Revolution off to a rocky start!
Article by: Dave Michaels (The voice of the Texas Revolution) & Broadcaster in DFW for over 30 years www.davradioproductions.com
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The 2017 Defending CIF Champions Texas Revolution are off to a rocky start to the 2018 campaign in the Champions Indoor Football league. Their record to start this season is already 0-4, the latest loss coming on Friday night in Frisco against the Wichita Force.
The evening started out with sirens going off in N. Texas for tornados and hail in the Collin County area, where the Revolution call home. That might had been some sort of sign for a stormy start to the season and the game.
The Force opened up the scoring first by taking the opening kickoff and going down the field, but the Revs defense held and only allowed a field goal to be tacked on to the scoreboard.
With the ensuing kickoff coming, the Revolution trotted out their new starting quarterback, former Carrolton native, and Hebron High School alum, Tanner Marsh, who then took his new team down the field and found pay dirt, for a touchdown, only to have the extra point miss, and the lead was just three, 6-3.
It seemed to be a give and take all evening long with the Force regaining the lead on a touchdown and going up 10-6, but the lead then grew to 10 points ending the half 22-12.
Though as the Revolution seemed to get back on track through the second half and taking the lead back, with just about 2minutes to go in the game, they took a 5 point lead, and had the ball, then disaster once again struck the Revolution. The interception, the score and the Force found themselves up 30 -27 with under a minute to go, and the Revolution had nothing left in the tank.
Revolution tailback Darius Fudge, made his presence known throughout the evening, including a touchdown that would have rattled the staunches of linebackers in any league, with his thunderous hit.
With the Revolution having the week off last week, after a road loss to the Venom in Amarillo, they sought out Tanner Marsh, who had played a year in the AFL (Arena Football League) with the Cleveland Gladiators, and before that a few years in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Montreal Alouettes.
Speaking with Marsh before the game, he stated that this was the first time to play in Texas since playing high school and allowing his family to actually see him play a game in person!
The N. Texas native played quarterback at Hebron High School, in his senior year, lead the Hawks to the State Quarter finals, while tossing 25 touchdowns and throwing for over 4,000 yards.
Marsh later attended Arkansas Tech, but not before he played for West Texas A&M, and then after leaving the CFL, was part of the coaching staff at Texas A&M Commerce.
The 6′ 4” quarterback, stands tall in the pocket, and can be mobile when needed. When asked about his mobility, his answer was what one would expect “Not as young as I used to be, but I can still move when I need to”.
The Revolution, after their loss, will make their way to New Mexico to take on the Duke City Gladiators, and then the following week, return home to host the cross town rival, Dallas Marshals.
Just a reminder, that the Revolution have watch parties set up. This upcoming Saturday night at Dave & Busters in Frisco, they will be there to watch the Gladiators host the Revs, then on the 17th of April at Bonefish Grill in Allen, the Players Show with guest Jerrell Kelly. Come out to both events and meet and greet with players and radio play by play host, Dave Michaels, as you have an opportunity to learn about the game, and the players of the Texas Revolution.
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