Gladiators collect league title
The Rock County Gladiators put an impressive cap on their season, pounding Central Illinois 55-12 for the Northwest Indiana Football League championship Saturday.
As usual, the Gladiator's passing attack reigned supreme. Quarterback Danny Roberts completed 14 of 21 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns.
The Gladiators' Deejay Spencer returned pass interceptions, 41 and 65 yards for touchdowns. Spencer had three interceptions.
Rock County scored 36 points in the second quarter to put the game away.
"The offense just played well," Gladiators' coach Carter Linneman said. "Deejay made that first touchdown interception and the offense just exploded after that.''
The Gladiators finished the season 13-3 overall.
"We definitely will be back next year,'' Linneman said.
GLADIATORS 55, CENTRAL ILLINOIS 12
Central Illinois 6 6 0 0-12
Rock County 13 36 0 6-55
Gladiators scoring: Jermar Ayers, 21 pass from Danny Roberts (Mike Huth kick). Deejay Spencer, 41 interception return (kick failed). Preston Parker, 6 run (run failed). Nate Wallman, 6 pass from Roberts (Roberts run). Josh Fox, 19 pass from Roberts (kick failed). Wallman, 11 pass from Roberts (Jermar Ayers pass from Roberts). Spencer, 65 pass interception return (Preston Parker run). Curtis Parker, 5 run (run failed).
Gladiators statistics: Rushing-13-98. Yards passing-205. Passes-21-14-0.