CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Gladiators put an end to their five game losing streak on Friday night with a convincing 69-32 win over the Milwaukee Mustangs at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Gladiators defense and special teams took control of the game early and the offense secured the victory after that.
The Gladiators defense put the first points on the board when Maurice Williams intercepts Mustang quarterback Gino Guidugli and returns it 50-yards for the touchdown. The special teams then contributed when Brian Brikowski returns a fumble on the ensuing kickoff 5-yards for a score giving the Gladiators a 13-2 lead. The Gladiators defense and special teams combined for three touchdowns on the night.
Quarterback John Dutton had another efficient night. Dutton went 14 of 20 for 158 yards and four touchdowns, two of them going to Dominic Goodman who had nine catches for 96 yards.
Gladiators improve to 7-8 and keep their playoff hopes alive with three games remaining on the season. Gladiators travel to Orlando next Friday night.
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