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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
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

Rattlers’ linebacker Tyre Glasper spent a good portion of
the afternoon in the San Antonio backfield, racking up
sacks while forcing two fumbles and recovering one.

On offense, Nick Davila threw four first half touchdown
passes; two each to Kerry Reed and Maurice Purify, who
the AFL with 875 receiving yards and is tied for second
20 touchdown grabs. Purify finished the day with 9
for 132 yards and three td grabs. For good measure, he
returned an onside kick 9 yards for a touchdown in the
fourth quarter for the Rattlers, who pushed their record
4-2 on the season. Arizona is in a three-way tie with
Utah and San Jose for first place in the Western Division.

San Antonio fell to 3-3 with the loss.