Wildcats vs. Guardians
The Los Angeles Wildcats weren’t able to continue their strong play form week three, as they went into New York and got handled by the Guardians. The Guardians were without Matt McGloin who was listed as ‘out’ on the weekly injury list. In his stead was Luis Perez, who completed 69% of his passes for 150 yards and one touchdown. That touchdown, a two-point conversation, and three field goals was all it took for the Guardians to get to 2-2 on the season. They were able to get the win 17-14, sending the Wildcats to 1-3 on the season.
Wildcats – WR Tre McBride
The Wildcats were without leading wide-out Nelson Spruce, so Tre McBride stepped up in a big way for the Los Angeles club, posting 127 yards on eight receptions while pulling in a touchdown. When healthy the Wildcats have one of the most feared passing attacks in the XFL but the streaky play of their offense and quarterback Josh Johnson is proving to be problematic.
Guardians – RB Darius Victor
The Guardians didn’t have their leading passer McGloin for the game and relied on the rushing attack more this week to take pressure off of Perez. Darius Victor totaled 82 yards on 18 attempts and was able to help keep the Defenders defense off the field. It was the defense that stepped up in a big way and the offense played perfectly to compliment the high impact play of their defensive teammates.
Guardians – DE Jarrell Owens
Jarrell Owens had a big game for the Guardians, racking up two sacks and three total tackles in week four against the Vipers. The Guardians are among the league leaders in sacks with three players ranking in the top five in total sacks for the year.
Notes: Defensive leader Ben Henney continues to be everywhere, and he stepped up in a big way after Bunmi Rotimi didn’t make a single play all game., Nelson Spruce was injured and was out of action. While Josh Johnson put up another 300-yard game. Matt McGloin was inactive for the game, further hinting at a possibility of the former Penn State quarterback may be on the move.