The USFLAfter the inaugural season continues on Saturday with the top seed of the South Birmingham Stallions take on seed number 2 New Orleans Breakers in the second semifinal at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
The winner will join the Stars in the USFL Championship Game on Sunday, July 3 (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Tickets for the championship match sold at United States Soccer Federation (USFL) (hofvillage.com).
Here are the top plays from Saturday’s second game.
In the game’s first drive, New Orleans went 58 yards over nine innings, ending with a 1-yard touchdown due to Jordan Ellis.
Now it’s heating up
Birmingham has all the momentum
When New Orleans was in the midst of another impressive dynamic, the quarterback Kyle Sloter, was hit in an attempt to pass and was blocked by Gate of DeMarquiswho lost 70 yards to another Birmingham encounter.
Birmingham lead 14-7 with 10:52 left in the second half.
They gamble, and they hit the jackpot.
Taking advantage of a big opportunity before halftime, New Orleans won it in 4th and 4th place from Birmingham’s 35-yard line and Ellis made the rest, taking it home and closing the score at 14. all before recess.
Not too fast
But Birmingham wanted one last laugh before halftime. On the next boot, Victor Bolden Jr. went 90 yards in 13 seconds to put the Stallions back in the lead, 21-14 with 53 seconds before halftime.
New Orleans attempted to score on a final point in the remaining 53 seconds of the half, but Sloter saved it. With 23 seconds remaining, Birmingham could not create another point and entered the first half leading 21-14.
Time to eat
New Orleans got the ball early in the second half and held the game for most of the third. After scoring 10 hours and 25 minutes, going 75 yards in 17 games, Birmingham’s defense strengthened in the penalty area, forcing the Breakers to kick out.
Birmingham led 21-17 with 4:35 left in the third half.
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