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Morays retake first place with 72-39 win over Xtreme

May 15, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Miami Morays News Release

MIAMI, FL – With a season-high 72 points and 349 yards of offense, the Miami Morays (6-2) rolled over the New Jersey Xtreme (0-8) to retake sole possession of first place in the Atlantic South.

The Morays jumped out to a 40-18 lead by half-time behind three touchdowns from Leroy McFadden. McFadden was unstoppable as he pulled in two touchdown receptions of 17 and seven yards, while rushing for one touchdown of 20 yards.

With new offensive coordinator Leslie Shepherd taking the reins, he split the quarterback duties each quarter between Derrick Vickers and Travis Wilson in order to get them acclimated to the new system. Vickers went 10-13 for 159 yards and four touchdowns and one interception, and Travis Wilson 7-14 for 120 and four touchdowns and one interception.

Ethenic Sands was the leading receiver this game, catching five balls for 115 yards and three touchdowns. His 115 yards was also a season-high for receivers. Kevin Jackson also had a strong game, pulling in five balls for 94 yards and two touchdowns.

The Morays held New Jersey to a total of 168 yards of offense and got three sacks and five solo tackles from Arpedge Rolle, while Quincy Sorrell recovered a fumble for a 25-yd touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

With the victory over the Xtreme and the Daytona Beach Hawgs 58-34 loss to the Everett Hawks, the Morays retake possession of first place in the Atlantic South by a half-game.

The Miami Morays next home game is on May 21st at 7:05 PM at the Miami Arena against the Kissimmee Kreatures. Tickets are available at the Miami Arena Box Office or through Ticketmaster. For additional information about the Miami Morays, please call us at 305-374-8950 or visit us at

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