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ALLIANCE 2 XFL: WEEK 8 STANDOUT STARS!!

Garrett Gilbert, Apollos QB

Garrett Gilbert led the charge in this week’s standout stars with 310 yards! Wideouts Charles Johnson and Rashad Ross continued their season-long dominance at the WR position. Trent Richardson had 83 rushing yards and another rushing TD!

QBs:

Garrett Gilbert, Orlando: 23/40 – 310 yards, 2 TDs, and one 2 PT

Brandon Silvers, Memphis: 30/49 – 269 yards 1 TD and two 2 PT

John Wolford, Arizona: 17/23 – 216 yards 1 TD and one 2 PT

RBs:

Trent Richardson, Birmingham: 18 carries/83 yards and 1 TD

Tim Cook, Arizona: 2 rushing TDs

D’Ernest Johnson, Orlando: 62 rushing and receiving yards (6 receptions), 1 TD and one 2 PT

WRs:

Charles Johnson, Orlando: 8 receptions/135 yards, 1 TD

Gerrard Sheppard, Memphis: 9 receptions/98 yards and one 2 PT

Rashad Ross, Arizona: 4 receptions/78 yards, 1 TD

Nelson Spruce, San Diego: 8 receptions/79 yards

Justin Thomas, Atlanta: 4 receptions/74 yards

Donteea Dye, Jr., Orlando: 1 reception/65 yards, 1 TD

Daniel Williams, Memphis: 5 receptions/64 yards

Richard Mullaney, Arizona: 5 receptions/60 yards

Dontez Byrd, Memphis: 5 receptions/52 yards, 1 TD and one 2 PT

Tackles:

Salt Lake Defense: 3 points allowed, 2 INTs and one forced fumble

Birmingham Defense: 4 sacks, 2 INTs, and one forced fumble

Arizona Defense: 4 sacks and 1 INT, 2 sacks by Rykeem Yates

Jeff Luc, Atlanta: 8 tackles

Travis Feeney, San Diego: 7 tackles

Henre Toliver, Salt Lake: 7 tackles

Greer Martini, Salt Lake: 7 tackles

Ed Reynolds, Jr., Atlanta: 6 tackles

Charles James II, Memphis: 6 tackles

DeMarquis Gates, Memphis: 6 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble

Kicking:

Younghoe Koo, Atlanta: 3 FGs

Nick Novak, Birmingham: 3 FGs

Austin MacGinnis, Memphis: 3 FGs

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The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 8 03-29-19

The A-Train goes solo on this edition of “The Alliance 2 XFL Show,” sponsored by VK Credit Repair and Preferred Realty Investment Company. On this episode, the A-Train covers the latest in the Alliance which includes: Week 7 recap, Brandon Silvers and Johnny Manziel, Eminem and Charlie Ebersol, and if anyone knows what Alliance majority owner Tom Dundon is really doing. Also the latest in the XFL: The newest team presidents and Vince McMahon. Along with A-Train’s Week 8 predictions in the Alliance.

The Alliance 2 XFL Show – Episode 8 (The A-Train goes solo)

Not to forget who this week’s Alliance 2 XFL Game of the Week. Big thanks to Highlight Heaven for this week’s highlight.

 

FROM VEGAS TO DALLAS TO MANZIEL TO MARSHALL

by @TheATrainShow

What was once the “Road to Vegas,” has now become the “Road to Dallas.” Over the past few days, the Alliance announced that their championship game would be played in Dallas, Texas (actually Frisco) at the Ford Center at the Star aka the Dallas Cowboys practice facility. Those that have been covering and following the league found the move…interesting, maybe a little peculiar. It leans more to the theory that the NFL is working more with the Alliance. In addition to the pictures floating around the internet that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wore an Alliance hat to the NFL Combine. So he’s clearly showing support for the league. That’s a plus. This move, IMO, is the best move considering the attendance figures for the league have been relatively low, yet continue to see some progress, especially in San Antonio, who saw a league record for attendance back in Week 7.

As of now, the Eastern Conference looks pretty set as the Orlando Apollos locked up the first playoff berth after a 36-6 win against the Atlanta Legends. For the Apollos, it was a true bounce-back win after being defeated by the Arizona Hotshots at home in Week 6. The Birmingham Iron currently hold the #2 spot in the East even after a 31-25 loss to the Memphis Express. Both the Legends and Express have identical records at 2-5 which means they are still in it, but a longshot for that #2 spot. Both teams continue to have issues at the QB position, especially the Express.

Johnny Manziel, Memphis Express QB

They find themselves with a QB they cannot trust in Christian Hackenberg, a QB currently injured in Zach Mettenberger, and a QB that’s just trying to get some clock in, which compelled them to acquire the rights to Johnny Manziel, who formerly was released (and banned) from the CFL. For Silvers, he led his team to the emotional win against the Iron, while Manziel got an opportunity to get in some work. Manziel should continue to see limited action for the rest of the season while Silvers remains the starter.

Over in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Commanders lead the pack at 5-2 after narrowly defeating the Salt Lake Stallions, 19-15, after the Stallions piled up 6 sacks. The Hotshots defeated the San Diego Fleet 32-15, and have the #2 spot after having won 2 straight, while prior had dropped 3 straight. The Fleet and Stallions are still in the hunt as well for at least the #2 spot at 3-4 and 2-5 respectively.

For three teams in the East and all four teams in the West, there are still great chances for any one of the teams to make the inaugural playoffs. Great action still happening in the Alliance, and if you’re not watching, you’re truly missing out.

The league has gained some major buzz through the Manziel signing and even rapper Eminem showing his support:

Which prompted this response from Alliance co-founder Charlie Ebersol:

ALLIANCE 2 XFL: WEEK 7 STANDOUT STARS!!

Memphis’ QB Brandon Silvers leads this week’s Standout Stars after an emotional OT win against the Iron. Arizona QB John Wolford only missed 4 attempts and had 3 total TDs in the win against the Fleet. Orlando’s De’Veon Smith leads the standout RBs after a 3-TD performance against the Legends. Trent Richardson just scores touchdowns, after nabbing his 10th rushing TD for the season leading the league. The Fleet’s Nelson Spruce led the WRs with 12 receptions and 146 yards in the loss against the Hotshots. Salt Lake’s defense had 6 sacks in the 19-15 loss against the Commanders. 

QBs:

Brandon Silvers, Memphis: 24/35 – 266 yards, 2 TDs and two 2 PTs

Luis Perez, Birmingham: 16/35 – 235 yards, 2 TDs

John Wolford, Arizona: 15/19 – 212 yards, 2 TDs and 1 rushing TD

Mike Bercovici, San Diego: 22/43 – 310 yards, 1 TD

Josh Woodrum, Salt Lake: 22/35 – 229 yards, 1 TD

Garrett Gilbert, Orlando: 19/23 – 217 yards, 1 TD

RBs:

De’Veon Smith, Orlando: 3 rushing TDs and one 2 PT

Trent Richardson, Birmingham: 81 all-purpose yards, 1 TD and two 2 PT

Arizona: 189 rushing yards led by Jhurell Pressley with 64

WRs:

Nelson Spruce, San Diego: 12 receptions/146 yards

Reece Horn, Memphis: 7 receptions/113 yards and 1 TD

Nick Truesdell, Salt Lake: 4 receptions/74 yards

Amba Etta-Tawo, Birmingham: 3 receptions/71 yards

Evan Rodriguez, San Antonio: 3 receptions/71 yards

De’Mornay Pierson-El: Salt Lake: 5 receptions/68 yards

Rannell Hall, Orlando: 2 receptions/60 yards

Malachi Jones, Atlanta: 6 receptions/53 yards, 1 TD

Daniel Williams, Memphis: GW TD in OT and one 2 PT

Tackles:

Salt Lake Defense: 6 sacks

Shaquille Richardson, Arizona: 8 tackles and 1 INT

Steven Johnson, Arizona: 7 tackles and 1 INT

Beniquez Brown, Birmingham: 7 tackles

De’Marquis Gates, Memphis: 7 tackles

Louis Young, Atlanta: 7 tackles

Will Hill III, Orlando: 6 tackles and 1 sack

A.J. Tarpley, San Diego: 6 tackles

Terence Garvin, Orlando: 5 tackles and 1 sack

Kicking:

Taylor Bertolet, Salt Lake: 3 FGs

Nick Folk, Arizona: 2 FGs

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ALLIANCE 2 XFL: WEEK 7 ATTENDANCE

The Commanders returned home after a four-game road trip and promptly broke the single-game attendance record! The home crowd was treated to a Commander win. Atlanta set a single-game attendance mark for the team, but they fell to the Apollos for a second time. A solid crowd in Memphis saw Johnny Football make his debut, but Brandon Silvers was the hero for the home squad leading them to the league’s first OT game victory. The Hotshots continued their winning ways in a key division game against the Fleet.

San Antonio: 30,545 (AAF League record!)

Memphis: 13,758

Atlanta: 11,416 (team record)

Arizona: 9,760

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