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Alliance of American Football 2019 Results: Week 7 Scores from Saturday

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2019

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 23: Garrett Gilbert #3 of the Orlando Apollos throws a pass during the first half against the Atlanta Legends in an Alliance of American Football game at Georgia State Stadium on March 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Logan Riely/AAF/Getty Images)
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Week 7 of the Alliance of American Football kicked off on Saturday, with teams continuing to jockey for playoff positioning in the second half of the regular season.

Below, we'll break down the day's matchups, results and statistics from another Saturday of football.

            

Matchups

Orlando Apollos at Atlanta Legends

Salt Lake Stallions at San Antonio Commanders

        

Results

San Antonio def. Salt Lake, 19-15

The Commanders moved one step closer to locking down the Western Conference on Saturday, but it wasn't without its drama.

Salt Lake's Josh Woodrum hit Terrell Newby on a 21-yard touchdown pass with just 1:54 remaining in the game to draw the Stallions within two, 17-15.

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But disaster struck on the two-point conversion, as Woodrum through an interception to De'Vante Bausby and the San Antonio cornerback promptly took it to the house, giving the Commanders a 19-15 win.

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It was a wild fourth quarter, as Trey Williams took a short swing pass in the backfield to the house with just over five minutes remaining, before Marquise Williams found Greg Ward Jr. in the end zone for the two-point conversion to give the Commanders a 17-9 lead.

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Woodrum almost pulled off the comeback, but Bausby intervened. 

The victory moved San Antonio to 5-2 on the season, while Salt Lake dropped to 2-5.

           

Orlando def. Atlanta, 36-6

The Apollos completely dominated the Legends on Saturday, led by 152 rushing yards as a team and a dominant defensive performance.

Garrett Gilbert threw for 217 yards in the win, D'Ernest Johnson rushed for 54 yards and De'Veon Smith added 40 rushing yards and three rushing scores.

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Orlando was clinical in the red zone as well, scoring a touchdown in all four trips:

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4️⃣ trips to the redzone 4️⃣ TDs for Orlando! @aafapollos | #ORLvsATL https://t.co/a6zzOqsKmf

Orlando's defense, meanwhile, held Atlanta to just 255 yards of offense, posted three sacks and came away with two interceptions.

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Quarterback Aaron Murray offered a mixed bag for Atlanta, finishing 16-of-22 with 135 yards and a touchdown, though he also threw two picks. Malachi Jones added six receptions for 53 yards and a score.

The victory clinched a playoff berth for the 6-1 Apollos, while the Legends dropped to 2-5 on the year.

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