An early departure, for a long ride, leads to a big win in south Georgia for the Phantoms. With a 4pm kickoff time, the Phantoms had to hit the road early to make it to Brunswick Georgia to pull off what turned about to be a big win for Orlando. With the Phantoms experiencing the mid season injury bug, and some players unable to make the trip north, Glynn County felt they had a chance to knock off the favorites from Orlando.
It was evident the long trip affected the Phantoms as they found themselves down early. In fact, going into halftime Orlando was down 10-7 with the Revolution poised to snatch the win from the Phantoms in dramatic fashion. But, the Orlando Grave Digger Defense would step up to the plate and hold Glynn County to only 6 points in the second half.
Meanwhile, Torrance Brown and the F-4 Phantom offence would go on to score 25 points in the 2nd half to take the win by a final score of 32-16. “It was certainly a wake up call for our team,” head coach Michael Torres echoed. “Our guys are starting to realize they can’t just walk into games expecting to get the win. Teams are gunning for us. Everyone wants to be the team to knock off the Phantoms.”
Coach T. may be right. With the Flagler Knights taking the game into the 4th quarter last week, and the Revoluton taking an early lead this week. The Phantoms are going to have to be extra careful to keep their proverbial “feet on the gas” as the season continues. All of this as Orlando now looks forward to a matchup against the Osceola Ravens, who currently share the #1 spot in the Skyline Division with the Phantoms. The winner of next weeks game will secure not only the #1 spot, but seeding as we start looking towards the UFFOA playoffs!!