Voodoo Weather Storm In Possible Home Finale

 

The New Orleans Voodoo may have played their final home game in New Orleans; but it was one to remember. Adam Kennedy completed 12 passes for 241 and 5 touchdowns and no interceptions as the New Orleans Voodoo defeated the Tampa Bay Storm 65-53 Saturday night in what will most likely be the final home game in Voodoo history. Reports are that Austin businessman Mark Palmer wants to move the franchise to Austin for next season, and that all but meant this would be the last Voodoo game in New Orleans. If it was; it was a good way to go out.

It didn’t start well though. After Jason Boltus threw a touchdown pass to Julius Gregory for 41 yards, TT Tolliver recovered the kickoff for a touchdown and 3 minutes in, the Storm were up 14-0. But suddenly, the Voodoo caught fire. Kennedy off the bat hit Roger Jackson for a 32 yard touchdown, one of 3 for him on the night, to get the Voodoo back in it, and the defense made some big plays to keep the Voodoo within 28-24 at the half. And on the first play of the first play of the second half to give New Orleans its first lead in 6 weeks. A Tampa Bay fumble recovered by the Voodoo led to Johnny Lester scoring on a 22 yard touchdown catch, and it was capped off by a spectacular Adam Kennedy fake touchdown run to put the Voodoo up 44-28, and it was 44-35 New Orleans after 3. The Voodoo have usually collapsed when leading in games this season, but this time they were not to be denied as Kennedy hit Roger Jackson for a 35 yard touchdown, breaking several tackles and the Voodoo never looked back.

Unfortunately, this may have been the final home game in New Orleans Voodoo history. Its looking more and more like the Voodoo will move to Austin, Texas for the 2016 Arena Football League season, and it could spark up an Interstate 35 AFL Rivalry as the currently dormant San Antonio Talons may be returning to the AFL in 2016 as well. But if this was it for the Voodoo in New Orleans, it was the right way to go out.

 

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