Preview: Thunder Head to Miami to Take on the Bulls

by Joshua Katz

Good morning, Thunder fans!

Following their first loss of the season, which came against the Southwest Florida Gladiators this past week, the Thunder (5-1)  will be looking to bounce back quickly. Today, the team is in Miami as they will be taking on the Miami “Magic City” Bulls (3-2) tonight at 6:00PM.

Preview: The Tampa Bay Thunder will have backup turned starting Quarterback, Cody Colbath, at the helm of the offense today. He has made starts in the team’s last two games, earning a 1-1 record as the team’s gunslinger.

Against the Gladiators last week (3/12), Colbath completed 13-27 of his passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdown passes were thrown to Wide Receivers Jaren Colston-Green and Johnell Barnes, both of which are two of the best at their position in the entire league. Colbath also led the team in rushing yards with 18 on two attempts. Despite the great efforts, Tampa Bay lost 14-32.

Bulls: The Bulls are coming off of a dominant 33-2 victory over the Florida Stingrays. They also defeated the Pooler Broncos 44-0 early in the season and beat Daytona Beach Elite 54-0. They faced defeat against the Dade County Raiders 17-22, as well to the Miami Spartans 12-14. Despite losing two games thus far, the Bulls have only allowed 38 points this season. I guess that is what happens when your shutout the Broncos and Elite.

Analysis: This is going to be an outstanding and competitive game for both teams. But I believe the Thunder’s defense will be playing the most crucial part in today’s matchup. The Thunder defense sits at the top of the league and will provide a struggle for the Bulls’ offense. With Cornerbacks Henry Hill and V’Onte Williams-McRoy on each side of the secondary, all I can do is wish the Bulls’ Quarterback good luck.

Thunder Fans, make sure to pack the bleachers at Monsignor Edward Pace High School tonight! Let’s Slam the Hammer!

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