 yd FG BSB 0 LAL 3
8:48 Carter to Winston 37 yd pass BSB 7 LAL 3
2:25 Hazelwood 20 yd FG BSB 10 LAL 3

2nd quarter
14:37 Forrest to McCullum 22 yd pass BSB 10 LAL 9 missed extra point
12:10 Forrest hand-off to Oliver 4 yd run BSB 10 LAL 16
11:13 Walker 54 yd kick-off return BSB 17 LAL 16
2:30 Carter to Perry 33 yd pass BSB 24 LAL 16
0:20 Carter to Winston 32 yd pass BSB 30 LAL 16
0:04 Forrest to McCullum 21 yd pass BSB 30 LAL 23

3rd quarter
8:10 Forrest to Rochon 32 yd pass BSB 30 LAL 30
4:58 Hazelwood 40 yd FG BSB 33 LAL 30
1:59 Forrest to Roshon 34 yd pass BSB 33 LAL 37
0:15 Carter to Talbert 17 yd pass BSB 40 LAL 37

4th quarter
10:41 Carter to Perry 8 yd pass BSB 47 LAL 37
7:35 Carter to Winston 13 yd pass BSB 54 LAL 37
2:02 Forrest to Roshon 13 yd pass BSB 54 LAL 45 2 pt conversion good
0:41 Hazelwood 41 yd FG BSB 57 LAL 45
0:12 Winston 44 yd interception return BSB 64 LAL 45

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