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Claymores 24, Rhein Fire 19

May 19, 1996

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) _ Siran Stacy scored two touchdowns and the Scottish Claymores withstood a second-half comeback to defeat the Rhein Fire 24-19 Sunday in the World League of American Football.

Stacy, the former Alabama tailback, scored twice in the first quarter, but the Fire nearly overcame an early 21-point deficit. Tight end Byron Chamberlain, loaned to Rhein by the Denver Broncos, scored his sixth touchdown of the season in the third quarter, but the Fire could not get any closer.

The Claymores, already sure of homefield advantage in the league’s World Bowl on June 23, raised their record to 5-1. Rhein dropped to 1-5.

The Claymores scored on the fourth play of the game on Stacy’s 31-yard run. Gavin Hastins, a former star with the Scottish international rugby team, missed the extra point.

Leo Araguz’s 29-yard field goal cut the lead to 6-3, but Stacy scored his second touchdown on a 28-yard pass from Steve Matthews with 6:16 left in the first quarter.

Jared Kaaiohelo scored on a 10-yard run 41 seconds into the second quarter and the Claymores made a two-point conversion on a pass from Matthews to Sean LaChapelle, both products of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chamberlain finished with eight catches for 130 yards.

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