Redwoods looking for first win in home debut

During last week’s inaugural United Football League game, everything seemed to be clicking early on for the San Francisco-based California Redwoods against the Las Vegas Locomotives.

Quarterback Shane Boyd scored the league’s first-ever touchdown  on a 4-yard scamper and the Redwoods went on to grab a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter. But that’s when the wheels fell off.

Las Vegas stormed back and the Redwoods (0-1) eventually fell 30-17, and now are forced to regroup heading into Saturday’s home opener at AT&T Park against the New York Sentinels (0-1), the first of three games that will be played at the waterfront park this season. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and the contest will air on HDNet.

In order to prevent a repeat performance Saturday, coach Dennis Green and the Redwoods will need to get their offense in gear.

The unit produced just 167 total yards against Las Vegas, with Boyd finishing a paltry 9-of-22 for
92 yards. Running back Cory Ross was held to 47 yards on 16 carries.

The Sentinels, led by quarterback Quinn Gray, struggled in their opener as well, falling 35-13 to the Florida Tuskers.

The four UFL teams will each play six games in the regular season. The championship game is set for Nov. 27 in Las Vegas.
 

Next game

Redwoods (0-1) vs. Sentinels (0-1)

WHEN: Saturday, 6 p.m.
WHERE: AT&T Park
TV: HDNet
INFO: www.ufl-football.com

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