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Shock jocks! Bolts bury Boston in record-breaking win

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Flashy run: Bolts running back Mario Fannin high-steps into the end zone for the Bolts’ first-ever touchdown.
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Lightning strikes twice: Receiver Kevin Elliiott sails in his second touchdown of the game.
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Struck down: Bolts linebacker Korey Williams has Boston Brawlers runningback Emmanuel Moody sized up. The run resulted in no gain.
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On point: Bolts quarterback Corey Robinson fires one to reciever Kevin Elliott for a touchdown.
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King of the gridiron: MCU Park’s resident regent, King Henry, exchanged his crown for a cap to become Bolts booster Heisman Henry.

This shouldn’t come as a shock.

The Brooklyn Bolts electrified fans at MCU Park on Oct. 15 with a record-shattering victory in the team’s first home game of the season.

The biggest crowd in franchise history watched Brooklyn’s hometown football team deliver a historic win over its hated rival the Boston Brawlers 27–20 — the highest margin of victory the team has ever seen.

In fact, there wasn’t a team record left standing after the undefeated Bolts sent the Brawlers home bawling.

Rushing yards, passing yards, tackles, and interceptions — the Bolts’ performance on Wednesday demolished the team’s previous high-water marks of 0, 0, 0, and 0, rewriting the record books for the most accomplished football franchise ever to play at the home of the Cyclones.

The Bolts’ unprecedented numbers were even more impressive considering that the game was also the first time the team had ever faced an opponent in foul weather.

One season-ticket holder said neither hell nor high water could stop the victory.

“They played great. It was a great experience. The only problem was the weather,” said Bolts superfan Nick Orlando.

The intermittent rain didn’t stop 1,393 fans from turning out to cheer on Brooklyn’s first football team in 70 years, according to MCU Park.

Even the gods themselves seemed to be rooting for the Bolts, as thunderheads hung low over MCU Park, bestowing a cloudburst blessing on the Bolts.

“The defense came up with a huge fumble and then it started downpouring,” Orlando said.

The Bolts managed to clobber the Brawlers even without star offensive lineman Jordan McCray, who signed with the Green Bay Packers a few days before the game.

And in the hours after the game ended, the team shattered yet another personal best.

“We already have twice as many tickets sold for the next two games,” said MCU Park spokesman Billy Harner.

Is there any stopping these gridiron juggernauts? Superfan Orlando says no way.

“I’m ready for another win next week,” he said.

Brooklyn’s mighty Bolts aim to continue the season-long winning streak on Friday by taking down Omaha’s lumbering Mammoths (2–0).

Omaha Mammoths at Brooklyn Bolts at MCU Park (1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, www.brooklyncyclones.com/ticketsmega/bolts). Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $20.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 5:00 pm, October 22, 2014
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