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Talons Beat Law 76-28

July 31, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Laredo Law News Release

TULSA, Oklahoma –The Laredo Law got an interception from Laredo native Roque Vela for the second straight game, but it wasn’t enough as the Tulsa Talons beat the Law 76-28. The Talons improved to 13-3, tied for the best record in af2, while the Law finished at 3-13. For more information log onto www.laredolaw.com.

The Talons took the opening kickoff and marched 27 yards for a TD in six plays as veteran QB Bob Bees capped the drive with a 22-yard TD strike to OS Robert Reed. On the first possession for Laredo, the Law fumbled and Tulsa OL/DL Ahmad Willis scooped it up and rumbled 42 yards for a TD and a 12-0 Talons lead. On the next Law possession the Talons blocked a 55-yard field goal attempt and recovered at the Law four yard line. It took just two plays as Bees connected with WR/LB Shan Jordan for a four yard TD and a 19-0 Tulsa lead.

In the second quarter Law kicker Brian Hegnauer booted a 45-yard field goal to get Laredo on the board, trailing 19-3. Law DS Traco Rachal then intercepted Bees for his af2 leading 10th pick of the year.

Later in the second quarter Bees fired an eight-yard TD pass to Jordan to extend the Talons lead to 25-3. The Law then fumbled with less than a minute to go in the half and the Talons recovered in Law territory. It took Bees and the Talons just one play, a 21-yard strike to Reed to make it 32-3 Tulsa at halftime.

The Law marched down the field on their opening chance of the second half and Laredo QB Marc Saldana connected with WR/LB B’Jay Jones from three yards out for the first Law TD of the game. Tulsa immediately answered as Bees led a 38-yard drive in six plays that was capped off by a five yard TD pass to WR/LB Toby Moeves in the left corner of the end zone to make it 39-9 Tulsa. Then Saldana fumbled under pressure and it was recovered by Tulsa OL/DL Antonio Dingle for a TD and a 46-9 Talons lead. On the next Law possession Laredo fumbled the ball inside Talons territory and Tulsa recovered. Jordan, who forced the fumble, scampered 33 yards on a screen pass for a TD to extend the lead to 53-9. On the ensuing kickoff Rachal returned the ball 52 yards for a TD on the final play of the third quarter for the Law.

On the second play of the fourth quarter Tulsa backup QB Ben Bowling was intercepted by Vela. The teams traded scores in the final quarter to complete the scoring. FINAL SCORE Tulsa 76, Laredo 28.

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