It looked like it was all over at the end of the first half as the West Coast Soldiers took a 30-14 lead. Everyone in attendance expected to see a blowout in the 2nd half, but someone forgot to tell the Phantoms that. The Phantoms down by 16 points and facing a fired up Soldiers team in the 2nd half came together and mounted a comeback that has never been seen in UFFOA league history. With a little over 3 minutes to go in the game Torrance Brown scored from a yard out to tie the game 33-33, and kicker Erick Meneses made the extra point to take the lead 34-33.
The Phantom Defense which gave up 30 points in the first half shutdown the Soldiers offense and only allowed 3 point in the 2nd half. With consistent pressure on the QB and not allowing much of a run game the Phantoms held the Soldiers on their final offensive possession. It all came down to a 42 yard field goal with a little over a minute left in the game. As the ball was snapped the Phantom defensive line broke through and #36 Jeremy Spencer stuck his hand up and blocked the field goal try. The Phantoms had completed the biggest comeback in UFFOA Championship History. QB #7 Torrance Brown was given the games MVP, and the League MVP was 17 for 25 with 301 yards passing with 1 passing TD and another TD on the ground. WR #13 Daniel Kroupa had 7 receptions for 121 yards with a TD, RB #25 Teddy Walker had 2 Rushing TD, and RB #30 Chad Davis with 1 rushing TD.
This was the Orlando Phantoms 4th UFFOA Championship appearance and winning 2 in 2014 and the other Saturday 2018. The Phantoms end the season Undefeated at 12-0.
(RB #25 Teddy Walker with 1 of his 2 TD’s)