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Raterink returns, but cant stop 75-34 blooth bath against San Jose

Donovan Morgan against San Jose SaberCats
Donovan Morgan against San Jose SaberCats
courtesy of LA KISS Football

The Los Angeles KISS (3-12) fall once again on Sunday to a team way more disciplined and ready, in the San Jose SaberCats (11-4) Sunday evening at the Honda Center.

The KISS, had a few oportunities to get a game going. After several attempts to push the ball down the field, KISS opened up Saturday night's game on a field goal by Kenny Spencer, to give KISS the lead. However, the SaberCats were quick to fire back on a 9-yard slant pass from Stanley to Curry for the lead 7-3. With just three minutes left in the first, Guiton connects on a 23-yard pass to Goodson. Quick to follow, Guiton throws to Thompkins for the touchdown and Los Angeles takes back the lead, 10-7. But that was as close to a close game that KISS was going to make it as the second quarter became a full on blood bath. But, what do you expect from a team that just beat Arizona.

The second quarter as Stanley connected with Gray for an early touchdown, Pertuit's kick was good and made it 14-10. With less than 10 minutes on the board, Guiton's pass is intercepted by David Hyland, followed by a 34-yard return for a touchdown. Another completed pass by Stanley to Gray puts the SaberCats ahead 27-10 The best thing to happen for KISS, was SaberCats kicker missing a field goal. With 1:20 on the clock, Stanley tosses a short pass to Curry for a touchdown, SaberCats pull ahead 34-10. But the KISS were not done yet, 52 seconds left in the half and JJ Raterink returns to the field for KISS for the first time since being traded. connects with Morgan, 34-16. But leave it to San Jose's dynamic duo, Stanley and Gray to push one final touchdown into the end zone to close out the half, 41-16.

Within the first two minutes of the third quarter, Curry scores on a pass from Stanley. Later Raterink would find Goodson on a 34-yard pass for a touchdown. Immediately responding, Armstrong rushed up the middle for the touchdown, SaberCats hold the lead strong at 55-22. But Morgan quickly responded on a 47-yard pass from Raterink, 55-28.

The SaberCats opened up the fourth quarter on a 58-yard touchback and completed kick by Pertuit, increasing their lead over the KISS to 69-28. A rush by Raterink and a last minute touchdown by Denni Havrilla to Rich Ranglin brought the game to a final score of 75-34 giving San Jose the win. There, was really no doubt in anyone's mind that the Sabercats was going to win this game. But what happened to starting quarterback Aaron Garcia??? Will he be back after messing up his shoulder in last weeks game against the Spokane Shock? Will Garcia, be on the field this Saturday when KISS take on the San Antonio Talons?? Stay tune and lets find out.