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Battlehawks Emerge Victorious Over Vipers in Overtime Thriller 21 -17

In an intense XFL matchup at The Dome, the St. Louis Battlehawks edged out the Vegas Vipers with a 21-17 victory in overtime. With an official attendance of 35,166, the game didn’t disappoint as both teams fought hard to secure a win.


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The Battlehawks, now 6-2, were down 11-8 at halftime but managed to bounce back and force the game into overtime. On the other hand, the Vipers, with a 2-6 record, started strong but ultimately couldn’t hold on to their lead.

Battlehawks’ quarterback Nick Tiano went 19-for-34, throwing for 194 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also had help from Sterling Hofrichter, who completed a 64-yard pass for a touchdown. The Vipers’ QB, Jalan McClendon, completed 13 of 23 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown.

In the rushing department, McClendon led the Vipers with 62 yards on 13 carries. Brian Burt added 57 yards on nine carries, while Rod Smith contributed 51 yards on 13 carries. For the Battlehawks, Nick Tiano rushed for 51 yards on eight carries, and Brian Hill added 35 yards on 10 carries.

Geronimo Allison led the Vipers’ receiving corps with two receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown. In contrast, the Battlehawks’ top receiver, Marcell Ateman, had four receptions for 67 yards. Gary Jennings caught a 64-yard pass for a touchdown, contributing significantly to the Battlehawks’ victory.

Defensively, C.J. Avery and Keylon Kennedy stood out for the Vipers, with Avery recovering one fumble and Kennedy making five tackles. For the Battlehawks, Willie Harvey Jr. made an impressive nine tackles, while Travis Feeney added eight tackles and a sack.

In the kicking game, both teams struggled, with each team’s kicker converting only one of two field goal attempts. The Vipers’ Sam Sloman scored a 23-yard field goal, while Battlehawks’ Donny Hageman successfully kicked a 34-yard field goal to send the game into Overtime.

The Battlehawks secured the win in overtime with two, two-point conversions. The first OT game in the modern XFL

The Battlehawks will look to continue their winning ways, while the Vipers will hope to bounce back and improve on their 2-6 record in the upcoming games. Fans from both sides were treated to an exciting game, and the thrilling overtime finish was a fitting end to a closely contested matchup.

XFL Box Score


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Jalan McClendonQB132315910136200000
Brian BurtRB00000957031820
John LovettRB0000033011000
Rod SmithRB000001351032030
Cam SuttonTE010000002410
Sean PriceTE000000001710
Cinque SweetingWR000002801000
Geronimo AllisonWR0000000034421
Martavis BryantWR0000000033910
Mathew SextonWR0000000062730
Sam SlomanK000000000001
Total 13241591040208123159132


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
Nick TianoQB19341941285100000
Brian HillRB000001035073760
Mataeo DurantRB0000000011210
Jovani HaskinsTE000000001000
Austin ProehlWR0000000061220
Darrius ShepherdWR0000000062320
Gary JenningsWR0000000016411
Hakeem ButlerWR0000000053631
Marcell AtemanWR0000000066740
Steven Mitchell Jr.WR000000001710
Total 1934194121886034258202

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