Team Looks For First Win at Home
Allentown, PA: The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (0-5) welcome the Columbus Lions (3-1) to the ’Hawks Nest in the second matchup between these teams. The game will be Sunday night, May 20th with a 6:00pm kickoff. The game will be viewable locally on Service Electric Cable TV.
Lehigh Valley took another loss last week but made some steady improvements under new Head Coach Danton Barto. The defense only gave up 26 points and created four turnovers, tallying their first three interceptions of the year. The offense was able to move the ball but struggled in the red zone.
Getting on the board early against a team that hasn’t allowed a first quarter point all season will be pivotal in giving the Steelhawks and their young Quarterbacks confidence. Pass protection also needs to be better, as the Lions recorded six sacks in the team’s first matchup.
Columbus is coming off a close, one-point victory over Carolina in which QB Mason Espinosa threw for seven touchdowns and 276 yards. WR Jarmon Fortson (9 catches, 73 yds) was on the receiving end of four of those scoring passes.
A lot has changed in the Steelhawks personnel since these teams faced off in their season openers. With new players heading into the game, a new game plan, and Steelhawks Nation behind them, Lehigh Valley looks to perform better than they did in their first meeting.
Johnnie Lustig’s Frankfurters Keys to the Game for the Steelhawks:
- Convert in the red-zone
- Protect the pocket
- Win the special teams battle
The Steelhawks have a bye week over Memorial Day weekend and then will defend the Nest again on Saturday, June 2nd when the Cobras come to town. It’s LLS Night with special jerseys that will auctioned off during the game, presented by Capital Blue Cross. All proceeds from the jersey auction will go towards the Steelhawks LLS Man of the Year Campaign.
Single game tickets, season ticket flex packs, and 2018 group packages are on sale now! Season ticket flex plans start as low as $40! Call 610-224-4625 to reserve your seats. All Steelhawks games are played on Embassy Bank Field inside the PPL Center.
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