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For the first time in franchise history through three weeks, Sioux Falls is playing catchup. That’s largely due to quarterback Julian Tyree throwing seven interceptions in a 55-13 blowout loss to undefeated Mexico City Sunday afternoon.

Sioux Falls actually scored the first touchdown of the game, but went dark after that. The Aztecs racked up more than 200 yards on the ground and through the air, led by Ray Bentley’s 221 yards on 24 carries. K.L. Barrett and Ryan Moxon each found the end zone twice. Aztec free safety Devin Cabrera had a kickoff return and interception return for scores, too. Sioux Falls lost its center and wide receiver Alistair Amir on back-to-back plays due to injury in the first half. It was the Sparrows most lopsided defeat in franchise history.

The Aztecs (3-0) will host the 2-1 Alaska Storm next week – the two met twice last season, both down-to-the-wire photo finishes. Sioux Falls (1-2) will try to turn things around against the OKC Renegades (2-1), who are 0-2 in South Dakota all-time.