Demons win California battle against Xtreme

Sunday 4 February, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Mike Panasuk kicked a 33-yard field goal with no time left to give the San Francisco Demons a 15-13 victory over the Los Angeles Xtreme as the XFL made its Bay Area debut in front of a sellout crowd on Sunday.

Mike Pawlawski was 31-of-47 for 289 yards and threw two touchdowns passes for the Demons in the first professional football game at Pac Bell Park.

Jose Cortez kicked a 25-yard field goal with less than four minutes to play to give the Xtreme a 13-12 lead, but the Demons marched down the field to grab the victory.

Brian Roberson caught 12 passes for 127 yards, but was nearly the goat when he fumbled the ball late in the game to set up Cortez's field goal.

Pawlawski's 32-yard scoring pass to Calvin Schexnayder early in the fourth quarter erased a 10-6 deficit.

San Francisco's Kevin Kaesviharn intercepted Tommy Maddox's pass at the San Francisco 3 to stop one Los Angeles threat, but Roberson fumbled three plays later.

Pawlawski's 3-yard pass to Vaughn Dunbar gave the Demons a 6-0 lead with 3:31 left in the first quarter. That touchdown was set up when Eric Englund recovered an Xtreme fumble. Terrance Joseph knocked the ball loose from Maddox's hands on a pass attempt.

Darnell McDonald caught a 28-yard scoring toss from Maddox late in the second quarter, and Rashaan Sheshe's run put the Xtreme in front at halftime, 7-6.

Cortez added a 36-yard field goal with 12:23 left to play.

In an attempt to make the game interactive, players and fans were interviewed immediately following good and bad plays with mixed results.

The public address announcer even got into the act, proclaiming "Nice pass, moron," to Maddox after an incomplete pass.

Demons' linebacker Jon Haskins and McDonald got into a shoving match on a play that resulted in Haskins' kicking McDonald's helmet about 20 yards.


Summary
XFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
LOS ANGELES 0 7 0 6 13
SAN FRANCISCO 6 0 0 9 15 FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: SAN - TD, VAUGHN DUNBAR 3 YD PASS FROM MIKE PAWLAWSKI
(PAT FAILED), 11:29. Drive: 12 plays, 39 yards
in 6:13. Key plays: Pawlawski 19-yard pass to
Roberson to Los Angeles 24; Johnson 11-yard run
to Los Angeles 1. SAN FRANCISCO 6-0
2ND QUARTER: LOS - TD, DARNELL MCDONALD 28 YD PASS FROM TOMMY MADDOX
(RASHAAN SHEHEE RUN FOR CONVERISON), 14:22.
Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards in 3:20. LOS ANGELES
7-6
3RD QUARTER: NONE
4TH QUARTER: LOS - FG, JOSE CORTEZ 36 YD, 2:37. Drive: 6 plays, 38
yards in 2:28. Key plays: Maddux 19-yard pass
to Rachal to San Francisco 25. LOS ANGELES 10-6
SAN - TD, CALVIN SCHEXNAYDER 32 YD PASS FROM MIKE
PAWLAWSKI (PAT FAILED), 4:57. SAN FRANCISCO
12-10
LOS - FG, JOSE CORTEZ 25 YD, 11:05. Drive: 4 plays, 5
yards in 1:30. LOS ANGELES 13-12
SAN - FG, MIKE PANASUK 33 YD, 15:00. Drive: 12 plays, 57
yards in 3:55. Key plays: Pawlawski 17-yard
pass to Roberson to San Francisco 40. SAN
FRANCISCO 15-13

TEAM STATISTICS

LOS SAN
-------- --------
FIRST DOWNS 11 21
Rushing 3 5
Passing 6 16
Penalty 2 0
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 2-9 9-16
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 1-1
TOTAL NET YARDS 207 334
Total plays 43 70
Average gain 4.8 4.8
NET YARDS RUSHING 44 77
Rushes 15 19
Average per rush 2.9 4.1
NET YARDS PASSING 163 257
Completed-attempted 15-27 31-47
Yards per pass 5.8 5.0
Sacked-yards lost 1-1 4-31
Had intercepted 1 0
PUNTS-AVERAGE 4-42.0 4-42.8
RETURN YARDAGE 111 86
Punts-returns 3-59 3-35
Kickoffs-returns 3-52 3-51
Interceptions-returns 0-0 1-0
PENALTIES-YARDS 8-52 15-121
FUMBLES-LOST 1-1 3-2
TIME OF POSSESSION 23:19 36:41


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals: Los Angeles (Jose Cortez 29); San Francisco
(Biancanano Frank 42).

Los Angeles rushing: Rashaan Shehee 13-37, Tommy Maddox 1-6, Ken
Oxendine 1-1.

San Francisco rushing: Cunningham Jimmy 1-27, Johnson Juan 2-20,
Pawlawski Mike 4-13, Dunbar Vaughn 10-10, Hundon James 1-5, Young
Brandin 1-2.

Los Angeles passing: Tommy Maddox 15-27 for 164 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD.

San Francisco passing: Pawlawski Mike 31-47 for 288 yards, 0 INT, 0
TD.

Los Angeles receiving: Jeremaine Copeland 6-59, Latario Rachal 4-49,
Darnell Mcdonald 2-42, Rashaan Shehee 2-5, Frank Leatherwood 1-9.

San Francisco receiving: Roberson Brian 12-127, Calvin Schexnayder
4-59, Hundon James 3-28, Cunningham Jimmy 3-25, Dunbar Vaughn 3-14,
Johnson Juan 2-22, Roche Brian 2-7, Young Brandin 1-3, O`donnell
Richard 1-3.