Freedom rallies past Steam to win indoor football debut

mbfree-14catchThe Myrtle Beach Freedom kicked off their inaugural season in dramatic fashion Monday night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, using a late touchdown pass to thrill the small but enthusiastic crowd with a 34-33 victory over the visiting Savannah Steam.

Former Conway High and Newberry College star Jason Livingston hauled in a long bomb from former Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark with 4.5 seconds remaining to tie the game, and Vic Levintritt knocked home the game-winning extra point to cap a furious fourth quarter comeback. The Freedom outscored the Steam 15-3 in the final period to complete the comeback.

The Freedom jumped out to a 12-0 lead on a touchdown run by Clark but saw the lead disappear into an eight-point halftime deficit. The Freedom didn’t lead again until the final play to conclude a wild and successful debut in the American Indoor Football League.

Monday’s win was the first of five home games for the Freedom, who are back in action Saturday at the Central Florida Jags. They return home on April 11 to host the Georgia Firebirds.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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