Power Escape Dallas With 76-75 Win
DALLAS (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Power escaped Dallas with a one-point victory over the Vigilantes Saturday night.
Remy Hamilton missed a 32-yard field goal on the last play of the game to hand the Power a 76-75 win.
The AFL is known for high-scoring, high-octane offense and this game lived up to the hype.
Each team put up 13 points in the first quarter, but Dallas held a 34-27 lead at the half.
Not to be outdone, the Power (6-4) came out in the second half and outscored the Vigilantes (6-5) 14-7 to tie the game and set up a frantic fourth quarter where each team found the endzone seven times.
With Dallas trailing 76-69, Dan Raudabaugh connected with DeAndrew Rubin for a 22-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left.
Dallas elected to go for the two-point conversion, but failed to score. However, they did recover an onside kick, but Hamilton missed the potential game-winning field goal.
For Pittsburgh, Bernard Morris completed 25 of his 40 passes for 280 yards and seven touchdowns.
Wide receiver Michael Washington led the Power with 12 catches for 184 yards and four touchdowns.
For Dallas, Raudabaugh did everything he could to win the game for his team. He completed 28 of 36 passes for a staggering 433 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Anthony Jones was his favorite target in the losing effort. Jones caught 10 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns.
The Power have now won three straight games and are tied for the American Conference East Division lead with the Cleveland Gladiators.
Cleveland comes to town on June 4 for a pivotal divisional matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.