(JEFFERSONVILLE, IN) The St. Louis SLAM women’s tackle football team remained undefeated following Saturday’s 42-0 road win over the Derby City Dynamite at Woehrle Athletic Complex.
Both Kelsie Nesbit and Jada Humphrey scored a pair of touchdowns apiece and the SLAM defense collected its second straight shutout as the team improved their Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) record to 2-0.
St. Louis quickly claimed the advantage as Humphrey returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for the game’s first score. Taylor Hay successfully converted the extra point kick to build the SLAM’s lead to 7-0.
On the Dynamite’s first possession, SLAM cornerback Keyonna Smith snared an interception and promptly returned it 42 yards for a “pick 6” that pushed the lead to a baker’s dozen. Hay added the kick afterwards to make the SLAM’s advantage 14-0 with 12:30 left in the quarter.
The SLAM widened the lead as the second quarter launched. A nine-play, 68-yard scoring drive was capped by Hay’s one-yard plunge with 14:15 left in the half. She added the conversion kick that pushed the score to 21-0.
St. Louis quarterback Jaime Gaal threw three touchdowns in contest, the first being an eight-yard strike to Nesbit with 8:35 left in the half. Hay added the kick to build the SLAM’s lead to 28-0.
The SLAM quickly churned another red zone strike within the half’s two-minute warning. Nesbit snared her second catch from Gaal – this time for 22 yards – with :20 remaining.
St. Louis possessed a 35-0 lead at intermission and were well on their way to claiming a second straight duke.
What was to be determined was if the SLAM defense would hold the Dynamite scoreless. Thanks to the aforementioned Smith, Mary Altepeter, Jamie Skinner, Myah LaFlore, Stephanie Moore and a host of others, St. Louis maintained the shutout heading into the final quarter.
The SLAM finished scoring with Gaal’s 52-yard touchdown pass to Humphrey with 11:40 left in the game.
The “D” held up and claimed their second straight game without a point surrendered as the SLAM collected the 42-0 victory that keeps them affixed the top of the WFA Pro American standings.
St. Louis continues their docket with a road trip next Saturday to face the Columbus Chaos.
For more information on SLAM football, go to their official website.
By trade, he is a six-time, regional Emmy Award-winning news videographer/editor for KTVI/KPLR-TV. By hobby, he is a writer for Arch City Media, dating back to February 2014. Emphasis is on featuring and promoting local women's sports, but will cover anything that is not reported by traditional media outlets. Also a contributor to local concert reviews.