outlaws rebound against washington. prepares for battle with albany.

By: John Letasky 406 Mt. Sports

The Outlaws rolled to a 58-18 victory over the Washington Wolfpack on Saturday at First Interstate Arena at MetraPark.

The Outlaws improved to 6-1 with the victory. The Wolfpack fell to 1-6. It was the Outlaws' second win over Washington this year. The Outlaws beat the Wolfpack 49-12 in Everett, Washington, on May 5 to improve to 2-0.

Billings jumped out to a 15-6 lead after one quarter of play on Saturday. The Outlaws increased the lead to 30-6 at halftime and 44-6 after three quarters.

Overall, Harker was 11 of 14 with zero interceptions for 166 yards and five touchdowns.

With Billings holding a big lead, quarterback Daniel Southwick entered the game midway through the third quarter and later found Derrick Harvey for a 10-yard score with 13:40 on the clock in the fourth quarter to extend Billings' lead to 51-6. Overall, Southwick was 6 of 9 for 45 yards with zero interceptions and one touchdown. 

For the Outlaws, Harvey finished with three receptions for 49 yards and three touchdowns. Harvey also scored a TD on a one-yard run with 8:12 on the clock in the third quarter to give Billings a 44-6 lead. Harvey registered a fifth touchdown for Billings' last score on an 8-yard fumble return with 11:12 remaining in the contest. 

Arthur Anderson IV had two receiving touchdowns for the Outlaws. He had five receptions for 74 yards. Duane Brown caught six passes for 59 yards and added a receiving TD. 

Defensively for Billings, Cedric Thomas had seven tackles. Siaosi Finau was in on five tackles and sacked the QB twice. Nirion Washington and Isaia McFarland each made four stops. Antonio Smiley sacked Washington's QB twice and Chase McGowan added a sack. Shaun Lewis and Harvey each had interceptions.

Laquan Johnson started the scoring for Billings by recording a safety at 10:17 of the first for a 2-0 lead. Kicker Bailey Giffen sent a kickoff through the uprights for two more points for the Outlaws at 10:21 of the second for a 24-6 lead. 

Second-place Billings will host the first-place Albany Firebirds (7-1) on Saturday, June 22, at 6 p.m. at the Metra. Albany has also clinched a playoff spot. The Orlando Predators (4-2) handed the Firebirds their first loss, 57-49, Saturday.

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