Chase Clement and DeDe Dorsey ran for first-half touchdowns as the two-time defending United Football League champion Las Vegas Locomotives beat the Sacramento Mountain Lions 23-17 in the season-opening game for both teams Saturday night in Sacramento, Calif.
Aaron Pettrey kicked three field goals — 21, 28 and 23 yards — for the Locomotives.
Clement’s 3-yard score with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter gave Las Vegas a 7-3 lead. It came after receiver Samie Parker set a UFL record with an 83-yard reception from Clement.
Dorsey’s 11-yard TD run, with 13:04 left in the first half, capped a nine-play, 66-yard drive to put Las Vegas up 14-3.