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April 16, 2018 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Baltimore Brigade News Release

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Brigade beat Valor, 61-56, in home opener

The Baltimore Brigade (1-0) opened their 2018 season with a win, topping the Washington Valor (0-1), 61-56, Friday night at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md.

"We came out and we found a way to win," Brigade Head Coach Omarr Smith said after the game. "I'm proud of the way we played be able to go out and win the first game is important for us. We're all about trying to improve from last year. It feels good to be 1-0, but we have to enjoy it for 24 hours and then get back to work."

Hippeard shines in Brigade debut

Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard, playing in his first game with Baltimore, threw for five touchdowns and ran for another two on his way to being named the game's Most Valuable Player award.

Brigade take on defending champs in Philadelphia

This Saturday, the Brigade head north to Philadelphia to take on the defending-champion Philadelphia Soul in a rematch of last season's AFL semifinals. The matchup kicks off at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.


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Saturday, April 21: The Brigade face their first road game of the season in Philadelphia at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.


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