Vultures back to form to close Week 2

by Cameron Irvine

Baltimore surrendered an opening-drive touchdown but gave up just three points the rest of the way in a 38-10 rout over Seattle. The Vultures' defense amassed eight total sacks, three interceptions and forced a fumble - led by linebacker Keenan Samuels' nine tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss and an interception. Baltimore's balanced offensive attack saw four players rack up between 75-100 total yards and took four Seattle turnovers and turned them into 17 of the team's 38 points. Baltimore (1-1) visits Canton (2-0) next Saturday while Seattle (1-1) goes on bye.

On Sunday, Canton held its second-straight opponent to under 200 yards of total offense and out of the end zone in a 20-6 triumph over Indianapolis (1-1). Canton got 103 yards and six receptions out of Ryan Owens, who's touchdown in the fourth quarter put the Classics up 20-3. Indy's passing attack totaled just 94 yards, 116 less than Ryan Roosevelt had in their Week 1 win over Atlanta. Canton's defense was led by Kanye Rockafella's 11 tackles.

Motor City (0-2) outgained Alamo City (2-0) on the road 335-286, but lost 34-13 thanks to the Artillery's explosive plays. Alamo City averaged 11.1 yards per pass attempt and got a 100-yard kick return from Kenny Hendricks just after the V8s cut the deficit to four, 17-13. Quarterback Ace Fenech threw just three incompletions (13-of-16), wasn't sacked and didn't throw a pick. Linebacker Jay Mart paced the ACA defense with 13 total tackles and forced a fumble.

Louisiana (1-1) rolled to a 26-10 win over the Portland Fleet (0-2) behind a SFL Season 22-high 151 rushing yards from Duane Sammons and interceptions from Tank Bennett and Rolamin Hood. Tight end John-Michael Suddeth was Tommy Utah's main weapon, accounting for 112 of Utah's 158 yards through the air. Utah contributed 21 yards on the ground to pair with Chris Grant Jr.'s 20.

Vancouver (2-0) brought Sudo Nakai, Matteo Pravado, Brunter Grajam plus Rylan and Bobo Cuadill back to San Diego (0-2) Sunday and all four contributed to the Legion's 37-14 win. Pravado (33 rush yards) scored the Legion's first two touchdowns and Nakai (32 rush yards) helped pace a rushing offense that tallied more than 160 yards for the second-straight week. Bobo Caudill pitched in two sacks to pair with Gerald Gudicessi's two sacks and Achilles Papatonis' one.