San Antonio Commanders Open Alliance Season Winning Field Goal Fest Against San Diego Fleet

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 09: Mike Bercovici #11 of the San Diego Fleet loses his helmet as he is tackled by Shaan Washington #54 of the San Antonio Commanders during the first quarter in an Alliance of American Football game at the Alamodome on February 09, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/AAF/Getty Images)

Written by Garin Turner

One of the first games of the new Alliance of American Football league is in the books as the San Diego Fleet (0-1) took on the San Antonio Commanders (1-0) at the Alamodome in San Antonio Saturday evening. The Commanders were victorious 15-6 in a battle of field goals.

The first points of the game came in the second quarter with 10:39 left to play when Nick Rose connected for a 28-yard field goal. Rose was good again from 23 yards to give the Commanders a 6-0 lead with 3:50 left in the half. The Fleet responded with two field goals of their own from Donny Hageman 47 and 28 yards respectively to a 6-6 score at the half.

The first touchdown didn’t come until the fourth quarter when running back Kenneth Farrow II scored on a three-yard run. The score was set up by a 46-yard completion from quarterback Logan Woodside to Alonzo Moore. The two-point conversion failed. (In the AAF there are no extra point attempts) The Commanders took a 12-6 lead and never looked back.

Rose connected on a 28-yard field goal with 3:34 left in the game for the Commanders. Woodside was 18-36 for 255 yards and a touchdown. He did throw two interceptions. Farrow II ran 14 times for 37 yards and the game’s only touchdown.

For the Fleet, Mike Bercovici had a rough day as he was sacked six times and threw two interceptions. He was 15-25 for 176 yards. San Diego head coach Mike Martz pulled Bercovici in the fourth quarter for Philip Nelson. Nelson will get the start next week when the Fleet has their first home game against the Atlanta Legends.

The league is off to a good start. The attendance for this game was 27,857 and the ratings outdrew NBA Basketball. San Antonio will play at home for a second consecutive week as the Orlando Apollos come to town.

San Antonio forced five turnovers in the game. Three interceptions and two fumbles.

 

Image Used : SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 09: Mike Bercovici #11 of the San Diego Fleet loses his helmet as he is tackled by Shaan Washington #54 of the San Antonio Commanders during the first quarter in an Alliance of American Football game at the Alamodome on February 09, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/AAF/Getty Images)

 

 

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