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Wilmington Snooze-Terminal, September 26, 2010
Flat Cherries Fall, 27-10, to Streaking Steam Roller
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by Rip Snorter
The Cherries (4‑3) appeared flat and disinterested, frustrating coach Jon Brams and the large crowd at Delaware Stadium, as they bowed to Providence, 27‑10. The win was the 5th in a row for the streaking Steam Roller (5‑2). Delaware has lost 3 of their last 4.

Brams was seen pounding on his play chart as Providence converted their first 6 3rd down situations on their way to touchdowns on their first 2 possessions. Those 14 points would be all the Steam Roller would need. They intercepted 3 Philip Rivers passes and kept Delaware off the scoreboard in the 2nd half.

Two unusual penalties went a long way toward the Cherries' undoing:

Thereafter the Cherries surrendered rather meekly.

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Other Games
(links to box scores)

Saturday, September 25
Charleston 27, @New York 17
The Cannons (2‑5) sabotaged the best offensive production yardage-wise thus far by the Empires (1‑6), picking off 4 Jake Delhomme passes. Delhomme has thrown 15 interceptions in 7 games.

@Syracuse 39, Hershey 21
Aaron Rodgers (18-32-322-2) and Randy Moss (10-173-1) led the Crush (6‑1) past the Hershey Bars (5‑2) in a showdown of division leaders. League-leading rusher Jonathan Stewart contributed 83 yards and 2 scores.

@Richmond 30, Philadelphia 27
The Rebels (1‑6) got their first win of the season on a last-second field goal by Ryan Succop after allowing the Lakers (3‑4) to erase a 27‑13 deficit. Matt Cassel of Richmond passed for 323 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Steve Smith.

@Connecticut 20, Washington 13
Terrence McGee had 2 interceptions as the Comets (4‑3) built a 17-point lead and held off the Capitols (3‑4) to win their 4th straight. However, Connecticut remains in 3rd place in the reinvigorated Northern Division.

Sunday, September 26
@Baltimore 28, Albany 14
DeAngelo Williams had 157 yards and Donovan McNabb ran for 2 scores and passed for another as the Bolts (6‑1) finally took advantage of numerous mistakes by the Racers (2‑5) and pulled away in the 4th quarter.