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(Middleburg, FL) The Sarasota Millionaires traveled to Middleburg, FL looking to get back on the winning track after a tough loss to Bradenton two weeks ago at home, but came away with a bitter 21-8 loss to the Florida Falcons.
The game was shortened and called off by the referees when several skirmishes broke out late in the fourth quarter. After the game, it was still unclear what caused the fight to break out near the Millionaires sideline. With five minutes remaining in the game, after a Falcons short yardage running play, both sidelines emptied and after a ten minute discussion, the referees decided to end the game with the Falcons leading 21-8.
Falcons quarterback Josh Fletcher ran for two touchdowns of 1 yard and 7 yards and threw for another on a 27 yard pass to Ricky Fletcher to give Florida a 21-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
Sarasota got on the scoreboard when quarterback Mike Peterson connected with Bruce Singleton on a 35 yard touchdown pass and added a 2 point conversion to pull the Millionaires within 21-8.
The Millionaires record falls to 2-3 while the Falcons improve to 3-2.
Reporters Note: The conditions of the field, facilities and press box were by far the worst this reporter has ever seen in the four seasons of covering minor league football. The field was in terrible shape with large divots. The scoreboard was inoperable. The facilities looked they had not been cleaned or attended to in years. The press box windows were barely clear enough to see through. The FFA needs to insure that game facilities are up to standards of professionalism and more importantly safety of its players and staff.
The Millionaires return home next Saturday Feb. 27th vs. the Miami Bulls at Booker High School in Sarasota, FL. Kickoff at 7:05PM. Sarasota looks to even the season series with the Bulls who beat the Millionaires 14-7 in the season opener Jan. 16th in Miami.
Podcasts of Millionaire games are available at http://blog.milestonebroadcasting.com