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Week Two Preview: St. Louis Battlehawks (1-0) vs. Seattle Sea Dragons (0-1)

The Battlehawks go on the road for their second of three opening away games to Lumen Field to take on the Seattle Sea Dragons. Coming off a heartbreaking in week 1, the Sea Dragons have a short week heading into their home opener, while the St. Louis Battlehawks are flying flying high after the heroics of AJ McCarron and Austin Proehl in the league’s first Thursday night matchup.


Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 37F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. At Night Clear. Low 21F. Winds light and variable.

Betting Odds Per DraftKings:

Spread: BattleHawks +3

Moneyline: BattleHawks +150, Brahmas -175

Over/Under: 36.5

Sea Dragons Depth Chart and Injury Report

QBBen DiNucci – 6 (Captian)Stephen Montez – 12Harrison Frost – 14
RBBrendan Knox – 28Morgan Ellison – 25
WRJosh Gordon – 0Damion Willis – 15
WRJah’cour Pearson – 3TJ Hammonds – 19Kelvin McKnight – 86
WRBlake Jackson – 80Jaylon Redd – 13
WRJuwan Green – 4Jordan Veasy – 88
TECharlie Tamoepeau – 89
OTLiam Jimmons – 71Barry Wesley – 69
OGMike Menet – 72Paul Gratten – 65
OCJared Thomas – 73Tejan Koroma – 56
OGChris Owens – 55Josh Seltzner – 70
OTColin Kelly – 67
DENiko Lalos – 97Daniel Jones – 96
DNAntwuan Jackson – 52PJ Hall – 92Sama Paama – 50
DTAustin Faoliu – 58Trayvon Hester – 93
OLBElijah Ponder – 44Shareef Miller – 48
ILBTre Walker – 8Emmanuel Smith – 43
ILBJordan Evans – 26 (Captian)Clarence Hicks – 9
OLBTuzar Skipper – 51
CBChris Jones – 5Rojesterman Farris – 17Zafir Kelly – 36
CBLinden Stephens – 21Shabari Davis – 24Mykael Wright – 16
SBryce Thompson – 1Qwynnterrio Cole – 32
SAntoine Brooks – 2Alijah Holder – 33
Special Teams123
KDominik Eberle – 11
PCameron Nizialek – 10
LSThomas Fletcher – 45
KRJeylon Redd – 13Morgan Ellison – 25
PRJah’cour Pearson – 3Kelvin McKnight – 86
Per the Sea Dragons PR Rep. The Depth Chart for Week 2 is the same as Week 1
Sea Dragons Injury Report Going into Week 2

St. Louis Battlehawks Depth Chart and Injury Report

Per Press Release St Louis Battlehawks
Injury Report per Battlehawks PR

Game Preview:

After a courageous performance that saw the Battlehawks Defense on the field for 40 minutes, St. Louis is riding high, after their exiting Week One victory against the San Antonio Brahmas in dramatic fashion the Battlehawks are looking to continue their winning streak in Week Two.

Quick Recap of the Week One Victory for the Battlehawks

The Sea Dragons despite gaudy passing numbers only mustered 18 points, and due to turnovers, found themselves at 0-1 after “Lemon Gate” at Audi Field. While Ben DiNucci was extremely dynamic and flashed highlights reminiscent of Patrick Mahomes, a Pick-6 and a Fumble on the goal was ultimately the nail in the coffin for DiNucci and the Sea Dragons. While Ron Zook’s Defense looked great against Jordan Ta’amu who is one of the more proficient passers in Alt-Football, look for AJ McCarron to continue to utilize his physical big bodied receivers like Marcell Ateman, and Hakeem Butler against the Sea Dragons smaller seconday.

For the Battlehawks their biggest question is around their offensive line. With newly converted Center Mike Panisuk given another week to prepare and learn the position, the Battlehawks could be primed for an offensive breakout, that features a more dynamic presence from their trio of running backs. With Seattle experiencing a bit of a cold front, coupled with some snow on Wednesday, the Battlehawks may be forced to lean on Brian Hill in Week Two, but as stated don’t count out the Battlehawks Receivers making physical catches if the running game looks anemic.

Closing Thoughts:

Coach Becht faces off a former interim Head Coach Jim Haslett (during his time with the Rams), in his 2nd game at Lumen Field this Thursday. With Battlehawks and Sea Dragons coming off a short week with only Two full practices, it’ll be interesting to see what improvements and schemes both teams use in Week Two. Ultimately, the Battlehawks prevail in this one improving to 2-0 with a 25-19 victory over the Seattle.

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Pat Rifino is a former Security Contractor turned writer. He began his writing career talking about geo-politics, and the defense industry. Now Pat writes about alt-league football, while hanging with his dogs in his off time.

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