Revolution Start Off with a Bang
Plano, TX -
The points star
ted early and they continued to add up for the Texas Revolution, the IFL’s newest team. Coach Billy Back made Allen’s new team look anything but new, as the Revolution cruised to a 103-22 victory against non-league opponent North Texas Crunch. Starting with the very first play from scrimmage, a Mon Williams touchdown run, through the end of the game the Crunch proved to be no match for the Revs.
Quarterback Marcus Jackson looked good throughout (21-26, 220 yds, 5 TD). He shared the ball well amongst his many talented receivers. Touchdown passes were caught by Nate Jones (3 TD), Phillip Barnett (2 TD), and Jeremy Brown (2 TD), with one apiece to Justin Siller and Vondrell McGee. On the ground, Jackson ran one in by himself for a score. Mon Williams and Vondrell McGee each added multiple rushing touchdowns as well. Backup quarterback Kewan Dewberry picked up where Jackson left off adding 5 second half TD passes of his own.
The defense was quite impressive as well. With the exception of two odd plays, a blocked field goal attempt that was recovered in the endzone and a kickoff that was also recovered in the endzone for a safety after hitting a Crunch player in the helmet, the defense was solid. The Crunch did add a late kickoff return for a score, but the Revolution defense was faster to the ball on most plays and executed a few punishing hits.
The star of the defense, and perhaps the game, was Defensive Back Frankie Solomon Jr. The IFL veteran finished his night with three interceptions and a fumble recovery en route to being named Player of the Game. Scooter Rogers added two interceptions and Darien Williams had one.
The Revs next play in their league opener at Cedar Rapids on March 1. The next home game is March 22 vs. Cedar Rapids.