For the Texas Revolution (0-2), the first half started a lot stronger this week against the Chicago Slaughter (2-2) than it did last game in Iowa. The addition of receivers R.J. Jackson (5 receptions, 51 yards), Keith Smith (3 receptions, 11 yards, 1 TD, 1 return TD) and Romance Taylor (7 receptions, 40 yards), all of whom missed the opening game of the IFL season, allowed Quarterback Marcus Jackson (24-41, 171 yards, 1 TD) more options in the passing game in the first few drives.
With just over a minute left in the first half, and the score tied 20-20, the Revolution were in position to take a lead or a tie into the locker room. Unfortunately, two late Marcus Jackson interceptions resulted in scoring drives for Chicago, and the Revs found themselves down 34-20 at the half.
The Slaughter added to that lead throughout the 3rd quarter going up 44-20 heading into the final period. The Revolution just found themselves down by too much and could not recover. The open receivers Jackson saw in the first half seemed to disappear and he was forced to scramble and throw the ball away far too often. The Revolution lost 51-26.
The defense made a few key stops as well. In the first half, what seems to be a regular occurance, was a Frankie Solomon Jr. interception in the back of the endzone.
Runningback Mon Williams also had a big game. Williams finished the night with 7 receptions for 60 yards.
The Revolution return home and will host the Tri-Cities Fever on this Friday, March 22nd. Tickets are still available at the Allen Event Center Box Office and at Ticketmaster.com.