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Storm beats San Antonio, moves to 2-0

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Amarri Jackson's 12-yard touchdown catch with four seconds left gave the Storm a 48-45 win over San Antonio on Friday at the Alamodome.

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The Storm is 2-0 for the first time since 2008. On March 29, it hosts Orlando, which also is 2-0.

San Antonio took the lead on Kelvin Rodgers' interception return with a minute remaining. The Storm quickly moved to the Talons 12 with 20 seconds left. And after two incompletions, Randy Hippeard found Jackson on the left side of the end zone.

Hippeard threw for 256 yards and seven touchdowns, three to Jackson, who caught 11 passes for 113 yards. Chris Smith picked off two passes for the Storm.

Down 24-14 at halftime, the Storm stopped the Talons (0-2) on their first four second-half drives. But twice, the Storm threw interceptions on the ensuing series. One was taken back 19 yards for a touchdown by Jamar Ransom that put San Antonio up 31-20.

Justin Hilton's touchdown catch with 9:42 left in the game gave Tampa Bay its first lead. The Talons finally got an offensive touchdown with four minutes left, drawing within 41-38. The Storm could have run out the clock but instead came Rodgers' interception.

Storm beats San Antonio, moves to 2-0 03/22/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:06am]
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