Friday, July 18, 2014

Surge to host Kansas City in American Conference Championship

WFA American Conference Championship
San Diego Surge (10-0) vs. Kansas City Titans (10-0)
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 7:00 p.m. PT
Santana High School (Santee, CA)

The San Diego Surge will host the Kansas City Titans in the American Conference Championship game on Saturday with the winner earning a shot at the WFA National Championship. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

The Surge are making the third conference championship appearance in their four-year history. In their previous two appearances (2011 & 2012), they advanced to the national title game.

This time they will need to get pass a high powered Kansas City offense led by quarterback Katie Sowers, who led the league in passer rating during the regular season, and running back Taylor Hay, who rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

The Titans, who will be playing in their first conference championship in team history, have outscored their postseason opponents 84-2.

"Kansas City has been on our radar all season," said Surge head coach William Harris. "They're a well coached team with tons of talent."

Unlike the Titans, the postseason hasn't been a smooth sail for the Surge. It's been a tale of two halves.

In the first half of their two playoff games, the Surge have scored a combined 36 points while giving up 36. At halftime they led Las Vegas 20-16 and trailed Seattle 16-20.

Halftime adjustments have been the key to success for the Surge as they outscored Las Vegas and Seattle by a combined 48-0 in the second half to pick up the wins.

"I feel we have been coming out trying to win the game in the first quarter instead of just playing the game," said Harris.

"If we calm down and play our game, I feel we will look different in the first half this week."

Tale of the Tape


Head Coach: Phil Huntley
Conference Semifinal: Defeated Austin 41-0
Postseason Points Scored: 84 - 42.0 PPG
Postseason Points Allowed: 2 - 1.0 PPG


Massey Ratings: #10
Ernst Zermelo: #4

Impact Titans
LB Cadena Brim
DB Cierra Childress
OL Morgan Durham
DL Alana Fields
DL Lanie Ford
LB Ree Graves
RB Taylor Hay
WR Kaylee Neutzling
QB Katie Sowers
OL India Weston


Head Coach: William Harris
Conference Semifinal: Defeated Seattle 36-20
Postseason Points Scored: 84 - 42.0 PPG
Postseason Points Allowed: 36 - 18.0 PPG


Massey Ratings: #2
Ernst Zermelo: #3

Impact Surge

OL Jessica Cable
OL Eboni Chambers
WR Kaycee Clark
LB Lauren Davis
QB Melissa Gallegos
WR Deana Guidry
LB Knengi Martin
DT Tanya Paaluhi
RB Alexis Snyder
OL Katrina Walter


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