LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 26, 2019) -- The Inglewood Blackhawks moved to 2-0 on the season after delivering an early knock-out blow as they defeated the NorCal Lions by the score of 46-14 Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Blackhawks jumped out to a early lead behind the running of tailback Terrell Alex who rushed 8 times on the day for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns. QB Robert Fuller added to the dominance on the ground as well as he picked up 43 yards and a touchdown on the day, while WR Cory Butler-Byrd had a magical 39 yard touchdown scamper. The Blackhawk defense played a sound game for the second week in a row as they had two touchdowns of their own on interceptions. DB Brian Flowers returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown while rookie strong safety, Alex Warden took one back 64 yards for a touchdown. Warden also led the defense in tackles with 5 on the day. Cory Butler-Byrd added to his early season highlight reel with another great punt return for a touchdown. This time going 50 yards for the score. The Blackhawks scored the 46 points in a very short second half as the officials implemented the "Mercy" rule and ran the clock the entire second half.
With the win Inglewood finishes up it's preseason and will now get ready for it's season opener on February 9th when they will host the Santa Clarita Tigers at 4PM. For more information on the game or tickets, call the Blackhawk team office at 310.94.9733.
Game key notes: #29 Warden 5 tackles, 1 int for 64 yards 1 TD, 1 pass deflection -- #4 Brian Flowers 1 int for 85 yards 1 TD, 1 pass deflection -- Kevin Blaine 4 tackles -- Terrell Taylor 4 pass deflections --Corey Butler-Byrd 89 all purpose yards, 2 TD's --Terrell Alex 8 rushes for 94 yards 2 TD's -- QB Robert Fuller 119 all purpose yards 1 TD