Before heading on a 3 game road trip, the Texas Revolution hosted cross-town rivals the Mesquite Marshals. En route to a 41-31 victory, all aspects of the game played vital parts in the final outcome. Everyone contributed to picking up the W, as no single player shined too brightly above the rest in this hard fought battle. After a high scoring first half, things slowed to a defensive halt in the second. While this certainly wasn’t a shootout, it was both intense and entertaining throughout. Robert Kent finished the day 11-22 for 135 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Darius Fudge picked up 2 scores on the ground and one through the air, while Tavarres Williams caught 4 for 51 and Solomon caught 3 for 53, both with a touchdown a piece.
Things got off to a hot start, with the Revolution going up 20-7 just a few minutes into the 2nd quarter. QB Robert Kent had thrown touchdowns to both Tavarres Williams and Clinton ‘Solo’ Solomon, as well as scoring a 1-yard rushing touchdown on his only scamper of the night. Marshals QB Kolton Browning was doing his best to solve the Revolution defense, and came up with 3 timely touchdown tosses. A Fudge reception touchdown from Kent ended the scoring for the first half, as some solid play from Mesquite sent us into the break with the score 27-19.
The second half looked to be more of the same, as Darius Fudge bullied his way into the end zone just two minutes in to put the Revolution up 34-19. From there the Marshal Defense seemed to give everything they had and more, turning this into a battle for field position. A touchdown run was followed up by a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown, and it looked like the Marshals weren’t going to go away down just 3 points with 5 minutes left to play. The home team refused to be out played though as Frankie ‘Franchise ‘ Solomon II came up with a crucial interception in the end zone along with 2 big kick returns and a team high 11 tackles to help lead the Revolution on the defensive front. Kent then took the reigns and lead the team on a 4 minute methodical drive down the field, ending with a bruising 3-yard score from none other than Darius Fudge. The crowd exploded, the cannons sounded, and the Revolution secured the 10-point lead with just 41 seconds left in the clock.
That would be your final score, bringing the Texas Revs to 2-0 both at home and overall. The next 3 weeks feature games at Dodge City, Mesquite, and Wichita, before we come back home to the HR BioProtect Field at the Allen Event Center. Watch parties will be hosted at Game On in Allen for the March 26 game vs Dodge City and for the April 9 game vs Wichita. The next home game is April 15 against the San Angelo Bandits. Tickets can be purchased on our website by clicking the banner at the top of this newsletter or by calling us at 972.422.PASS (7277).