The Carolina Energy, Charlotte’s professional indoor football team, beat the league-leading Atlanta Havoc 45-41 Saturday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
The Energy had a touchdown and a field goal in the final minute to break a 35-35 tie in their final home game of the American Arena League regular season.
Quarterback Christian Lemay scored the winning touchdown with a four-yard run. Kicker Eric Amaya iced the game with a 45-yard field goal.
The Energy finished its first regular season with five wins and two losses, good for third place in the American Arena League. It was the first loss of the season for Atlanta, which finished at 7-1.
The teams are awaiting pairings for the playoffs, which begin June 15.
Charlotte premiered the indoor football team in February. Indoor football is a much faster, high-scoring version of the traditional game. Eight-person teams play on a 50-yard turf field surrounded by padded walls.
The Energy is not Charlotte’s first indoor football league. It follows in the footsteps of the Speed from 2007 to 2011, the Cobras in the mid-2000s and the Rage in the 1990s.