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Red Dogs Gnaw on Some Beef

May 23, 2005 - United Indoor Football Association (UIF) - Black Hills Red Dogs News Release

The Black Hills Red Dogs came out with a full stomach of Beef Saturday night. The Red Dogs came out biting in the 1st Quarter of the night. The Red Dogs scored a TD when RB Mike Scott ran in from 4 yards out. The Red Dogs defense stopped the Beef on their first drive. Then Red Dogs QB Frank Borba threw a 5-yard TD pass to RB Melvin Parris.

That was all the momentum that the Red Dogs needed. The second half proved to be the Red Dogs biggest test of the night when the Omaha Beef started to make a surge. Omaha RB Rod Malone scored a TD in the opening minutes in the 2nd Quarter. The Red Dogs had different ideas however responding with a Borba touchdown pass to WR Sterling Finney. Omaha came back with 2 TDs to pull the score to 21-20. The Red Dogs were going to prove that this was their game when Mike Scott ran in for his second TD of the night.

The fourth quarter had fans on the edge of their seats as Borba ran in for a 1 yard TD. Omaha came back with another touchdown. Ton Ton Luzayadio kicked a 27-yard field goal to respond to Omaha’s charge. Then as Omaha was beginning to drive down the field, Red Dogs DL Willie Stephen pulled down a blocked pass (one-handed) for an interception from Omaha QB John McMenamin and scored a 15- yard touchdown. Omaha responded with a touchdown with 1:22 left in the game. The Red Dogs recovered the on-side kick and finished the game with a 44-34 win over the Beef.

Red Dogs had some big performers during the game from WR Sterling Finney and WR Mario Patton who combined for 10 receptions and 120 yards. RB/WR Prince Morgan had a huge day on kickoff returns. RB Mike Scott with 2 TD’s. QB Frank Borba was 19-24 with 185 yards and 2 TD’s. DB Quinlan Porter had 6 solo tackles and a key interception, LB Marlo Young had 4 solo tackles and 3 assisted. Last but not least DL Willie Stephen with 3 solo tackles an interception and 1 TD.

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