Ben Sankey threw a pair of touchdown passes to James Robinson in the final 21/2 minutes to rally the Chicago Slaughter to a 59-55 win over the visiting Reading Express Saturday night in the Indoor Football League.
Reading (1-1) took a 55-45 lead with 3:34 left on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Chris Malleo to Jeff Willis.
But Chicago (2-1) answered with a 23-yard TD pass from Sankey to Robinson with 2:24 left to trim Reading's lead to 55-52.
After the Express committed a turnover, the Slaughter capped the winning drive when Sankey threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Robinson with 58 seconds left.
Malleo completed 18-of-27 for 167 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for two TDs.
Collin Taylor hauled in eight receptions for 113 yards and four touchdowns for Reading. Willis had two touchdown receptions.
The Express defense limited the Slaughter to minus-5 yards rushing.
But the Reading defense was unable to contain Sankey. He completed 24-of-36 for 317 yards and six touchdowns.
Shatone Powers had 10 receptions for 180 yards and three touchdowns.
Reading will return home to the Sovereign Center Friday to face the Bloomington Extreme at 7:30 p.m.
"Minor league pro football is a weird universe filled with bounced checks, unpaid bills, empty promises, out-right lies, empty arenas, endless women, endless booze, occasionally drugs, endless trips on rented buses to towns on the outskirts of the Big Time and, for one night a week, a football game." -- Bill Shea
Administrator: #LFL-US Pacific Cup: Seattle Mist 27, Los Angeles Temptation 25 (FINAL) #IndoorScores
Dec 7, 2013 2:03:30 GMT -5
Banana Cat: This board was revised and updated on 7 December in preparation for the 2014 season. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
Dec 7, 2013 6:38:21 GMT -5
Banana Cat: LFL-AU kicks off inaugural season; New South Wales Surge 44, Queensland Brigade 6 (FINAL)
Dec 7, 2013 7:47:46 GMT -5
Banana Cat: LFL-AU: Victoria Maidens 32, Western Australia Angels 26 (FINAL)
Dec 14, 2013 21:58:09 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl. Who will win?
Jan 22, 2014 22:00:38 GMT -5
CF4L: Grand Island is up 13-0 early on over Lincoln
Feb 10, 2014 20:24:08 GMT -5
CF4L: 19-0 GI after a quarter.
Feb 10, 2014 20:38:55 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Did you go to the game CF4L?
Feb 17, 2014 11:34:51 GMT -5
danger10: Watching first night of IFL Regular season lets go Danger!
Feb 21, 2014 21:21:56 GMT -5
BNDC: Football bandits.
Mar 2, 2014 17:26:50 GMT -5
dubyaessoh: Sure is quiet in here this year!
Mar 14, 2014 19:15:50 GMT -5
halaroo: Does anyone know where I can watch away games for the AIF online?
Mar 22, 2014 9:53:41 GMT -5
Doom: this shoutbox at the bottom noone really sees it is prolly why its always quiet
Apr 12, 2014 19:11:41 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Everyone's on the facebook group now too, which makes it even more quiet. This shoutbox was quiet when it was at the top this past year, so maybe I should just shut it down.
Apr 14, 2014 20:55:38 GMT -5
Bring Back CFL to KC: so what are the guess about chances for indoor football back in kc
Sept 8, 2014 20:19:30 GMT -5