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Memphis 41, Orlando 17

June 8, 1985

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.

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