PHX, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers fell to the Chicago Rush (6-3) 50-49 Saturday night (May 14) to give the Rattlers (7-2) their first home loss of the season.
QB NICK DAVILA completed 23-of-31 passes for 297 yards and five touchdowns, spotting WR ROD WINDSOR (nine receptions, 119 yards) three times in the endzone.
FB ODIE ARMSTRONG tallied 24 yards on nine carries for two touchdowns to lead the Rattlers’ rushing attack.
Defensively, the Rattlers garnered two interceptions with DB MARQUIS FLOYD and DB VIRGIL GRAY each stealing a possession from the Rush. DL KYLE HARRINGTON notched one sack.
QB Russ Michna threw for 267 yards and five touchdowns on 23-of-40 passing. WR Reggie Gray grabbed nine receptions for 141 yards and three scores.
With the score set at 49-47 in the Rattlers favor, Kicker Chris Gould executed a successful on-side kick attempt with 22-seconds left in the contest to set the Rush up at their own 23-yardline. The Rush then traveled 10-yards to set Gould up for the game-winning 33-yard field goal with just one-second left on the clock. Two missed extra points by Gould were overshadowed by his victorious kick.
A 51-yard field goal attempt by KICKER FABRIZIO SCACCIA with one-second left in the contest went wide right, allowing the Rush to leave US Airways Center with the victory.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Rattlers’ next home game is Saturday, May 28 against the Cleveland Gladiators at US Airways Center; kickoff is slated for 7:00pm (AZ TIME). The game will be televised locally on FS Arizona. The Arizona Rattlers are a proud member of the Arena Football League, which is in its 24th season with 18 franchises from coast to coast.
On the game …. “It’s a 60-minute game and they played right down to the last second.” – Coach Kevin Guy
DB VIRGIL GRAY and DB MARQUIS FLOYD each recorded an interception for the second consecutive game.
WR ROD WINDSOR caught nine balls for 119 yards and three touchdowns. Windsor has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards for the second consecutive season.
QB NICK DAVILA completed 23 of 31 passes for 297 yards and 5 touchdowns.
After scoring two touchdowns last week in San Jose, LB KEVIN MCCULLOUGH registered a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Chicago.
RB ODIE ARMSTRONG had 24 yards on six rushing attempts and two touchdowns. Armstrong has rushed for at least one touchdown in his last eight games.
Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game: #12 QB Russ Michna
NiFTy Playmaker of the Game: #1 WR Reggie Gray
JLS Ironman of the Game: #4 DB Vic Hall
Cutter Catch of the Game: #3 WR Jason Geathers
Riddell Defensive Player of the Game: #4 DB Virgil Gray
National Guard MVP: #12 QB Russ Michna
Spalding Highlight of the Game: 33-yard field goal by Kicker Chris Gould
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