NEW ORLEANS â€“ The New Orleans VooDoo continue winless season after falling to the Georgia Force, 61-35, on Saturday night in The Graveyard.
New Orleans (0-4, 0-4) had to play catch-up from the very beginning being down 14-0, but a five-yard touchdown run by PJ Berry made it 14-7. This was the end of the attempted come-back as the VooDoo could not handle the powerful force Georgia (2-1, 1-1) came with. Berry finished the game with seven receptions for 69 yards.
â€œI thought we tried to come back in the second half, but penalties killed us just like they have all season,â€ Berry said. â€œIâ€™m always thinking touchdowns on every return, I donâ€™t want just a good return, I want to score. When attempting to come back, I really wanted to score because I know it would give the fans energy and we feed off of them just as they do us.â€
The VooDoo found it very hard to move the ball offensively and turned it over four times. Quarterback Danny Wimprine threw for 184 yards with two touchdowns; however, he also threw four interceptions.
â€œI still donâ€™t understand why we try to play from behind, we have proved we are not a come from behind team,â€ said head football Derek Stingley. â€œWe are trying to come back and we have protection issues, we do our best to break them down with screens and runs, but we canâ€™t protect.â€
Wide receivers Carlese Franklin and Derrick Lewis tried to do their part to help the VooDoo win, each recording a touchdown reception. Franklin caught seven passes for 89 yards, while Lewis caught four for 33 yards.
The VooDoo were able to translate a turnover into points when Roland Cola returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. At this point, there was little the VooDoo could do to salvage a victory.
The VooDoo will head into their bye week 0-4. Their next game is April 16 when they will travel to Cleveland to play the Gladiators at 6:30 p.m. CT.
About the New Orleans VooDoo
The New Orleans VooDoo will play in the New Orleans Arena, an SMG managed facility directly across the street from the Louisiana Superdome. Single game tickets for the VooDoo regular season home games are on sale now by calling 504-875-3900. For more information call (888) 277-5526 for Vice President and Director of Operations, Jason Coffel.
About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the AFL has afforded the fast-paced and exciting game of Arena Football to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The NFL Network will once again broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week for the entire regular and post season on Friday nights at 8:00 pm EST, culminating with the ArenaBowl Championship Game in August.
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