Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, Ariz.
Phoenix, AZ – The Tampa Bay Storm (0-3, 0-1) were defeated by the Arizona Rattlers (3-0, 2-0) by a score of 60-27 on Saturday Night in front of 14,872 fans at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The night saw the return of Storm quarterback Jason Boltus.
Boltus led the Storm offense, completing 11-of-37 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns. He would also rush three times for three yards and a touchdown. The Storm’s top receiver of the night was V’Keon Lacey who caught five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
The Rattlers offense was led by quarterback Nick Davila, who completed 28-of-37 passes for 248 yards and seven touchdowns. Davila’s favorite target of the night was receiver Rod Windsor, who caught 13 passes for 141 yards and four touchdowns.
ARI – Rod Windsor 18-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, No Good)
ARI – Maurice Purify 3-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, Good)
TAM – T.T. Toliver 30-yard reception (Craig Peterson, Blocked)
TAM – Phillip Barnett 41-yard reception (Craig Peterson, Good)
ARI – Chase Deadder 13-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, Good)
ARI – Tyre Glasper 32-yard fumble recovery (Alex Zendejas, No Good)
ARI – Maurice Purify 5-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, Good)
ARI – Rod Winsor 2-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, Good)
TAM – V’Keon Lacey 15-yard reception (Craig Peterson, Good)
ARI – Rod Windsor 4-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, Good)
TAM – Jason Boltus 1-yard rush (Craig Peterson, Good)
ARI – Rod Windsor 5-yard reception (Alex Zendejas, Good)
ARI – Kerry Reed 39-yard interception return (Alex Zendejas, No Good)
TAM – Jason Boltus (11-37-1-186-3)
ARI – Nick Davila (28-37-0-248-7)
TAM – Jason Boltus (3-3-1)
ARI – Mykel Benson (4-2-0), Nick Davila (3-(-1)-0), Rod Windsor (1-5-0), Chase Deadder (1-0-0)
TAM – V’Keon Lacey (5-80-1), Phillip Barnett (4-70-1), T.T. Toliver (2-36-1)
ARI – Rod Windsor (13-141-4), Maurice Purify (7-44-2), Chase Deadder (4-37-1), Mykel Benson (3-19-0), Kerry Reed (1-7-0)
KO Returns: (No.-Yds-TD)
TAM – Cameron McGlenn (6-163-0), Gerald Young (1-13-0) T.T. Toliver (1-4-0)
ARI – Arkeith Brown (6-23-0)
Under Armour Offensive Player of the Game: Nick Davila, ARI
Riddell Defensive Player of the Game: Tyre Glasper, ARI
J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Game: Rod Windsor, ARI
Cutters Catch of the Game: Mykel Benson, ARI
AFL Highlight of the Game: Tyre Glasper fumble recovery for TD, ARI