ANAHEIM, CA -The LA KISS (4-14) football team couldn’t keep pace with the first place San Jose SaberCats (17-1) in a 60-38 defeat at the Anaheim Honda Center. The teams came into the game with series record of 1-1 this year, the KISS were they only team to beat the ‘Cats this year in an overtime game. This game meant a lot to the SaberCats, which allowed them to tie the season’s win record.
The KISS showed fans one last time that they will compete and give the fans some exciting plays to cheer for. It was fan appreciation night and t-shirts, hats, and many other prizes were flying into the stands for LA KISS dancers. On the field, Donovan Morgan added the excitement reaching end zone four times, and collected 145 yards receiving. Morgan now moved into 9th place all-time with 245 receiving touchdowns in Arena Football League history.
San Jose had a one man wrecking crew in Maurice Purify, who had six touchdowns in game. Purify had three rushing TD’s, three receiving TD’s on 87 yards. Purify was just in right place at the right time. This MVP performance was just in time for folks to take notice in the upcoming playoffs. Fellow wide receiver D.J. Stephens made four big catches for 97 yards.
LA KISS coach Bob McMillen will have long offseason to review how he can get back to his winning ways. The fans will have to wait at least one more year before seeing its beloved in the playoffs. The ownership group are still all end and were in attendance at the game sitting in front row together.