Defenders Grab First Win In The UFL, Stay Undefeated At Home (4-7-24)

By: Darrell Owens

Headline Photo Credit: Darrell Owens-LMS Network

The second week of the 2024 UFL season finished up this past week. The first game of the week was last Saturday. The San Antonio Brahmas defeated Memphis Showboats 20-19 moving to 2-0 on the season. The Arlington Renegades lost a tight one to the St.Louis Battlehawks 27-24 on the road. We had to Sunday and in the first match the Birmingham Stallions stayed undefeated with a 20-13 win over the Michigan Panthers. Lastly, the DC Defenders took on the Houston Roughnecks in Washington DC.

Photo Credit: Arturo Jones-LMS Network

The Defenders would defeat the Roughnecks 23-18 to remain undefeated at home in their brief history. Defenders QB Jordan Ta’amu bounced back from an early pick-six that went 98 yards from Houston Cornerback and former Washington Commander Corn Elder. Ta’amu would go 16-for-32 with 212 yards and two passing touchdowns. Tight end Briley Moore-McKinney had one of the best catches so far this season with an amazing one-hand grab for a touchdown. Derrick Roberson and Deandre Baker both forced fumbles for the Defenders to keep this DC defense on top of their game. Roberson also records a sack for DC.

Photo Credit: Arturo Jones-LMS Network

The DC Defenders (1-1) will be on the road to take on Arlington Renegades (0-2) on Saturday, April 13th at 1 pm in a rematch of last year‘s XFL championship game. The defenders will not return home until April 28 when they will take on St. Louis Battlehawks.