Originally created 04/08/01

Stallions edge Knights, 64-60

MACON, Ga. -- The Augusta Stallions scored with 18 seconds left Saturday night to defeat the Macon Knights 64-60. But only after the defense batted down a game-ending pass.

It was the second victory of the season for the Stallions, defending arenafootball division champions.

Augusta trailed 20-0 after Macon (1-1) scored on its first three possessions.

By halftime, the Stallions had pulled within a touchdown of the Knights, 34-27.

Augusta took its first lead on the first possession of the second half and used a safety off a blocked kick to break a 41-41 tie at the end of the third quarter.

Macon went ahead in the final minute 60-57, but the Knights left 29 seconds on the clock. The Stallions quickly responded when Jermaine Alfred, last week's af2 player of the week, threw the winning pass 11 seconds later.

"Eighteen seconds is plenty of time to score," said Macon's Jamaal Garman. "That's what we've got to learn. We just had to get the first one under our belt. Now we see what it's like."

Macon is playing its first season of arena football. Augusta is in its second year.

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