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Desperados claim AFL record in rout of Dragons

Jun 17, 2007 - 7:50 AM DALLAS (Ticker) -- Seemingly charged up by the first sellout in team history, the Dallas Desperados gave everyone in attendance a performance that will likely have them coming back for more.

Clint Dolezel threw for four scores and the Desperados defense forced five turnovers - including two interception returns for touchdowns - as Dallas blasted the New York Dragons, 67-13, in front of 15,689 in attendance at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.

With the victory, the Desperados (14-1) became the first team in AFL history to ever win 14 games in a season. The blowout marked the second time this season that Dallas crushed New York (5-10), as they posted a 60-7 rout in a Week One meeting.

Dolezel found Will Pettis twice in a 23-point first quarter, highlighted by the Desperados defense that forced a safety on the second play of the game. Willis Marshall returned the subsequent free kick 56 yards for another score and a early 9-0 lead.

Jermaine Jones sparked a 13-point second-quarter when he returned Rohan Davey's errant pass for the first of his two interception returns for touchdowns, pushing the Dallas lead out to 29-7. The defensive specialist struck again in the third quarter, running the second one back 40 yards to extend the Desperados' bulge to 50-7.