Predators
Storm
52 - 27 Final
  for this game

Stafford throws five TD passes as Predators take opener

Mar 3, 2007 - 4:40 AM TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Shane Stafford threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Orlando Predators to a a 52-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm in the season opener for both teams.

Stafford set career highs in TD passes (89), completions (408) and yards (4,795) in his fifth season with Tampa Bay last year before signing with Orlando as a free agent.

The Predators (1-0) wasted little time against the Storm, jumping to 21-0 lead. Stafford connected twice with DeAndrew Rubin and once with Jimmy Fryzel for touchdowns in the first 10 1/2 minutes.

Stafford, who completed 24-of-34 passes, fired a scoring strike to Rubin in the third quarter and another to Javarus Dudley with 2:08 to play. He also scored on a three-yard run in the final period.

Fryzel caught 10 passes for 107 yards and Rubin had eight receptions for 141 for Orlando.

John Kaleo was 24-of-37 for 289 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, and Demetris Bendross caught 10 passes for 124 yards for Tampa Bay (0-1).








  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 52
    TAMPA BAY 27 FINAL

    Mar 2 10:04 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 52
    TAMPA BAY 27 FINAL

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 10:04 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 45
    TAMPA BAY 27 5:12 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 9:44 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 38
    TAMPA BAY 27 11:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 9:34 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 35
    TAMPA BAY 21 END, 3RD QTR

    Mar 2 9:25 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 35
    TAMPA BAY 21 5:22 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 9:14 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 35
    TAMPA BAY 15 7:35 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 9:11 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 28
    TAMPA BAY 12 HALFTIME

    Mar 2 8:43 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 28
    TAMPA BAY 12 HALFTIME

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 8:43 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 21
    TAMPA BAY 12 11:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 8:11 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 21
    TAMPA BAY 6 END, 1ST QTR

    Mar 2 8:01 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 21
    TAMPA BAY 6 2:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 7:57 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 21
    TAMPA BAY 0 4:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 7:53 PM


  • ARENA
    ORLANDO 14
    TAMPA BAY 0 7:03 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Predators vs. StormMar 2 7:47 PM