Items filtered by date: October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 01:38

Game 3 Recap

If I could describe the last game in one word it would be FINALLY.  Finally, the offense started to click and play up to our potential.  Finally, the Storm did not turn the ball over in the redzone.  Finally, the Storm team played as a team.
Scoring came quick and swift for the Storm offense who was held to a minimal 14 points last week versus Cabarrus.  The Storm threw for over 300 yards and ran for around 100.  The receivers did a great job of picking up YAC(yards after the catch) Saturday.  The running backs did good when called upon and kept the offense balanced.  The key to success, however, was the offensive line, who gave me plenty of time to throw and opened up great running lanes.  The defense only allowed 6 points, and the coaches did a great job play calling.
Although it was a solid game stat and point wise, there are always things to improve on.  We need to continue to work on our passing game and work on having a more consistent running game.
On a side note, the atmosphere was great and the new field was incredible.  Thanks to all the fans who supported the Lake Norman Storm!
Thursday, 07 October 2010 01:50

Game 4 and 5 recap

The outcome of the past two games was not what we wished for or expected.  Versus Tennessee we gave up a quick 27 points and three fumbles.  Despite the early adversity, the Storm regrouped and the defense shut out the Silverbacks for thirty-four minutes.  The offense scored 25 points but came up short on the final drive.
During the Asheville game, neither team gave up and the Storm once again came up short on the last drive.  Although the Storm lost two games in a row, there is a lot that can be learned and a lot to build on for upcoming games.
Even though in both games the Storm got off to a bad start and found themselves behind, they did not stop fighting and clawed their way back to put themselves in positions to win the game.  When everything is going great and you are leaving teams eating your dust, it is fun but you do not learn as much.  If there was one thing that can be taken away from these loses, its that the Storm needs to play as a team and never give up.  The Storm showed glimpses of those two things during the previous two games and now they need to play that way the whole game.
Despite the fact that the Storm has lost to games in a row, they have grown stronger as a team and will play as one the during the remaining games.  Sometimes losing can tear a team apart, but in this case it has made us stronger and we are look forward to our upcoming opponents.