TC Venom Falls To Birmingham In Century Home Opener

March 24, 2019

The T.C. Venom minor league football team opened home play with a hard-fought 35-28 loss to the Birmingham Steel City Raptors Saturday night in Century.

The Venom struck first with 11:26 on the clock in the first to take a 7-0 lead on home turf at Anthony Pleasant Park.

With 9:25 on the clock in the second, the Raptors were up 13-7. But with 2:25 to go in the half, the Venom hit again for 14-13 that quickly reversed to 21-14 lead about a minute later.

In the third, the Venom capitalized on an interception to score on the ensuing drive. With a good two-point conversion, the Venom were back on top 22-21.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, oddly with no time off the clock, the Raptors scored to go back on top 28-22. At the 11:05 mark in the fourth, the Venom tied it up, but the Raptors went back on top for the win with 1:55 to go in the game.

The Venom will home the next two Saturday nights at 7:00, hosting the New Orleans Crescent City Kings on March 30 and the Greater Pensacola Jets on April 6. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and over.

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