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Shock lose two QBs, win game

I've seen my share of strange arena football games over the years, but Saturday's has to rank as one of the strangest. Spokane, which made headlines earlier in the week for changing quarterbacks with Bill Stull taking over as the starter in place of Kyle Rowley, lost both QBs to injuries in a 71-49 win over Dallas.

Spokane's last couple of possessions were handled by receivers-turned-quarterbacks Chas Gessner and Emery Sammons. It'll be interesting to see what happens next: Stull hurt his left knee and though he insists he'll play next week, he had to be helped off the field and he was on crutches afterward. He said there doesn't appear to be serious damage to the major ligaments. Rowley hurt his right (throwing) shoulder. He tried to shake it off, but said it tightened up when he tried to throw passes behind Spokane's bench.

There will probably be more concrete news on the injuries Monday. Meanwhile, here's my game story, John Blanchette's column and Chris Anderson's photos.


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