Bahamians Lead Hurricanes

The Bahamian connection for the Holland College Hurricanes lifted the team to 2-0 in Atlantic Football League action yesterday.

The league’s defending champions looked dominant against the UNB Fredricton Red Bombers, 37-20.

Jamal Storr had two rushing touchdowns while Xavier Hanna added a touchdown reception en route to the win.

Storr capped off the opening drive with a short yardage rushing touchdown out of the Hurricanes version of the Wildcat formation.

Hanna caught a pass down the sideline and took it over 70 yards for the score to give the Hurricanes a two touchdown lead in the second.

Holland led 17-6 at the half.

Early in the third quarter, Storr took a handoff on the first play of the drive and went 80 yards for the score to continue the series of big plays for the Hurricanes.

Offensively they have averaged 36.5 points per game, while giving up just 18.5.

The Hurricanes opened the year with a rematch of last year’s championship game with a dominant 36-13 win over the UNB St John Seawolves in New Brunswick, Canada.

Storr was a force on the ground with two rushing touchdowns while Eugene McMinns caught a another score.

Ten Bahamians are on the Hurricanes’ roster this season and have had an immediate impact on the programme.

The group includes returning stars – linebacker Cardell Rolle, wide receivers Eugene McMinns and Xavier Hanna, defensive lineman Dale Knowles and Revello Williamson, defensive back Arrien MacDonald, along with newcomers running back Jamal Storr, defensive lineman D’aiquin Wilmore and offensive lineman Shelton Williams.