Pittsburgh Power Take First Place, Defeating Cleveland, 35-32

Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
The Pittsburgh Power warm up before the battle for first place in the East American division against Cleveland. Pittsburgh went on to win, 35-32, on Saturday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Cleveland also loosens up before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Both teams line up for the national anthem.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
The Power and Gladiators meet at the 25-yard line for the coin toss.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Power quarterback Bernard Morris drops back to pass.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
A young fan smiles right after catching a free T-shirt. 9,066 fans attended the Cleveland, Pittsburgh rivalry game at the CONSOL Energy Center.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
The young Power fan flexes his muscles after the CONSOL Energy Center's JumbroTron asked fans to do so.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Linebacker Gary Butler sits on the edge of Pittsburgh's bench. During the pre-game press conference on June 2, Power head coach Chris Siegfried said, "We’ve got some tough guys, guys like Gary Butler, who kind of epitomizes what our defense is all about. I think he’s been nicknamed ‘The Bully.’ "
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Defensive lineman Terrance Carter looks on from the bench as a play develops.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Carter
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Power head coach Chris Siegfried, who came to Pittsburgh from the Jacksonville Sharks, overlooks his team.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Gladiators bench
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Cleveland rookie quarterback Kurt Rocco announces the next play in the huddle.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Gladiators bench
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Defensive lineman Neil Purvis
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators (Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Morris is tackled by the Gladiators.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Morris holds the football, ready to pass.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Scott, Rob and Greg from “The Clarks” provided entertainment at halftime. At the half, Pittsburgh had just a one-point advantage, 14-13.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Halftime music
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Offensive lineman Nick Zeck watches a play from the sideline.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Pittsburgh Power dance team
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Pittsburgh Power defense
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
The Power huddle together kickoff.
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
A Pittsburgh Power player takes a few minutes to get up after being injured in the second half.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Power defensive back Josh Lay talks with Gladiators defensive back Mike Bragg.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Cleveland wide receiver Robert Redd caught six passes for 49 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Gladiators quarterback Kurt Rocco
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Rocco is pressured by the Power defense right as he releases the ball.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Rocco surveys the field for an open target as wide receiver Robert Redd looks to receive a pass.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Gladiators rookie quarterback Kurt Rocco
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Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Power head coach Chris Siegfried gives instructions to Bernard Morris before the quarterback returns to the huddle.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Power wide receiver Mike Washington breaks free from the Gladiators defense. Washington finished with six receptions for 45 yards.
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(Photo Credit: KDKA Web Intern Christine Newby)
Pittsburgh Power vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Offensive lineman Nick Zeck.
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