(Orlando) – Orlando erased a 16 point lead in the fourth quarter and went on to beat the LA KISS 69-63 Friday night in overtime.
The KISS was up 56-40 heading into the final quarter but Orlando forced two turnovers including a fumble recovery by former Pasadena High School star Arness Ikner and ran off 23 straight points for a 63-56 lead.
The KISS tied it at 63 when J.J. Raternik hit Samie Parker on a 35-yard touchdown strike with just seconds remaining on the clock to force overtime. In OT Orlando forced another turnover, its fifth of the night, when Phillip Thomas intercepted Raternik and returned it down to the goal line. From there Predator quarterback Jason Boltus punched it in for the victory.
Boltus accounted for nine touchdowns in the night, throwing for six and running for three. He had 285 yards passing overall. Orlando improved to 2-0 on the year while the KISS is even at 1-1.
Veteran wide receiver Donovan Morgan had a nice night for the KISS with six receptions for 63 yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Beau Bell led the team once again with eight total tackles.
The KISS has a bye next weekend and resume play Saturday, April 5th, against the Portland Thunder in the heavily anticipated home opener of their inaugural season. The game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports Network, beginning at 6:30PM (PST). Single game tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or the Honda Center box office.
For more information visit lakissfootball.com or call 714-462-KISS.