Commanders Defense Punishes Fleet QBs In A 15-6 victory

Final score

Credit: San Antonio Commanders

With over 27,000 people in attendance, the Alliance of American Football began their reign in San Antonio last night. Alliance CEO/President Charlie Ebersol was in love with the crowd intensity.  As a city that boasts hospitality, San Antonio was not very welcoming to the Fleet, however.

Ebersol loved it, saying “I was surprised that they were booing the away team. They’d been their opponent for all of 45 seconds, and they booed them for three solid minutes when they came out.”

From the first snap to the last play, this game was a defensive battle on both sides. Commanders QB Logan Woodside threw 18 of 36 for 255 yards and two interceptions. Fleet QB Mike Bercovici threw 15 of 25 for 176 yards and two interceptions. Fleet QB Phillip Nelson would come towards the end of the game and threw 5 of 10 for 68 yards and the game-clinching interception to Commanders CB Zach Sanchez.

The first touchdown of the game did not come until the beginning of the fourth quarter. Commanders running back Kenneth Farrow II ran in a three-yard touchdown to give the Commanders a 12-6 lead and their first touchdown in franchise history.

The biggest play came on the second play of the opening drive for the San Diego Fleet. Shaan Washington got free and got the sack on QB Bercovici in “The Sack Heard Around the World.”

This play was a major talking point on social media. Everybody from Sportscenter to NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe were commenting on the huge hit. 11 of 20 top discussions on social media came from this game.

The Commanders (1-0) take on the Orlando Apollos (1-0) next Sunday 02/17 at the Alamodome.

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