THE FRIENDLY CONFINES

THE FRIENDLY CONFINES
Offensive Fireworks at the F’NT

Danny McDonald (24) nails a major from point-blank range vs. Miami in metro rules footy action in St. Pete, April 22. Teammate Jake Keglor leads St. Petersburg with 21 goals in the club’s first three 2017 matches.

Although it’s early days on the St. Petersburg Swans 2017 campaign, it’s quickly becoming obvious that fans of defensive or ‘tempo’ footy might feel they’re on an unpleasant roller coaster at the Swans’ Four ‘N Twenty Field @ Campbell Park.

Fans of frenetic offensive fireworks, on the other hand, might call it a thrill ride.

With just a few 2017 metro matches in the books, the two highest point totals – and three of the top five – have been recorded at the friendly confines of the St. Pete Home Ground.

First, the younger members of the Red & White put up 158 in a March 11 pre-season match, with that mark coming in atop the score sheet from around the league. That high water mark was seriously challenged April 22, as the Swans lit up the Pepsi scoreboard for 22.14.146 against the Ft. Lauderdale AFC / Miami Saints metro side.

With Jake Keglor now leading all St. Pete scorers with 21 majors in three games, he could potentially eclipse 100 before the season’s end, an unprecedented feat in any level of American footy. Of course, he’d have to keep up that breakneck pace over the season’s remaining fixtures.

Given the pyrotechnics already seen on the rectangle just a few matches in – it’s a mark that’s certainly within reach.

The St. Petersburg Swans resume training with sessions this Thursday at 6 PM and Saturday at 10 AM on the club’s training ground at the Rollbotto Oval at Crescent Lake. The club hits the road for their first 2017 away match, Saturday, May 6 at Baton Rouge.

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