Locomotives misfire in first half, drop 34-17 decision to Destroyers
September 25, 2011 - 1:01 am
The Locomotives got outscored 24-0 in the first half and couldn’t muster much of a rally, losing 34-17 to the Virginia Destroyers on Saturday in a United Football League game at Virginia Beach, Va.
Virginia (2-0) stretched its lead to 31-3 through three quarters before Las Vegas (1-1) got a couple of late scores.
“They played extremely well — as good as any team has played in three years in this league,” Locomotives coach Jim Fassel said. “In football, you don’t outscheme people. It’s just a bunch of 1-on-1 battles, and tonight they whipped us.”
Quarterback Chris Greisen and the running back tandem of former NFL players Dominic Rhodes and Adrian Peterson led the Destroyers to 343 yards of offense. Greisen completed 18 of 23 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns. Rhodes ran for 80 yards and caught six passes for 53 yards. Peterson had 61 yards on 11 carries.
The Locomotives got two fourth-quarter touchdown passes from backup quarterback Brian Brohm to wide receiver Hakim Hill. The Locos put up 273 yards of offense, but more than half that total came in the fourth quarter, after the game was out of reach.
Brohm hit Hill on a 9-yard pass to make the score 31-10 midway through the fourth, and the two hooked up again on a 6-yard scoring pass with 3:26 remaining.