XFL Week 4 Recap

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LA Wildcats-14 – NY Guardians-17
The New York Guardians defeated the LA Wildcats 17-14 for their second victory this XFL season. The Guardians were led by backup quarterback Luis Perez after a disappointing 1-2 start in the first three games with former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. Perez led the way, completing 18 of 26 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown. On the losing side LA quarterback Josh Johnson accounted for 330 yards passing completing 25 of 40 passes for two touchdowns. Next Week the Guardians face the Dallas Renegades on Saturday night in Texas at 5 PM on FOX. The losing Wildcats host the Tampa Bay Vipers next week in LA on ESPN’s XFL Sunday Night Football at 9 PM

Seattle-16 – St. Louis-23
The St. Louis Battlehawks improved to 3-1 on the XFL season with a win over the Seattle Dragons in St. Louis. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu led the way with 264 yards passing and one touchdown, completing 20 of 27 passes. The Battlehawks were also paced by running back Keith Ford who had three carries for 23 yards and one touchdown. Next week the St. Louis Battlehawks face the second place DC Defenders in an East Division showdown at Audi Field in DC on Sunday at 3 PM on FOX Sports 1. The losing Seattle Dragons will face the undefeated Houston Roughnecks in Houston at 2 PM on Saturday on ABC.

Houston-27 – Dallas-20
The Houston Roughnecks defeated the Dallas Renegades 27-20 to remain the only undefeated team in the XFL. Standout quarterback PJ Walker led the way for the Roughnecks in this Texas showdown completing 25 of 41 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns. While in a losing effort former Oklahoma standout Landry Jones completed 25 of 38 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown keeping the Renegades in the game before re-injuring his ankle/knee towards the end of the game.  As a result a timetable for Jones’ return is unknown. He was replaced by former ECU quarterback Philip Nelson at the conclusion of the game. Houston will test their undefeated record when they host the Seattle Dragons at 2 PM on Saturday on ABC. Losing Dallas has a showdown with fellow 2-win opponent the New York Guardians in Dallas at 5 PM on FOX Saturday Night.

DC Defenders-0 – Tampa Bay Vipers-29
The DC Defenders dropped their second straight game to the winless Tampa Bay Vipers by a score of 29-0. Tampa was led by quarterback Taylor Cornelius who completed 24 of 31 passes for 211 yards and one touchdown. The Vipers were also pushed forward by running back Jacques Patrick who ran for 108 yards and a touchdown. The losing Defenders will face the St. Louis Battlehawks on Sunday at 3 PM on FOX Sports 1 at Audi Field in DC.  They’ll be looking forward to home-cooking in their return to DC where they have notched a 2-0 record with victories over 2-2 Seattle and New York in the first two weeks of the season. The winning Vipers will face the 1-3 LA Wildcats looking for their second straight victory after an 0-3 start. The game will air as part of ESPN’s XFL Sunday Night at 9 PM from Los Angeles.

XFL Attendance Notes: XFL Week 4 statistics remained steady with 70,224 fans attending across the country. St. Louis led the way with 27,527 fans at the Dome in St. Louis. Dallas also had a record crowd with 18,332 fans. The game with the lowest attendance was in New York with only 12,116 fans. In the last game of the weekend in Tampa 12,249 fans attended against the DC Defenders. The average attendance nationwide was 17,554 fans per game. Through 4 weeks there have been 298,269 fans in the seats nationwide.

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Chaz Packan is a life-long Frederick County Resident who graduated from Linganore High School in 2010. He completed senior year work study with the Frederick Keys the local Orioles High-A Affiliate as well as contributing to the Linganore student newspaper The Lance. He was with the Keys from February 2010 to September 2016. While there he contributed to the Keys GameDay program conducting player interviews as well as writing GameDay features. Chaz completed studies at Frederick Community College obtaining an AA in Communications while at FCC, Chaz received an excellence in journalism award from his journalism professor for his contributions to the FCC student newspaper The Commuter. After completing his associates at FCC, Chaz started his own Facebook Live sports program called SportsTalk with Chaz which he did from his home from 2016 to 2017 interviewing several local sports personalities including Frank Herzog, Brenda Frese, Rob Ambrose and ESPN NFL Analyst Anita Marks. Recently, Chaz worked for local Republican Frederick County State Delegate Dan Cox in Annapolis as a Legislative Aide during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. Chaz will be a regular contributor to the Tentacle touching on local and regional sports as well as his interest in the political process both locally and nationally touching on the issues from a conservative point of view. Tentacle Readers will enjoy Chaz’s depth of knowledge on the subjects he shares a passion for.