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Tenacious 'D' fuels Rush win over Command

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Special to the Daily Herald

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chicago Rush literally picked off its fourth straight victory Saturday.

Led by defensive back Vic Hall's 3 interceptions, the Rush (9-3) captured a 58-30 victory over the Kansas City Command (4-8) in Arena Football League action at the Sprint Center. Hall broke the AFL record of 13 interceptions in a season.

"After a sloppy first half we came out and played Rush football throughout the second half," said Rush coach Bob McMillen. "I liked how we finished the game."

The Rush got off to a quick start on a 4-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Russ Michna to wide receiver Reggie Gray and led 7-0 after the first quarter. Chris Gould's 21-yard field goal gave the Rush a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. Michna then hit Derek Lee for a 17-yard TD. After a Command TD, Jason Simpson recovered the ball in the net to put the Rush ahead 23-9 at intermission.

In the second half, the Rush's Charles Dillon caught a 34-yard touchdown pass. Then the Rush broke away in the fourth quarter on a 28-7 scoring binge to seal the win.

Michna finished 20-for-28 for 243 yards and 6 TDs with no interceptions. Gray, Lee and Dillon each caught 2 TD passes.

Hall led the Rush defense with 10 solo tackles and 3 interceptions. Defensive back Perry Kyles recorded 8 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss.