L.A. Xtreme hands Rage first XFL loss

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2001

LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Maddox threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score as the Los Angeles Xtreme handed the Orlando Rage its first loss of the season, 31-6 Sunday.

Jose Cortez added 29- and 31-yard field goals in the first half and Saladin McCullough ran 3 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown for the Western Division-leading Xtreme (5-2) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Eastern Division-leading Orlando (6-1) lost quarterback Jeff Brohm for the rest of the regular season on the first play of the second quarter with a separated right shoulder. He was sacked by Los Angeles linebacker Juan Long. Brohm completed five of 10 passes for 46 yards.

Brian Kuklick replaced Brohm, completing 17 of 24 passes for 224 yards and was intercepted three times. He spoiled the shutout by running 3 yards for a touchdown with 10:17 left.

Maddox, who scored from a yard out, completed 19 of 25 passes for 199 yards.

Long punt returns by Damon Gibson set up both of the Xtreme's first-quarter scores. Cortez opened the scoring with a 29-yard field goal, four plays after Gibson's 51-yard return gave Los Angeles the ball on Orlando's 20-yard line.

Maddox scored on a quarterback sneak three plays after Gibson's 34-yard return put the ball on the Rage 12.

The Xtreme increased its lead to 18-0 on Maddox's 6-yard touchdown pass to Darnell McDonald with 3:26 left in the first half. Maddox also threw an 8-yard TD pass to McDonald after a 57-yard interception return by Leomont Evans with 1:05 left in the half.

Enforcers 25, Demons 19

CHICAGO -- LeShon Johnson ran for two touchdowns, and the Chicago Enforcers withstood San Francisco's second-half surge Sunday night to beat the Demons 25-19 in the XFL.

John Avery ran for 110 yards, and Kevin McDougal completed 11 of 14 for 175 yards and a score for Chicago (2-5) before an announced Soldier Field crowd of 11,428.

San Francisco (3-4) trailing by 19 points in the second half and made a big comeback. But its final drive was stopped with less than a minute left on an interception by Dorian Brew.

Charles Wiley's 1-yard plunge gave Chicago a 6-0 lead on its first possession. The Demons tied the game when Andy Crosland's field goal try was blocked by Carl Hansen and picked up by Dwayne Harper, who ran 79 yards for a touchdown.

On Chicago's next possession, Johnson squirted through for a 6-yard score, putting the Enforcers back ahead 13-6 with 11:36 left in half.

Chicago blocked a punt, and two plays later Aaron Bailey caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from McDougal with 8:01 left in the half to make.

They Enforcers made it 25-6 when Johnson ran around left end for a 3-yard TD with 6:03 left in the third period.

Kelvin Anderson scored for San Francisco from a yard out with 1:55 left in the third period, and the Demons got their final score with 6:41 left on 3-yard pass from Mike Pawlawski to Jimmy Cunningham.



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