Event Date: May 22nd, 1987
Event Description: Stallions Stop Invaders
Source: Lakeland Ledger
Joel Coles and Preston Brown scored touchdowns as the Birmingham Stallions edged the Oakland Invaders, 22-10, in a sloppy game from Legion Field on Thursday night.
Birmingham quarterback Cliff Stoudt completed just 11-of-17 passes for 106 yards with one touchdown. Jim Smith caught five passes for 72 yards for the Stallions (10-4).
Fred Besana went 19-of-36 for 243 yards with one touchdown and Gene Taylor caught a touchdown for Oakland (8-6). The Invaders have now dropped four straight.
Birmingham accounted for the only scoring in the first quarter via a Coles touchdown run from 14-yards out at the 2:37 mark.
After both teams exchanged field goals in the second frame, a 46-yarder by Dan Miller pushed the Birmingham lead to 13-3 midway through the third.
Birmingham pushed ahead 16-3, after a third Miller field goal, to open scoring in the final stanza.
Oakland cut the lead to six after the Besana touchdown pass to Taylor, but the Stallions would answer that score with a final scoring strike from Stoudt to Brown.
The win keeps Birmingham atop the Central Division...Coles finished with 114 yards rushing on 29 carries...each team gave up three sacks.
more to come......