The Georgia Force and Orlando Predators met Sunday afternoon at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in an Arena Football League South Division match-up that was critical to the Force (8-8) and their postseason aspirations. While Georgia needed a win to keep pace in the division, Orlando (2-13) needed a win to avoid going winless on the road for the season. The Force scored first and never trailed as Bryant Moniz made his first start in front of the home fans and led Georgia to a 56-53 win over the visiting Predators.
Moniz (21/29, 273 yards, 7 TD, 0 INT) was “excited to be in front of the home crowd for the first time” and the fans gave ‘Mighty Mo’ a warm welcome. Force fans have been anticipating Moniz becoming the starter since he was assigned and the anticipation had become frustration as the Georgia offense continued to sputter. The energy level in the arena was higher than it has been in weeks and that energy (and expectation) will continue to grow as Moniz continues to learn the AFL style of play and gains time running the first unit.