BattleHawks comeback attempt falls short in 15-6 loss to Defenders

The St. Louis BattleHawks fall to 3-2 on the season and enter a three-way tie atop the XFL East after losing to the DC Defenders.
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WASHINGTON D.C. — The St. Louis BattleHawks’ fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 15-6 loss to the DC Defenders on Sunday.

St. Louis’ offense was hard to come by against the stout Defenders defense. Jordan Ta’amu threw for 174 yards, La’Damian Washington had five receptions for 114 yards and the team rushed for 173 yards. Taylor Russolino’s two field goals were all the scoring the BattleHawks could muster.

Down nine late in the fourth quarter, St. Louis was in DC territory when running back Matt Jones was stopped short on fourth down, ending the BattleHawks’ attempt to rally.

St. Louis fell to 3-2 at the halfway point of the season, entering a three-way tie atop the XFL East with the Defenders and the New York Guardians.

St. Louis will head to Tampa Bay to take on the Vipers next weekend.