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Top Moments: DC Defenders 15, St. Louis BattleHawks 6

DC Defenders TE Khari Lee (86) celebrates his touchdown catch during Week 5.

St. Louis BattleHawks @ DC Defenders

The St. Louis BattleHawks (3-1) won their first two games at The Dome at America's Center to take possession of first place in the XFL's East division. Jordan Ta'amu was the Star of the Week in Week 4, and St. Louis brings a potent offense on the road.

The DC Defenders (2-2) have lost two straight games on the road to previously winless teams but head home in attempt to stop their slide.

4th Qtr: Washington crosses again

L'Damian Washington slips past the secondary down the left sideline for a 40-yard connection to give St. Louis some hope.

Still down 15-6 -- and a nine-point deficit is still a one-point game.

They failed to get points, though, and DC held on for the 15-6 win.

Final: DC Defenders 15, St. Louis BattleHawks 6

4th Qtr: Thurman bursts through

The Defenders blocked a St. Louis punt thanks to LB Jameer Thurman, and it was scooped up by Jonathan Celestin, who was beat on the BattleHawks' FG block earlier in the game.

Today, we spell redemption C-E-L-E-S-T-I-N.

4th Qtr: Kenny the Kid

BattleHawks safety Kenny Robinson delivers another big play, this time wrapping Tyree Jackson for a third-down sack and getting St. Louis the ball back in this one-possession game.

4th Qtr: Epic Beer Snake

Nothing else to say here. It's glorious.

Commissioner Oliver Luck blesses it:

4th Qtr: Defenders contain

Tavaris Barnes makes a huge stop on Jordan Ta'amu on fourth and one at DC's 5-yard line. 

Major stop. Despite ranking second in the category heading into Week 5, St. Louis is 0-for-3 in the red zone in this one. 

3rd Qtr: L'Damian conjures great catch

L'Damian Washington contorts to make a phenomenal grab and move St. Louis deeper into DC territory near the end of the third:

3rd Qtr: Ty another one on

DC kicker Ty Rausa splits the uprights from 50 yards out to extend the lead to 12-6.

3rd Qtr: Don't Stop

Play. 'Till. The Whistle.

Jhurell Pressley shrugs off a handful of St. Louis defenders to churn out 27 yards:

3rd Qtr: End-around the bend

DC wideout DeAndre Thompkins gets in on the run-heavy action, taking a reverse 28 yards.

Ty Rausa caps the drive with a 52-yard field goal to nudge DC ahead 9-6 in this grinding battle.


2nd Qtr: Kimbo strikes again

After barely jumping offsides on the previous play, DC's Anthony Johnson wrangles Jordan Ta'amu for a big third-down sack.

With the offense again stifled, a punt followed, and the half ended.

6-6 at halftime

2nd Qtr: Wideout wins battle

St. Louis wideout Carlton Agudosi wins a battle with DC linebacker Jonathan Celestin to block a Defenders punt and set the BattleHawks up with stellar field position:

2nd Qtr: Dead Zone

The Defenders ... well, defend their red zone again and hold St. Louis to another field goal.

Taylor Russolino drills it from 40 yards out to knot this one 6-6.

1st Qtr: Tyree gets the TD

Tyree Jackson fires an RPO attempt to TE Khari Lee for his first professional touchdown toss.

Instant new fire to this DC offense as they go up 6-3.

The Defenders missed on the two-point try.

Cardale Jones gives props to the youngster.

In case you missed it: Jhurell Pressley popped off a big run earlier in the drive to set this up.

1st Qtr: Action goes to Jackson

The Defenders have brought in Tyree Jackson at quarterback in place of Cardale Jones.

1st Qtr: FG is Taylor-Made

A run-heavy St. Louis drives stalls in the DC red zone, and Taylor Russolino punches through a 35-yard field goal.

3-0 BattleHawks

1st Qtr: Kenny killed this drive

St. Louis safety Kenny Robinson lays out and digs out an interception to turn the tides early.

Then, he shouts out his family in the post-play interview.

1st Qtr: Barnes-burner

DC defensive end Tavaris Barnes wraps up Jordan Ta'amu to get a big third-down stop early.

Pregame: Kimbo riles up the Defenders

Need motivation? Anthony Johnson, at your service.

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