Battle Wings beat Oklahoma City 69-67

The Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings won their fifth consecutive game and raised their record to 9-5 on the season after beating the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz 69-67 in Oklahoma City in front of 7,564 fans.

The Yard Dawgz jumped out to an early 17-7 in the first quarter powered by two Al Hunt touchdown receptions, but the BattleWings answered back in the second quarter with two touchdowns apiece from WR P.J. Berry and FB Jason Schule. Schule opened the second quarter with a 3 yard rushing score to cut the Yard Dawgz lead to 17-13. Three minutes later, Schule was at it again with a 34 yard scoring scamper in which he broke the af2's single season rushing record (500 yards) formerly held by Steve Gorrie. P.J. Berry hauled in a 37 yard pass from QB Andrico Hines with the 3:10 remaining in the first half to cut the Yard Dawgz lead to 31-27 and then gave the Wings' their first lead of the night with his 5th rushing touchdown with :23 seconds remaining in the half. With 1 second remaining in the first half, Dawgz WR Al Hunt dove into the endzone from 2 yards out to give Oklahoma City a 38-34 lead going into the locker room at halftime.

The BattleWings dominated the 3rd quarter for the second week in a row and outscored the Yard Dawgz 14-3. P.J. Berry got things started when he returned the opening kickoff of the 2nd half 57 yards for his 6th touchdown return on the season, giving the BattleWings a 41-38 lead. WR Buchie Ibeh got into the scoring act as well when he took a short screen play 37 yards for a touchdown with 5:07 remaining in the 3rd quarter to give the Wings' a 48-41 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

The Yard Dawgz outscored the BattleWings 26-21 in the final quarter, but a missed PAT and a failed 2 point conversion doomed the Yard Dawgz in the final minutes of the game. Jason Schule ran for his 3rd score of the night (23 on the season) and is now only 61 yards away from tying the career rushing record set by former BattleWing QB Sherrard Poteete after carrying the ball 7 times for 68 yards.

The BattleWings will hit the road again next week as they travel to south Texas to take on the Corpus Christi Sharks