KANSAS CITY -- For the second straight week, the Kansas City Command scored on the final play of the game for a win. This time they beat the Spokane Shock 45-42 on Saturday night.
After Spokane’s defense came up with a key stop in the fourth quarter, the Shock offense took to the field down by eight points. Casey Hansen led Spokane’s offense on a 10-play, 34-yard drive that was capped off by a three yard touchdown pass to Emery Sammons. The Shock then converted the two-point conversion to tie the game at 42 with just over four minutes to play.
Kansas City’s final drive of the game started on the six yard line. JJ Raterink put his team in place to attempt the game-winning field goal just six plays later. Brian Umstead, who missed a 21-yard field goal earlier in the game, took to the field and booted the 23-yard field goal to give Kansas City its fourth win of the season.
Spokane, now 4-7 on the season, started the game with a quick score thanks to the Shock defense. As Raterink dropped back to pass, he lost control of the football and it fell into the hands of Antwan Marsh who strolled into the end zone to give Spokane the early 7-0 lead.
Kansas City quickly fired back, returning the ensuing kickoff 50-yards to tie the game 7-7. The Command’s offense scored 24 more points while its defense limited Spokane to 14 first half points.
Hansen finished the game with four touchdowns and 159 passing yards. Greg Orton led Spokane’s receiving corps with six receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown. Terrance Sanders also got into the end zone returning a Kansas City kickoff 54 yards for this third touchdown of the season.
Spokane has a bye this week before they return home on June 10th in a nationally televised game on the NFL Network.