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Orlando Apollos rout Atlanta in AAF debut, 40-6

Big nights from Gilbert and defense lead Orlando to blowout win

The logo and name of the Orlando Apollos, the new professional football team in Orlando.
The logo and name of the Orlando Apollos, the new professional football team in Orlando.

It couldn’t have been a better debut for the Orlando Apollos on Saturday.

Quarterback Garrett Gilbert went 15 of 25 passing for 227 yards and three total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 receiving) to help lead the Apollos to a dominant 40-6 win over the Atlanta Legends at Spectrum Stadium on the first night of the Alliance of American Football league.

Gilbert’s 26-yard touchdown pass in the first minute of the second quarter to Jalin Marshall not only put Orlando up, 7-3, but it was the first touchdown in AAF history.

Orlando built a 22-6 lead at halftime and never looked back to win its season opener.

Next up for the Apollos is a game at San Antonio next Sunday. 
 


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