For the first time in their three years of existence, the Cincinnati Commandos suffers back-to-back losses as the Erie Explosion came into the historic Cincinnati Gardens to post the 62-18 victory Saturday. It is also the first home loss ever for the Commandos.
loss drops Cincinnati to 7-2 on the season, while Erie moves to 6-2.
Erie also claims the head-to-head point total battle, which is key in
the playoff tiebreak scenarios.
raced out to a 38-0 lead through most of the first half before
Cincinnati was able to take advantage of one of few Explosion miscues.
With Erie trying to run out the clock, they fumbled the snap which was
recovered by James Spikes.
Mincy caught a touchdown pass from Tyler Sheehan to pull Cincinnati to
38-6, and the Commandos were as close as they would be.
finished the game 20-of-47 for 160 yards, three touchdowns and five
interceptions. Receiver Phillip Barnett led the Commandos with 10
catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns, while Mincy added seven
receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown.
in order to have a shot at the first round bye, needs a win next week
against Marion, and then have those Blue Racers beat Erie in the season
finale. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. June 2 at the Gardens.