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  • Rattlers’ loss costly in AFL Power Rankings

    The Arizona Rattlers had their seven-game winning streak snapped at US Airways Center Friday night by a 62-49 loss to the Utah Blaze. Not only did the loss, coupled with a San Antonio win at Chicago, cost the Rattlers the top seed in the National Conference standings, but also cost Kevin Guy’s team the top […]
  • Rattlers still top AFL Power Rankings

    Not even a bye week could knock the Arizona Rattlers off their perch atop the Arena Football League Power Rankings released Monday morning. The Rattlers (10-3) are ranked first for the fifth straight week, followed by San Antonio (10-3), Philadelphia (11-3), Utah (9-5) and San Jose (9-5). Kevin Guy’s Rattlers have won five straight games […]
  • Rattlers scrape past Pittsburgh

    It wasn’t pretty, but the Arizona Rattlers continued their victorious ways, notching a 55-45 win over the Pittsburgh Power at US Airways Center Saturday night. The win was Arizona’s fourth straight and sixth in their last seven contests. Nick Davila threw for 282 yards and five touchdowns, and Trandon Harvey scored three times, including a […]
  • Rattlers retain top ranking in AFL Power Poll

    It looks as though the Arizona Rattlers have hit their stride. The defending National Conference champions won their third straight game Saturday night, knocking off the New Orleans VooDoo 69-45 in Louisiana. The win pushed the Rattlers’ record to 8-3 on the season and by virtue of that victory, Arizona held on to the top […]
  • Former Rattler Johnie Kirton dies at 26

    Johnie Kirton scored the game-winning touchdown for the San Jose Sabercats in an 84-77 overtime win over the Chicago Rush Saturday night. Tuesday morning, news broke of his passing. Kirton died Monday at the age of 26. The former Washington Husky was traded from the Arizona Rattlers to San Jose May 10, and Kirton had […]
  • Rattlers regain top spot in AFL Power Poll

    Going on the road and scoring 86 points on your opponent will apparently open the eyes of Arena Football League coaches. That’s exactly what the Arizona Rattlers did last Saturday, heading north to blow out the Utah Blaze 86-70 to improve their record to 7-3 on the season. And for that reason, the Rattlers have […]
  • Rattlers breeze past Chicago

    “Welcome back to Trandon Harvey, Virgil Gray, Kevin McCullough and Cliff Dukes,” Arizona Rattlers’ head coach Kevin Guy told me on the field after Saturday’s 77-43 pasting of the Chicago Rush at US Airways Center. Turns out the coach’s assessment was pretty much right on, as all four players returned from injuries and had their […]
  • Defense dominates in Rattlers win over Talons

    It’s not every day you hear about a dominating defensive performance in the Arena Football League, but Sunday, the Arizona Rattlers turned in exactly that in a 68-34 pounding of the San Antonio Talons at US Airways Center. Arizona’s defense harassed San Antonio quarterback Aaron Garcia all day long, sacking him four times and forcing […]
  • Siaha Burley returns to Rattlers

    The Arizona Rattlers continued to tinker with their 2012 roster Monday, as they were assigned wide receiver Siaha Burley. Burley, the Arena Football League’s 7th-leading all-time receiver with 843 catches and 247 touchdowns, rejoins the Rattlers, where he had some of his most productive seasons. Burley wore the black, copper and turquoise of the Rattlers […]
  • Johnnie Kirton back with Rattlers

    The Arizona Rattlers were assigned fullback Johnnie Kirton Thursday. Kirton, who was second in the Arena Football League in rushing in 2011, returns to the franchise where he started his AFL career back in 2010. The 6-foot3, 283-pound former Washington Husky led the Rattlers with 64 rushing yards and found the end zone three times […]
  • Rattlers’ Purify named Playmaker of the Week

    Arizona Rattlers wide receiver Maurice Purify was singled out by the Arena Football League for his Week 5 performance in a win over the Spokane Shock. Purify caught 10 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns in the Rattlers’ dramatic 57-54 win earning him the AFL Playmaker of the Week Award. Purify, the league’s reigning […]
  • Rattlers overcome turnovers in win over Spokane

    It wasn’t pretty. In fact, at times it was downright ugly. But the Arizona Rattlers will take it. Quarterback Nick Davila found Kerry Reed on a 6-yard touchdown pass with just :05 left and the Rattlers stole a 57-53 win away from the Spokane Shock at US Airways Center. Spokane had a late lead and […]