08/07/2021 9:15 PM -
ALBANY - The (3-5) Carolina Cobras went toe to toe with the #1 Albany Empire (7-1) tonight in the NAL playoffs. A heavy underdog the Cobras refused to play their #4 role against the #1 Empire leading Albany 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, shocking the crowd in an incredible first series where the Cobras scored on the ground with full back Dashawn Johnson then stopped the top offense in the NAL as the Cobras defense forced a turnover on downs. Towards the end of first quarter, Empires’ Jeramie Richards ran it in for a touchdown to bring the score 7-6. Just five seconds later, quarterback Aaron Aiken finds Kendrick Ings for six with a 30 yard pass to bring the score. Proving the Cobras will not be a pushover opponent, as Carolina looked to make franchise history by winning their first playoff game on the road.