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Richardson scores 3 TDs, as Iron defeats Legends

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Birmingham Iron is the second team to become 3-0 on the season. The Iron defeated the winless Atlanta Legends, 28-12, on Sunday afternoon at Parker M. Petit Field at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Iron continues to be tied with the Orlando Apollos atop the Eastern Conference. The Apollos also have a 3-0 record. 

Birmingham Iron running back Trent Richardson runs the ball against the Atlanta Legends during the Alliance of American Football game
Trent Richardson runs the ball against the Atlanta Legends during the Alliance of American Football game (Photo by Todd Kirkland/AAF/Getty Images)

The Legends fell to 0-3 on the season. They are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, tied with the Memphis Express, who are also 0-3. 

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Atlanta has the worst net points in the entire league. They have only scored 30 points through three games, while their defense has given up 92 for a -62. 

Iron quarterback Luis Perez went 17 of 31 for 160 yards. He had one interception. 

Trent Richardson had 17 carries for 46 yards and three touchdowns. Quinton Patton had four receptions for 58 yards. 

Legends quarterback Matt Simms went 28 of 48 for 328 yards. He had one touchdown pass and three interceptions. 

Simms led the backs with two carries for 27 yards. Seantavius Jones had four receptions for 72 yards. 

The Iron outscored the Legends 19-6 in the second half. Richardson scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Following the score, Perez hit Richardson for a two-point conversion. 

Richardson scored on a six-yard rushing touchdown. Following this score, Perez hit L’Damian Washington for a two-point conversion. 

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Nick Novak made a 27-yard field goal. 

Simms hit Montay Crockett for a 23-yard touchdown reception. 

The Iron led 9-6 at halftime. Richardson scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown. Novak also made a 39-yard field goal. 

Younghoe Koo made two field goals for the Legends. He first made a 21-yard field goal. He also made a 35-yard field goal. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
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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