Xplorers run record to 8-2 with win at Stockton
SOUTHAVEN --- The Memphis Xplorers continued their West Coast success and improved to 8-2 on the season with a 73-54 win over the Stockton Lightning Saturday night at the Stockton Arena. The Xplorers are now 3-0 all-time in games played on the West Coast and, more importantly, stay in first place in the South Division.
Schutt Offensive Player of the Game QB Brian Jones was extremely efficient as he completed 19 of 21 passes for 240 yards and six touchdowns. He also added a pair of touchdowns on the ground to run his league leading over-all touchdown total to 67. Offensive Specialist Kevin Prentiss, in his third game since returning to the Xplorers, had a break-out game with 10 catches for 128 yards and two scores.
WR Kenny Higgins also picked up a pair of touchdown receptions with Terrell Adams and Terrance Quattlebaum each catching one. FB/LB Joshua Rue scored his first and second career af2 touchdowns on the ground as Memphis won the first ever meeting between the teams.
Memphis Defensive Specialist Deon Giddens picked off a pair of Josh Blankenship passes and was named ADT Defensive Player of the Game.
The Xplorers built a 33-20 halftime lead and built that to a 20 point, 54-34 lead entering the fourth quarter.
The win was the third straight for Memphis and their second in a row on the road.
The team will take next week off as the first of the two bye weeks comes up on the schedule. Memphis returns home to host Birmingham on June 17 at 7pm at the DCC.
The Memphis Xplorers...2005 ArenaCup Champions
Help the Xplorers and the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors "Support Our Troops" when the Xplorers host the Birmingham Steeldogs on Saturday, June 17 at 7pm. The first 500 fans 12 and under will receive a collectible youth jersey compliments of First Tennessee. The first 1,000 fans will also get Miller Lite Can Koozies and miniature American flags. A-D-T will also be handing out CheerStix to all fans. Sam's Town Casino is sponsoring special jerseys the players will be wearing that will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the local troops and their families. Come early for the bike rally held by ABATE of Mississippi. With every purchase of a special $15 dollar ticket to the game, $6 will go to help our local troops and their families. For info, call 662-342-1755.
Listen to all the action on the radio home of the Xplorers, 730 ESPN.
Be sure to head to O'Charley's on Goodman Road in Southaven after every Xplorers home game for the official post game party.
Listen to the Danton Barto Show every Monday at 6pm on 730 ESPN live from The Fox and Hound in Southaven.
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