Virginia Destroyers Wins UFL Championship Game over Las Vegas Locos 17-3
The Las Vegas Locos could not pull off a three-peat as they lost to the Virginia Destroyers 17-3 in front of 14,172 at the Sportsplex in Virginia Beach.
Head coach Marty Schottenheimer got the win over Jim Fassel who had won the title the previous two years. This was Schottenheimer's first year coaching in the United Football League. He is the NFL's fifth-winningest coach, but he never a Super Bowl.
Safety Aaron Rouse had a huge night in his hometown picking off Chase Clement three times as he won the title game MVP. He became the first player in UFL history to have three interceptions in one game. He also returned one of the interceptions back for a touchdown.
The UFL's regular season MVP, Dominic Rhodes, can now add another championship to his list. He won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts during the 06-07 season and he now has a UFL title. He ran for 90 yards in the game and scored a touchdown.
As for the Locos, the dream of completing a three-peat fell short. Last year's championship game MVP Clement couldn't get anything going against a tough Destroyers defense. The Locos offense failed to pick up a first down until midway through the third quarter. Clement faced a heavy pass rush as he was sacked six times.
Both teams played great defense, but in the end the Destroyers came out on top as champions. While there is discussion that the league may not return in 2012, the league said on its Twitter page that they will be back for another season.
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