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Top Moments: St. Louis BattleHawks 29, New York Guardians 9

New York Guardians @ St. Louis BattleHawks

Catch up on the live photos and video from the third game of the XFL's Week 3 schedule. The St. Louis BattleHawks (1-1) play their first home game Sunday at The Dome at America's Center, bringing pro football back to The Lou.

They'll host the New York Guardians (1-1), who are also looking to rebound from a Week 2 loss.

Both squads aim to create elbow room in the East. Should the DC Defenders (2-0) lose Sunday evening, the winner of this clash would be tied for first place.

FINAL: BATTLEHAWKS 29, GUARDIANS 9

4th QTR: TRADE ... for cookies

Midgame trade!

An excited fan trades her box of Thin Mints to BattleHawks DT Casey Sayles for a BattleHawks football.

That's a win-win.

4th QTR: 2nd QB change

Luis Perez is in under center for the Guardians.

He finds Austin Duke for an eight-yard touchdown connection.


3rd QTR: Cooking up something?

Tim Cook rumbles for 33 yards, trying to kick-start the Guardians as the third quarter winds down.

3rd QTR: Absolute blast

Taylor Russolino. 58 yards. BOOM.


2nd QTR: Snatched

BattleHawks safety Kenny Robinson halts a Guardians half-closing drive with an interception. 

St. Louis will stay ahead 23-3 as the clock clicks down to halftime.

2nd QTR: Cashing in

The blocked punt pays off: After yielding to Christine Michael on the opening score after carrying the setup freight, Matt Jones gets in on the action, adding a touchdown run to his already robust ground day.

St. Louis' fun didn't stop there: Alonzo Russell caught a double-pass from Jordan Ta'amu and De'Mornay Pierson-El for a successful two-point conversion -- the BattleHawks' first PAT conversion of the season.

23-3 BattleHawks with a little over a minute remaining in the half.

 

2nd QTR: BattleBlocked

Carlton Agudosi blocks a Guardians punt, and St. Louis winds up with possession at the Guardians' 17-yard line.

2nd QTR: Despite some pains, moving chains

Christine Michael fights off Guardians defenders for an efforted first-down run to keep St. Louis' offense on the field.

An eventual field goal makes it 15-3 St. Louis with 4:24 left in the second quarter.

2nd QTR: More history

A lateral on the ensuing kickoff return featured a lateral from Keith Mumphery to Joe Powell, who eventually took it to the house, surviving the sidelines and a review of where he stepped.

It's the first kickoff returned for a TD in league history.

The following two-point conversion attempt failed.

12-3 BattleHawks in the second quarter

2nd QTR: Drilled

Matthew McCrane powers a 53-yard field goal to get the Guardians on the board.

6-3 BattleHawks in the second quarter


1st QTR: McGloin out of game

An apparent injury is keeping Guardians QB Matt McGloin out of the game. Marquise Williams is in with a little over a minute left in the first quarter.

1st QTR: Run, Run, Run

The BattleHawks got a 47-yard run from Matt Jones, followed up by a 14-yard TD scamper from Christine Michael for a devastating start to their first home game.

Unsuccessful two-point conversion makes it 6-0 BattleHawks.

BattleHawks RB Christine Michael scores the first TD in St. Louis' home XFL history


PREGAME: GARGOYLE INVASION

Guardians cornerback Jamar Summers wants to test the indoor audio of his trash talk:

PREGAME: HOME DIGS

A new edition of St. Louis "blues":

PREGAME: YOU MAY ENTER

The explosiveness was already on display as the BattleHawks merely got off the bus.


Through the lens

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