BLOODS OBSERVERS AS SAINTS LOOM
As the 2018 Major League Footy Premiership Season storms into Week 17 with a Florida Lions – Lakeland Tigers clash, the St. Petersburg Swans are in ‘watch and wait’ mode ahead of their rematch with the Miami Saints.
The Swans’ cross-state rivals will visit Saturday, August 11 in a 7 PM ball up.
Until then, St. Pete can only await the result of the weekend’s action.
A sweep of this Saturday’s twin-bill would move the Lions (2-0) into sole possession of the 2nd position on the MLF ladder – a spot claimed only last week by the surging Tampa Bay Bombers.
That result would also keep the Tigers (0-3) pinned to the bottom of the standings, while a split or a Tigers’ sweep would prove of great benefit to the Red and White – at least for the time-being.
At 5-3 and still atop the table, St. Petersburg can virtually ice the Eastern Conference minor premiership with a positive result against the Saints, but that’s far from assured in a run home that’s just heating up.
While the Swans trounced Miami 66-11 in their first match up, the Saints returned the favor in the last meeting – routing St. Petersburg 100-49 in Ft. Lauderdale.
For now, St. Pete is forced to watch and wait in hope of a result that keeps the charging Lions at arms’ length on the ladder.
The Florida Lions will face off against the Lakeland Tigers Saturday, April 4 in St. Petersburg. Game One will ball up at 11 AM.