In Cleveland, New Orleans’ Brian Reader threw six touchdown passes in the VooDoo’s 64-42 loss to the Cleveland Gladiators on Friday night.
New Orleans (2-6) was outscored in each quarter and trailed 33-21 at halftime. Cleveland, a fellow member of the American Conference’s East Division, improved to 5-3.
Roger Jackson caught three touchdown passes and ended up with 95 receiving yards for the VooDoo. Chris Duvalt added two TD grabs, and Carlese Franklin had the other.
Shane Austin threw six touchdown passes of his own to power Cleveland. Dominick Goodman had three touchdown catches, and Amarri Jackson added two.
The VooDoo returns to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday against Jacksonville. The VooDoo beat the Sharks 51-50 in their home opener.