The Kansas City Phantoms (2-8) faced off against the Dallas Marshals (6-4) on Saturday Night at the Silverstein Eye Center in Independence Missouri. And while the opening drive seemed to result in an easy touchdown for the Dallas Marshals, the Phantoms came back on their first possession and NEVER LOOKED BACK. The final Score … Kansas City 48, Dallas 42.
And for the second home game in a row, the Phantoms paid tribute to an important cause. Week 12 was Breast Cancer Awareness, wearing specially designed Jerseys for the game. Week 13 was First Responders Recognition, with another custom Jersey created for the game. In both games, a number of Jersey’s were auctioned off, and for the second week in a row, we came home with one of them.
LOOKING FORWARD – Week 13 is already being promoted as Military Appreciation Week. It will be more than likely that they will once again have a special jersey for the game, and again, there will likely be an auction of the jersey’s afterwards. But let’s look at the battle in front of us.
North Division First Place Sioux City Bandits (9-2) come to Kansas City to face the now 3-8 Phantoms. The team has grown a lot in the past several games, and are coming in on a two game winning streak. The last time the teams faced off, our Quarterback was struggling. Now we have a more agile rushing Quarterback who has proven his ability to score. The only concern is his tendency to throw the ball away for an interception when trapped in the backfield. It isn’t out of the question, so dare we ask … can the Phantoms take down the Bandits? It should be an interesting final home game for the Phantoms, and with the recent promotion for ticket sales, we are hoping for a strong and loud crowd close to the field. As for Michelle and I, we are back on the Wall at Mid-field.