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  • Rattlers rally for win in Philadelphia

    Coming off an easy 44-point win over the Iowa Barnstormers last week. Arizona Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy said he wanted his team to experience some adversity in a football game. They got some. After Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh hooked up with Tiger Jones on a 32-yard touchdown pass with 8:40 left that put the Soul […]
  • Rattlers retain top spot in AFL Coaches’ Poll

    There’s really no doubt who the best team in the Arena Football League is right now. Last Saturday, Nick Davila threw eight touchdown passes in less than three full quarters of play and an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers in the Arizona Rattlers’ 70-26 dismantling of the Iowa Barnstormers at US Airways Center. For their […]
  • Rattlers smash Iowa for sixth straight win

    Nick Davila completed 19 of 23 passes for 241 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers defense forced five turnovers and terrorized Iowa quarterbacks in an easy 70-26 win over the Barnstormers at Ak-Chin Field at US Airways Center Saturday night. Davila, who gutted his way through illness in a 56-49 win over Chicago […]
  • Rattlers run win streak to five with triumph in Chicago

    Nick Davila threw for 301 yards and seven touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers hung on for a 56-49 win over the Chicago Rush at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Sunday. Davila hooked up with Rod Windsor on a 32-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter that put Arizona up 56-35, but Chicago would answer. […]
  • Rattlers get hard-fought win over Utah

    There’s been plenty of talk about the Arizona Rattlers’ offense and defense this season, but it was their special teams that got things kick-started Saturday night. Trailing 14-0, Virgil Gray took back a kickoff 56 yards for a touchdown, the first of three straight Rattlers scores in a 65-49 win over the Utah Blaze in […]
  • Rattlers take top spot in AFL Power Rankings

    After defeating the previously unbeaten Jacksonville Sharks 58-48 May 3, the Arizona Rattlers have regained the top spot in the Arena Football vPower Rankings. Nick Davila threw for 251 yards and six touchdowns — including four to receiver Rod Windsor — in the Rattlers’ ten-point win. The win was the third straight for Arizona, who […]
  • Rattlers throttle Orlando to move to 5-1

    The Arizona Rattlers have to be wondering when a visiting team is going to give them a game at US Airways Center. Nick Davila threw six touchdown passes and fullback Odie Armstrong ran for four more as the Rattlers handed the Orlando Predators an 82-42 beating Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Rattlers pushed their […]
  • Rattlers second in AFL Coaches’ Poll

    The Arizona Rattlers rank second in the Arena Football League Coaches’ Poll for the second week in a row, following an 83-40 rout of the San Antonio Talons Saturday. Arizona (4-1) sits between two undefeated teams in the poll. The 5-0 Spokane Shock — the only team to defeat the Rattlers’ this season — top […]
  • Rattlers bounce back with dominating rout of Talons

    Much can be found out about the mettle of a team based on how they respond to adversity. The Arizona Rattlers have injuries to key players and tasted defeat for the first time this season last week in Spokane. None of that mattered Saturday night as Kevin Guy’s team bounced back with a dominating 83-40 […]
  • Rattlers fall to second in AFL Power Rankings

    The Arizona Rattlers fell one spot to second place in the Week 5 AFL Power Rankings following their 66-49 loss to the Spokane Shock Friday. Spokane moved into the first place spot as one of only two teams undefeated in the league. The Jacksonville Sharks are the other, but sit at No. 6 in the […]
  • 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