The Orlando Apollos (3-0) traveled out west to take on the Salt Lake Stallions (1-2) in hopes of showcasing their league-leading-offense. Mother Nature had something to say about that.
With a blanket of snow covering the field to start the game the Apollos offense was stagnant for the majority of the first half. The Stallions offense fared no better with the score being 6-3 Apollos at the half.
That all changed in the 2nd half.
The Apollos jumped out to a 14-3 lead on a nice pass from QB Garrett Gilbert to former Buccaneer Donteea Dye. Not to be out done the Stallions answered immediately to close the lead to 3 points at 14-11.
The 4th quarter saw the Apollos start to take control with a starement drive capped off by Akeem Hunt’s 2 yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 20-11 Orlando.
The Apollos defense made quick work of the Stallions on the next series. The Apollos proceeded to run the clock down to 2:47 left in the game before punting to Salt Lake and pinning them deep.
The stage was set!
Could the Apollos, known for their offensive prowess rely on their defense to close the game out? That’s exactly what they did and the Apollos won 20-11 to move to 4-0 on the season.