For the second week in a row, Frederick has a big opening kickoff return, this time to the Arkansas 12. When it looks like the Shock might be in trouble, Rowley’s attempt for Savage results in pass interference and a first down on the 3. An illegal formation penalty on the defense – that’s something you see only in arena football – moves it to the 1 where Kevin Beard runs its over the left side and into the end zone.
Last week, Bakersfield attacked the middle on kicks, which Arkansas tries as well, but Jerome Stevens and Neil Purvis take care of that.
The Shock have started slow in many games this year, but not tonight – and the key was up front, where Bryant had trouble with Ed Ta’amu on the first drive.