Rando Recap: AAF Week 2


Rando Recap: AAF Week 2

By Minor Rando

February 19, 2019


Two weeks down, eight to go. The league is starting to show its clear winner and losers, and its average teams. So let's break down week 2 of the 2019 Alliance of American Football Season.


Salt Lake Stallions vs Birmingham Iron:

This game was very good defensive game that left with the Iron undefeated with a 12-9 victory over the Stallions. The Stallions controlled the first half of the game, with Branden Oliver dominating the Iron defensive line with multiple runs leading to many first downs by the Stallions, but after halftime, the Iron came back and tamed the Stallions, with a special teams touchdown, the Ironclad (ba dum tis) defense, and Trent Richardson keeps the touchdown streak alive. The Iron looked solid, while Salt Lake looks like they need conditioning, and good clock management.


Arizona Hotshots vs Memphis Express:

I am going to recap the game in one word: HACKATTACK. Early on, it appeared the Memphis Express had rebounded from their week 1 shutout loss to the Birmingham Iron. That wasn’t that case however. With an 18-6 lead in the fourth quarter, Memphis had the game put away, that is until two late touchdowns by the Hotshots crushed their hopes of getting the first victory in team history. The Hotshots would rally and beat the Express 20-18.


Orlando Apollos vs San Antonio Commanders:

If Salt Lake vs Birmingham was a defensive game, then Orlando vs San Antonio was an offensive game. A total of 66 points were scored, with both teams getting a pick 6. The Apollo’s main driving factor was through the air, with Gilbert throwing it down the field, and the Commander’s using ground and pound. While Orlando managed to get the upper hand and get the win 37-28, San Antonio still impressed.


Atlanta Legends vs San Diego Fleet:

Atlanta traveled to San Diego to take on the Fleet, and well, got humiliated. The Fleet took a while to warm up, but once they got rolling, the Legends couldn’t stop the “Yeet Fleet” and fell 24-12 against the Fleet. The Legends will join the Memphis Express in the basement of the AAF standings.

The AAF is looking to be a very interesting league, and like stated earlier, with 8 more weeks of play, anything can happen.


PHOTOS: The Alliance