Legends drop opener vs. Spurrier’s team
The Atlanta Legends dropped their first game in the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night.
The Legends lost 40-6 to the host Orlando Apollos, who are coached by Steve Spurrier.
The Legends scored the first points in league history. On the first possession, kicker Younghoe Koo capped a 15-play, 62-yard drive with a 38-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. But in the second quarter, the Apollos outscored the Legends by 19.
“Overall, our guys gave effort, but we just didn’t execute like we were supposed to do,” Legends coach Kevin Coyle said. “That is the thing that hurts. We have to figure out how to get it right for next week.”
The Legends mustered 224 total yards (144 passing) and were 4 for 13 on third downs. Quarterback Matt Simms started and finished 15 for 28 for 126 yards and 2 interceptions.
The Apollos’ defense held up against the Legends. Linebacker Terence Garvin intercepted Simms twice and sealed the game with a 51-yard interception return in the fourth quarter. Garvin had 11 tackles and two passes defensed.