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Power React to Third Straight Loss

Oderick Turner

Former Pitt product Oderick Turner hauls in his second touchdown reception for the Power in Saturday’s game against the visiting Georgia Force. (Photo credit: Julio Torres/Pittsburgh Power Football)

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By Matt Popchock

(mpopchock@kdka.com)

Hear what head coach Chris Siegfried had to say after the Pittsburgh Power suffered a 55-52 loss to the Georgia Force at CONSOL Energy Center Saturday, resulting in their second three-game losing streak of the 2012 Arena Football League season.

So far the season has been a terribly frustrating one for the young but ambitious franchise, and Siegfried continues to echo that sentiment.

“I’m grinding as hard as I’ve ever grinded. It’s disappointing,” he said after his Power dropped to an East Division-low 2-6. “There’s a whole bunch of things going through my head. I wanted for these guys to win so bad.

“I’m not worried about anything else but us winning games.”

Siegfried also spoke about the homecoming of Oderick Turner. The former Pitt receiver, who gained arena football experience in the SIFL with the Trenton Steel, rejoined the Power’s starting lineup after battling a wrist injury for several weeks.

Check out those comments:

Turner finished with an impressive seven catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. He was trumped by Randy Hymes, who led the Power with eight grabs for 119 yards and two scores of his own, though he also had a ball go through his hands at the goal line late in regulation that was intercepted. That unfortunate bounce preserved the Force’s lead.

It was one of two INT’s tossed by Bryan Randall, making his second start at QB for the Power, with the other one going as a pick-six for league interception leader Tracy Belton. He completed 22 of 32 attempts for 301 yards, along with six TD’s to match Georgia veteran R.J. Archer.

First you’ll hear Randall speak about that game-changing drive in the final minutes, among other things, then you’ll hear Turner interject on his AFL home debut:

The Power visit the San Antonio Talons (5-3) Saturday at 8:00 P.M. before returning to Pittsburgh May 19 to for their first-ever meeting with the currently winless Kansas City Command.

(Follow the Power on Twitter @AFLPittsburgh.)

(Follow me on Twitter @mpopchock.)

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