KISS Looking for Answers

LA Kiss WR L.J. Castille stretching for a first down. Photo Credit Jordon Kelly / News4usonline.com
LA KISS WR L.J. Castille stretching for a first down. Photo Credit Jordon Kelly / News4usonline.com

Anaheim, CA- The LA KISS dropped a big one to the Spokane Shock 46-64 at home. The LA KISS are fighting for a wildcard spot in the playoffs; the Shock were not looking to help out that cause.  The Shock came in with a one game win streak. On Friday, the Portland Thunder picked up their fourth win to take hold of last wildcard spot for now. The KISS have to find a way to win in these last remaining games to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Shock drew first blood scoring on their first drive and taking the lead 7-0. Before the KISS could look up it was already halftime and they were down 22 points 13-35. The Shock receivers were getting open short and long receptions. Their receiving core racked up four touchdowns in the half, ripping up defense.

Kiss DB J.C. Neal trying to slow down Shock WR Nicheren Flowers who finished with 11 catches. Photo Credit Jordon Kelly / News4usonline.com
KISS DB J.C. Neal trying to slow down Shock WR Nicheren Flowers who finished with 11 catches.          Photo Credit Jordon Kelly / News4usonline.com

A big turning point in the first half came when the KISS were down, 21-13, Aaron Garcia threw an interception to the Shock. On the next play, the Shock fumbled and turnover the ball back to the KISS, but thee next play Garcia fumbles it right back. That sequence ended in the Shock scoring on a one-yard quarterback sneak by Erik Meyer, making it 28-13. The Shock never looked back.

KISS quarterback Garcia was knocked out the game for a few plays before returning in the first half  after missing a series. Garcia was then knocked out game for good in the fourth quarter. Kenny Guiton filled in and created a spark for the team. Guiton added three touchdowns in the comeback that ended short, but it lets head coach Bob McMillen know he has good backup.

Donovan "Captain" Morgan on one of six catches that resulted in three touchdowns. Photo Credit Jevone Moore / News4usonline.com
Donovan “Captain” Morgan on one of six catches that resulted in three touchdowns. Photo Credit Jevone Moore / News4usonline.com

At KISS games there is always fireworks going on and a surprise each week for the fans. Tonight a new surprise was newly acquired wide receiver Brandon Thompkins who took a kickoff  56 yards for a score, shaking left and right all the way to the endzone. The captain of the team-Donovan Morgan-had his standard solid performance with six catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns. The KISS still need that next superstar to help Morgan out. Until then, McMillen will continue to try and find right combination for success.

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