The Pittsburgh Power took second place in the Eastern Divison after defeating the Philadelphia Soul 65-57. Earlier this week, the questions were raised about how the Power could handle the loss of wide receiver Aaron Lesue. But, the Power’s wide receiving core stepped up and responded with stellar performances from Tyrone Goard and Rodney Wright. Wright finished the game with two touchdowns and 163 yards, and although the veteran has only been with the Power squad for three weeks, he’s already producing buzz around the league.
“We played awesome; we fought hard,” Wright told media after the game. Wright also touched on the team’s chemistry, saying “The guys here are cool. The city is cool. They welcomed me with open arms. I love the guys.”
Pittsburgh Power quarterback Tommy Grady played outstanding, passing for 316 yards with eight touchdowns. Grady needed to find another go-to receiver after the loss of Lesue, and found success in Wright.
Grady commented on the win, saying, “It’s a huge step forward, and I think we got better tonight.”
On the defensive side of the ball, Arvell Nelson made some key tackles and seemed to be all over the field, the Pittsburgh Power were clearly on-point.
Pittsburgh’s coach Ron James and the Power next go on the road to matchup with the Spokane Shock. The Power is aware of the threat Spokane is, but Pittsburgh’s coach James wants to keep their strong mentality.
“We have to be road warriors in the league to be successful,” James said.