Hopes are not high for the Columbus Explorers after they take a loss to a winless Freeze.
The Freeze lit the scoreboard up early and kept pouring it on in the 1st half. Columbus’ defense allowed 23 points going into halftime and the offense could not respond to help out the cause.
The 2nd half was all Explorers, but it was a little too late being down 23-0. The one and only touchdown came in the 3rd Quarter on a 13 yard Josh Dobbs run. The other two scores came from Younghoe Koo, who drilled two through the uprights, the 1st from 32 yards and the 2nd from 25 yards. Both of those field goals came in the 4th quarter leaving Columbus down 10 points.
Although the Defense gave up 23 points, the Defense is not entirely to blame as they caused two turnovers in the game.
Dobbs was nothing but underwhelming in this game, throwing for as little as 169 yards. He did however rush for 94 and a touchdown. Newcomer Jeremy Langford finished with 50 yards on the ground and 9 through the air. 1st year player, Jake Kumerow, led the team in receiving with 65.
The defense did everything in their power to win this game with no help to the offense. Quintin Demps and Alex Singleton came up with Interceptions, while Demps, Quinton Dial, and Carl Lawson added a sack each. Vincent Taylor and Marcus Cooper led the team in tackles with 9 a piece.
Rookie Daniel Petermann took charge in the Kick Return game, returning two kicks of 60+ yards, one from 63 and one from 60. Koo remains perfect one the season going 2-2.
The Columbus Explorers are finally back at home in Week 5 when they play the .500 New Orleans Nightmare.