In a season that has already posted ascending numbers, the St. Louis SLAM are primarily focused on dual “zeroes” as they prepare for a weekend gridiron road trip.
The SLAM faces the Minnesota Vixen Saturday at North High School in North St. Paul, Minnesota for a 6 pm kickoff.
First on the agenda, St. Louis (3-0) aims to keep their Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) record unblemished as they begin the second half of their regular season.
Second, and as a note of pride, the “orange and black attack” has yet to surrender points defensively at the midpoint, collectively outscoring their opponents 104-0.
St. Louis notched their third victory two Saturdays ago with 42-0 road win against the Columbus Chaos. The SLAM raced out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back and the duke pushed the team to a first-place tie with the undefeated Cali War in the WFA Pro American hierarchy.
On the offensive side, seven different SLAM players have scored touchdowns during the three-game stretch, with rookie receivers Zariah Johnson and Kerri McMahan recording their first end zone debuts during the Columbus win.
During the SLAM’s early undefeated sprint, quarterback Jaime Gaal has thrown 10 touchdowns passes while Jada Humphrey and Kaylee Neutzling have each reached the pay window three times.
On the other side of the ball, St. Louis is the lone WFA defensive unit out of 59 nationally to not allow a point scored yet this season. The juggernaut has been paced by Jasmine Yandell, Brooklyn Devitt, Alisha Straws, Mary Altepter, Tay Johnson, Keyonna Smith, Mariah West and a host of others.
The SLAM faced the Vixen (2-1), last season’s WFA Pro runner-up, at home in April and posted a 20-0 victory that set the season’s tone.
Since that game, Minnesota has rebounded with two solid home wins over Nebraska Pride (55-12) and Houston Energy (28-14), the latter being a WFA Pro-divisional tussle.
Saturday’s tussle is tentatively scheduled to be streamed online for free via coverage from Town Square Television (Minnesota) by visiting this link and accessing their game day feed.
After this weekend, and a Memorial Day weekend bye, the SLAM returns home June 3 to host WFA Pro American adversary Dallas Elite Mustangs at St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis.
For more information on the SLAM, visit 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.