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AAF Week 5 Review: Apollos remain undefeated after convincing win over Iron

We take a look back at the fifth week of action from the Alliance of American Football and check in with some former members of the Black and Gold.

AAF: Orlando Apollos at San Antonio Commanders Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

With three of the four games undecided until the final few minutes, there were several exciting finishing in Week 5 of the Alliance of American Football over the weekend. The Salt Stallions and Memphis Express both lost their games because of last second field goals, while the San Antonio Commanders only just managed to hold on to a 26 point lead over the Arizona Hotshots in the face of a furious second half comeback.

For fans of the team with the strongest connection to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 5 saw the Birmingham Iron lose their second game in a row, this time to a convincing Orlando Apollos team who remain undefeated.

Week 5 results:

Orlando Apollos 31 @ Birmingham Iron 14

Salt Lake City 25 @ San Diego Fleet 27

Memphis Express 20 @ Atlanta Legends 23

San Antonio Commanders 29 @ Arizona Hotshots 25

Tight End Scott Orndoff only had a brief stay with the Steelers in 2017, but he had his best game of his short AAF career for the Apollos against the Iron on Saturday, recording three receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.

And while former Pittsburgh training camp participant Jamar Summers would give up his first touchdown of the season in that same game, he would also add another turnover to his tally on a muffed punt early in the contest.

Zach Mettenberger would start his second game under center for the Express, but could not lead them to a second win of the season, despite chipping in with a one-yard rushing touchdown on the day.

His interception late in the fourth quarter effectively dooming Memphis to defeat.

For former Steelers running backs in the AAF, Week 5 was one to forget with Terrell Watson limited to just 14 yards on five carries for San Diego and Trey Williams managing just 22 yards from his 10 attempts for San Antonio.

Highlights from all the weekend’s action can be found below.

Week 5 Highlights:

Orlando Apollos 31 @ Birmingham Iron 14

Salt Lake City 25 @ San Diego Fleet 27

Memphis Express 20 @ Atlanta Legends 23

San Antonio Commanders 29 @ Arizona Hotshots 25