Attendance Stunted by NASCAR and Nature
Sonny Sanders - Bolts Team Reporter
- (19 February 2001)--
Don't judge the size of the crowd for the Bolts - Enforcers
game to harshly.
fact that a severe storm hit the area on Friday surely
played a huge factor in the Bolts attendance of 17,582.
The storm caused a great deal of damage and left hundreds
of thousands without power. Football was not a priority
for most this weekend and that is understandable. There
was also a little thing called Daytona 500 that may
have kept a few people at home.
the people that were able to attend the game were thoroughly
entertained. The Bolts offense played well despite the
fact that it only scored one touchdown. The special
teams play was still a trouble spot with one blocked
and two missed field goals. This was a day that belonged
to the defense. They held the Enforcers to 212 total
yards and 3 points. The Enforcers playmaker John Avery
was held to 94 total yards. The Enforcers had been averaging
30.5 points per game while Avery has averaged 201 yards
per game. The Bolts' defense was hard-hitting and relentless.
They knew that they key to stopping the Enforcers was
Avery and they refused to allow the Enforcers to move
the ball. It was the defense that sealed the victory
with an interception that was returned 98 yards for
a touchdown by Duane Butler.
is becoming one of the best defensive teams
in the XFL. If the offense can catch up,
then the Bolts may be the team to beat in
the Eastern Division. The Bolts are a scrappy
team that plays tough every down. They epitomize
what the XFL is about.