For your Texas Revolution, playoff season has officially begun. This Saturday, June 18, they will face the Amarillo Venom in the semifinal round of the 2016 Champions Indoor Football Playoffs. After finishing the regular season with a 10 and 2 overall record, the Revolution earned a first round bye in last week’s opening-round of the playoffs. Their opponents, the Amarillo Venom, won their opening game against the Dodge City Law by a final score of 98 to 56. Now the two Texas teams will meet at 7 PM at HR Bio Protect Field at the Allen Event Center. The winner will advance to CIF Champions Bowl II.
This season the Revolution offense, led by Quarterback Robert Kent Jr., scored 115 total touchdowns. They also averaged a league best 67.8 points and 290 yards of total offense per game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Revolution secondary, led by Anthony Webb and Jerico Nelson, collected 24 interceptions. Special Teams standout Joe Adams had 604 return yards and three return touchdowns in seven games with the team.
Amarillo is led by former Ball State standout and San Francisco 49er Nate Davis. Although few have even come close, Davis’ regular season numbers (2,663 yards, 50 touchdowns, 9 interceptions) are not comparable to Kent’s. Even though Kent had five less passing yards than Davis and an equal number of interceptions, He completed 7% more of his attempts (61.7). He also threw 26 more touchdowns (76). The Venom offense averaged just over 200 yards passing per game while they averaged a full yard less per play than their regular season opponents. Davis was heavily aided by the play of Running Backs Wyreaz Bradley and Leonard Dixon Jr. who accounted for nearly 40% of their total touchdowns (84).
Amarillo defense performed admirably, posting 19 sacks and 18 interceptions on the season. Desmond Riaford was the Venom’s most productive defensive player. Raiford had 10.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks this season. He will most definitely be a force against the Revolution’s Offensive Line who gave up five sacks in their last outing against Mesquite.
Two players to keep your eye on Saturday are Receivers Tarvarres “Blimp” Williams and Raymond Johnson. Johnson has over 1,000 yards both receiving and returning (24 combined touchdowns). Williams had a very productive season but dealt with multiple injures throughout the year. ? Both team’s know what is at stake this weekend and they will be prepared to play. For tickets, please visit texasrevs.com or call 972-422-PASS (7277).