Power Lose In Tampa, Snap Winning Streak
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A four-game winning streak ended for the Pittsburgh Power Saturday night in front of 11,756 fans in Tampa Bay with a 62-55 loss against the Storm.
The Power (7-5) struck first in the game with a 20-yard pass from quarterback Bernard Morris to wide receiver Mike Washington. Morris went 29-for-46 with 335 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception.
But just two plays later, Storm quarterback Brian Zbydniewski completed a 27-yard pass to wide receiver Huey Whittaker. Zbydniewski edged Morris with 372 passing yards and eight touchdowns.
During the first half, Power wide receiver Jerome Mathis added another six points to Pittsburgh’s score, marking his first kickoff returned for a touchdown this season.
Tampa took the lead for the first time early in the second quarter with a 27-yard pass from Zbydniewski to wide receiver Amarri Jackson. But the Power went into halftime with the lead, 35-34.
Going into the fourth, Pittsburgh had the advantage, 48-46, but Tampa (5-7) stole the win from the Power.