1998 Tampa Bay Storm Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Tim Marcum (12-2)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 79,724, Avg. 11,389 in 7 home dates
1998 Tampa Bay Storm Roster
The Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League ended the 1998 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.
Offensively, the Storm led the league with 794 points. Defensively, Tampa Bay surrendered 513 points, lowest in the league. Peter Willis triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,411 yards. Stevie Thomas topped pass catchers, hauling in 76 balls, while George LaFrance added 994 receiving yards.
Les Barley ran for a team-leading 232 yards.
Johnnie Harris intercepted 11 opponent throws. Les Barley blasted quarterbacks 8 times, helping propel the defense to an overall total of 29 sacks.
Tim Marcum coached the team. The 1998 Tampa Bay Storm lost in the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 794
Regular Season Points Against: 513
|May 2, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 45 at San Jose SaberCats 23||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|May 9, 1998||Nashville Kats 54 at Tampa Bay Storm 52||L||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|May 16, 1998||Houston ThunderBears 25 at Tampa Bay Storm 56||W||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0|
|May 23, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 44 at Florida Bobcats 29||W||1-1-0||2-0-0||3-1-0|
|May 30, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 81 at New Jersey Red Dogs 42||W||1-1-0||3-0-0||4-1-0|
|June 6, 1998||New York CityHawks 33 at Tampa Bay Storm 65||W||2-1-0||3-0-0||5-1-0|
|June 12, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Orlando Predators 34||W||2-1-0||4-0-0||6-1-0|
|June 20, 1998||Albany Firebirds 42 at Tampa Bay Storm 63||W||3-1-0||4-0-0||7-1-0|
|June 27, 1998||Orlando Predators 30 at Tampa Bay Storm 56||W||4-1-0||4-0-0||8-1-0|
|July 3, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 62 at Houston ThunderBears 46||W||4-1-0||5-0-0||9-1-0|
|July 12, 1998||Florida Bobcats 18 at Tampa Bay Storm 59||W||5-1-0||5-0-0||10-1-0|
|July 17, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 43 at Nashville Kats 49||L||5-1-0||5-1-0||10-2-0|
|July 25, 1998||Iowa Barnstormers 44 at Tampa Bay Storm 71||W||6-1-0||5-1-0||11-2-0|
|August 1, 1998||Tampa Bay Storm 55 at Grand Rapids Rampage 44||W||6-1-0||6-1-0||12-2-0|
|August 8, 1998||San Jose SaberCats 46 at Tampa Bay Storm 65||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Playoff|
|August 14, 1998||New Jersey Red Dogs 23 at Tampa Bay Storm 49||W||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||Playoff|
|August 23, 1998||Orlando Predators 62 at Tampa Bay Storm 31||L||2-1-0||0-0-0||2-1-0||ArenaBowl 12|