HIALEAH, FL. - Lloyd "Bam" Howard had to fight for carries last season in a crowded backfield for ASA Miami. On Saturday, during ASA's season opener against Advance Prep Academy, Bam exploded for 171 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Despite the steady rain throughout the game and an hour and thirty minute delay at the start of the second quarter, Howard would take full advantage of the inclement weather. The Silver Storm leaned heavily on the running game, going on to rush 27 times for 283 yards with an average of 10.5 yards per carry.
ASA would put the game away rather quickly scoring 21 points in the first quarter. The lightning delay would arrive after ASA scored their fourth touchdown at the 12:43 remaining in the second quarter. Both head coaches and the officials agreed to forego halftime and the third and fourth quarters were reduced from 15 minutes to 12. The Silver Storm's defense shutout the Panthers and forced two turnovers. Sophomore defensive back Desmond Maxwell recorded his first career interception with a 27 yard return.
Next up for ASA Miami is Erie Community College. The Silver Storm will take on Erie on September 2nd on the campus of Virginia State University.