Week 3 Recap:
Prodigy vs. Sharks
The Prodigy (2-1) were looking to continue their win streak as the Sharks (3-0) of New York made their way to the District.
The Prodigy and the Sharks were able move into each others’ red zone in the first half but neither were able to score on these tough defenses, and both teams headed into the locker rooms with no points to show.
Washington received the kickoff to start the second half and started their drive on their own 30 yard line. After a series of runs and a trick play, Cheri ‘Mimi’ Gantt ran in a 7-yard touchdown to put Prodigy on the board first.
As the 3rd quarter came to a close, a long punt by Lindsey Walton and a penalty on the Sharks, put New York on their own 6 yard line. But after some clutch passes from New York’s quarterback, including a 7 yard touchdown pass in the back-corner of the end zone, the score would eventually be tied 7-7. The tie lasted through the end of regulation and the two rivals were forced into overtime.
New York had their chance first. The Prodigy defense were able to hold the Sharks to just a field goal. And that would prove to be enough as Washington was unable to score. A tough 10-7 loss for the Prodigy to a veteran team from New York.
The Prodigy are on the road this upcoming weekend. They will take on the Philadelphia Firebirds (0-3) in a rematch of the season opener.
Listen Up as Running Back Monecho McMillan represents Team Blue fantastically in her interview on Extra Points Radio!
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Prodigy veteran Bukola Landis-Aina and newcomer Aisha Sandidge are profiled in The Washington Blade. The 2 talk about their experiences before joining and while playing with the Prodigy. Read the full article HERE.
Week 2 Recap:
Prodigy at Nighthawks
Coming off a solid 14-0 week one victory, The Prodigy (2-0) headed to their local rivals, the Baltimore Nighthawks (0-2) for what’s been affectionately known as The Battle of the Beltway.
The first half was a defensive stalemate as both teams were kept off the score board. The Prodigy defense missed two big chances at turnovers and the blue and white offense weren’t able to convert once they reached the red zone.
But Washington turned up the heat in the second half. Gabby Sanders started the half with a 25 yard return on the kickoff, putting the offense in solid starting position. The Prodigy offense worked the way down the field and Monecho McMillan finished off the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run. The extra point put the Prodigy on top 7-0 with less than 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
Baltimore ran the ball for the duration of the 3rd quarter getting all the way to the Prodigy 7 yard line. But once again, the ‘Darkside’ defense came up big. Ashley Marshall recovered a Nighthawk fumble on the Prodigy’s own 5 yard line.
The Prodigy running backs broke out for several long gains including a 30 yard run by McMillan, bringing the offense back into Nighthawk territory in the 4th quarter. A 15-yard pass to Sanders put the Prodigy on the 5 yard line where Cheri Gantt finished off the drive with a touchdown run. The score would remain that way and the Prodigy will now return home where they take on division rivals, the New York Sharks (2-0).
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