Wichita Force Football - Game Recaps
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WICHITA, Kan. — After a slow start from both teams the Kansas City Phantoms took the lead with less than half of the first quarter left to play. Shortly after a successful field goal by the Phantoms, Force QB Jake Medlock ran in for a 5-yard touchdown, bringing the Force in the lead 7-3.
WICHITA, Kan. — In the first quarter, Wichita and Amarillo were both effective on offense. With 8:28 remaining in the first quarter, Force Quarterback Jake Medlock rushed 14 yards to tie the Venom 7-7. Following that, the defense held strong, forcing the Venom into a field goal situation that was unsuccessful. In the next Force drive Medlock threw an interception with 00:26 left in the first quarter.
WICHITA, Kan. — That familiar championship scene followed an atypical path to create it. The Force used defense and its running game, not necessarily hallmarks of indoor football, to build a significant early lead then hold on late.
The Force held Amarillo to 17 points through three quarters and rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns to win the franchise’s first championship in its second season.
WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (10-2) defeated the Omaha Beef (7-5) 56-50 on Saturday at INTRUST Bank Arena in a close contented game to close out the 2016 regular season.
The Force held the lead from the initial kick-off to the final whistle but the Beef were hot on the team’s trail and brought the score to a tied ball game twice. On offense, the Force gave a solid team effort featuring a majority of run game. QB David Olson led the team with two rushing and two passing touchdowns while RB Quentin Benning and RB Julian Hayes contributed one rushing touchdown each.
WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (8-2) earned its fourth straight win with a 59-51 win over the Amarillo Venom (6-4) on Saturday at the Civic Center.
The Force fell silent on offense in the first quarter and was held together by the team’s defense only giving up seven points to the Venom. QB David Olson threw 3-for-6 in the first for 34 yards. Venom QB Nate Davis threw 1-for-6 in the first and recorded the team’s first and only touchdown of the quarter.
WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (7-2) earned its first franchise road win against the Sioux City Bandits (7-3) after defeating the team 23-19 in a nail biting winner on Saturday.
At the initial start of the contest, the Force struggled to stop Sioux City’s rushing game. In the first quarter, RB Drew Prohaska recorded 41 rushing yards and put the team’s first points on the board. QB Chuck Wright complimented the first touchdown with a five-yard pass to WR Frederick Bruno to bring a 13-0 lead over Wichita.
WICHITA, Kan. — Saturday night at INTRUST Bank Arena, the Wichita Force (6-2) defeated the Chicago Eagles (2-6) using all three phases of the game: Offense, defense, and special teams.
Newly acquired Force Quarterback David Olson had five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing), Defensive back Clarence Anderson returned a field goal attempt for a touchdown, and the Force defense wreaked havoc and caused two Chicago turnovers while also limiting them to only 217 yards of total offense. Wichita got on the board first Saturday, as Connor Frazell nailed a 28-yard field goal with 10:35 to play in the first quarter. Following an Eagles touchdown, David Olson scampered in for a 1-yard TD run to give the Force a 10-6 lead.
WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (5-2) hold off the Bloomington Edge (2-4) to record a 32-37 win on Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Right off the bat, the Force came into the contest with an undeniable momentum. On the initial kick-off of the game, DB Dominique Terrell made a monstrous tackle that brought the hyped energy to the Force bench.
WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Force (4-2) dropped its first road game of the season in a stunning 55-58 loss to the Omaha Beef (3-3) on Saturday.
During the entire contest, excluding the end of the fourth quarter, the Force offense struggled to find a rhythm. QB Stephen Panasuk completed 14 out of 29 passes for 155 yards and six touchdowns. WR Clarence Anderson recorded two receiving touchdowns and WR Brett Soft added an additional four.
WICHITA, Kan. — Saturday night at INTRUST Bank Arena, the home standing Wichita Force (4-1) fell to the visiting Texas Revolution (4-1) 74-42. It was the Force’s first loss of the season after a 4-game winning streak to begin the year.
In the first quarter, Wichita used consistent defense and a steady ball control offense to get out to an early lead. With 7:44 remaining in the first quarter, Force Quarterback Stephen Panasuk hit wide receiver Ronald Davis for a 5-yard score to give the Force a 7-6 advantage. Following that, defensive back Kendrick Harper made a phenomenal one-handed interception off Texas Quarterback Robert Kent Jr to hold that lead.