Recap

By Jeremy Vega, Vancouver WR

Defending the Queen’s Land

The London Knights hosted the Vancouver Legion in their first ever home opener, in a battle of two 0-1 teams. Both teams looking for bounce back performances after being routed in Week 1. It was clear, with the Queen in attendance, the London Knights came ready to play, and boy did it show. The London Knights took home the victory 36-3, dominating in all three facets of the game. Special teams came in clutch this week as early MVP candidate K Zach Daggs booted a perfect 5-5 in field goals, 48 yards being his longest, keeping him perfect on the season.  Offensively, the Knights opened up with a big 67-yard touchdown pass from QB Michael Martin to WR Andre Godspeed. Michael Martin finished the game with a proficient 21-31 passing and two touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Godspeed led the team in receptions (4) as well as yards (100) and had one touchdown. As a unit, the offense had 270 passing yards and 94 rushing yards. They dominated the time of possession with a steady 27 ½ minutes while going 66% on 3rd down to wear out the Legion Defense. The Knights will stay home for their Week 3 match up against the Carolina Skyhawks. With lots to be excited about, this London team is trending upwards and a victory over the favorite Skyhawks, will propel this team in the right direction.  

Been There, Done That

The Vancouver Legion traveled across the United States, across the pond, and into the United Kingdom, looking for redemption from their Week 1 performance. Unfortunately, they were left with more questions than answers after being routed for the second week in a row. The London Knights’ defense played great, but it’s hard to tell if it was a sputtering offense or a brick wall that lead to just 3 points for the Legion. The offense combined for 188 total yards, 7 first downs, and went 2-9 on 3rd down (22%). When the offense wasn’t attempting to run the ball, they were dinking and dunking hoping for any kind of success. For most of the game, the offense couldn’t get the ball past midfield leaving great field position for the Knights. The Vancouver Legion have been in a far worse spot than 0-2, as they were 0-4 last season before turning it all around. The Legion have 10 weeks left in the season and many believe they will once again find their stride and start clicking on both sides of the ball. Once again, the Legion will hit the road and travel all the way to San Francisco to take on the 0-2 Sharks. In what I believe to be a make or break game for both teams, Vancouver will need this win in case they fall to the heavy favorite Pride in their home opener, to avoid being 0-4 for a second straight year.

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCbSVHrmiE

Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
01/15/2018 6:00 pm EST Regular Season Season 10 (Winter 2018) 2

Venue

Queensway

Results

TeamTotal YdsPass YdsRush YdsPass TDsRush TDs1st Downs3D Conv.3D Att.3rd down %4D Conv.4D Att.4th Down %TOPTO1234Final
Vancouver Legion18814741007292203016:36203003
London Knights3642709420191015661110027:24217310636

Vancouver Legion

# Offense Position Pass. C ATT COMP % PAS YDS PAS TD INT SCKD YDS LST LNG Rush. CAR RSH YDS RSH TD RSH LNG YPC Rec. REC REC YDS REC TD REC LNG YPR TGT FUM LST Punt. P I20 TB
11Jeremy Vega- 00000000  000 0 415053.8000 000
12Brett Killian- 00000000  000 0 57004214.0000 000
16Tom Pepper- 173056.671470253842 000 0 000 0000 000
49Ivan Sanchez- 00000000  19410162.2 000 0000 000
15Cade Stephens- 00000000  000 0 7570158.1000 000
84Tristan Carr- 00000000  000 0 000 0000 000
# Defense Position TCK AST 1 SCK 1/2 SCK TFL PD DINT INT YDS INT LNG INT TD FF FR FGA FGM FG LNG PR PR YDS PR TD PNT LNG KR KR YDS KR TD KR LNG
12Brett Killian-00000000 00000 13038194037
 Joshua Banner-52000100 00000 000 000 
 Maajor Key-22000100 00000 000 000 
 Mahmoud Ajlouni-45000014400000 000 000 
 Jaquarinarius Dontamateryx-30000013300000 000 000 
 Marquis Reid-93003100 00000 000 000 
 Frank Champion-64001100 00000 000 000 

London Knights

# Offense Position Pass. C ATT COMP % PAS YDS PAS TD INT SCKD YDS LST LNG Rush. CAR RSH YDS RSH TD RSH LNG YPC Rec. REC REC YDS REC TD REC LNG YPR TGT FUM LST Punt. P I20 TB
1Michael Martin- 213167.74270220067 000 0 000 0000 000
10Andre Godspeed- 00000000  000 0 410016725.0000 000
11Jockamo Jones- 00000000  000 0 33601412.0000 000
21Spencer Mair- 00000000  3385092.6 3241108.0000 000
# Defense Position TCK AST 1 SCK 1/2 SCK TFL PD DINT INT YDS INT LNG INT TD FF FR FGA FGM FG LNG PR PR YDS PR TD PNT LNG KR KR YDS KR TD KR LNG
 Zack Daggs-00000000 0005548000 000 
 Donnie Mac-10000100 00000 000 000 
 Garrett Roland Sr.-63013000 00000 000 000 
 Cain Vasquez-21000100 00000 000 000 
 Jeffrey Daggs-3100011131300000 735015243023
 Eyal Rushinek-32101000 00000 000 000 
 Josh Mack-20102000 00000 000 000 
 Slinn Shady-73011000 00000 000 000