The Sporting Life: Nashville Knights vs Austin Acoustic II Edition

Nashville # 3 is Karissa Burnett RB/CB Chicago #18 is Jessica Smith WR/DB/ (Credit: Jeffrey Gamza / LFL)

Come out to support your Nashville Knights as they are ready to take on the Austin Acoustic on Saturday, August 10th at the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Nashville is this one win away from a return to the postseason, and the Knights have proven that they can’t be counted out of the playoffs.

Nashville (2-1) is eager for their LFL Week 16 game against Austin (2-0). The Knights will host the Acoustic to close out the regular season on their own turf. Expect Nashville to be well prepared as the underdogs and put up a great fight.

The Knights’ were undefeated in the franchise’s inaugural regular season in 2018 with wins against Austin, defending Legends Cup champion Seattle, Denver, and Omaha. The road game against Seattle was dubbed by Mist fans as the “Traitor Bowl” due to several former Seattle players playing for the new Nashville team, including Stevi Schnoor, Dominiqué Malloy, Jade Randle, and K.K. Matheny.

The team’s inaugural season was a high-performing season for the Knights as the offense scored a league-high of 268 points over the four-game regular season, while the defense allowed the second-lowest number of points by opponents. With that, the Knights clinched the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference Championship game, where the Knights suffered their first-ever loss when they fell short of victory to the Chicago Bliss, who would eventually win the Legends Cup two weeks later with their 28-20 win over Austin.

Yuri Howard was named new head coach for this season, with 2018 head coach Danika Brace now serving as defensive coordinator. So far in the 2019 season, the Knights lost the season opener 25-49 to the Omaha Heart in Ralston Arena on Saturday, June 1. Three weeks later they defeated the Denver Dream in a thriller 14-12 on Saturday, June 22 in Municipal Auditorium.

Their third of four regular season games was Saturday, July 20 at the Chicago Bliss in Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, Illinois where they toughed out an 8-6 win against the defending champions, pushing their record to 2-1. In a game which consisted of ugly offense, with fumbles, interceptions, and penalties Nashville put together a winning performance.

Danika Brace and Head Coach Yuri Howard have this team in position to potentially finish with a 3-1 record and a trip to the postseason for the second year in a row. Join us at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium for the final home game of the 2019 regular season for your Nashville Knights. Kickoff against the Austin Acoustic is set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.

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