Ace London makes key defensive play in 4th to hold off Bandits
The Rescue Rangers, which got off to a slow start against Prowling Bandits on Friday, picked up the pace in the second half on the way to a 28-13 win in the first win of the season for Chip and Dale.
Chip Chipmunk, in his third game of the season, went 21 of 28 for 290 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Pumbaa had 20 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown, while Dale Chipmunk had five catches for 85 yards.
After passing for 491 yards and 7 touchdowns through the first two games, Big Time Beagle was 16 of 31 for 139 yards and an interception. He did rush for the Bandits’ only touchdown of the day, but Babyface led the offense with 24 carries for 121 rushing yards. They also got a pair of field goals from Megabyte Beagle (40, 33).
The Rescue Rangers led 14-3 at the half, scoring on their first drive (1-yard dive from Pumbaa), and not again until Chip found Humphrey the Bear on a 13-yard touchdown.
Ace London had a game-high 12 total tackles in a defensive effort that kept the Bandits bottled up in its own territory on the Rangers’ first defensive series of the second half.
With essentially no passing game, Babyface was given the ball five straight times managing only 24 rushing yards. The last carry coming on a failed attempt to convert on third-and-one.When asked after the game who the game's MVP should be, Ace London yelled to his fans, 'who played the best out their today' snapping his fingers and waiting for them to shout 'Ace London!'.Click To Tweet
Despite having over 500 yards of total offense, the Rangers offense looked like a Walt Disney Company stock throughout the game. During the fourth quarter, Chip Chipmunk found Little John for 23 yards, on a well-executed play-action pass. A few plays later, he was sacked on third-and-17, forcing the third punt of the day for Toby Tortoise; which was downed at the Bandits’ 9-yard line.
An incredible one-handed interception by defensive back Ace London off Big Time’s second pass of the next series immediately flipped the momentum back to the Rescue Rangers, who hung on to the ball for the rest of the game.
When asked after the game who the game’s MVP should be, Ace London yelled to his fans, “who played the best out their today” snapping his fingers and waiting for them to shout “Ace London!”.
“You got that right!”, Ace London yelled back.