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Dorados pull away in second quarter in route to 78-51 win

July 25, 2009 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Corpus Christi Sharks News Release

HIDALGO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Dorados (9-7) wrapped up the regular season at home with a 78-51 win over the Corpus Christi Sharks (2-14) Saturday night at Dodge Arena in front of 5273 fans.

The Dorados, led by QB Nick Hill (23-30-1, 327 YDS, 8TD), tied a team record for points scored. Leading 76-51 with under a minute remaining in the game, Valentine Chude's end-zone sack of Sharks QB John De Los Santos (20-34-0, 287 YDS, 6TD) gave RGV the two points it needed to tie the mark. The sack was Chude's second of the game.

RGV's Rod Windsor (12/157, 4TD) broke several af2 single-season records in the game. His fourth TD reception of the night was his 59th of the season. Windsor is also the new single-season leader in points (362) and receptions (184). He ended up 30 yards short of the af2 reception yards record with 2364.

Brett Smith contributed with three TD receptions and 102 yards for RGV.

The teams were tied at 20 at the end of the first 15 minutes of play, RGV pulled ahead by outscoring the Sharks 36-13 in the second quarter.

Sharks QB John De Los Santos had a stellar night going 20-34 for 287 yards and six touchdowns. Chris Campbell added and additional score on the ground.

The Dorados travel to Bossier-Shreveport for the first round of the af2 playoffs next Saturday at 7 p.m., while the Sharks will start looking towards 2010.

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