"It feels great," Chargers Coach Louis Simmons Sr said. "The Gladiators came here and played their hearts out, they were shorthanded, as we were, but we did what we had to do."
The Chargers got big rushing performances from Michael Roberts 88 yards on 9 carries with 2 TD's, and Akeil Smalley 100 yards on 10 carries with 2 TD's. Smalley replaced Roberts who had a hamstring issue.
QB Brandon Hyler helped his own cause with 48 yards on 7 carries and a rushing TD. Hyler was 8 of 16 for 168 yards including a 36 yd TD pass to Sherman Thomas.
The Chargers defense was near perfect again, as the lone score for the Gladiators came in the first half on a kickoff return for touchdown. Daniel Orlebar was credited with 2 1/2 sacks and leads the AFA in sacks with 13 1/2.
|Alhaji Kanu 52 YD FG
One of the big highlights of was when Chargers kicker Alhaji Kanu hit a 52 yard field goal late in the second quarter.
The Chargers head to Hanover, PA this Saturday to face the Hanover Rhino's, before returning to Wolverine Stadium in two weeks to face the Virginia Vengeance.
Check back at Clarke County Sports for video highlights from the game, as well as game photography from James Murphy.... coming soon.
To check Chargers Statistician's Chris Cunningham Sr official game stats click the link below.
Chargers vs Gladiators Box Score and Game Stats