NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Arizona Rattlers prevailed in a shootout with the New Orleans VooDoo 61-53 on Friday night (May 20).
QB NICK DAVILA completed 26-of-31 passes for 314 yards and seven touchdowns, finding WR TRANDON HARVEY four times (six catches, 86 yards) in the endzone. Harvey also took a kickoff return 45 yards for a score at the 3:07 mark of the second quarter to make the score 40-33 in Arizona’s favor.
Also making an impact in the receiving game was WR ROD WINDSOR, who eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark for the eighth time this season with a 13-catch, 162-yard and two-touchdown performance.
Defensively, LB KEVIN MCCULLOUGH and DB VIRGIL GRAY snared two errant passes from VooDoo QB D Bryant; while DB VINCE HILL was able to make a touchdown saving interception late in the fourth quarter that bounced off of the dasher board and a scrum of VooDoo players.
In his season debut, Bryant completed 25-of-34 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns. He spotted WR PJ Berry for three scores (12 catches, 154 yards).
The New Orleans defense was unable to force any turnovers.
A DB MARQUIS FLOYD 10-yard touchdown on an on-side kick recovery allowed the Rattlers to go up 61-47 with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, giving Arizona its first two score lead of the game and allowing the squad to hold on to the win.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Rattlers’ next home game is Saturday, May 28 against the East Division leading Cleveland Gladiators at US Airways Center; kickoff is slated for 7:00pm (AZ TIME). The game will be televised LIVE on Fox Sports 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.