St. Louis wins XFL home opener, before crowd of 38,310

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The NFL gave up St. Louis, but St. Louis hasn’t given up on pro football.

A crowd of 38,310 showed up in St. Louis on Sunday to see the Battlehawks’ home opener against the Arlington Renegades. It was the first pro football game in St. Louis since the plug was pulled on the second iteration of XFL 3.0.

St. Louis won the game, 24-11.

Quarterback A.J. McCarron completed 20 of 27 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Running back Brian Hill churned up 89 yards on 18 carries, adding a touchdown. Receiver Darrius Shepherd caught eight passes for 91 yards and a touchdown.

The Battlehawks are now 3-1. With six games to play, they have four more at home.

8 responses to “St. Louis wins XFL home opener, before crowd of 38,310

  1. Too bad the “fans” of STL didn’t show up for those late November/December games from 2007-2016 when they had an NFL team.

  2. My grandmother played QB and LB in the NFL back in the day wearing a dress and combat boots, as she would say “if it’s football, it ain’t bad”

  3. St. Louis is a Good football town. Better than some current cities with nfl teams

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