Memphis 41, Orlando 17
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Running back Anthony Parker ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as the Memphis Showboats walloped the Orlando Renegades 41-17 in a United States Football League game.
Tim Spencer added another 110 yards rushing for the Showboats.
As promised, Showboat Coach Pepper Rodgers used both veteran Mike Kelley and second-year pro Walter Lewis at quarterback, and both produced 4-yard touchdown runs.
Kelley also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to flanker Greg Moser, and kicker Alan Duncan kicked field goals of 21 and 41 yards.
The victory gave the Showboats a 9-7 record. The Renegades dropped to 4-12.
Friday’s win avenged a 28-17 loss to the Renegades earlier this season.
Rodgers announced early this week that he would use both his quarterbacks in an effort to shake the club out of a two-game losing streak.
The Renegades struck first and took a 17-14 halftime edge.
The Renegades marched 67 yards in 14 plays on their first possession to go ahead 7-0. Quarterback Reggie Collier connected with wide receiver Jackie Flowers for eight yards and the touchdown.
The Showboats retaliated with a seven-play, 67-yard drive to tie with Parker picking up his first touchdown.
Collier put the Renegades ahead again midway in the second period with a 71-yard touchdown run. The Showboats tied it up again with a 63-yard drive late in the half. Kelley scored from the 4-yard line.
Jeff Brockhaus drilled a 41-yard field goal just before the half for Orlando.
The Showboat defense shut down Orlando in the second half while the offense went on a 27-point rampage.
Duncan put the Showboats ahead 20-17 at the end of the third period with a pair of field goals. Then in the fourth, Kelley connected with Moser for one touchdown and Parker and Lewis each scored on short runs.