Renegades fall to Hounds Saturday
05/06/02 Renegades Press Release
The RiverCity Renegades played toe-to-toe with the top team in the Atlantic North Division Saturday night at the Family Arena, only to end with their sixth straight loss. The Renegades trailed 17-10 at halftime of the game against the division leaders, but were outscored 26-10 in the second half of a 43-20 win by the Ohio Valley Greyhounds.
For the first time this season, the Renegades led a game after a touchdown pass by Rick Little. Little hooked up on a 6-yard completion with the newest Renegades, wide receiver Jerome Hurd, to put RiverCity in front. A field goal and touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone gave the Greyhounds a 10-7 lead, but Dave Hartman was successful on a 30-yard field goal to tie the game midway through the second quarter. The Greyhounds then outscored the Renegades 33-3 to gain the advantage. Hurd and Little connected again in the games final minute on a 27-yard touchdown strike to close out the scoring.
Despite the final outcome, the Renegades played tight with one of only __ remaining undefeated teams in the National Indoor Football League. The Renegades also held the high-flying Greyhounds attack 13 points below its season average of 56 points per game and 39 yards under its 245 yards of total offense average per contest. The biggest difference in the game was the rushing of Birdie Dockery, who out gained the Renegades 130-64 on the ground by himself. Little completed 14 of 29 passes for 89 yards and the two touchdowns.
The Renegades continue a four-game home stand Saturday night with an Atlantic Conference showdown with the Tupelo FireAnts. The game will be the City of St. Peters Night at the Family Arena. Tickets range in price from $5-$22 and are now on sale at the Family Arena Ticket Office or by calling 636-410-0333.