After three weeks of action, the Atlanta Havoc have the best record in the league at 3-0. They also look like the best team in the league with the way that their defense has performed. The way their schedule looks the rest of the way, as well, they could go undefeated this season.
They made a statement in their first game of the season with a dominating win over former Arena Pro Football (APF) runner-up in the Florida Tarpons. The defense was able to get to 18-year indoor football veteran quarterback Chris Wallace several times in that game.
Against in-state rival Georgia Doom, they got off to a very hot start, opening at 20-0 lead and never letting up. In Week 3 against another former runner-up in the Triangle Torch, they were down for most of the game, including 20-6 late in the third quarter. However, they showed resiliency and scored the final 29 points of the game to win 35-20.
Throughout the rest of the season, Atlanta faces just three opponents that pose a real challenge – the Carolina Energy, Cape Fear Heroes and another matchup with the Georgia Doom. Their other opponents include two affiliates in the Austin Wild and Savannah Coastal Outlaws, another matchup with the Florida Tarpons, the mediocre High Country Grizzlies and Upstate Dragons.
General manager/offensive coordinator Joshua Resignalo says the real challenge doesn’t come from the schedule. It comes from within.
“We got a wake up call [against] the Torch. Even though we won, it proved to not take any team lightly,” he told Inside the Arena. “No matter if you are suppose to win or not, complacency kills and anything can happen on any night.
“So we are not gonna let what happened our last game, ever happen again,” he continued. “So every opponent coming up is the most important. We do that and we will handle business.”
Atlanta will enjoy their bye week Austin host the Wild next weekend at the Buford Arena in Buford, GA. While they may go undefeated in the regular season, there is no telling what would happen should the Havoc meet the Richmond Roughriders.