Rome roughshod on Hawgs, 71-18
ROME, Ga. - Julius Caesar would have been proud. The army of Rome Renegades rode roughshod over a hapless Daytona Beach bunch, 71-18, in the final regular season National Indoor Football League game for both teams.
The Hawgs (8-6) will await their playoff destiny and Rome (7-7) have to wait to see if they make the playoffs.
Daytona Beach committed more errors in this game than it has in three total games. The Hawgs had 10 turnovers, four on downs, three by fumbles and three by interception, all of them by Rome's Lew Thomas.
Again, penalties killed the Hawgs. They had 12 to Rome's 5, but the absence of two of the best defensive backs in the league, Nick Allison and Micah Simmons, didn't help matters. Allison was first in the league in interceptions with 14 and Simmons was third with 9.
Marcus Washington, Sam Small, Levar Sims and Thomas Moody did not play for various reasons.
The bright spot for the Hawgs was Leon Moore's pair of tackles for loss, including a sack for a six-yard loss and Tally Adams interception.
Quarterback Oscar Davenport was 21 of 43 for 223 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Robert Bailey.
Wide receiver Gerald Gales had six catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Bo Bartik was nine of 13 for 115 yards and a pair of scores for the Renegades.
Running back Perry Tisdale ran eight times, scored four times and had 49 net yards.
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