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Tampa Bay Storm commits five turnovers in 64-40 loss to Orlando Predators

ORLANDO — The Storm turned over the ball five times, including back-to-back fumbles on kick returns in the first quarter Friday in a 64-40 loss to Orlando. Tampa Bay is winless on the road this season.

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Former University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak threw six touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the Predators.

The Predators scored 23 consecutive points to take a 50-27 lead in the third quarter. The Storm (6-7) got no closer than 16 points the rest of the way.

Former USF standout Amarri Jackson had a big night for the Storm, catching 12 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns. The receiving yards is the second-highest in franchise history. Jackson finished with 297 all-purpose yards.

Nick Hill, a former Predators quarterback, made his first start of the season for the Storm and finished 24-of-38 for 375 yards. He had five touchdowns but threw two interceptions.

Storm newcomer De'Cody Fagg, a former FSU Seminole, caught his first touchdown of the season.

Neither team led by more than a touchdown until Orlando (2-11) capitalized on an interception by Simeon Castille late in the first half. Leak responded by finding Jarvis Williams for a 4-yard touchdown with 22 seconds remaining in the second quarter, putting the Predators up 37-27.

Orlando piled on from there thanks to huge plays on defense and special teams. Leak finished 28-of-36 for 293 yards. Castille had both interceptions.

The Storm next faces the San Antonio Talons at 7:30 June 23 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Information from the Orlando Sentinel was used in this report.

Orlando 64

Storm 40

Tampa Bay Storm commits five turnovers in 64-40 loss to Orlando Predators 06/16/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:55am]
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