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Philyaw, Gladiators top Force

Jul 8, 2008 - 5:01 AM ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Raymond Philyaw threw eight touchdown passes to lead the Cleveland Gladiators to a 73-70 victory over the Georgia Force in an Arena Football League playoff matchup on Monday night.

Philyaw completed 20-of-29 passes for 295 yards and eight TDs for Cleveland, which advances to play Philadelphia in the National Conference championship game Saturday. The winner will play in the Arena Bowl in New Orleans on July 27.

Philyaw threw three scoring passes apiece to Otis Amey and Robert Redd. Amey finished with six receptions for 130 yards.

Chris Greisen was 29-for-39 for 343 yards and eight TD passes for the Force.

Troy Bergeron was Greisen's favorite target as he finished with 14 receptions for 178 yards and four touchdowns. Tiger Jones had nine catches for 83 yards and four TDs for Georgia.