The Greater Boston Stallions finally got to play some football at Harry Della Russo Stadium Saturday, but ended up on the short end, dropping a 22-6 decision to the visiting Worcester Wildcats.
A crowd of some 250 fans enjoyed a spirited game played in ideal weather. The Stallions, who won their first home game of the season on a forfeit July 17, lost at the Western Mass. Blitzing Bears on July 24 before falling to the Wildcats. But the team and coaches are optimistic. “We’re getting things together, with new players and coaches coming into the team, it’s a process but we have some talent,” said General Manager Brad Yancey. “We’ll keep at it.”
The Stallions started out impressively Saturday. Jahvae Handsom-fields powered his way into the end zone to cap a 75-yard drive that put the Stallions up 6-0 with 6:55 left in the first quarter. Worcester’s Mike Supernor broke up the Stallions two-point conversion pass attempt from quarterback Aaron Cobb to Jalean Whyte.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Wildcats’ Alexander Givens-Perry found running room and raced 70 yards to tie the game. The Wildcats went up 8-6 on a successful two-point conversion. The game remained a defensive battle until midway through the third quarter when Wilcats quarterback Tim Bushey connected with wideout Tyis Boyken for a 30-yard touchdown pass. John P’s point after kick that pushed the Wildcats to a 15-6 lead. Worcester finished up the scoring when Givens-Perry scored his second touchdown of the night to cap a a thirty yard drive with 9:36 left in the game.
The Stallions are off this week, then travel to Bennington, Vermont to take on the Southern Vermont Storm on August 14, before returning home to face the Massachusetts Warriors August 21, 6 p.m. at Harry Della Russo Stadium.