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Abram Smith (3 TDs) powers Defenders past Battlehawks

Feb 25, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; D.C. Defenders quarterback D'Eriq King (3) hands the ball off to running back Abram Smith (4) against the Vegas Vipers in the fourth quarter at Cashman Field. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Abram Smith rushed for 218 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the D.C. Defenders to a 28-20 victory over the host St. Louis Battlehawks in XFL action Saturday night.

Smith scored on a 62-yard TD run in the second quarter and a 70-yard gallop in the third. He also scored on a 5-yard run with 1:54 left before halftime.

AJ McCarron completed 22 of 34 passes for 236 yards, two TDs and one interception for St. Louis.

Five sacks helped the Defenders improve to 5-0.

–Field Level Media

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