Sunday, March 18, 2001
ENFORCERS 25, Demons 19
CHICAGO (AP) -- 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.
19 Chicago 25 - Final
San Francisco 6 0 6 7 19
Chicago 6 13 6 0 25
Chi - Td, Charles Wiley 1 yd run (Pat Failed), 8:28. Drive: 9 Plays, 66 Yards In 6:21. Key Plays: Johnson 22-Yard run To San Francisco 26. Johnson 5-Yard run To San Francisco 1. Chicago 6-0
San - Td,
Dwayne Harper 80 yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Pat Failed),
14:40. San Francisco 6, Chicago 6
Chi - Td, Leshon Johnson 6 yd run (Leshon Johnson run For Converison), 3:24. Drive: 6 Plays, 66 Yards In 3:24. Key Plays: Mcdougal 18-Yard pass To Bailey To Chicago 42; Avery 12-Yard run To San Francisco 36; Mcdougal 23-Yard pass To Bailey To San Francisco 18. Chicago 13-6
Chi - Td,
Aaron Bailey 18 yd pass From Kevin Mcdougal (Pat Failed), 6:59.
Drive: 2 Plays, 20 Yards In 0:54. Key Plays: Panasuk Recovery
Of Blocked Punt at San Francisco 20. Chicago 19-6
Chi - Td, Leshon Johnson 3 yd run (Pat Failed), 8:57. Drive: 8 Plays, 84 Yards In 4:44. Key Plays: 25-Yard pass Interference On Demons' Kaesviharn To Chicago 40; Mcdougal 19-Yard pass To Armstrong To San Francisco 41; Mcdougal 30-Yard pass To Leverson To San Francisco 11. Chicago 25-6
San - Td,
Kelvin Anderson 1 yd run (Pat Failed), 13:05. Drive: 7 Plays,
59 Yards In 3:34. Key Plays: Pawlawski 26-Yard pass To Cunningham
To Chicago 33; Pawlawski 8-Yard pass To Hundon To Chicago 25;
Pawlawski 6-Yard pass To Winans To Chicago 24; Pawlawski 10-Yard
pass To Roberson Plus 5-Yard Personal Foul On Enforcers' Sasa
To Chicago 4. Chicago 25-12
San - Td, Jimmy Cunningham 12 yd pass From Mike Pawlawski (Mike Pawlawski pass To Sean Manuel For Converison), 8:19. Drive: 5 Plays, 54 Yards In 1:20. Key Plays: Pawlawski 35-Yard pass To Roberson To Chicago 19; Pawlawski 5-Yard Pass To Cunningham To Chicago 12. Chicago 25-19Att: 11,428