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Stealth snap four game skid

July 24, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Wichita Stealth News Release

Laredo, Tex. - The Wichita Stealth defense forced nine turnovers en route to a 49-34 victory over the Laredo Law on Saturday night at the Laredo Entertainment Center. The Stealth snap a four-game losing streak and move their record to 8-7 with one game remaining in the regular season.

The Stealth got out to a quick7-0 start over the Law on a three-yard pass from Heath Ridenour to Brian Livingston at the 9:19 mark of the first quarter. The Law would come right back with a seven-yard pass to Torrey Prather from Marc Saldana ending the first quarter scoring with the game tied at 7-7.

The Stealth would score on their first possession of the second quarter after Norman Mason notched his first interception of the game on the Law's first possession of the second quarter. The Stealth would score on the ensuing drive on a six-yard pass to Anthony Griffin from Ridenour. On the next Law possession, Mason would get his second interception of the night and this time he would return it 19-yards for a touchdown putting the Stealth up 21-7 at the 7:42 mark of the second quarter.

The Law would score fourteen consecutive points to end the half tied 21-21. The Stealth held the Law to 98 yards of total offense in the first half. The Stealth defense forced four turnovers in the first half.

The Stealth would take the lead at the 7:15 mark of the third quarter on a two-yard run by Daren Williams and the Stealth would never trail again in the game. The defense would force another turnover on the ensuing drive. The Stealth defense would get to quarterback Marc Saldana and he would fumble the ball at the Wichita twenty-yard line and Cliff Holloman would scoop up the ball and take it all the way 30-yards for a touchdown making the score 35-21 in favor of the Stealth. The Law would add one more score to end the third quarter 35-28.

The Stealth would add two more scores in the fourth quarter on a two three-yard runs. The first was from rookie Larry Randle and the second was from Anthony Griffin. Griffin's score was his tenth rushing touchdown of the season, setting a new Stealth single season record for rushing touchdowns. The Law added a one-yard run by Marc Saldana to bring the final score to 49-34 for the Stealth victory.

Heath Ridenour would finish the night 14-of-33 for 139 yards and two touchdowns. The leading receivers for the Stealth were Brian Livingston (Seven catches for 56 yards and one touchdown) and Herman Gordon (Six catches for 62 yards).

Norman Mason led the Stealth defense. Mason had four tackles and three interceptions on the night. Mason tied the Stealth single game record for interceptions with his performance.

STEALTH NOTES: The Stealth will return home next weekend for their final home game of the 2004 season on July 31st versus the Rio Grande Valley Dorados.Tickets are available by calling the Stealth office at 316.755.3007.

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