Legion top Vaqueros in wild, overtime pass-fest

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In a game that may be the most indescribable in league history, The Vancouver Legion beat the San Antonio Vaqueros 51-49 in overtime on a safety, the first-ever win for Vancouver and the first-ever SFL game that ended on a safety. The loss left San Antonio alone at the bottom of the Western Conference – 0-5. Head coach/team owner Greg Morris will have plenty of questions to answer after this one, choosing to not give gold-star running back Jason German a single carry in the game, allowing speculation to run rapid in the Alamo City.

San Antonio instead passed for a whopping 640 yards, easily a new career high for rookie quarterback Joey Langdon and Season 9’s top passing yards performance. The only problem? Langdon broke the interception record in the process, tossing nine passes to a Legion team that had forced just two turnovers in their first four games. Strong safety Kaden Carter had a hat trick of INTs while teammates Drew Hamilton and Oskar Dunklee each had a pair of takeaways. Terry Crow had a 33-yard INT-TD at the end of the first half. Vancouver quarterback Tom Pepper passed for 521 yards and five scores. Receivers Brett Killian (10 receptions, 168 yards, 1 TD) and Cade Stevens (10 receptions, 156 yards, 1 TD) were a dynamic duo.

Two of San Antonio’s five losses have come in overtime. The Vaqueros will try to get over the hump in Week 6 when they host struggling Oklahoma City. Vancouver heads to Dallas with their only meeting with the Ruffnecks this season.