Stars fall in early division showdown. Week 3 for your Philadelphia Stars was a week that they tried to get over the .500 mark for the first time this season. Standing in their way are the New Jersey Generals (1-1) also trying to eclipse the .500 mark for the first time this season. It was a back-and-forth battle with the Generals rallying to win 24-16, improving to 2-1, and taking over first place in the North Division. Dropping your Stars to 1-2.
To the Action
Once again, the Stars took a quick 7-0 lead. Quarterback Bryan Scott connected with tight end Bug Howard, who was able to avoid being downed rose from the ground, and sprinted for the touchdown. No New Jersey defenders touched him. Scott continued to impress on Sunday. After an injury sent him to the medical tent the Stars called on backup QB Case Cookus. Cookus promptly tossed a 42 yards TD pass.
The Stars would capitalize on the play with a field goal, pushing their lead to 10-0. The Generals countered with a field goal of their own, however, making it 10-3 at the half.
The Stars began the second half with Scott still out with any injury. New Jersey had a chance to take advantage and take advantage they did. QB DeAndre Johnson with the help of a 42-yard run on a broken play set up the Generals running back Darius Victor. Victor ran it in from 7 yards out to tie the score at 10.
Not to be outdone Stars QB Cookus led them back to the lead with a pretty TD strike to Diondre Overton. This put the Stars back on top 16-10 thanks to a missed extra point. Back came the Generals Victor put Jersey up for good with his second TD of the day 17-16.
The Generals would then play kill the clock with the Stars. Grinding their way down the field as time was dwindling. They would put the end to the scoring with a late TD. Securing the win 24-16. Stars fall in early division showdown.
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