Gladiators Face Venom on the Road. 1st Place at Stake.
May 15, 2015
Albuquerque, NM – The Gladiators are just coming out of a bye week where players rested up to prepare for Amarillo on Saturday May 16th. Last game played, the Gladiators faced San Angelo on the road and defeated the Bandits 64-61 in a nail bitter. Much of the game was a shootout with each team scoring back and forth and many lead changes throughout. At halftime, Duke City lead by 2 with a score of 28-26. As the game wound down to the final minutes, San Angelo’s Darrell Harkless returned a kick-off which evened the score at 61 with 3:20 remaining. Gladiators drove the ball down to 23 seconds remaining in the game. Duke City’s Zeke Arrevolo attempted a 48 yard field goal and sank it to take the lead by 3. San Angelo had the ball and drove 13 yards before being picked off by number 2 DeAndre Wright with 11 seconds to go. Game. Set. Match. Final score San Angelo 61, Duke City Gladiators 64. Quarterback Kasey Peters threw for 309 yards and 5 touchdowns, Seth Smith ran for only 25 yards but scored 3 touchdowns, and Aaron Davis hustled on defense with 6 solo tackles and 2 sacks. The Duke City Gladiators are now 5-2 overall and 3-2 in league play.
The Gladiators continue the schedule on road this week to face the Amarillo Venom for the second time this season. This match-up is crucial as this can determine 1st place in the Champions Indoor Football League which both teams are fighting for. Gladiators General Manager Matt Caward says, “We control our destiny in the league with a win over Amarillo on Saturday.” And with a big win this Saturday, Duke City would be poised for post-season play. The face-off is scheduled for Saturday May 16th at Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas and kick-off is scheduled to commence at 6:05 PM Mountain Time. Gladiators fans can see all the action on Saturday at Altitudes Sports Grill inside Hotel Cascada.
The Duke City Gladiators face the Amarillo Venom on the road this Saturday May 16th, 2015 at 6:05 PM Mountain Time. Viewing stream can be found at www.DukeCityGladiators.com. Altitudes Sports Grill inside Hotel Cascada (I-40 & Carlisle) will host a viewing party with great food and drink specials. Come by and wear your Gladiators gear!
**SIDE NOTE: Community interaction is a key philosophy of the Duke City Gladiators and the organization continues to exercise just that. Earlier this week, players along with the DCG Dancers visited patients at the New Mexico VA Hospital in Albuquerque. Players and dancers went from room to room spending a little bit of time with the veteran patients, talking and thanking them for their service to America. Many of the patients knew who the Gladiators were and they were very excited and appreciative of the visit. Check out pictures from the visit online at www.DukeCityGladiators.com.
The next home game for the Gladiators will take place on Saturday June 6th vs. the Salina Bombers.
For more information on the Gladiators, visit www.DukeCityGladiators.com , LIKE “Duke City Gladiators” on Facebook & follow the team on Twitter (@DCGladiators). For any media inquiries, please direct questions to the Director of Media Relations Andres Trujillo by email email@example.com or by phone 505-226-8006 ext. 4.