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AAF Week 5 points, updates, highlights: Apollos wins impressive victory at Iron; Lovely host stallions

We're finally here halfway in the AAF season. You can go ahead and say that the playoffs will start to warm up over the weekend, as teams will play division opponents, and there are some key games in the next two days. The weekend started with an impressive victory by Orlando in Birmingham. These were the best teams in the Eastern Division (and perhaps the two best teams in total), but Apollos once showed to everyone that there is a big gap between them and everyone else. Later tonight, stallion and fleet jockey for position in the west. Although Salt Lake City is only 1 -3, each West team is tied to 1-1 in the division. CBS Sports will cover all the latest points, highlights and updates from Saturday's AAF games, so be sure to check back all day to stay up to date on the latest events. Orlando Apollos 31, Birmingham Iron 14 (Final)Salt Lake Stallions 11, San Diego Fleet 6 (3Q) Check out these Stallions bulldoze their way to early management [19659005]] But sitting in just 1-3, Salt Lake City has an opportunity to arrive in the West Division race with a victory over San Diego. The stallions are on their way to a good start thanks to a quarter of touchdown from running back Joel Bouagnon. A two-point conversion gave the stallions an 8-3 lead, although the fleet thanked another field goal in the second quarter. The stallions have played four of AAF's top teams through four…

We’re finally here halfway in the AAF season. You can go ahead and say that the playoffs will start to warm up over the weekend, as teams will play division opponents, and there are some key games in the next two days.

The weekend started with an impressive victory by Orlando in Birmingham. These were the best teams in the Eastern Division (and perhaps the two best teams in total), but Apollos once showed to everyone that there is a big gap between them and everyone else.

Later tonight, stallion and fleet jockey for position in the west. Although Salt Lake City is only 1

-3, each West team is tied to 1-1 in the division.

CBS Sports will cover all the latest points, highlights and updates from Saturday’s AAF games, so be sure to check back all day to stay up to date on the latest events.

Orlando Apollos 31, Birmingham Iron 14 (Final)
Salt Lake Stallions 11, San Diego Fleet 6 (3Q)

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Stallions bulldoze their way to early management [19659005]] But sitting in just 1-3, Salt Lake City has an opportunity to arrive in the West Division race with a victory over San Diego. The stallions are on their way to a good start thanks to a quarter of touchdown from running back Joel Bouagnon. A two-point conversion gave the stallions an 8-3 lead, although the fleet thanked another field goal in the second quarter. The stallions have played four of AAF’s top teams through four weeks, having one hand in their sub-500 record. But this is a team that has played better than their record and they prove to be a difficult opponent to the fleet, which is without starting quarterback Philip Nelson (cracks with collar).

Apollos responds and puts the iron away for good

Orlando always seems to have an answer whenever an opponent closes. With Birmingham remaining in arm’s length, Apollos turned to the two players they expect regularly: Garrett Gilbert and Charles Johnson. The couple connected to a nice touchdown throw to put Apollos up 29-14 with a successful two-point conversion makes it 31-14.

Both players had big games on Saturday with Gilbert throw for two points and Johnson gets his regular high volume receptions with a touchdown to start. They have so far been combined with jumping and jumping in the AAF.

The prize gives Birmingham the first time TD of the season

Birmingham looks like a completely different crime against Keith Price in the backfield – that is, it looks like a more potential crime. The prize has been an unfair match for the Orlando defense by causing all sorts of problems with the legs. But he hasn’t always been looking to run. The former Washington quarterback has expanded the game by leaving his pocket and knocking down the darts downfield with the tight end Wes Saxton who quickly becomes his favorite target.

Since joining Luis Perez, the prize finished 11 of his first 15 passes in 180 meters and a touchdown – Iron’s first pass points for the season.

Iron finally arrives on the board

The change in quarterback from Luis Perez to Keith Price paid some dividends for Birmingham. The prize led the iron down the field for a much-needed scoring unit, truncated by Trent Richardson’s eighth touchdown of the season. That put Birmingham in nine points, but Apollos squeezed a field goal just before the buzzer to make it 20-8.

If you remove Perez’s bad interception, this is a 12-8 game. Birmingham’s defense resigned after leaving an early touchdown, and the switch to Price has opened the intent. Not at all this game yet.

Pick-six puts Apollos up big, Iron bench Luis Perez

So much for Luis Perez impresses the NFL team after a quality start. Iron quarterback beat its third eavesdropping season on Saturday – a pick-six to Apollos cornerback Keith Reaser. For the record, it’s Reaser’s second pick-six in the season and Orlando’s third defensive touchdown. Meanwhile, Perez has not yet cast a touchdown.

Perez iron bench in favor of former Washington quarterback Keith Price. While there are still plenty of games left, 14-0 is not exactly the type of deficit that the iron usually scratches back.

Orlando’s first run ends in a way that is easy to touch

Apollos had an almost perfect start to their game against Birmingham and the Iron Curtain defense. Quarterback Garrett Gilbert went 5 out of 6 with his only incompetence as a drop when he led Apollos 75 yards down the field to take a lead of 6-0. Orlando coach Steve Spurrier knows how to attack defense and the short pass game slanted Birmingham’s zone with Gilbert connecting on a 21-yard touchdown. It is a long game and the iron has the best defense in the alliance, but it was a quick and surprising start.

Apollo Security Will Hill Back From Main Injury

Birmingham has not tested defense vertically much this season, but the good news for Orlando for Saturday’s afternoon game is that Hill is active after suffering head injury in week 4 against the stallions. He had been limited on Wednesday, but was back to full participation on Thursday and Friday. Hill, along with cornerback Keith Reaser, is an important part of one of the better secondarys in AAF and is second to the team with 16 tackles.

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