The San Jose SaberCats have been proving that they're still the same, dominant team they've always been. On Friday night, they improved their record to 7-2 as they defeated the Utah Blaze to reach the halfway point of the season. The Blaze drop to 6-3 and San Jose now takes hold of the No. 1 spot in the Western Division.
The SaberCats once again gave the crowd at the HP Pavilion something to cheer about as they knocked off their rivals by a final score of 70-59. Quarterback Mark Grieb launched six touchdown passes in the game. Wide receivers James Roe and Hank Edwards each had two touchdown receptions. Utah's QB Tommy Grady had eight TD passes but wasn't able to lead his team to the win.
The game stayed close in the first half, but San Jose was finally able to pull ahead in the third quarter and never looked back.
The SaberCats will play their next game on Saturday, May 19, as they travel to take on the San Antonio Talons.