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AAF Week 5: Orlando, San Antonio lead divisions at league’s halfway point

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Here’s what happened around the AAF in Week 5.

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Orlando 31, Birmingham 14

The Apollos improved to 5-0 after a win against the Iron on Saturday afternoon.

Apollos QB Garrett Gilbert continued to strengten his case for league MVP with 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one to TE Scott Orndoff and the other to former NFL receiver Charles Johnson.

Meanwhile, Iron QB Luis Perez struggled, throwing a pick-six in the first quarter. He was benched in favor of former Washington Huskies QB Keith Price.

Price threw for 234 yards and a touchdown.

San Diego 27, Salt Lake 25

The San Diego Fleet walked away as winners on a last-second field goal against the Salt Lake Stallions Saturday evening.

The game-winner was one of Donny Hageman’s three makes on the day.

Round Rock, Texas native Kameron Kelly intercepted three passes from Salt Lake QB Josh Woodrum, including one that became a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

Atlanta 23, Memphis 20

A late field goal also decided the Atlanta-Memphis contest Sunday afternoon. Younghoe Koo’s 35-yarder sealed the victory for the Legends.

Legends RB Darean Folston was a standout in the game, recording a receiving and rushing touchdown.

Former Texans DB Charles James II was one of the few bright spots for the Express, recording seven total tackles.

San Antonio 29, Arizona 25

The Texas team eeked out another win Sunday evening against division rival Arizona.

The team led 26-0 at halftime and narrowly avoided a major second half collapse.

Kurtis Drummond led the Commanders with four tackles.


With the league reaching its halfway point, here are the Standings:

East

  1. Orlando (5-0)
  2. Birmingham (3-2)
  3. Atlanta (2-3)
  4. Memphis (1-4)

West

  1. San Antonio (3-2)
  2. San Diego (3-2)
  3. Arizona (2-3)
  4. Salt Lake (1-4)

The top two teams in each division will make the playoffs in Las Vegas, with each team advancing to the AAF Championship on April 27.