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Scrimmage: Los Angeles Wildcats vs. Houston Roughnecks

Wildcats DE Cedric Reed (94) is blocked by Roughnecks OT Terry Poole as QB Connor Cook (18) drops back during Tuesday's scrimmage.

HOUSTON -- The XFL is holding its final scrimmages of the 2020 Training Camp on Monday and Tuesday at TDECU Stadium. All eight teams are in their final preparations for Wednesday's roster cutdowns.

The Houston Roughnecks faced the Los Angeles Wildcats on Tuesday, and Houston will host this rematch at TDECU Stadium in each team's 2020 season opener Saturday, Feb. 8 (5 p.m. ET, FOX).

Here's what went down in this final scrimmage for both teams.

Peak Performances


QB Jalan McClendon: The starter was in complete control early, rolling, running and spreading the ball around the field. McClendon threw a short touchdown to WR Tre McBride and a two-point conversion to WR Nelson Spruce.

WR Adonis Jennings: Made a number of key receptions for McClendon and backup QB Chad Kanoff, using his 6-foot-2 frame to create space down the seams and move the chains.

DE Willie Mays: Spent much of his day in Houston’s backfield, collecting tackles and pretty much being a disruptive force. Got the defense off the field with a key fourth-down sack.


QBs Phillip Walker and Connor Cook: Alternated throughout the day, each showing a strong grasp of the offense. Walker tossed a TD pass to WR Sam Mobley, while Cook connected with WR Kahlil Lewis on a picturesque 55-yard score.

DE Kony Ealy: Had the whistle not blown so quickly, Ealy could’ve broken out his TD dance. The Missouri product knocked the ball out of McClendon’s hand, recovered the fumble and rumbled into the end zone. The forced turnover did set up a Houston score.

K Sergio Castillo: Made sure the Roughnecks’ first drive didn’t end in vain, drilling a 47-yard field goal to get the home team on the board. Added a second field goal.

-- Art Garcia,

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Coaches corner


"Slow start but we kept our poise and we challenged the guys. We did some good things. All in all, we improved in some areas."

Wildcats head coach Winston Moss


"We came out strong, had some good plays, tried a couple different things. Overall, we’re in great shape for Week 1."

Roughnecks head coach June Jones

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