DT Roberts has dominant defensive day vs. Vipers
CARSON, Calif. -- Boogie Roberts knew he was going to score.
With the Los Angeles Wildcats clinging to a 6-point lead with less than 6 minutes left in Sunday's game, the Tampa Bay Vipers took possession of the ball at their own 31-yard-line.
Roberts, an LA defensive tackle, was there to scoop and score.
"Ced got the sack. We work on strip-sack drills every day at practice. So I just bent down there and saw the ball and I knew I wasn't getting caught from behind. I knew I was faster than the o-lineman. So I knew it was a touchdown," said Roberts in the postgame lockerroom.
"I had to go find my mom after that. I knew exactly where she was sitting. She got the game ball (from the TD)."
Roberts, 24 and a graduate of San Jose State, ended the day with six tackles including two for a loss.
"I just prayed that I had one of the best games of my life," Roberts said. "I was just out there ballin'.'
Coach Winston Moss praised the resolve of Roberts and the entire Wildcats roster.
"We got down ... nobody panicked. Everybody learned their lesson from last week. We finished. I’m so proud of this team," Moss said.
The Wildcats (2-2) travel to Seattle to face the Dragons on Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.