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KISS does a face plant in key game

KISS does a face plant in key game

The KISS saw Saturday night's game against the San Jose Sabercats as a test of where the team would stand a third of the way through its inaugural season.

After a 48-32 loss at Honda Center, the KISS could not call that test a success.

The team had beaten the teams it would have been expected to beat — San Antonio (now 1-6) and Portland (1-5) — and lost to two of the league's best, Cleveland (6-0) and Orlando (5-2), before last week's 31-12 loss to the Iowa Barnstormers (3-2), a team that, at least on paper, seemed an even match for the KISS.

The game against conference opponent San Jose was a chance to return to a .500 record and get back on track to...

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