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Fleet use 15-point fourth to defeat Legends

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Atlanta Legends have dropped their second straight game. The San Diego Fleet defeated the Legends, 24-12, on Sunday night at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California. 

The Fleet improved to 1-1 on the season. They are tied with the San Antonio Commanders with a 1-1 record in the Western Conference. 

San Diego Fleet running back Ja'Quan Gardner scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Legends during the Alliance of American Football game
Ja’Quan Gardner scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Legends during the Alliance of American Football game (Photo by Denis Poroy/AAF/Getty Images)

The Legends have one of three 0-2 records in the league. Atlanta is tied with the Memphis Express with an 0-2 mark in the Eastern Conference. 

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The Salt Lake Stallions also have an 0-2 mark in the Western Conference. 

Fleet quarterback Philip Nelson went 14 of 30 for 142 yards. He had one interception.

Ja’Quan Gardner had 15 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson Spruce had four receptions for 58 yards.

Legends quarterback Matt Simms went 17 of 25 for 160 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Lawrence Pittman had nine carries for 42 yards. Akrum Wadley had eight receptions for 70 yards.

The Fleet scored 18 points in the second half. They outscored the Legends 18-3 in the final two quarters.

Gardner scored on an eight-yard rushing touchdown. He also scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown.

Donny Hageman made two field goals. He first made a 26-yard field goal. He also made a 33-yard field goal.

Legend kicker Younghoe Koo made a 26-yard field goal.

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The Legends outscored the Fleet 9-6 in the first half. Simms hit Malachi Jones for a 19-yard touchdown reception. Koo also made a 29-yard field goal.

Hageman made two first-half field goals. He first made a 46-yard field goal.

He also made a 43-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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