WICHITA, Kansas – The Wichita Force (4-1) lost to the visiting Texas Revolution (4-1) 74-42 on Saturday at INTRUST Bank Arena. It marked the Force’s first defeat of the year.
In the first quarter, Wichita largely played well defensively and controlled the ball to jump out to an early lead. With 7:44 remaining in the quarter, Force quarterback Stephen Panasuk connected with wide receiver Ronald Davis for a 5-yard score to give Wichita a 7-6 edge. After that, defensive back Kendrick Harper made an incredible one-handed interception off Texas QB Robert Kent Jr. to hold the lead.
The second quarter was a different story for Wichita. After Panasuk hit Brett Soft for a 5-yard touchdown to give the Force a 20-18 lead, the Revolution answered with 14 consecutive points to head into the locker room with a 32-20 halftime lead.
Texas started the second half the same way they ended the first half, with two straight touchdowns to pull ahead 47-20 in the third.
Trying to keep it close, Panasuk hit wide receiver Clarence Anderson for two touchdowns in the second half, one to cut the deficit to 47-27, and another with 7:34 remaining in the fourth that almost launched a Force comeback. But, two final Texas touchdowns put the game out of reach.
Wichita will return to action Saturday, April 16th, playing at Omaha.