Recent News

GLADIATORS LOSE TO POWER, FALL TO SECOND PLACE

By: Gladiators Press Release
06/04/2011 7:27 PM -
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Cleveland Gladiators dropped their second straight game, 35-32, to the Pittsburgh Power in front of 9,066 at the CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday night. The loss puts Cleveland at 6-5 on the season and out of first place in the American East, a slot they had previously held since Week 3. The Power improved to 7-4 and at a full game advantage over the Gladiators.

Cleveland quarterback Kurt Rocco finished 28-of-43 for 261 yards passing with four touchdown tosses, one rushing score and one interception. Thryon Lewis led the way for the receiving corps with his second-straight game over the 100 yard mark; Lewis finished with nine catches for 104 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Robert Redd also had two receiving scores on the night.

Pittsburgh quarterback Bernard Morris earned Offensive Player of the Game honors by going 17-of-23 for 210 yards and three passing touchdowns. His main target on the night was Jason Willis, who was on the receiving end of five catches for 105 yards and two scores through the air, including a 40-yard bomb in the second quarter.

Defensively for Cleveland, Levy Brown continued to be a tackling force by notching 6.5 total tackles and recovering a fumble. The Power defense sacked Rocco twice and forced a crucial interception in their own end zone, the Gladiators only turnover in the contest, stopping a drive with 58 seconds left in the game and sealing the victory.

Cleveland turned the ball over on downs three times in the game and was unable to gain the advantage in the end despite having seven more first downs and controlling the clock for nearly 15 minutes more than Pittsburgh. The Gladiators were flagged 11 times for 75 yards, both game highs.

With the victory, Morris improved to 5-1 as a starter for the Power, while Pittsburgh has won four straight games. Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth quarter, making it the fifth time that Cleveland has been shut out in a period all season. The Gladiator defense was strong on the night, with their 35 points allowed being the fourth time in 2011 that they have held an opponent to 35 points or less. The Glads are 2-2 in those games.

The Gladiators will return to The Q on Saturday, June 11th when they host the Georgia Force at 7:00 p.m. for SCOUT NIGHT! The Great Lakes Science Center and NASA will be on hand with special concourse displays and activities for all Gladiator fans, along with the Boy and Girl Scout troops in attendance! SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! For more information, visit www.clevelandgladiators.com or call 216.685.9000 today!
 

--2011 GLADIATORS FOOTBALL – CATCH IT LIVE!--


Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Browse by Month »

July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
March 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
Gladiators Insider
Date Player Action
06/10/14 Haver, Ron Placed on Reassignment
06/10/14 Johnson, Dashawn Assigned
06/09/14 Ford, Larry Placed on Recallable Reassignment
06/09/14 Stephens, Brandon Placed on Injured Reserve
06/09/14 Manley, Phillip Placed on Reassignment
06/06/14 Haver, Ron Placed on League Suspension
06/05/14 Collins, Tyrone Placed on Injured Reserve
Gladiators Gear