Turnovers often prove to be the deciding factor in a football game. That certainly seemed to have been the case on Saturday for Richmond against the playoff-seeking Alabama Hammers. The Raiders found themselves in the middle of a dog-fight at one point as they watched a 19-point lead slip to just two-points. But capped off by linebacker Pierre Lee’s second interception of the night, Alabama was held scoreless for most of the fourth quarter as Richmond scored two more touchdowns and a T. C. Stevens uno to bring the final score to 57-40.
Well-deserved kudos go to Lee, whose two picks earned him the Week 11 Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) Defensive Player of the Week.
Second place Richmond (8-2) travels to face the Knoxville Nighthawks (1-9) this Saturday evening, and on Saturday, June 16, Richmond will host the first place Albany Panthers at the Coliseum. Depending on what transpires this coming Saturday, that game could determine which team finishes in first in the League for the regular season.