TALONS OUTLAST POWER
(San Antonio, May 12, 2012) – The Pittsburgh Power dropped their fourth consecutive game Saturday night, failing to match to legendary AFL quarterback Aaron Garcia and his San Antonio Talons despite getting a Power record 19 receptions from P.J. Berry, at the Alamo Dome. With the loss the Power fall to 2-7 at the midway mark of the season.
The Power came out strong offensively and defensively. Despite coughing up the ball on two fumbles, the Power matched San Antonia score for score. Defensively they were able to hold San Antonio following the first lost fumble and again at the end of the first half, and the teams exited at halftime tied at 26-26.
Sticking first in the second half via a 41-yard strike to P.J. Berry, the Power took their last lead of the game as consecutive touchdown passes by Garcia, the second to former Power star Jason Willis.
With the Talons turning back a Power run by taking an onside kick to the house at the 5 minute mark of the 4th quarter, the game remained at a two score margin, ending with a final score of 52-68.
Garcia finished the game completing 18 of 26 for 268 yards, 6 touchdowns with no interceptions. Power quarterback Bryan Randall had his best game of the season going 37-50, for 387 yards, 7 touchdowns and no interceptions. Berry’s 19 grabs accounted for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. Oderick Turner also had his best showing for the Power with 10 receptions, 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. Mike Washington pitched in with 3 touchdown grabs.
The Power return to the CONSOL Energy Center next Saturday night, celebrating “Kids’ Night” against the Kansas City Command on May 19. The first 5000 guests will receive a Power foam finger.