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Drillers lasso San Angelo, 43-24

March 13, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Beaumont Drillers News Release

BEAUMONT, TX -- The Beaumont Drillers (1-1) won their first game of the year in convincing fashion downing the San Angelo Stampede 43-24 inside Ford Arena.

Beaumont Central-product Kasey Nonette received the start for the injured Marc Saldana and threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns on 9-of-15 attempts with two interceptions.

The Driller defense did their part setting the tone early as Shane Winchester and Roy Locks sacked San Angelo quarterback Marques Reischi for a safety on the Stampede's first offensive play of the game to give Beaumont a quick 2-0 lead.

Running back Anthony Johnson then scored on the following possession and the Drillers took a 9-0 lead and never looked back.

"It was a lot different this week," said Beaumont head coach Kyle Mackey who got his first win as a NIFL head man. "We had a great week of practice, and were able to execute the things we worked on, especially on offense."

Chad Luttrull led all receivers with five catches for 64 yards and one touchdown.

For the Driller defense, the team held San Angelo to just 170 total yards and minus-1 on the ground. Randy Chappell led the team with eight total tackles.

For the Stampede, quarterback Marques Reischi threw for 171 yards on 20-of-39 passing with two scores. Dumont Burdine caught both and finished with six receptions for 61 yards.

The Beaumont Drillers have a bye next week and will take to the road as the team travels to Cincinnati to face the Marshals on March 26.

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