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April 1, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

HUNTSVILLE, AL - The Memphis Xplorers scored 21 points in the fourth quarter spoiling the Tennessee Valley Vipers return to the af2 with a 47-25 win at the Von Braun Center.

Memphis struck first on a Brian Jones one-yard run with 11:50 left in the first. Steven Azar's extra point was blocked and Memphis led 6-0.

The Vipers struck back on a J.J. Barnett 2-yard run with 7:45 left, Steven Lee's extra failed and the scored was tied 6-6.

After a Brian Jones fumble, Eric Knott put the Vipers up 12-6 with a 2-yard run with 3:20 left in the first.

Memphis quickly responded with a Kenny Higgins 45-yard touchdown reception from Jones, but Azar missed the extra point and the scored was even at 12-12.

Roger Linn hit Torrey Day with a 4-yard touchdown pass with 12:30 left in the second, Lee's extra point gave the Vipers a 19-12 lead.

Terrence Quattlebaum caught 13-yard pass from Jones with 8:50 and Azar's extra point tied the game at 19-19.

The Xplorers held the Vipers on a fourth and goal with 1:32 left in the second and re-took the lead on a Higgins 26-yard touchdown reception. Azar's extra point gave Memphis a 26-19 lead at the half.

Knott added his second 2-yard touchdown in the third, but Lee failed on the extra point and Memphis had a 26-25 lead at the end of three quarters.

Quattlebaum added a 14-yard touchdown, Higgins caught at 31-yard touchdown pass and Domonique Dunbar caught a 9-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Jones finished the night 20-30 for 295 yard, six touchdowns and one interception. Linn finished 25-38 for 212 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

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