Game: No. 2 Texas Revolution at No. 1 Amarillo Venom
Arena: Amarillo Civic Center
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
From the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas it’s the Texas Revolution taking on the top seed Amarillo Venom. This is the fourth showdown between the teams in the 2017 Champions Indoor Football (CIF) season.
Last week, both teams fought their way to the second round.
Texas Revolution, Amarillo Venom Ready for Monday Night Showdown
For the Texas Revolution, they battled hard against the Dodge City Law.
The two teams alternated scores, during the entire game. That is until Texas Revolution wide receiver Clinton Solomon caught the game winning touchdown with six seconds to go.
Revolution quarterback Chris Dixon went 21-24, 211 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception. After the game, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.
As for what the Amarillo Venom, they creamed the Duke City Gladiators 70-41 in the Gladiators first playoff game.
Heading into this week’s game between the Revolution and Venom, there will be a few things to expect.
With a shot at the championship game, expect tensions to be high. Both of these teams have had their eyes on it for a majority of the season.
Both quarterbacks have a good arm, so expect a high scoring affair.
Even though both teams have faced one another, both teams will have some tricks up their sleeves. The question is what will they use?
As for the players, for the Revolution we have already talked about Dixon and Solomon as being impact players, but let’s put one more into the mix.
Texas’ Adam Peden may be a kicker, but he’s a good kicker. Peden has made 72 of 92 Point After Attempts for a total of 72 points. So far in the season, he has not kicked a field goal.
As for the Amarillo Venom key players, let’s begin with Nate Davis. Yes, he has an arm. But he can also get out of situations where he is in trouble. Davis uses his feet to help his team get yards, and is not afraid to take hits.
In last week’s playoff game against the Duke City Gladiators, no. 55 Jer’Yl Christia got a crucial interception in the first quarter. He intercepted a pass and took it to the house for a 50 yard touchdown.
The final key player for Amarillo is Alex Watson. This defensive player is not only good at defending the ball, but also good at returning kickoffs. In 2017, he returned a kick for a touchdown.
Fans can see if Watson does it again this week on eversport.tv.