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Shock Earn First Win Of 2015 In OT Thriller, 56-55

Andy Olson coached Mike Washington to four TD receptions on Saturday night. Andy Olson coached Mike Washington to four TD receptions on Saturday night.

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Shock earned their first win of the 2015 season thanks to one last Carson Coffman to Mike Washington touchdown pass in the overtime to win 56-55 over the Orlando Predators at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

The Shock (1-3, 0-1) received the ball first and made a quick touchdown trip to get on the board first on a Carson Coffman to Rashaad Carter 12-yard touchdown pass.

After James Ruffin recovered a botched handoff to hold the Predators (3-2, 1-0) scoreless on their first drive, Bryson Kelly switched over to the offensive side to rumble into paydirt from two yards out to give Spokane a 14-0 lead with 5:36 left in the first quarter.

After scoring its first TD to cut the lead in half, Orlando forced a turnover on downs on the Shock nine-yard line, only to lose yards on an offensive pass interference penalty before Ruffin stripped Preds QB Randy Hippeard and picked up the rock to keep Orlando off the boards again.

A few plays later Coffman found Mike Washington for a 30-yard touchdown pass to push the Shock lead out to 21-7 early in the second quarter.

Spokane held the two score lead until late in the second quarter when Orlando scored and then corralled an onside kick to score again right before end of the first half to send the teams into the locker rooms in a 35-35 tie.

The Predators opening drive of the second half caused an extended delay when Spokane nose tackle Terrance Taylor recovered a Hippead fumble and was pushed into the endzone by his teammates from a few yards out.

The initial ruling on the field was a TT TD, then it was a fumble and Orlando recovery in the endzone for a touchback after the first challenge. Shock head coach Andy Olson challenged that call to have it officially hammered out.

Orlando responded with a quick drive to tie the game at 42-42 on a Bernard Norris 4-yard TD run with 11:11 left in the third quarter.

The Predators moved Spokane down the field with a series of penalties to put Coffman in position to find Washington for their third TD connection of the night, this one from 10-yards out to take a 49-42 lead.

Hippeard found Brandon Thompkins for a 9-yard TD pass with 1:18 left in the third quarter to tie things up at 49-49 going into the final frame.

Both teams turned the ball over during early fourth quarter drives on interceptions.

The Predators were set to score inside the 5-yard line when former Shock LB Terence Moore lost the ball on a Kelly strip and Devon Dace scooped it up in the endzone to give Spokane the ball back with 3:42 left in the game.

The Shock drove to the 11-yard line thanks to Coffman completions but were stalled by the Preds there and Taylor Rowan missed the 26-yard field goal attempt to and Orlando got the ball at the 2-yard line with 41 seconds left in the game.

A long Hippeard to Kendal Thompkins completion put the Predators in Spokane territory with plenty of time for the go-ahead score.

A few plays later Sergio Gilliam recovered yet another Orlando fumble to give the Shock the rock at their own 1-yard line with 0:07 left on the clock. The Shock didn't do anything with it and the game headed to overtime.

With the Preds driving in OT, Terrance Taylor came up with a huge sack on Hippeard to force third and 28 back on the Orlando 22. Two plays later Norris, in for an injured Hippeard, lofted a 28-yard bomb to Kendal Thompkins to give the Predators a 55-49 overtime lead.

Orlando head coach Rob Keefe opted to go for two to put the pressure on Olson and the Shock, but the attempt was stuffed at the line. The Keefe chose to attempt the onside kick to go for the jugular, but Spokane recovered at the Preds 9-yard line.

A few plays later Coffman hit Washington for the game winner. More coming soon...

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

SPO: Coffman to Carter 12-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 11:40

SPO: Kelly 2-yard TD run 5:36 (PAT Good)

ORL: Hippeard to Carr 5-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 1:18

2nd Quarter

SPO: Coffman to Washington 30-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 11:42

ORL: Hippeard to K. Thompkins 40-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 9:59

SPO: Coffman to Amos III 10-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 6:08

ORL: Hippeard to Dominguez 14-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 4:47

SPO: Coffman to Washington 6-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 3:40

ORL: Hippeard to Simons 12-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 1:10

ORL: Hippeard to Brown 16-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 0:14

3rd Quarter

SPO: Terrance Taylor fumble recovery TD (PAT Good) 14:25

ORL: Norris 4-yard TD run (PAT Good) 11:11

SPO: Coffman to Washington 10-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 5:44

ORL: Hippeard to B. Thompkins 9-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 1:18

4th Quarter

No Scoring

OT

ORL: Norris to K. Thompkins 28 yard TD pass (2-pt Conversion Failed) 10:10

SPO: Coffman to Washington 9-yard TD pass (PAT Good) 9:23

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