Football is to Texas what religion is to a priest.-Tom Landry
In the Lone Star State few things reign as powerful as football. The Alamo City is no different than its Texas counterparts. The city has been hurt in the past with many teams trying to make San Antonio home, but all have failed until now. Also known as Military City, USA, San Antonio is now home to the Commanders of the Alliance of American Football.
It didn’t take long for the city to welcome the team with open arms and develop a rivalry as well. The Commanders’ first-ever opponent fired first from San Diego and began a war of words on Twitter. With the opening game looming closer and closer the objective is simple. Come early, stay late, be loud, and fill the dome.
Commanders and Fleet Defensive Lines
In their scrimmages, one thing stood out with both teams. The Commanders defensive line was able to record nine total sacks, and the Fleet recorded seven. Both of these defensive lines look to be a deciding factor in the upcoming game. Which offensive line will be able to protect their quarterback will have a better chance at putting points on the board.
Commanders Rush Attack
The ground game will also be a deciding factor in this game. The Commanders put up 117 total rush yards and were also able to record two touchdowns on the ground. The Fleet put up 75 total rush yards with one touchdown on the ground. The offensive line that can win in the trenches, limit the sacks, and gain the most yards on the ground will control the clock and the pace of the game.
Looking at the stats from the scrimmages the one area that will be a deciding factor is turnovers. The Commanders’ defense recorded two interceptions along with the Fleet as well. This game will be in the hands of the offensive and defensive lines, and with the 117 total rush yards on the ground, the Commanders will look to run the ball often against a Fleet defense that gave up 128 total rushing yards.
Final Score: Commanders 24, Fleet 13
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