Galaxy 37, Claymores 24
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) _ Brad Bretz, making his World League debut, threw three touchdown passes Sunday to lead the Frankfurt Galaxy to a 37-24 victory over the Scottish Claymores in the World League of American Football.
Bretz, signed last week to help relieve a decimated Galaxy quarterback corps, entered the game after starter Paul Justin twisted his ankle on the team’s first offensive play. Four plays later, Bretz hit wide receiver Mario Bailey for a 33-yard touchdown.
Bretz, who played college ball for Cal State-Hayward and was a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad in 1993, also threw scoring strikes of 5 yards to Mike Bellamy and 10 yards to Bob Brasher as the Galaxy built a 30-7 halftime lead.
Bretz completed 22 of 33 passes for 252 yards. Nathaniel Bolton and Ingo Siebert added TD runs, and Daron Alcorn kicked a 25-yard field goal.
Frankfurt (3-1 second half, 5-4 overall) will gain a berth in the World Bowl with a victory at Barcelona next weekend. The Amsterdam Admirals have already qualified for the WLAF title game June 17.
Scotland (0-4, 1-8) scored on its first offensive play when Matt Blundin hit Alan DeGraffenreid for a 65-yard completion, but failed to generate anymore offense until backups Terry Karg and Jim Ballard threw TD passes in the second half. The Claymores lost after blowing the lead for the fifth consecutive week.
Only 6,840 fans watched the game at Murrayfield stadium.