Dodge City quarterback Rudy Johnson put on a show versus the Force on Saturday
After a close road loss last week, the Dodge City Law regrouped themselves at home, beating the Wichita Force 62-39 on Saturday.
Leading the way offensively for the Law was quarterback Rudy Johnson who went 27-38 for 256 yards, five touchdowns and only one interception.
In the first quarter, the Force drew first blood with a 35-yard field goal, the first of two first-quarter field goals, to take a 3-0 lead.
Johnson and the Law also scored twice in the first quarter, but theirs were worth seven as wide receivers Brandon Venson and marquise Deadwiller both pulled in touchdowns to give Dodge City a 14-6 lead.
The Law started the second quarter with another two touchdowns as running back Noel Phillips pounded it in from a yard out and wide receiver Rashads Pargo caught a 19-yard touchdown pass it extend their lead to 28-6.
The Force had some fight in them and responded with back-to-back touchdowns of their own, cutting the Law’s lead to just 8 points before Law kicker Jared Wood hit one of his two field goals in the game to give Dodge City an 11-point lead going into the half.
The Law defense put up a scoreless third quarter while adding another Wood field goal, this one from 28 yards out, and another Johnson to Venson touchdown stretching the Law lead to three touchdowns going into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter turned into a shootout as both teams scored three, alternating touchdowns apiece highlighted by a 50-yard touchdown return from Pargo.
The Law will head back onto the road next week to take on the Kansas City Phantoms for a rare afternoon game with kickoff scheduled for 3:05 p.m. at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.