After another gritty performance on Saturday with a win over The Nashville NightWatch, the Roughnecks continue their undefeated season and sit a top the South Division and stay number 1 in the AUDL power rankings. They have a tough test after losing Jake Anderson to injury and still without Kurt Gibson. Look for some new faces to come off the practice squad for a tough road trip against Jacksonville Friday and Raleigh on Saturday.
The Roughnecks got off to a slow start in the first ever non-divisional regular season game against the Madison Radicals. Down 8-10 at halftime, the Roughnecks rallied behind D Breaks in the second half and a more patient O-line. Final score 23-17.
The good news is that Matt Jackson was the Dr. Miller Defensive Player of the Game in Week #2 with a nice layout D in the first half.
The Dallas Roughnecks had a bit of a tussle against their in-state rivals - the Austin Sol. Winds were 10-15 but that didn't stop multiple up wind scores. Dan Emmons led the defense with 3 D's and Dylan Freechild scored four goals and threw five.
Madison, WI The Roughnecks defeated the Seattle Cascades to win their first Championship in their inaugural season.
Dallas had a hard fought battle with the much improved Atlanta Hustle but ended up prevailing with a 28-21 victory. Dallas will take their perfect record to Madison to play the Toronto Rush August 6th. If they win, they advance to the finals on Sunday. All games will be on ESPN3.
The Dallas Roughnecks finished a perfect 14-0 and champions of the South Division. They will face the Atlanta Hustle in a home playoff game at the 5 Star Soccer Complex in The Colony, TX at 7pm July 23rd.
A decisive win over the Nashville NightWatch the previous week gave the Roughnecks a lot of confidence going into their rematch against the NightWatch.
After besting the Austin Sol in back-to-back weekends, there were some among the Dallas following that were worried that complacency might set in as the Dallas Roughnecks faced the Jacksonville Cannons in The Colony.
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