The Duke City Gladiators are on a mission. In a third, and final, regular season bout versus the San Angelo Bandits, the Gladiators made a statement to the league that they are here to play.
Monday in San Angelo, Texas, the Gladiators played a strong and commanding game, dominating the matchup, 47-10.
The Bandits scored first in the first quarter, but Duke City’s Jayson Serda answered right back with a 52-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Possessions for both teams were back-and-forth without any change in the score the rest of the quarter.
In the second quarter, however, the Gladiators got the momentum and couldn’t be stopped afterwards.
A huge play made by Serda on a missed San Angelo field goal was one piece of the winning puzzle. He returned the missed attempt for a 50-yard touchdown.
Quarterback Kasey Peters connected with receivers Roland Bruno and James Cleveland on multiple occasions for touchdowns.
Peters finished 17-for-33 with 166 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Cleveland and Bruno both finished with two touchdown receptions while Serda had quite the game with six solo tackles, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
The Gladiators are now 6-3 overall and 4-3 in league play. The team’s last away game of is Friday in Allen, Texas against the Texas Revolution.