Cleveland Gladiators
Cleveland Gladiators at Columbus Destroyers
CLEVELAND (9-7) 14 15 13 17   59 FINAL
COLUMBUS (3-13) 10 21 7 19   57
March 15, 2008
Columbus Destroyers
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Gladiators rally late to drop winless Destroyers

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Raymond Philyaw threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Robert Redd late in the game and the Cleveland Gladiators held on to beat the Columbus Destroyers 59-57 on Saturday night.

Philyaw finished 19-of-28 for 209 yards and five touchdowns, and Redd had seven catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns for the Gladiators (3-0).

Matt Nagy connected with Derek Lee on a 33-yard score, but Columbus (0-3) failed on the 2-point conversion. The Gladiators recovered the onside kick with 20 seconds left, preserving the victory.

Nagy was 24-of-35 for 351 yards and seven touchdowns, and Derek Lee had 11 catches for 171 yards.


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