Commanders hold off late Hotshots push for the win

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The San Antonio Commanders are now on their first two-game win streak. The Commanders defeated the Arizona Hotshots, 29-25, on Sunday night at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

The Commanders now have a 3-2 record. They are now tied with the San Diego Fleet with the best record in the Western Conference.

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Besides defeating the Hotshots, San Antonio also defeated the Birmingham Iron last weekend.

The Fleet and Commanders split the season series.

The Hotshots have fallen to 2-3 on the season. They are on a three-game losing streak.

Arizona is now the third-best team in the Western Conference. Only the Salt Lake Stallions have a worse record at 1-4.

Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside went 21 of 27 for 290 yards. He also had two touchdowns and one interception.

Kenneth Farrow, II had 12 carries for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Mekale McKay had five receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. Alonzo Moore had two receptions for 54 yards, while De’Marcus Ayers had four receptions for 50 yards. Farrow, II had a 43-yard reception. Stehly Reden had two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown.

Hotshots quarterback John Wolford went 19 of 33 for 246 yards. He also had two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Tim Cook had 12 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. Wolford had four carries for 30 yards. Justin Stockton had five carries for 29 yards.

Rashad Ross had five receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown. Marquis Bundy had three receptions for 49 yards. Freddie Martino had four receptions for 34 yards. Thomas Duarte had two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown.

San Antonio scored three points in the second half. Nick Rose made a 21-yard field goal.

Arizona scored 25 points in the second half. Wolford hit Ross for a 45-yard touchdown reception. Wolford converted the two-point conversion.

Wolford hit Duarte for a four-yard touchdown reception. Wolford hit Ross for the two-point conversion.

Cook also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Nick Folk made a 23-yard field goal.

The Commanders led 26-0 at halftime. Derron Smith had a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown. Woodside hit McKay for a 54-yard touchdown reception. Woodside converted the two-point conversion.

Farrow, II scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Woodside hit Reden for a five-yard touchdown reception.

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