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San Antonio Brahmas Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with 25-23 Victory over Orlando Guardians

In a thrilling showdown at the Alamodome, the San Antonio Brahmas (3-6) kept their playoff hopes alive with a nail-biting 25-23 win over the Orlando Guardians (1-8). With an official attendance of 13,023, the Brahmas are now eagerly waiting for the outcome of Sunday’s game between the Defenders and Renegades, which could determine their playoff fate.


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The game got off to a slow start, with Orlando leading 8-0 in the first quarter. The Brahmas fought back in the second quarter, closing the gap to 14-10 going into halftime. The third quarter saw the Brahmas take a 19-14 lead, and despite a strong push from the Guardians in the fourth quarter, the Brahmas managed to hold on for the victory.

San Antonio’s quarterback, Jack Coan, had an outstanding game, completing 25 of his 31 passes for 302 yards, averaging 9.7 yards per completion, and throwing for one touchdown with no interceptions. On the ground, Jacques Patrick contributed 80 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.

For the Guardians, Mac Brown completed only one pass for 69 yards, while Quinten Dormady went 9 for 17 with 47 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Deondre Francois added another touchdown on 3 for 5 passing with 20 yards. The Guardians’ rushing attack was led by Devin Darrington, who had 133 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

In the receiving department, Nick Holley had a stellar performance for the Brahmas with 105 yards on four receptions. For the Guardians, KD Cannon led the way with 69 yards on one reception, while Ryan Becker and Charleston Rambo each contributed two catches.

San Antonio’s defense played a crucial role in the win, with Drew Beesley recording a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown, while the defense as a whole racked up three sacks and five tackles for loss. On the other hand, Orlando’s defense managed only one sack and four tackles for loss.

In the kicking game, John Parker Romo was perfect for the Brahmas, connecting on both of his field goal attempts, with a long of 38 yards. For the Guardians, Jose Borregales made his lone field goal attempt from 52 yards out.

The Brahmas will now look ahead to the Defenders-Renegades matchup on Sunday, as a win for the Defenders would provide a much-needed boost to their playoff hopes.

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
Deondre FrancoisQB3520102700000
Quinten DormadyQB917471141000000
Devin DarringtonRB000001613313110
Jaylen SmithTE000000002000
Jordan ThomasTE000000002411
Logan CarterTE000000001810
Ryan BeckerTE0000000021720
Andrew JamielWR000000002721
Charleston RamboWR0000000031620
Deddrick ThomasWR000001401510
Eli RogersWR000000005920
K.D. CannonWR0000000026910
Total 1222672123154123136132


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
Jack CoanQB2531302102600000
Jacques PatrickRB000002080175050
Jon HillimanRB00000310064760
Nick HolleyRB00000000410540
Alize MackTE0000000051930
Deon YelderTE000000001000
Fred BrownWR000000001510
T.J. VasherWR0000000011710
Travis ToivonenWR0000000024221
Total 2531302102596127285221

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