The San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet played twice in the first three weeks of the AAF season with each team winning once.
After San Antonio lost the second meeting 31-11 in San Diego, Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside said the team was bogged down by penalties and turnovers in the rematch.
“I think first off we did a lot of things well, obviously not enough to win the game,” Woodside said. “Just got to continue to work, continue to make plays. Obviously can’t have turnovers and penalties. We had nine penalties too. You can’t shoot ourselves in the foot kind of like we’ve been doing. We’ve just got to continue to work.
In Sunday’s game, Woodside threw a touchdown pass on the Commanders’ first play, but also threw two interceptions including a pick-6.
“We were kind of in a groove there at the beginning of the game when scored and we went down and scored and got one called back,” Woodside said. “Penalties started rolling and the turnovers and then we really couldn’t recover from there.”
Woodside has started all three Commanders games at quarterback. He is second in the AAF in passing yards with 629. Despite that, the Commanders are last in the AAF Western Conference (-19) after being outscored 55-75 in three games. The loss to the Fleet was the second straight game Woodside had an interception returned for a touchdown.
“I’m just trying to get better each day,” Woodside said. “It’s a fast-paced game. I’m preparing as best as I can every single day. I’m trying to go out there and execute and have fun.
“Just continue to mesh with these guys, these receivers. Continue to get the ball out, get it to the guys in space and just let them make plays.”