ArenaBowl VI

ArenaBowl '92 (or ArenaBowl VI) was the Arena Football League's sixth Arena Bowl. The game featured the #2 Detroit Drive (8–2) against the #1 Orlando Predators (9–1).[1] Earlier in the regular season, these two teams met with the Predators winning 50-49 in the "Miracle Minute."

ArenaBowl VI
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1234 Total
DET 7211414 56
ORL 617015 38
DateAugust 22, 1992 (1992-08-22)
ArenaOrlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
MVPGeorge LaFrance, OS, Detroit
Attendance13,680
Winning coachTim Marcum
Losing coachPerry Moss
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersCraig Bolerjack, Rick 'Doc' Walker

Game summaryEdit

In the first quarter, the Predators struck first with Kicker Jorge Cimadevilla getting a 48-yard Field Goal. The Drive responded with FB/LB Broderick Sargent getting a one-yard touchdown run. Afterwards, Orlando responded with Cimadevilla kicking a 36-yard Field Goal.

In the second quarter, Cimadevilla went right back to work for the Predators with a 26-yard field goal, yet Detroit came right back with WR/DB Rodney McSwain recovering an Orlando fumble in the endzone for a touchdown. Afterwards, the Predators responded with Quarterback Ben Bennett completing an eight-yard touchdown pass to OL/DL Eric Drakes. Immediately after Orlando's score, the Drive struck again with OS George LaFrance returning a kickoff 57 yards for a touchdown. Afterwards, the Predators closed out the half with Bennett completing an 8-yard TD pass to WR/DB Carl Aikens.

In the third quarter, Detroit started taking control with OL/DL Flint Fleming getting a one-yard touchdown run, while Quarterback Gilbert Renfroe completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to LaFrance.

In the fourth quarter, Orlando tried to fight back with Cimadevilla nailing a 31-yard Field Goal, yet Detroit replied with Renfroe completing a 15-yard touchdown pass to Langeloh (the kicker). The Predators tried to answer back with Bennett completing a 20-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Herkie Walls (with a failed PAT), yet the Drive answered with Renfroe completing a 17-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Gary Mullen. Afterwards, all that was left of Orlando's comeback was Bennett's seven-yard touchdown pass to WR/LB Bryan Moore.

With the win, Detroit won its fourth ArenaBowl title in five seasons.

Scoring summaryEdit

1st Quarter

  • ORL – FG Cimadevilla 48
  • DET – Sargent 1 run (Langeloh kick)
  • ORL – FG Cimadevilla 36

2nd Quarter

  • ORL – FG Cimadevilla 26
  • DET – McSwain 0 Fumble Recovery (Langeloh kick)
  • ORL – Drakes 8 pass from Bennett (Cimadevilla kick)
  • DET – LaFrance 57 Kickoff Return (Langeloh kick)
  • ORL – Aikens 8 pass from Bennett (Cimadevilla kick)

3rd Quarter

  • DET – Fleming 1 run (Langeloh kick)
  • DET – LaFrance 24 pass from Renfroe (Langeloh kick)

4th Quarter

  • ORL – FG Cimadevilla 31
  • DET – Langeloh 15 from Renfroe (Langeloh kick)
  • ORL – Walls 20 pass from Bennett (Cimadevilla kick failed)
  • DET – Mullen 17 pass from Renfroe (Langeloh kick)
  • ORL – Moore 7 pass from Bennett (Schlichter pass failed)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arthur R. Brown Jr. (August 22, 1992). "Predators strive for win over Drive in ArenaBowl tonight". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved February 15, 2013.

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