The Kansas City Phantoms won for the first time in franchise history on Saturday night with a 50-47 win over the West Michigan Ironmen. The victory moves the Phantoms to 1-1 on the year. West Michigan falls to 0-3.
Anthony Parks paced the Phantoms with six receptions for 52 yards and four touchdowns. Phantoms QB David Olson completed 17 or 22 passes for
122 yards and six touchdowns. Olson also added a rushing touchdown in the game. OJ Simpson hauled in six receptions for 37 yards.
Kansas City led the entire game after scoring the games first points via a David Olson 6-yard run less than three minutes into the game. The Phantoms led 22-21 at halftime. A Jarard Milo fumble recovery followed by an Anthony Parks touchdown reception gave the Phantoms their biggest lead of the game at 43-33 with 3:38 left in the 4th quarter. The nail in the coffin came with 31 seconds left as Jared Elmore caught a touchdown to make the score 50-40. West Michigan scored a TD with 8 seconds left to finish the games scoring.
Kansas City travels to Sioux City, IA to take on the Bandits next week.
The Phantoms return home on April 1 when the Bloomington Edge visit Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.