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Curse Continues In The Graveyard, VooDoo Fall To Rattlers

By: Brandon Rizzuto
PJ Berry had 339 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in the loss.

(written by Emily Seelig)

NEW ORLEANS (May 20, 2011) -
Turnovers and penalties plagued the New Orleans VooDoo in Friday’s 61-53 loss in The Graveyard against the Arizona Rattlers.

The VooDoo (2-8) turned over the ball three times and had a season-high 14 penalties in the loss, while the Rattlers (8-2) were without a miscue in the game.  

Despite their best offensive scoring output of the season in The Graveyard, the VooDoo continued their home game losing streak, extending it to seven games dating back to 2008.

D. Bryant’s debut performance as the VooDoo quarterback had him finishing with 285 passing yards, while completing 25-of-34 pass attempts for six touchdowns and three interceptions.  He also added one rushing touchdown.

Berry was the story for the VooDoo with 339 all-purpose yards that included four total touchdowns.  Of his yardage, Berry had 154 of it come on the receiving end, also with three scores.  He also added a 57-yard kickoff return touchdown. 

Berry combined with wide receiver Chris Wilson for six touchdown receptions and 225 receiving yards.

Late in the fourth quarter with New Orleans trying to make a comeback, Arizona’s Marquis Floyd returned an on-side kick for their final touchdown of the game, ending the VooDoo’s hopes of a comeback attempt.

The VooDoo will take to the road next week to play at Philadelphia before returning to The Graveyard on June 3 to battle the Jacksonville Sharks.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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