GAME ONE IN THE BOOKS! Heartbreaking OT Loss 39-40



Jersey Flight vs. Rochester Kings - March 17, 2018

Rochester, NY - 3/17/18 Jersey flight traveled to Rochester, New York to take on the Kings in their first game of the 2018 season. It marks a beginning for Jersey Flight and the owners Kyna Ruiz and Sam Davis were excited to see what Coach Grande has put together for a team in what turned into a
good battle on the field. Jersey Flight's defensive unit was dominant as they kept the Kings offense at bay.

Unfortunately, Jersey's QB, Steve Panasuk threw three pick six interceptions in his first outing as starting quarterback. Still even with those first game errors, the offense managed to score 39 points in this heartbreaking overtime loss. When asked, "Whats the biggest thing you'll take away from this loss?" Panasuk replied, "That we cannot worry about what
we cannot control. Defense played lights out but we need to be better offensively. It took us a little bit to gel, get used to the rules that weren't supposed to be in play. As the quarterback of this team, I can't turn the ball over no matter what the rules or situations are. I need to be better and will be better. We looked like a totally different unit in the second half and just need to fee off of that moving forward".

When asked "What is your assessment of your team's play tonight?" Coach Grande responded, "I thought we fought hard for four quarters. We came up short. We need to clean up our mistakes and get back to work".

Jersey Flight looks to bounce back opening their HOME GAMES on April 6th, at 7pm on Primepoint Field in the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, their opponent being the Western Maryland Warriors. 

-- Reporting by Pat Auld

Wk  Date Opponent Score
1  Sat, 3/17 @Rochester Kings 39-40 L
2   Bye  
3   Bye  
4  Fri, 4/6 W. Maryland Warriors  
5   Bye  
6  Fri, 4/20 Richmond Roughriders  
7  Fri, 4/27 Rochester Kings  
8  Fri, 5/4 Upstate Dragons  
9  Sat, 5/12 @Rochester Kings  
10  Fri, 5/18 New England Cavalry  
11  Sat, 5/26 @Richmond Roughriders  
12   Bye  
13  Sat, 6/9 New England Cavalry