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Photos: Dispatches From The First Game Of DC's New Arena Football Team

Washington Valor Opening Night Produces Exciting Win over Baltimore Brigade
Afro American

As franchise debuts for both teams, the Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade met in Washington, D.C., on Friday night, April 9, at the Verizon Center in front of a raucous Opening Night crowd of a reported 15,579 fans.

Jon Stark,

It's officially official. Week 1 is in the books. While I only got a chance to catch some of the Cleveland/Tampa Bay game, I was at the Washington Valor home opener. Verizon Center was buzzing, with the energy in the air, it felt like this was a playoff game and Arena Football had been a staple in D.C. for the last fifteen years.

Valor Captures Season-Opening Win Over Brigade, 51-38
Washington Valor Press Release

In franchise debuts for both organizations, the Washington Valor withstood a Baltimore comeback led by Brigade rookie quarterback Shane Carden to capture a 51-38 win over their beltway rival.

The Valor's Arena Football League debut produced an auspicious and electrifying show
Washington Post

After a 27-year hiatus, the Arena Football League returned to Washington, D.C. in high-octane fashion Friday night.

Baltimore Brigade Coach Omar Smith Is Ready For The First Game
CBS Baltimore / WJZ

Brigade comes back in inaugural game, fall 51-38 to Valor
Baltimore Sun

Before the Baltimore Brigade ever played a game in the Arena Football League, they were already playing catch-up. Quite a distance separated the team from its neighbor to the south.

Arena League football comes to Washington, and the Valor hope to find footing
Washington Post

Last fall, Erik Meyer wondered if he would ever play professional football again. He had once been an Arena Football League journeyman, but as the league sputtered last year, so did Meyer’s career prospects. The 34-year-old quarterback returned to California and coached football at a high school, keeping himself in shape just in case he ever got another call to play.

LaQuan Williams, Brigade ready to begin new era of Baltimore football
Baltimore Sun

Introducing the Baltimore Brigade.
Baltimore Magazine (blog)

Brigade ushers in new era of football in Baltimore
ABC2 News

Washington Valor: A Look Ahead
Jon Stark,

Spring is here and that means so is Arena Football. If you haven't heard by now D.C. has a new team. If you're a Washington Redskins fan, that means you can finally get your football fix before September. In their inaugural season, the Washington Valor hit the field this Friday April 7th against another new expansion team, the Baltimore Brigade.

Between the Pads
Most Passing Yards
237 yards, Meyer, Washington
Most Receiving Yards
139 yards, Gray, Baltimore
Most Rushing Yards
16 yards, Meyer, Washington
Most Passing TDs
4 TDs, Meyer, Washington
Most Receiving TDs
3 TDs, Washington, Washington
Most Rushing TDs
2 TDs, Carden, Baltimore
Longest TD Pass
34 yards, Meyer to Washington, Washington
Longest TD Run
7 yards, Morris, Washington
Most INTs Thrown
1 INTs, Carden, Baltimore