Law Earn Franchise's First Win, 61-35 over Omaha
March 3, 2014 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Dodge City Law News Release
The Dodge City Law earned their first win of the season and the first victory in franchise history by defeating the Omaha Beef 61-35 on Sunday at the Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska.
The Law took control of the game early and held the lead for the entirety of the contest.
Less than two minutes into the first quarter, Law running back D.D. Holyfield put the Law on the board with a 13-yard touchdown run.
Law quarterback Charles McCullum followed Holyfield's touchdown with a 45-yard passing touchdown to Brandon Venson and a 12-yard passing touchdown to Mo Young.
The Law led 20-0 until Beef QB Lee Chapple found WR O.J. Simpson for a 14-yard touchdown pass.
Law QB Charles McCullum responded with another touchdown pass to Brandon Venson, this time for 10 yards.
With less than a minute to go in the first quarter, Omaha's Chapple connected with Jared Elmore for a 4-yard touchdown, which brought the score to 26-13.
Law running back Dominique Carson, Holyfield's partner in the backfield, scored the first touchdown of his professional career one minute into the second quarter when he scampered into the end zone from 22-yards out.
D.D. Holyfield put the Law up 39-13 when he scored his second touchdown of the night on a touchdown run from the four-yard line.
Mike Bragg, the Law defensive back who formerly played with the Kansas City Chiefs, scored the final touchdown on the half when he returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown.
At halftime, Dodge City had a firm grasp on the momentum of the game and a 47-13 advantage on the score board.
However, the Beef took control in the third-quarter and made an attempt to keep the game close.
Lee Chapple threw his third touchdown of the night eight minutes into the third quarter when he found Marques Parker for a 10-yard score.
A minute later, the Dodge City Law was called for a safety when the Omaha Beef defense forced Law QB McCullum to throw the ball away while still in the pocket.
Beef running back Preston Brown capitalized on the Law's mistake when he scored on an 11-yard run. With Brown's touchdown, which occurred with 2:16 left in the third quarter, the Beef trailed 47-29.
The next three touchdowns of the game were each scored by players who had scored previously in the game.
Mo Young caught his second touchdown of the game from McCullum when he took a 32-yard pass into the end zone with 1:09 left in the third quarter.
The Beef fired their last salvo of the fight when quarterback Lee Chappel found Marques Parker for a 3-yard touchdown, which was Parker's second touchdown reception of the afternoon.
Dominique Carson, half of Dodge City's dynamic back-field duo, sealed the deal for the Law when he scored his second touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run. Carson's score gave the Law the 61-35 lead which became the game's final score.
Dodge City running backs Holyfield and Carson each averaged nearly 7-yards per carry. Holyfield ran the ball 10 times for a total of 67 yards. Carson carried the ball eight times for a total of 57 yards on the ground. Each of the backs had two touchdowns.
Law quarterback Charles McCullum completed 11 of 21 passes for a total of 147 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Mo Young caught five of McCullum's passes for 65 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Venson also caught three passes for 67 yards and added two scores.
Beef running back Preston Brown averaged 4.3 yards per attempt and ended up with 64-rushing yards and a touchdown.
Lee Chapple, the Omaha quarterback, completed 20 of 31 passes for 111 yards. Chapple threw four touchdowns and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
Defensively, Law linebacker Walner Leandre had six-solo tackles and assisted on ten others. Lineman Marquis George had 3-unassisted tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Omaha's Noah Keller led the Beef defense with four-solo tackles and three assisted tackles.
• Discuss this story on the Champions Professional Indoor Football League message board...
Champions Professional Indoor Football League Stories from March 3, 2014
- Law Earn Franchise's First Win, 61-35 over Omaha - Dodge City Law
- Oklahoma Defenders Dominate the Koyotes - Oklahoma Defenders
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.