Down 20-14 at the break, the Cleveland Stallions outscored the St. Louis Gladiators 20-0 in the second half to steal a 34-20 victory, the Stallions second win in a row. New receiver Brad Ajlouni replaced veteran receiver Lorenzo Allen this week and contributed two first half touchdowns (in total, 115 yards on four receptions).
St. Louis, now 0-4, lost three starting defenders in the second half on three-straight plays. The Gladiators were controlling the game with tight end Elijah Swaim, who posted a career high 182 yards and two touchdowns on eight grabs. St. Louis quarterback Ethan Alexander also had a career high – 284 passing yards – but the focal point of the offense, running back Evan Muir, had just 70 yards on 22 carries. Freeman Peltier and Koma Keleka each had two interceptions in the game. Keleka now has seven interceptions in two games, just two off tying his career high of nine in a season (Season 7, Minneapolis).
The Gladiators will try again in Week 5 against Queen City. Cleveland goes for their third win in a row against Baltimore, the sixth meeting all-time between the two teams (Baltimore leads series 3-2).