The Cleveland Gladiators came up empty in Saturday’s attempt to climb to .500 on the season, dropping their first road game of the AFL campaign to the Philadelphia Soul, 67-50.
Gladiators quarterback Dennis Havrilla threw for 80 yards and a touchdown, scored twice on the ground, but was intercepted once. Arvell Nelson relieved Havrilla due to injury and threw a pair of second-half TDs but was picked off twice.
Receivers Thyron Lewis, Collin Taylor, and Quentin Sims each managed to score in the Glads’ loss.
Cleveland led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter and 28-26 at halftime, but Philly pulled ahead 46-35 at the end of the third.
Despite a comeback attempt by the Gladiators in the fourth, Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh would cap the game’s scoring with TD tosses of seven and 45 yards to receivers Shaun Kauleinamoku and Chris Duvalt, respectively, helping Philadelphia finish off the victory over Cleveland.
Raudabaugh threw for 315 yards and eight touchdowns while wide receiver Darius Reynolds caught ten passes for 114 yards and three scores.
With Saturday’s loss, the Glads are now 1-3 on the season. Cleveland will return to action on Friday, April 29 vs. the Orlando Predators at Quicken Loans Arena.
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