SAN ANTONIO – Almost 30,000 fans filled the Alamodome to welcome their new football team, the San Antonio Commanders, as they played their inaugural game against the San Diego Fleet on Saturday night.
- Quarterback Logan Woodside passed for 255 yards
- Head Coach Mike Riley felt good about fan turnout
- Commanders will host Orlando Apollos on February 17
“How proud I was of San Antonio and the Alliance being here, what our leadership has done. It was just a good scene, it felt good. I knew this city would stand up and do a good job. It was really good to play in front of them,” Head Coach Mike Riley said.
Quarterback Logan Woodside passed for 255 yards and kicker Nick Rose made three field goals to lead San Antonio to a 15-6 victory over San Diego.
In the inaugural game for both Alliance of American Football teams, the Commanders piled up 364 yards of offense and held the Fleet to 295. San Antonio also led in time of possession and forced three turnovers, all interceptions.
Woodside, who played collegiately at Toledo, completed 18- of-36 passes, including five apiece to wide receivers MeKale McKay (80 yards) and Greg Ward Jr. (65 yards). Running back Alonzo Moore added 78 receiving yards on three catches.
Meanwhile, defensive back Orion Stewart led the defense with six tackles and recorded one of the interceptions, along with DBs De’Vante Busby and Zack Sanchez.
The Commanders will host the Orlando Apollos at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 17.