Key Points:
– Battlehawks QB Manny Wilkins rushed for 79 yards on 12 attempts
– Defenders TE Alex Ellis caught 4 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown
– Battlehawks RB Wayne Gallman scored 2 rushing touchdowns

The St. Louis Battlehawks defeated the D.C. Defenders 26-21 in a closely contested UFL game. With the win, the Battlehawks improve to 6-2 while the Defenders fall to 3-5.

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Defenders Breakdown:


Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu completed 23 of 40 passes for 196 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The Defenders’ top offensive performers were:

– Alex Ellis: 4 receptions, 58 yards, 1 TD
– Ty Scott: 6 receptions, 69 yards, 1 TD
– Brandon Smith: 4 receptions, 40 yards
– Darius Haggans: 8 rushes, 37 yards
– Chris Rowland: 5 receptions, 34 yards

Battlehawks Breakdown:

Quarterback Manny Wilkins completed 9 of 18 passes for 126 yards and rushed for 79 yards on 12 attempts. The Battlehawks’ top offensive performers were:

– Wayne Gallman: 9 rushes, 35 yards, 2 TDs; 1 reception, 38 yards
– Hakeem Butler: 3 receptions, 39 yards
– Jacob Saylors: 10 rushes, 27 yards, 1 TD; 1 reception, 14 yards
– Kemari Averett: 2 receptions, 22 yards
– Jake Sutherland: 2 receptions, 13 yards

The UFL scores and standings reflect the competitiveness of the league, with the Battlehawks now tied for the lead in the XFL Conference. The Defenders need the Renegades to win to stay in the hunt.

Defenders fans, how can the team bounce back from this loss and remain in the playoff hunt? Battlehawks fans, do you believe your team has what it takes to win the championship this season? Let us know in the comments below!

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1 Comment

  • Posted May 20, 2024 3:39 pm 0Likes
    by Frank

    As a Battlehawks fan I have three concerns. Number one being the availability of starting QB AJ McCarron. Secondly, the fact the team looks so weak against the pass. Finally, the play of the ORT. He seems to be one of the less skilled starting OL
    in the league.

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