Top Five All-Time Shock-Rattlers Games - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Top Five All-Time Shock-Rattlers Games

The Spokane Shock and Arizona Rattlers have only played against each other since 2010, but the two teams have quickly formed one of the greatest rivalries in AFL history. With today's game having playoff implications, the rivalry is clearly alive and well.

The games between these two teams have always been intense, to say the least. SWX takes a look back to the top five games that have made the competition between these two teams what it is today.

5. Shock Squeak Out a One Point Win

On July 2, 2010, the Spokane Shock beat the Rattlers 37-36, which made them the first team in the AFL to get to 10 wins that season. Spokane QB Kyle Rowley completed 58 percent of his passes and WR Huey Whittaker had six receptions for 73 yards.

4. A Road Win for the Ages

In a back and forth contest on May 7, 2010, the Shock wrapped the game up on the final play, winning 63-56. The game featured six tie scores and was won when Spokane Shock DB William Mulder intercepted the Rattlers in the end zone during the final seconds.

3. Rattlers Snag a Win in the Desert

Heading into the fourth quarter of this April 2012 game, the Shock led the Rattlers.  Unfortunately, the Shock's lead did not hold. With five minutes left, Spokane fumbled the ball, which the Rattlers took all the way down the field to score with five seconds left to win 57-53.

2. Shock Defeat Rattlers in First Round of 2010 Playoffs

In the two meetings between the Rattlers and Shock prior to this 2010 playoff game, the Shock's average margin of victory had been four points. The Shock ended up winning 57-49 and only sealed the victory in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter. After Arizona recovered a fumble, the Shock's defense held strong and forced the Rattlers to throw four incomplete passes in a row. Spokane would eventually go on to win the AFL title that season.

1. Shock Squeak Out a One Point Win: Part Two

There seems to be a common theme with all of these games against the Rattlers: The majority of them come down to the final play. This April 2011 game is no different. Down one, the Rattlers recovered an on-side kick and decided to kick a field goal to win the game. However, a high snap gave Shock DL Khreem Smith enough time to break through the line of scrimmage and block the field goal securing a 70-69 Spokane win. 

  • Spokane Empire

    • Spokane Empire RB Trevor Kennedy thanks Spokane for their support

      On Wednesday, the Spokane Empire announced that they will cease operations and not play football in 2018. This news came as a surprise to many players, including running back Trevor Kennedy, who said he was appreciative for all the support Spokane has given the Empire.

    • Spokane Empire to cease operations and will not play football in 2018

      The Spokane Empire have announced that they will cease operations and will not be be playing football in the 2018 season. The Empire's franchise began as the Spokane Shock in the summer of 2005 as a part of the af2 league. During their time in the af2, the Shock won the league championship in 2006 and 2009, while also making the playoffs every year in the league (2006-2009).

    • Spokane native Brett Rypien nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

      Spokane native Brett Rypien was one of 146 student-athletes nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the American Football Coaches Association announced on Monday. The former Shadle Park Highlander and current Boise State Broncos quarterback has made a name for himself on the field.

    • Two Spokane Empire defensive players named to All-IFL team

      Spokane, Washington – The Indoor Football League announced the All-IFL First and Second Team honors for the 2017 regular season. Two Empire players were selected. Both Empire players selected were members of the Empire defense that proved dominate throughout the 2017 season.

    • Spokane Empire prepare for biggest game of season

      The Spokane Empire (8-7, 7-4) will travel to Salt Lake on Friday to take on the Screaming Eagles (4-11, 3-8) and wrap up the 2017 regular season. This is a must-win game for the Empire if they want to make the Intense Conference playoffs.

    • Empire fall short against Barnstormers 58-28; suffering 3rd straight road loss

      Spokane Empire SPOKANE, WA - The Spokane Empire (8-7, 7-4) were defeated by the Iowa Barnstormers (13-2, 8-2)  in Week 17 of the 2017 IFL regular season at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA by a score of 58-28. It only took three snaps for the Barnstormers to score, as quarterback Travis Partridge connected with Brady Roland to quickly go up 7-0. Spokane signal caller Aaron Wilmer took over and though having success running the ball himself, he could not connect with a pass t...

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Mariners acquire veteran reliever from Marlins

    Mariners acquire veteran reliever from Marlins

    Courtesy: Seattle MarinersCourtesy: Seattle Mariners

    Phelps is a six-year Major League veteran who debuted with the Yankees in 2012 and was traded to Miami before the '15 season. He's 28-32 with a 3.90 ERA in 218 games, including 64 starts.

    >>

    Phelps is a six-year Major League veteran who debuted with the Yankees in 2012 and was traded to Miami before the '15 season. He's 28-32 with a 3.90 ERA in 218 games, including 64 starts.

    >>
  • Tonight's Missoula Osprey game to be broadcasted on SWX

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:40:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:40:47 GMT
    For the first time in the history of the Missoula Osprey, one of their games will be able to be seen on television. Tonight's game against the Ogden Raptors will be aired on SWX Montana.  You can find SWX Montana on Charter cable, channel 199. You can also find it on standard cable in Missoula/Kalispell 23.3.  Osprey radio play-by-play announcer Cooper Perkins will simulcast his radio broadcast on the air tonight for your viewing pleasure. First pitch is at 7:05 PM (MT) Y...>>
    For the first time in the history of the Missoula Osprey, one of their games will be able to be seen on television. Tonight's game against the Ogden Raptors will be aired on SWX Montana.  You can find SWX Montana on Charter cable, channel 199. You can also find it on standard cable in Missoula/Kalispell 23.3.  Osprey radio play-by-play announcer Cooper Perkins will simulcast his radio broadcast on the air tonight for your viewing pleasure. First pitch is at 7:05 PM (MT) Y...>>
  • Indians fail to complete comeback, fall to Volcanoes, 3-2

    Indians fail to complete comeback, fall to Volcanoes, 3-2

    Indians begin a five-game series against Hops on ThursdayIndians begin a five-game series against Hops on Thursday

    Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Melvin Novoa scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to cut the Salem-Keizer lead to 3-2.

    >>

    Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Melvin Novoa scored on a wild pitch in the ninth inning to cut the Salem-Keizer lead to 3-2.

    >>