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Blast top Bolts; QB job up for grabs

 

#12 Julius Black Offensive Player of the Game 2TD Receiving 110 Rushing 10

Mcminnville,Tennessee — Jay Parker and Mike Mason each threw a touchdown pass in their battle for the quarterback job,and Terrance Olden and Mike Hayes combined for 85 rushing yards, leading the Memphis Blast past the Tennessee Lighting Bolts 19-0 in the GDFL Preseason Bolt-up Bowl Saturday night.

Parker directed touchdown drives of 60 yards, the latter capped by Julius Black 5 yard scamper.He also threw an 83 yard touchdown pass reception to Julius Black on the first play of the game.  Mason,threw a 40-yard scoring pass to Kadarius Watson and led another drive deep into the Bolts red-zone.

Quarterback David Wolke (Notre Dame/Western Kentucky)was under pressure and struggled in his bid to get Bolts on the scoreboard. Wolke was 17-of-31 passing for 177 yards with an interception.

Saturday’s performance was the crowning achievement for the Memphis Blast’ defense in what has been a weekly improvement in preparing for the upcoming 2018 season,their first shutout since July.9, 2016 —  against the St.Louis Bulldogs 31-0.

The  Blast’ defense has been steadily improving as the season moves closer, but Saturday’s shutout was definitely a performance that will help build our confidence said, Head Coach Antwone Moore. It included an interception, by safety Marcus Mills, defensive tackle Christopher Jones and defensive end Steven Flucker both had 1 sack each.

 
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: BLAST WR #12 Julius Black– six receptions, 110 yards 10 yards rushing  2 touchdowns

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: BLAST DB #10 Marcus Mills – eight tackles, one interception and two pass break-ups

The Blast are back in action at Charles Greenhill Stadium, hosting the Madison Generals on Sat. April 7th at 4 p.m.

#10 Marcus Mills Defensive Player of the Game 8 Tackles 1 Interception

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