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Arizona Rattlers will look a lot different in their 25th anniversary season

The Arizona Rattlers are back, but will look a lot different in 2017. They've joined a new league and will feature an entirely rebuilt roster.
6 years ago
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Ryan Knowles

Rattlers roll continues with road win against L.A.

The Arizona Rattlers continued their mastery of the L.A. KISS with a 64-49 road win Sunday afternoon in Anaheim.
7 years ago
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Vince Marotta

Rattlers use furious second-quarter flurry to bury Philadelphia

The Arizona Rattlers scored 27 points in under six minutes and used that as the fuel to beat Philadelphia 80-63 Friday night.
7 years ago
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Ryan Knowles

Nick Davila’s eight TD passes key Ratters’ rout of Portland

The Arizona Rattlers were glad to be home after a daunting stretch of road games, and showed it in a rout of the Portland Steel Saturday night.
7 years ago
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Vince Marotta

Rattlers end road woes with win over Gladiators in Cleveland

A rare three-game road losing streak came to an end as the Arizona Rattlers outlasted the Cleveland Gladiators 77-62 Friday night.
7 years ago
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Rattlers surge past KISS in Anaheim

The Arizona Rattlers demolished another opponent Saturday night, taking apart the LA KISS 69-28 in Anaheim.
7 years ago
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Vince Marotta

Rattlers dominate Steel in 2016 AFL season opener

The Arizona Rattlers opened their 2016 season in dominant fashion, crushing the Portland Steel 80-28 at Moda Center.
7 years ago
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Arizona Sports

Arizona Rattlers unveil new uniforms for 2016

The Arizona Rattlers will look a little different in 2016 -- both in roster make-up and fashion-wise.
7 years ago
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Ryan Knowles

Coach Kevin Guy, Rattlers looking to strike back in 2016

After a bitter ending to a three-year championship run, the Arizona Rattlers are poised to gain back the ArenaBowl crown in 2016.
7 years ago
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Arizona Sports

Rattlers’ defense dominates in win over San Antonio

The Arizona Rattlers’ defense forced seven turnovers, including six interceptions, and Nick Davila threw five touchdown passes in a 70-21 win over the San Antonio Talons at the Alamodome Saturday. The Rattlers (11-1) got on the board on their first possession, with Davila hitting Jared Perry on a six-yard touchdown pass which capped a four-play, […]
10 years ago
Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
Arizona Sports

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. […]
10 years ago
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Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
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Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
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Arizona Sports

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 […]
10 years ago
Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
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Arizona Sports

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 […]
10 years ago
Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
Dave Dulberg

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
10 years ago
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Vince Marotta

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 […]
10 years ago
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Vince Marotta

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 […]
11 years ago
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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 […]
11 years ago