Gladiators are 6-0 After Win in Miami
Gladiators get their revenge against the team that knocked them out of the running for the State Championship last year with a 27-17 win over the Miami Magic City Bulls.
The Bradenton Gladiators had something to prove Saturday night as they faced off against the Miami Magic City Bulls.
Last year the Bulls knocked the Gladiators out of the running for the State Championship and went on to take the state title themselves. But the Gladiators came prepared to exact a little revenge on Saturday night.
The undefeated Gladiators, who were on the road against the Bulls (4-2), were much improved in executing their offensive plays while the defense and specials teams played strong against the Bulls.
Gladiator Craig Carnes carried in the game's first touchdown with 6:46 left in the first quarter, making the scre 6-0. Frank Paul came back with a field goal will just 44 seconds left in the quarter, making it 6-3 going into the second quarter.
Gladiator David Daniels intercepted a Bulls pass with 7:53 left in the half, but Bulls Allen Bruce stripped Jeff Charlton of the ball less than a minute later.
Charlton answered back with a touchdown pass, with the extra point by Gladiator Kicker Phillip Chaltis gave the Gladiators a lead of 13-3. The Bulls came back with another field goal before ending the half at 13-9.
Gladiator Chauncey Jones carried in the only touchdown in the third quarter while the team's defense kept the Bulls from scoring in the quarter. Johnny Johnson gave the Bulls their only fourth quarter touchdown with a 2 point conversion by Julio-Chico-Martinez. Mike Mills recovered a fumble to carry in a touchdown with 8:59 left in the game
The Gladiators Offensive team took over again after Keon Hines interception with 4:45 left. The Offensive team ran out the clock to end the game with Gladiators 27 Bulls 17.
The Gladiators will play at home on March 10 against the Broward Bears at 7 p.m. PAL Home Field.