This past Saturday night, the Victoria Hurricanes played against one of the more storied franchises in semi pro history. The San Antonio Warriors have been playing since 2004 with a record of over 162 wins and now 43 losses.
The first quarter was a slow start for both teams but Victoria managed to score off of a 22-yard pass from Nate Kawalik to Showtime Williams. The two-point conversion was no good and the Hurricanes led 6-0 after the first stanza.
The second quarter showed a bit of an awakening as the Hurricanes added another touchdown pass but this time to Jam Callis from Bryant Wolf from 35-yards. Wolf ran in the two pointer and it was 14 to 0 late in the second quarter. It took a while, but the Warriors finally answered back as Joey Fisher caught a pass from David Olvera for a touchdown. Olvera was under pressure and threw a left-handed pass as he was falling to the ground to Dominic Williams for the two-point conversion. Victoria took the returning kickoff all the way down to the 25-yard line. Wolf found Williams once again for a touchdown with :14 seconds left in the first half. The two-point conversion was no good, so at halftime the score was 20-8, Hurricanes.
Third quarter action, Wolf found Williams for his third touchdown catch of the evening, this time from 43 yards with 9:11 minutes left in the quarter. The score at that point, 26-8. The Warriors fumble the ball on their own 35-yard line and Victoria took advantage of the turnover. Keith Hradek caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Wolfe. Ray Horton-Robinson added the two-point conversion as that was the last of the scoring for the rest of the game. The quarter was filled with penalties galore but netted the Hurricanes a 26-point advantage.
Enter the fourth quarter, which was a defensive battle throughout for the rest of the game. The final score was Victoria 34 San Antonio 8.
Two side notes, the Warriors were the first team to score on the Hurricanes vaulted defense. According to Warrior Owner and Head Coach Glen White, Victoria is one of ten teams to score more than 30-points against San Antonio in their long, storied history.
The Hurricanes travel to Houston next week, as they take on the Texas Spartans.