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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Valor close inaugural season with third win over Brigade
The Washington Valor closed out their inaugural season with a 41-35 victory over the Baltimore Brigade Friday night at Royal Farms Arena. WR Roger Jackson caught a 13-yard pass from QB Warren Smith with under a minute remaining to seal the victory. Jackson was named the game’s MVP for his 10-catch, 94-yard and two-touchdown performance. Smith threw for 229 yards and five touchdowns to go along with a rushing touchdown and was named Offensive Player of the Game.
Valor Head Coach Dean Cokinos on the team’s outlook
“We have a model here and we’ve been building all year. We had a lot of injuries, we lost our first two quarterbacks during the year and we lost a bunch of tight games. Our whole goal is to get younger players and as we built throughout the year we got younger players. We had seven rookies playing tonight and those three offensive linemen it was all their first games tonight. For us it was the first step into next year to keep building our core base of players. We’re really building our whole organization and it was nice to end it going into next year on a positive note. The goals have never changed for us we want to build something.”
T.T. moves up AFL’s all-time scoring list
With his 16-yard score in the first quarter, Valor WR T.T. Toliver moved into fourth place on the AFL’s all-time scoring list. Toliver has now accounted for 2,056 points in his 15-year career, passing WR Chris Jackson, who played for five teams in his 10-year career.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON VALOR
The Washington Valor is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Follow the Valor on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtonvalor, on Twitter at twitter.com/washingtonvalor, and on Instagram at instagram.com/washingtonvalor.