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  • Rattlers top AFL Coaches Poll; take on No. 2 Spokane next

    The Arizona Rattlers (3-0) are atop the AFL Coaches’ Poll for the third consecutive week following their 73-47 blowout over the San Jose Sabercats on Saturday night. The win gave the Rattlers back-to-back victories over the second-ranked team in the league, after beating the Utah Blaze one week earlier. Quarterback Nick Davila, who was 13-for-22 […]
  • Rattlers move to 3-0 with rout of San Jose

    Arena Football has traditionally been dominated by offense. But the Arizona Rattlers are doing it with defense so far in the 2013 season. The Rattlers intercepted San Jose quarterback Aaron Garcia three times, returning two for touchdowns, in a 73-47 win over the Sabercats in front of 7,156 fans at US Airways Center Saturday night. […]
  • Rattlers’ Davila named AFL Week 2 MVP

    After completing 21-of-30 passes for 285 yards and seven touchdowns in a convincing 77-49 win over the Utah Blaze last Saturday, Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila was named the Arena Football Week 2 MVP. Davila’s strong performance came on the heels of another seven-touchdown game in the Rattlers’ season-opening win over the Philadelphia Soul March […]
  • Rattlers rank No. 1 in Coaches’ Poll, face No. 2 Sabercats Saturday

    The defending Arena Football League Champion Arizona Rattlers are off to a hot start, winning their first two games by an average of 21 points per game. The Week 3 Coaches’ Poll rankings were released and the Rattlers sat atop the list for the second straight week after receiving 12 of 14 first place votes. […]
  • Rattlers’ legends placed in Ring of Honor

    Their names are synonymous with a 12-year playoff run that included the franchise’s first two ArenaBowl championships in 1994 and 1997 Their names: Sherdrick Bonner, Hunkie Cooper and Randy Gatewood. Their numbers: 13, 14 and 17, retired a few years back, were taken down from the rafters of US Airways Center and placed inside the […]
  • Rattlers coach Kevin Guy: We’re going to be the hunters

    Prior to Saturday night’s season opener, the Arizona Rattlers will celebrate their ArenaBowl championship one more time. A banner will drop from the ceiling of the US Airways Center, joining two others which recognize titles won in 1994 and 1997. Following pregame ceremonies, all talk of 2012 ends. “Last year is over for us from […]
  • Nick Davila signs two-year deal with Rattlers

    The reigning Arena Football League champion Arizona Rattlers got some good news heading into the beginning of their 2013 season, and head coach Kevin Guy was the first to deliver it. Happy to have Nick Davila healthy and ready to play in the Snake Pitt!!! Signed two year deal. Go Rattlers !!! — Kevin Guy […]
  • Rattlers’ coach Kevin Guy credits Snake Pit for success

    When the NFL and college football are away, arena football comes out to play. The Arizona Rattlers, who won the 2012 AFL championship, want fans to join in on the fun. “The fans make up a big part of what we do,” coach Kevin Guy told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf as part of […]
  • Maurice Purify returning to Arizona Rattlers

    The defending Arena Bowl champion Arizona Rattlers got good news Wednesday when they learned receiver Maurice Purify was assigned to the team on a two-year contract. Last season, Purify caught 154 catches for 2,351 yards and 63 touchdowns. In the Arena Bowl against Philadelphia, Purify caught nine passes for 143 yards and seven touchdowns as […]
  • Arizona Rattlers to make four appearances on CBS Sports Network in 2013

    The Arizona Rattlers claimed Arena Bowl XXV in 2012, and in doing so have earned some well-deserved spotlight heading into the Arena Football’s League’s 19-week season. The AFL
  • Rattlers, Kevin Guy agree on contract extension

    Winning championships is good for your job security. Arizona Rattlers head coach and general manager Kevin Guy knows that firsthand, as he and the team agreed on a contract extension that runs through the 2014 season. “I have a great relationship with Coach Guy and instill a lot of trust in him,” said Arizona Rattlers […]
  • Rattlers win; will host National Conference Championship

    You wouldn’t normally label a game with 99 total points scored a “defensive struggle”, but that’s exactly what the Arizona Rattlers’ 51-48 first round AFL playoff win over the San Jose Sabercats was Saturday night. The Rattlers defense stopped a potent San Jose attack on downs in their first two possessions, and defensive back Arkeith […]
  • Rattlers dip to fifth in AFL Power Rankings

    It’s rare when the Arizona Rattlers lose back-to-back games, but that’s the situation they find themselves in after dropping a tough 62-61 loss to the San Antonio Talons last Friday. Kevin Guy’s team fell to 12-5 with the loss and plummeted to fifth in the final Arena Football League Power Rankings released Monday. The Rattlers […]
  • 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 […]