XFL: Sea Dragons fall to BattleHawks 20-18 on last second field goal

It’s been a rather inauspicious start for the Seattle Sea Dragons in the second season of the new XFL. Seattle is starting with an 0-2 record, having scored only 18 points in each of their last two games.

The Sea Dragons raced to an early 12-0 lead but couldn’t get much going after the successful 3-point conversion to former Seahawks receiver Josh Gordon. After that, it was a slow drip as the St. Louis BattleHawks slowly chipped away at Seattle’s lead.

To the surprise of no one, turnovers kill, and the Sea Dragons were reminded of this painful lesson on Thursday night. Seattle’s first possession of the second half never got a chance to get going, as receiver Jahcour Pearson fumbled the ensuing St. Louis punt. Unfortunately, the following consecutive Sea Dragon possessions resulted in lost fumbles as well.

Quarterback Ben DiNucci made things interesting late, as he passed for 55 yards on a 60-yard touchdown drive to give the Sea Dragons an 18-17 lead with under two minutes left.

However, the lead did not last as BattleHawks – and former Alabama 3x National Champion – quarterback AJ McCarron engineered a game winning drive of his own. McCarron drove St. Louis 50 yards, resulting in the game-winning 44-yard field goal.

Seattle’s next game is next Saturday, as the Sea Dragons travel to Sin City to take on the Vegas Vipers.

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Story originally appeared on Seahawks Wire