If you are from another generation, you remember the old St. Louis Football Cardinals who were nickname ” The Cardiac Cardinals” of 1970’s when the team led by Quarterback Jim Hart led the team from a dramatic come from behind victory that put fans on the edge of their seats. Fast Forward to the St. Louis Battlehawks who now should be nickname ” The Cardiac Kaws” after their dramatic come from behind overtime victory of the Vegas Vipers 21-17 after being down by double digits in the 4th quarter.
A crowed of 35,000 plus at the Dome saw the Vegas Vipers jump to a 17-8 lead midway through the fourth quarter when the Battlehawks Punter Sterling Hofrichter threw a 64 touchdown pass off a fake punt to Gary Jennings the put the team in striking distance at 17-14. Then Nick Tiano who replaced the injured starting quarterback A.J. McCarren lead the team down the redzone which led to the game tying field goal by Donny Hageman with 15 seconds left remaining of the game. He finished the game completed 19 of 34 for 184 with a touchdown pass and two interceptions.
The XFL overtime rules is structured much like the World Cup Soccer Knockout round or the NHL shootout round gave both the Battlehawks and the Vipers little opportunity to convert a 2-pointer at the 5-yard line. St. Louis Native Brian Hill rushed into the endzone after the second try to secure the victory for the Battlehawks.
The team move to 6-2 and sol position in second place in the North Division and will host the Seattle Sea Dragons in a crucial game that will determine which team will be in the plays that is schedule for April 30th against the D.C. Defenders who clinch their ticket after beating the Sea Dragons 34-33 in Seattle,