March 18, 2001
XTREME 31, Rage 6
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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.
Los Angeles 31 - Final
1 2 3 4 Total
Orlando 0 0 0 6 6
Los Angeles 9 16 0 6 31
Los - Fg, Jose Cortez 29 Yd, 4:35. Drive: 3 Plays, 9 Yards In 1:44. Key Plays: Gibson 51-Yard Punt Return To Orlando 20. Los Angeles 3-0
Los - Td,
Tommy Maddox 1 yd run (Pat Failed), 13:42. Drive: 3 Plays, 14
Yards In 1:25. Key Plays: Gibson 34-Yard Punt Return Plus Ineligible
Man Downfield Penalty On Rage To Orlando 14; Maddox 14-Yard
pass To Rachal To Orlando 2. Los Angeles 9-0
Los - Fg, Jose Cortez 31 Yd, 5:58. Drive: 8 Plays, 48 Yards In 5:12. Key Plays: Maddox 18-Yard Pass To Mcdonald On 3rd-And-3 To Orlando 36; Maddox 11-Yard pass To Mccullough To Orlando 20. Los Angeles 12-0
Los - Td, Darnell Mcdonald 6 yd pass From Tommy Maddox (Converison Failed), 11:51. Drive: 6 Plays, 53 Yards In 3:05. Key Plays: Maddox 32-Yard Pass To Gibson To Orlando 21. Los Angeles 18-0
Los - Td,
Darnell Mcdonald 8 yd pass From Tommy Maddox (Tommy Maddox pass
To Darnell Mcdonald For Converison), 13:55. Drive: 1 Play, 8
Yards In 0:03. Key Plays: Evans 57-Yard Interception Return
To Orlando 9. Los Angeles 25-0
Los - Td, Saladin Mccullough 3 yd run (Pat Failed), 1:18. Drive: 11 Plays, 90 Yards In 5:59. Key Plays: Maddox 34-Yard pass To Gibson To Los Angeles 47; Maddox 15-Yard pass To Copeland On 3rd-And-11 To Orlando 38. Los Angeles 31-0
Orl - Td,
Brian Kuklick 3 yd run (Converison Failed), 4:43. Drive: 6 Plays,
74 Yards In 2:52. Key Plays: Kucklick 22-Yard pass To Culver
To Los Angeles 41; Kucklick 27-Yard pass To Burks To Los Angeles
3. Los Angeles 31-6Att: 20,382