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The Washington Valor are Arena League Champions

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Washington, D.C. is still the city of champions.

The Washington Valor defeated the Baltimore Brigade 69-55 in a Ted Leonsis owned battle of the beltways.

The Valor, who had gone 2-10 during the regular season, took on the 7-5 Baltimore Brigade as their underdog heading into Saturday's championship match.

Quarterback Arvell Nelson put the Valor on the board first with a touchdown during the second quarter. Nelson had a record-setting game with 223 yards passing and five touchdowns.

This is the Valor's first-ever championship title.