Cascades vs Flamethrowers, game preview

The Seattle Cascades take the field under the lights of Memorial Stadium on Saturday night against the San Francisco Flamethrowers.  


The Cascades are looking to get back to .500 after taking back-to-back losses from the San Diego Growlers. Amidst a tough division, the Cascades are still in contention for the top spot in the AUDL West, and the plan to make that push starting with the struggling Flamethrowers on Saturday.  

That’s got to start with the defense. Although the Cascades have put up on average of 23 points per game, they have been scored on an average of 25 points.  

“We started off pretty hot in the beginning and our O-Line was clicking, but towards the end we kind of just petered off a bit and our D-Line was not getting the breaks that we needed, “said Kodi Smart after a tough loss to the Growlers on April 21. “But it’s early in the season and we have plenty of time to change that and get it to where it needs to be.” 

The Seattle D-Line may be getting a little bit of a breather against this woeful San Francisco crew, who, although averages 21 points per game, has had plastic in their side of the end zone an average of 25 times. However, at a record of 1-3 and sitting at the bottom of the AUDL West, the defending champs are hungry to get back in the mix.  

Come celebrate cinco do Mayo in style and watch the Cascades oust the Flames tomorrow night at 7pm under the Space Needle.  

By Parks Beson