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Defenders Shelled by Bombers 31-50

April 7, 2013 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Oklahoma Defenders News Release

Tulsa, OK - The Oklahoma Defenders lost 31-50 to the Salina Bombers (2-1) on Saturday night in Salina. The Defenders are now 1-3 in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. The Defenders actually had more total offense with 276 yards vs Salina's 233 total offense yards, but once again poor field position and penalties (12 penalties for 113 yards) hurt the Defenders. OKD was also 3 of 7 on fourth-down conversions and 3-5 on red-zone score chances.

Quarterback Rico Watkins was 15-36 for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Running back Kingjack Washington had 10 carries for 46 yards and one touchdown. On defense, the Defenders were unable to stop the Bombers from scoring on any drive until the fourth quarter. The Defenders' defense did hold the Bombers in the fourth quarter to go four and out on the goal line with a turnover on downs, and the next drive held Salina to a field goal score. Linebacker BJ Hodshire had 5 solo and 5 assisted tackles including 3 tackles for loss. Defensive lineman Victor Clore had another sack this game for an 8-yard loss as well.

The Defenders next game is at home in one week. OKD will play the Mid-Missouri Outlaws on Sunday, April 14th at 2:05pm at the Tulsa Convention Center. The April 14th game is designated as Kids Day; all kids 12 and under are eligible for a FREE youth ticket (download from the OKD website or facebook page) with $4 off parent-ticket discounts available as well.

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