North Miami, FL – The heat was definitely on the Miami Fury and the Atlanta Phoenix as they faced off in a Women’s Football Alliance match up on May 16, 2015. Both teams came into the game with 3-1 records and knew what a win would mean to them. Fury took the opening kickoff and gave the Phoenix a heavy dose of their run game holding the ball for over 9 minutes but eventually turning the ball over on downs. The Phoenix would be stopped by the Fury and turn the ball over on downs. The Fury would hold on to ball and end the 1st quarter with the score 0-0. The Fury would start the 2nd quarter deep in Phoenix territory and would stay committed to the run and continue to move the chains. The Fury would cap off their drive with a 4 yard touchdown run by Keisha McDonald. Both teams would exchange possessions and the half would end with the Fury up 6-0. The third quarter would be dominated by the defenses of both teams and would end with the Fury still holding on to a 6-0 lead. The Fury would dominate time of possession in the 4th quarter and seemed to have the game in control when with less than two minutes left would fumble deep in their own territory. With 1:40 left in the game the Phoenix would tie the game 6-6. The Phoenix missed the extra point to take the win. This resulted in the game going into overtime. The Fury took possession at the Phoenix 25 yard line. After the Fury took possession the Fury benefited with a pass interference penalty against the Phoenix which gave the Fury a new set of downs which they quickly turned into a touchdown with a McDonald 1 yard run putting the Fury up 12-6. The Phoenix would take the ball on the Fury 25 yard line and on 4th down would throw a game ending interception leaving the Fury victorious 12-6 and improving their record to 4-1. The Fury is off for the next 2 weeks and then travel to Jacksonville to face a very formidable Jacksonville Dixie Blues team. The Fury then return home to finish the regular season on June 13th at 7 p.m. where they look to avenge a previous loss to the Tampa Bay Inferno.
Jonathan JDOGG Lederman