Game 2 – Glacier Boyz vs Zappers – 9 PM EST
NOTE: Given the ending of game one, the league announced a new rule before game two. With one minute timing rules in effect, the clock now stops after every offensive play inside of 30 seconds.
Johnny Manziel would get the starting nod for the Zappers. He’d get right to work, trying to give the Zappers their first win of the season. Manziel would connect with Alphonso Carter and James Harden as the offense would begin to drive down the field. Slick Nick Williams of the Glacier Boyz would sack Manziel, backing up the Zappers to 2nd and 19. After another completion to James Harden, Manziel would run for a 1st down. The drive would culminate a few plays later with a sweet grab by Tight End Christopher Bazile. The Zappers would take an early 6-0 lead.
The Glacier Boyz, led by franchise tag Quarterback David Pindell, would have just one snap on their opening drive. Pindell would fumble the ball and the Zappers would scoop it up in the end zone, resulting in a safety. The Zappers would extend their lead to 8-0.
The Zappers would begin their next drive on offense following the safety. More controversy would surround the FCF, as an entire down would be erased. Manziel would connect with Tight End Darren Dowdell to set up a 3rd and 1. Following an incomplete pass, the refs announced the Zappers would be invoking the 5th down power up. Problem was, it was supposed to be 4th down. As the drive continued, Manziel would show off his legs. He’d run for a 1st down, followed by a huge touchdown run on busted coverage. The Zappers would go up 14-0.
The Glacier Boyz would finally get on the board. A run by Calen Campbell would start things off, followed by Pindell running for a first down. First round pick and MAN UP! Challenge winner KaVontae Turpin would catch a pass for a first. Two plays later, Calen Campbell would punch it it for a score. A successful conversion attempt from Andrew Jamiel would cut the Zappers lead to 14-8.
The Zappers wasted little time scoring once again. Secondary QB and national anthem singer Logan Marchi would fire a strike down field to Travis Toivonen for a touchdown. Elijah Rogers would convert a 2-point try and give the Zappers a commanding 22-8 lead.
Fans would get a look at Quarterback Braden Smith on the next Glacier Boyz drive. Smith was the only QB not drafted in week one. He’d get off to a rough start in this one. The Boyz would employ the Power Play Power Up, a Power Up that enables the offense to pull a defensive player off the field. Even with the 7-6 on field advantage, it wouldn’t help put points on the board. The half ends with Smith going 2 for 5 as the clock hits zero. The Zappers lead 22-8.
David Pindell and the Glacier Boyz would try and regroup in the 2nd half. Pindell and WR Andrew Jamiel started to get in rhythm on this drive. Two crucial holding penalties almost stalled the offense into yet another failed drive. Thankfully, The Glacier Boyz fought through and headed down the field. A 4th and 15 conversion to Jamiel kept the drive alive. Three plays later, Jamiel would haul in a strike from Pindell for a touchdown. The score would be 22-14 as time expired on the 2-point conversion attempt.
The Zappers and Logan Marchi would trot out for their first drive of the half. The Marchi-Toivonen connection was alive and well. Toivonen hauled in a 38 yard pass from Marchi as the Zappers zipped down the field. A 2nd and 2 scoop and score for a touchdown by Fred Conyers suddenly shifted the momentum in the Glacier Boyz favor. KaVontae Turpin would get the best of Marloshawn Franklin on the 2-point try and the Glacier Boyz would tie the Zappers at 22 all.
A bit later in the action, the Zappers would cough the ball up yet again. Following a long back and fourth discussion by the officials, it would be ruled a fumble. The Glacier Boyz would get the ball back with a chance to win the game. Unfortunately for the Boyz, not much offense would be had. At one point, they were backed up to a 3rd and 30 situation. Ultimately the end of regulation would come and go, with the score tied at 22.
This would mark the first Fan Controlled Football game to head to overtime. The rules would mimic the college game. Teams would start at the 10 yard line and try to score a touchdown. The 1 or 2 point conversion attempts would still be in effect. The game would go back and fourth until a team is unable to score. The Zappers were up first. The Zappers struck first on an Anthony Jones TD run. The 2-point conversion was no good. Zappers would hold a 28-22 lead in OT. The Glacier Boyz would get a chance next. The 35 years old Quinn Porter would get into the end zone and tie the game at 28. To end the game, Andrew Jamiel would catch a wide open 2-point conversion attempt. In stunning fashion, the Glacier Boyz come all the way back to with the game 30-28.
Final: Glacier Boyz 30 | Zappers 28
Johnny Manziel – 8 of 14, 82 Passing Yards, 1 Passing Touchdown, 3 Rushes, 40 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing Touchdown
Logan Marchi – 2 of 3, 78 Passing Yards, 1 Passing Touchdown
Travis Toivonen – 3 Receptions, 84 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving Touchdown
Christopher Bazile – 2 Receptions, 35 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving Touchdown
Tigi Hill / Max Davis – 2 Tackles
David Pindell – 3 of 6, 36 Passing Yards, 1 Passing Touchdown, 4 Rushes, 16 Rushing Yards
Braden Smith – 4 of 11, 50 Passing Yards, 2 Rushes, 27 Rushing Yards
Calen Campbell – 3 Rushes, 14 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing Touchdown
Andrew Jamiel – 4 Receptions, 41 Receiving Yards, 1 Receiving Touchdown
James Gales Jr – 2 Tackles, 2 Pass Break Ups
Frey Conyers – 1 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery, 1 Defensive Touchdown
Gatorade Player of the Game – QB Logan Marchi
Week Two is a wrap. Both games came down to one final play. Although the referees were downright awful, you have to love the suspense that surrounded this week. The Beasts move to 2-0 and remain the only unbeaten team in the league. Both the Wild Aces and Glacier Boyz sit at .500, or 1-1. The Zappers move to 0-2 on the year. Next weeks matchups pit Beasts and Glacier Boyz, and Wild Aces and Zappers against each other.
Be sure to tune into this weeks FCF player draft so you can draft your favorite players to your team ahead of these matchups. Coverage of the draft kicks off at 8 PM EST on Wednesday, February 24th. Week 3 games begin streaming at 8 PM EST on Saturday, February 27th.
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