- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009


READING, Pa. | Rob Flowers threw for five touchdowns and ran for a sixth, and the Reading defense created five turnovers in the Express’ 51-28 victory against the D.C. Armor in the visitors’ first game as a member of the American Indoor Football Association.

D.C. quarterback Mike Scipione overcame three first-half interceptions to pull the Armor to 21-14, hitting Randy Hymes with a 9-yard touchdown pass on the last play of the second quarter.

Reading (1-0) took over in the second half, opening the third quarter by scoring a point on a rouge - a kickoff that is not returned out of the end zone. Two plays later, Scipione was intercepted by Matt Sola, who returned it 12 yards for a touchdown and a 29-14 Reading lead.

Scipione finished 22-for-48 for 253 yards and four touchdowns. Hymes caught seven balls for 127 yards and three scores.

D.C.01477 - 28

Reading1381614 - 51

First quarter

Rea – Ocasio 2 pass from Flowers (Rockhold kick)

Rea - Henley 9 pass from Flowers (Rockhold kick)

Second quarter

DC - Hymes 9 pass from Scipione (Ellis kick)

Rea - Willis 32 pass from Flowers (Rockhold kick)

DC - Hymes 26 pass from Scipione (Ellis kick)

Third quarter

Rea - Sola rouge

Res - Sola 12 interception return (Rockhold kick)

DC - Hymes 40 pass from Scipione (Ellis kick)

Rea - Brantley 17 pass from Flowers (Rockhold kick)

Rea - Rockhold rouge

Fourth quarter

Rea - Flowers 12 run (Rockhold kick)

Rea - Ocasio 9 pass from Flowers (Rockhold kick)

DC - Simmons 4 pass from Scipione (Ellis kick)

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