The San Antonio Commanders host the Orlando Apollos in the second week of the inaugural Alliance of American Football season on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Commanders won their inaugural game of The Alliance last Saturday night when it defeated the San Diego Fleet, 15-6. After being named the starting quarterback just 36 hours before the first snap, Logan Woodside led the Commanders to the first win in organization history. The former MAC Offensive Player of the Year was clutch when his team needed him to be. As the third quarter came to close in a tie game, Woodside dropped back and found Alonzo Moore for a 46-yard completion to move San Antonio to the Fleet’s 1-yard line. On the next play, Kenneth Farrow II would find his way into the end zone for the first TD in team history. Woodside finished the night completing 18 of his 36 passes for 255 yards.
San Antonio tallied six sacks against the Fleet, more than any other team in the league. The first viral moment in the history of The Alliance came when Commanders’ linebacker Shaan Washington came off the edge unblocked and sacked San Diego quarterback Mike Bercovici, knocking the quarterback’s helmet off and forcing a fumble. The video of Washington’s hit has over 5 million views on Twitter and drew praise from publications like The Ringer, Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports and more. It has also been lauded by former NFL players such as Mike Golic and Shannon Sharpe. In addition, The Topps Company has already made the image into a trading card.
The San Antonio Commanders host the Orlando Apollos on Sunday at 3 p.m.
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