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 continue to be tied with the Orlando Apollos atop the Eastern Conference. The Apollos also have a 3-0 record.
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.
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 also had an interception.
Trent Richardson had 17 carries for 46 yards and three touchdowns. Ladarius Perkins had eight carries for 26 yards.
Quinton Patton had four receptions for 58 yards. Tobias Palmer had two receptions for 31 yards. L’Damian Washington had three receptions for 28 yards. Wes Saxton Jr. had three receptions for 25 yards.
Legends quarterback Matt Simms went 28 of 48 for 328 yards. He also had one touchdown and three interceptions.
Simms had two carries for 27 yards.
Seantavius Jones had four receptions for 72 yards. Malachi Jones had three receptions for 58 yards. Montay Crockett had two receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. Ervin Philips had two receptions for 31 yards. Akrum Wadley had three receptions for 29 yards, while James Quick had four receptions for 29 yards. Bug Howard had two receptions for 25 yards.
Birmingham scored 19 points in the second half. Richardson scores on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Perez hit Richardson for the two-point conversion.
Richardson scores on a six-yard rushing touchdown. Perez hit Washington for a two-point conversion.
Nick Novak made a 27-yard field goal.
Atlanta scored six points in the second half. Simms hit Crockett for a 23-yard touchdown reception.
The Iron led 9-6 at halftime. Richardson scored on a five-yard touchdown reception. Novak made a 39-yard field goal.
Legends kicker Younghoe Koo made two field goals.