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Dietz, Storm breeze by Predators

Jun 8, 2008 - 6:20 AM TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Brett Dietz tossed eight touchdown passes as the Tampa Bay Storm defeated the Orlando Predators, 71-61, on Saturday.

Dietz passed for 298 yards with one interception and Hank Edwards hauled in nine receptions for 131 yards and four scores for the Storm (7-7), who forced three turnovers.

Tyrone Timmons made three touchdown catches, including a seven-yard score that gave Tampa Bay a 71-53 advantage with 5:11 remaining to seal the win.

Shane Stafford passed for 362 yards and eight scores with one interception and Levon Thomas caught three touchdown passes for the Predators (8-7), who have lost three contest in a row.