Adams TD catch with 10 seconds left powers Breakers past Gamblers, 23-16

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The New Orleans Breakers bounced back from a tough loss to Birmingham with a 23-16 win Sunday over the Houston Gamblers at Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

Kyle Sloter connected with Jonathan Adams on a 29-yard touchdown pass with just 10 seconds left in the game to give the Breakers a dramatic victory.

New kicker Taylor Bertelot booted a 50-yard field goal to give New Orleans (3-1) a 3-0 lead with 8:50 left in the first quarter.

Houston capitalized on an interception to take a 7-3 second quarter lead, scoring on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Thorson to JoJo Ward with 11:39 to play in the first half.

The Gamblers increased the lead to 10-3 later in the quarter on a 52-yard with 7:16 to play in the half field goal by Nick Vogel but the Breakers got even, scoring on a 12-yard run by Jordan Ellis to make it 10-10 with just 36 seconds left in the half.

Houston (1-3) took a 13-10 lead into halftime on a 41-yard field goal by Vogel on the final play of the half.

Bertelot added a 28-yard field goal for New Orleans to tie the game 13-13 with 5:49 to play in the third quarter.

It stayed that way until late in the game as the final three minutes saw 13 points scored.

Vogel put Houston back on top on a 53-yard field goal with 3:07 to play in the game to make it 16-13.

The kicking battle continued as Bertelot nailed a 45-yard field goal to tie the game once more at 16-16 with two minutes to play, setting the stage for the big ending.

Ellis finished with 19 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown.

Sloter suffered through a tough day. Though Sloter completed 26 of 41 passes for 398 yards, he was intercepted three times, was sacked twice and had seven passes deflected.

New Orleans held Houston to just 28 yards rushing, and the Breakers won despite committing four turnovers.

Adams finished with six catches for 101 yards and a score. Sal Canella had five catches for 82 yards. Diggs led the defense with eight tackles.

The Breakers will take on the New Jersey Generals Saturday at noon.

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