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Shock defeated by Arizona 53-57

04/10/2012 4:13 PM -

Phoenix, AZ. - The Spokane Shock were defeated by the Arizona Rattlers by a final score of 53-57 at U.S. Airways Center on Friday night. With the loss, the Shock fall to a 1-3 record on the season, while Arizona climbs to a 3-1 overall record.

The Rattlers drew blood first, scoring on a Davila 9-yard TD run with just over 10 minutes in the first quarter. The Shock promptly responded with a 2-yard TD run by Micah King. Less than one minute later, a fumbled Arizona snap led to Jeremy Geathers tackling the recovering Arizona offensive player in the end zone, awarding the Shock with a Safety and another possession. The Shock were able to continue their offensive dominance in the first quarter on yet another 1-yard TD run by Micah King, his second of the first quarter. A quick TD pass with 30 seconds left in the first quarter by Arizona brought the score to 15-13 in favor of the Shock as the first quarter drew to a close.

The second quarter provided the Shock with some breathing room. Kyle Rowley ran in a 4-yard TD run early in the second quarter to move up two possessions on the Rattlers by a score of 22-13. After a quick response from Arizona to pull within 2 points on a Davila touchdown pass at 22-20, Kyle Rowley was able to rally the Shock and move down the field for a TD pass. On the ensuing Arizona possession, Patrick Stoudamire intercepted a pass near the goal line, giving the Shock the ball back with just over 5 minute remaining until the half. On the Shock’s next possession, a fumbled snap would give the ball back to the Rattlers only to be intercepted yet again by Terrance Moore of the Shock leading to a Kenny Spencer 25 yard field goal to end the half and give the Shock a 32-20 lead going into the half.

The third quarter began with a quick strike by Arizona to bring the game back within one score at 32-28. On the ensuing kickoff, the Shock would returner step outside of the end zone while attempting to dodge a defender at the goal line, forcing him back into the end zone and resulting in a safety for Rattlers. With the score now 32-30, the Shock then kicked back off to Arizona after the safety and completed another touchdown drive on a TD pass from Davila to Thurman to make the score 32-36 in Arizona’s favor. Kyle Rowley and the Shock promptly responded with a TD pass to Brandon Thompkins with 2:38 left in the third quarter to put the Shock back on top by a score of 39-36. On the next Arizona possession, Terrance Moore of the Shock intercepted an Arizona pass and returned the interception for a Shock touchdown. On the final series of the third quarter, the Rattlers scored on a deep pass to bring the game within three points at 46-43 in favor of the Shock.

The fourth quarter would bring multiple turnovers in favor of the Rattlers. After an early TD pass from Rowley to Tennell to make the game 53-43, Arizona would respond with a TD run with 4:19 left to play to bring the game within three points at 53-50. On the next Shock possession, a fumbled snap would turn the ball back over to the Rattlers. Arizona then methodically worked their way down field, chewing up clock, and scoring on a TD pass with 5 seconds left on the clock to take the lead 57-53. A final hail mary attempt by the Shock with time expiring came up just short as the shock fell to the Arizona Rattlers by a final score of 57-53 in Phoenix, AZ.

Next week, the Shock will host the Milwaukee Mustangs on Saturday, April 14th with a 7:00pm kickoff.

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