Elite Prospects

Tulsa Oilers Drop Game in Vegas

May 21, 2023 – Indoor Football League (IFL) – Tulsa Oilers News Release

Henderson, Nev. – Tulsa Oilers Football, proud member of the IFL, headed out west to test their luck in Vegas against the Knight Hawks and just came up short in a 46-32 loss.

On Military Appreciation Night in Henderson, the Knight Hawks opened the games’ scoring after just three plays, a touchdown coming on a 3-yard rush by Davonte Sapp-Lynch into the end zone with 13:11 left in the first, the extra point would be missed, making it 6-0 Vegas. Vegas followed up with back-to-back scores, the next coming from a 27-yard reception in the back right corner of the end zone by Caleb Holley to bring the score to 13-0 Knight Hawks with 8:43 remaining in the opening frame. Tulsa started their scoring thanks to a 2-yard rushing score to the right side by *Tre Harvey* to cut the game down to a score of 13-7 Vegas with 6:34 left in the first quarter. Vegas wide receiver, Malik Honeycutt, responded with a 31-yard touchdown reception of his own with 4:48 left in the frame to add to the Knight Hawks lead, generating a 20-7 Vegas advantage. Tulsa ended the first quarter scoring, by connecting on a 19-yard pass in the end zone from *Vincent Espinoza* to *Damion May* to make it 20-13 Knight Hawks with just 0:35 left in the first.

The second quarter provided less scoring than the first but began with 12:30 remaining in the half via a 21-yard Quentin Randolph touchdown catch to provide a 27-13 Vegas lead. Knight Hawks quarterback Daquan Neal rushed for two yards into the end zone with 6:33 remaining in the half to build the biggest lead of the night for Vegas, at 33-13. Tulsa would see another May touchdown thanks to a connection of 16 yards in the end zone after the ball was tipped initially but ultimately landed in the hands of the former Quad City Steamwheeler for a score to make it 33-20 Knight Hawks with 3:15 left in the second. Oilers’ kicker *Jeremy Reynolds* would pick up a deuce off the resulting kickoff to make it a 33-22 game. Reynolds has two deuces on the season, and the half ended at the said score.

Tulsa opened the second half with a 21-yard field goal from Reynolds with 10:20 left in the third to make it a one-possession game with a 33-25 Vegas lead. Vegas ended the third quarter scoring with 4:41 left in the frame on a 1-yard rush by Neal, making the Vegas advantage 40-25 with one quarter remaining.

Tulsa picked up a 22-yard touchdown reception from *Alexis Rosario* with just 0:43 left in the game to make it 40-32 but Vegas would finish the game with another rushing touchdown by Neal to end the game with a final score of 46-32 in favor of the Knight Hawks.

Tulsa’s next home game is Saturday, May 27, against the Massachusetts Pirates on Military Appreciation Night. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m.

Tulsa Oilers Football Season and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the front office at 918-632-7825 or visit www.tulsaoilersfootball.com for more information.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or “Like” us on Facebook for more information about Tulsa Indoor Football.

• Discuss this story on the Indoor Football League message board…

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Ezoicreport this ad

Related Articles

Back to top button