How great is it to get a win over Pittsburgh to grab a division championship? That's what happened last night as the Cleveland Gladiators defeated the Pittsburgh Power 67-55 at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland Ohio. This win is ensuring the Cleveland Gladiators a playoff berth. How exciting is that for Gladiator fans? Cleveland just loves to beat Pittsburgh and last night it happened. This in itself is a great way to bring in your weekend.

Cleveland ended their first six drives of the opening half in touchdowns, jumping out to a 39-21 lead. Pittsburgh was able to assemble a scoring drive of their own just before the intermission and opened the third quarter by tallying up six more points, giving them a 41-39 lead.

Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game Kurt Rocco was in top form, going 25-of-35 passing for 297 yards and eight passing touchdowns in the win. Dominick Goodman nabbed 12 catches for 130 yards receiving for two scores. Robert Redd and Troy Bergeron caught three and two touchdowns respectively on the night.

Lets hope the Gladiators can play well in the play offs and bring Cleveland a Championship......

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