Gladiators pull away from DragonsMar 4, 2008 - 3:47 AM CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Raymond Philyaw threw for five touchdown passes to lead the Cleveland Gladiators to a 61-49 Arena League victory Monday night.
It was the season opener for both teams.
Otis Amey caught seven passes for 101 yards, including a pair of touchdown receptions, and ran for a score for the Gladiators, who pulled away after New York had rallied to take a 35-33 lead late in the third quarter.
Marlion Jackson's 32-yard run with 1:00 left in the third quarter put Cleveland ahead for good, 40-35, and his 6-yard scoring pass from Philyaw extended the lead to 54-42.
Philyaw finished 18-of-23 for 240 yards and an interception.
Rohan Davey completed 21-of-30 passes for five touchdowns and an interception for New York. Three of the scoring passes went to Kevin Swayne, who had 10 catches for 130 yards.
ARENA NEW YORK 49
CLEVELAND 61 FINAL
Dragons 49, Gladiators 61 FinalMar 3 10:24 PM
NEW YORK 48
CLEVELAND 61 FINAL
Dragons 48, Gladiators 61 FinalMar 3 9:57 PM
NEW YORK 35
CLEVELAND 40 END, 3RD QTR
Dragons 35, Gladiators 40 End of 3rdMar 3 9:17 PM
ARENA NEW YORK 21
CLEVELAND 30 HALFTIME
Dragons 21, Gladiators 30 HalfMar 3 8:45 PM
NEW YORK 21
CLEVELAND 27 HALFTIME
Dragons 21, Gladiators 27 HalfMar 3 8:29 PM
NEW YORK 0
CLEVELAND 14 END, 1ST QTR
Dragons 0, Gladiators 14 End of 1stMar 3 8:01 PM
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