06/09/2018 10:33 PM
COLUMBUS- The Maine Mammoths (1-7) travelled to Columbus, Georgia for the first-ever Mammoths and Lions head-to-head matchup. The game didn’t go as planned as the Lions took down the Mammoths 55-34.
The quarter was a slow quarter for both teams, but the Mammoths had the advantage, being up 10-7 over the number four Lions to end the first quarter. The score that put the Mammoths up was a 19 yard touchdown pass to Wide Receiver Devin Wilson. The second quarter wasn’t what the Mammoths expected, especially after the impressive first quarter of play. After continuous scoring from the Lions, the score at halftime was 35-18 with the Lions now in control of the game in front of their home crowd.
In the third quarter, the Mammoths were looking to come back and take the lead, as they held the Lions to only 13 points in the third quarter while scoring 16 points. To open the second half, Mammoths Wide Receiver Edgar Poe Jr. reached over the plane to score a touchdown to make the score 25-35 after the successful PAT from Henry Nell. A quick rushing touchdown from the Lions increased their lead, as they put the score at 42-25. The Mammoths were not willing to back down at this point in the game. A deep pass down the field and successful PAT puts the Mammoths back in a two-possession game 32-42. After a successful deuce by Nell, the game is now within one touchdown and two-point conversion, with the score now being 34-42. On fourth down, the Lions went for it and threw a short pass to Wide Receiver Tristan Purifoy as the third quarter expires. The Lions held the Mammoths to a shutout fourth quarter and then scored six points to end the game. The Mammoths ultimately lost 32-48 to the Columbus Lions. This loss brings the Maine Mammoths to a 1-7 record, just one game ahead of the 0-7 Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, who are currently in last place in the league.
The next Mammoths game is against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm (E.T.) for Teacher/Superhero Appreciation Night.
ABOUT THE MAINE MAMMOTHS
The Maine Mammoths are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Maine Mammoths will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME. Mammoth Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (207) 228-1138 or visit mainemammoths.com. Follow the Mammoths on Facebook at facebook.com/mainemammoths, twitter.com/mainemammoths and, instagram.com/mainemammoths.
ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its second season in April of 2018. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at firstname.lastname@example.org or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at email@example.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.