Fleet use 15-point fourth to defeat Legends

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 quarterback Philip Nelson hands off the ball to Ja’Quan Gardner against the Atlanta Legends
Philip Nelson hands off the ball to Ja’Quan Gardner against the Atlanta Legends (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. 

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 also had an interception. 

Ja’Quan Gardner had 15 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Terrell Wilson had 14 carries for 49 yards. Nelson had six carries for 28 yards. 

Nelson Spruce had four receptions for 58 yards. Brian Brown had three receptions for 27 yards. 

Legends quarterback Matt Simms went 17 of 25 for 160 yards. He also had a touchdown and an interception. 

Lawrence Pittman had nine carries for 42 yards. Tarean Folston had six carries for 20 yards. 

Akrum Wadley had eight receptions for 70 yards. Malachi Jones had three receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown. Montay Crockett had two receptions for 24 yards. 

San Diego scored 18 points in the second half. Gardner scored on an eight-yard rushing touchdown. Gardner also scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown.

Donny Hageman made two field goals. 

Atlanta scored three points in the second half. Younghoe Koo made a 26-yard field goal. 

The Legends led 9-6 at halftime. Simms hit Jones for a 19-yard touchdown reception. Koo also made a 29-yard field goal.

Fleet’s Hageman made two field goals. 

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