Sunday, March 18, 2012

Arena Football League: Week 2

By Keith Antigiovanni

After today (3/18) all 17 Arena Football teams will have played after the New Orleans Voodoo/Philadelphia Soul game today.

The friday night game on the NFL Network featured a South matchup as the Tampa Bay Storm beat the Georgia Force 50-47 to even their record at 1-1. The Storm, a charter AFL franchise, earned their 200th regular season win. They entered this season at 199-115 all-time and originated in Pittsburgh before they moved to Florida before the 1991 season and have won the most Arena Bowls (5): 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003. Three under of championships were under Tim Marcum, the AFL's alltime leader in coaching wins. Georgia also evened their record at 1-1.

Jacksonville,another Florida team, earned their first win of the season over Kansas City in a 52-28 rout to begin the year at 1-0. Jackonsville is the defending AFL champions and are hoping to become the first team to repeat since the 1995-1996 Tampa Bay Storm.

The AFL champions from two years, the Spokane Shock also won this weekend to even their record at 1-1 and are only half game back in the West. Division rival Utah is also 1-1 after they defeated the Iowa Barnstormers 69-49.

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