Jun 22nd 20:30, by Alex Malchow

Surge earn another statement win over Ravens

Henning Von Holdt

Jun 22nd 20:30, by Alex Malchow

Surge earn another statement win over Ravens

Stuttgart Surge rout the Munich Ravens again - this time in Nürnberg

In a highly anticipated rematch of week one, the Munich Ravens hosted the undefeated Stuttgart Surge in front of +10k fans in Max-Morlock-Stadion in Nürnberg. The Surge quickly jumped out to a lead as quarterback Reilly Hennessey marched down the field finding Louis Geyer and Yannic Mayr early and often. Hennessey found Mayr again for the opening score making it 7-0. The Surge defense made the next big play as safety Chad Waldrond picked off Ravens quarterback Chad Jeffries over the middle. A few plays later, Hennessey took a shot deep finding newly signed receiver Damon Hazelton Jr for a score. 

On the next series, Munich was able to move the chains several times led by new receiver Malik Stanley's run-after-the-catch abilities. But they were kept out of the endzone and held to a field goal. Yet, Stuttgarts kicker Lenny Krieg answered with a field goal of his own, making the score 17-3. Hennessey then threw an interception to Jonas Gürntke of the Ravens, but Munich was not able to get points off the turnover, making the score 17-3 to Stuttgart at the half. 

Top performance of Hennessey

Hennessey responded well in the second half finding receiver Paul Steigerwald to make the score 24-3. After a long drive, the Ravens finally found the endzone as quarterback Chad Jeffries pushed the ball over the line with a quarterback sneak, setting the score at 24-10. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Surge defense once again swung the momentum forcing and recovering a Ravens fumble. 

Hennessey continued his excellent day finding Paul Steigerwald again for his second red-zone touchdown as the Surge went up 31-10 with 11 minutes remaining. With under 6 minutes left, Munich showed some signs of life as Jeffries found Tomiwa Oyewo for a speedy 39-yard catch and run touchdown. 

Not to be outdone, Nicolas Khandar ripped off of impressive 43-yard run of his own giving the Surge the seven points right back, making the score 38-16. As time dwindled in the fourth Jeffires once again scored on a quarterback sneak making the final score 38-22 for the Surge. 

The huge road win makes the Surge 4-0 and sitting on top of the Central Conference standings, meanwhile, the Munich Ravens fall to 2-3 as they hope to pull off a winning streak soon and make a run at the playoffs.

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