Surge 16, Galaxy 10
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Mike Elkins sent Sacramento ahead with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Carl Parker late in the first period, and the Surge went on to beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 16-10 Saturday night.
It was the first time in the month-old World League of American Football that a United States-based team had beaten one of the three European clubs. The Europe-based teams won the first eight games against American teams.
Sacramento (2-2) went ahead 13-7 on Parker’s scoring catch, which capped a drive that began after Tom Gerhart intercepted a pass by Mike Perez of Frankfurt (2-2). The Surge added to the lead in the second quarter on Mike Trainor’s 46-yard field goal.
Frankfurt’s Stephan Maslo kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the fourth period. The Galaxy threatened in the closing seconds, driving to the Sacramento 31-yard line, but two Perez passes into the end zone were incomplete.
Frankfurt scored the game’s first touchdown, on Tony Baker’s 3-yard run, and Sacramento’s Kubanai Kalumbo scored a few minutes later by running 66 yards on a fumble return.