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XFL Recap: Brahmas Edge Out Renegades in Defensive Battle 15 – 9

In a closely contested matchup, the San Antonio Brahmas managed to secure a 15-9 victory over the Arlington Renegades, improving their record to 2-4, while the Renegades fell to an even 3-3. The hard-fought game was characterized by defensive prowess from both teams, limiting the offensive output on both sides.


Team1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarterTotal

The first half saw the Brahmas gain a 9-0 lead, courtesy of kicker John Parker Romo’s 3-for-3 field goal performance, including a 56-yarder. The Renegades answered back in the third quarter with a touchdown pass from Drew Plitt to Lujuan Winningham and a 53-yard field goal from Taylor Russolino, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Brahmas’ early advantage.

Both teams struggled to generate significant yardage in the air, with San Antonio’s Jawon Pass and Kurt Benkert combining for a mere 51 yards on 9 completions, while Arlington’s Drew Plitt and Kyle Sloter managed a more respectable 170 yards. However, the Brahmas’ rushing attack proved to be more effective, accumulating 111 yards on 24 carries compared to the Renegades’ 79 yards on 25 carries.

San Antonio’s Jacques Patrick led the Brahmas’ ground game with 82 yards on 15 carries, while De’Veon Smith paced the Renegades with 42 yards on 10 carries. In the receiving department, Landen Akers and T.J. Vasher emerged as the Brahmas’ top targets, while De’Veon Smith and JaVonta Payton stood out for the Renegades.

The defensive units were the true stars of the game, with both teams combining for five sacks, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles. San Antonio’s Jordan Williams led all players with 14 total tackles, while Donald Payne contributed 10 tackles and an interception for the Renegades.

In the special teams department, Terrell Bonds shined for the Brahmas, returning six punts for 44 yards. On the Renegades’ side, Joe Powell and Rannell Hall combined for 44 yards on punt returns.

The San Antonio Brahmas will look to build on this victory, while the Arlington Renegades will regroup and seek to bounce back in their upcoming games.

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
Jawon PassQB814570042100000
Kurt BenkertQB162012500000
Jacques PatrickRB000001582041830
Jon HillimanRB000003301210
Deon YelderTE000000001000
Fred BrownWR000000002-720
T.J. VasherWR0000000072210
Total 9205901241110153570


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
Drew PlittQB1016163113-200000
Kyle SloterQB61322001100000
Deveon SmithRB000001042044940
Leddie BrownRB000001138011210
Nate BeckerTE000000001810
Sal CannellaTE000000005520
Brandon ArconadoWR0000000052630
Caleb Vander EschWR0000000032610
JaVonta PaytonWR0000000024320
Lujuan WinninghamWR0000000031611
Rannell HallCB000000002010
Victor Bolden Jr.-000000001000
Total 1629185112579027185161

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