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Friday, April 18, 2014

Wild drops opener to Terrell Owens’ Wranglers


Eagle staff

Allen Wranglers quarterback Bryan Randall completed 6 of 21 passes Saturday night against the Wichita Wild. But three were to Terrell Owens.

The former NFL star turned two into touchdowns in Allen’s season-opening 50-30 Indoor Football League victory over Wichita in Allen, Texas.

Owens, who’s a co-owner of the Wranglers franchise, caught TD passes of 10 and 27 yards and another ball for 16 yards.

The Wild, meanwhile, kept it close into the fourth quarter. Dylan Pohlman kicked three field goals and Phil Staback threw two TD passes to keep Wichita within a point.

But Staback was intercepted with 8:17 remaining and Allen’s Frankie Solomon returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. Former Wild back Darius Fudge scored a 5-yard Allen touchdown and Wichita didn’t get closer than 13 again.

Wichita

10

10

3

7

30

Allen

10

21

0

19

50

W—Pohlman 37 FG

A—Pino 36 FG

W—Staback 1 run (Pohlman kick)

A—Solomon 50 kickoff return (Pino kick)

A—Owens 10 pass from Randall (Pino kick)

W—Simmons 10 pass from Staback (Pohlman kick)

A—Owens 27 pass from Randall (Pino kick)

W—Pohlman 33 FG

W—Pohlman 26 FG

A—Solomon 20 interception return (kick failed)

A—Fudge 5 run (Pino kick)

A—Printers 9 run (pass failed)

W—Pierce 13 pass from Staback (Pohlman kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing—Wichita, Wilson 4-13, Murph 1-11, Staback 4-2. Allen, Fudge 10-54, Printers 1-9, Randall 2-8, Allen 1-0.

Passing—Wichita, Staback 24-50-3-262. Allen, Randall 6-21-2-108.

Receiving—Wichita, Pierce 8-117, Simmons 9-96, Murph 3-33, Wilson 3-10, Peterson 1-6. Allen, Owens 3-53, Moore 1-34, Avery 2-21.

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