The hundreds of football fans who came to watch the Jacksonville Breeze play the Baltimore Charm May 25 were not disappointed.
The Breeze beat the Charm 27-12 in the second game of the season, after overwhelming the Atlanta Steam 48-0. After the March 30 blowout of the Steam, this game was a surprising defensive affair.
The Breeze scored on their first drive as Shelltrice Turner powered her way into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown and gave them a 7-0 lead.
After the Charm answered with a long touchdown pass from quarterback Holly Wilson to Ashley Helmstetter and missed the ensuing extra point, The Breeze only led 7-6.
That changed when Breeze quarterback KK Matheny connected with Bryn Renda on a four-yard touchdown to go up 14-6. Saige Steinmetz then rushed four yards on the next drive for the first of two touchdowns in the game making the score 21-6.
After halftime, the Charm immediately scored to make the score 21-12, but their momentum halted, and neither team scored for nearly the rest of the game.
After struggling on offense, but getting two interceptions from Adrian Purnell and an interception from Renda, Steinmetz ran for a one-yard touchdown to make it 27-12, which was the final score.
The win makes the Jacksonville Breeze 2-0, and the team is one of the two remaining undefeated teams in the Legends Football League. The Philadelphia Passion have not yet played a game.
The Jacksonville Breeze will play the Omaha Heart and Philadelphia Passion to finish the season.