1997 Results | Game Coverage

AFL Semifinal

Rattlers 49, Storm 46

Drive Summary

August 16, 1997

With Analysis by Sam Wolfson

Team Drive Started Drive Ended Plays Yards Result
Arizona 15:00 1st Quarter 14:54 1st Quarter 0 Plays 0 Yards Cooper fumbles opening kickoff

Sam Sez: Great start for the Storm.

Tampa Bay 14:54 1st Quarter 12:23 1st Quarter 4 Plays 5 Yards Fall 21 yd FG good

Sam Sez: Big stop boosts Rattlers.

Arizona 12:23 1st Quarter 9:41 1st Quarter 3 Plays 46 Yards Bonner 30 yd TD pass to Shexnayder (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Big play for the Arizona offense.

Tampa Bay 9:41 1st Quarter 8:48 1st Quarter 0 Plays 56 Yards Walker 56 yd KO return TD (PAT good)
Sam Sez: Wayne Walker shows his blazing speed again.

Arizona 8:48 1st Quarter 1:01 1st Quarter 10 Plays 34 Yards Bonner 1 yd TD run (PAT good)

Sam Sez: This game is a real shootout.

Tampa Bay 1:01 1st Quarter 9:10 2nd Quarter 9 Plays 45 Yards Willis 2 yd TD pass to LaFrance (PAT no good)

Sam Sez: Great drive by the Storm, but you don't want to give away free points in a game like this.

Arizona 9:10 2nd Quarter 6:48 2nd Quarter 3 Plays 35 Yards Kelly 3 yd TD run(PAT good)

Sam Sez: The Storm's defense needs to step it up.

Tampa Bay 6:46 2nd Quarter 6:18 2nd Quarter 1 Play 0 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Carnell

Sam Sez: Bad decision by PT.

Arizona 6:18 2nd Quarter 0:56 2nd Quarter 6 Plays 22 Yards Botched FG pass inc., turnover on downs

Sam Sez: Great momentum booster for the Storm.

Tampa Bay 0:56 2nd Quarter 0:00 2nd Quarter 5 Plays 22 Yards Fall 19 yd FG Good

Sam Sez: The Storm takes good momentum into the locker room.

Tampa Bay 15:00 3rd Quarter 12:42 3rd Quarter 3 Plays 45 Yards Willis 16 yd TD pass to Samuels (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Great concentration by Samuels to catch that ball.

Arizona 12:42 3rd Quarter 11:27 3rd Quarter 1 Play 22 Yards Bonner 22 yd TD pass to Shexnayder (PAT good)

Sam Sez: This game is turning into a classic.

Tampa Bay 11:27 3rd Quarter 6:35 3rd Quarter 6 Plays 37 Yards Fall 18 yd FG good

Sam Sez: The Storm really needed to punch that one in.

Arizona 6:38 3rd Quarter 3:50 3rd Quarter 3 Plays 37 Yards Bonner 5 yd TD pass to Shexnayder (Fake PAT pass for 2 pt. conversion)

Sam Sez: Great call by White on the fake PAT kick to give Arizona a 7 point lead.

Tampa Bay 3:50 3rd Quarter 2:35 3rd Quarter 1 Play 33 Yards Willis 33 yd TD pass to LaFrance (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Great play for the Storm to tie this one up.

Arizona 2:35 3rd Quarter 13:25 4th Quarter 5 Plays 34 Yards Bonner 14 yd TD pass to Shexnayder (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Arizona regains lead, but loses the dangerous Bonner.

Tampa Bay 13:25 4th Quarter 10:36 4th Quarter 4 Plays 41 Yards Bowden 1 yd TD run (PAT good)

Sam Sez: It's up to the defense now.

Arizona 10:36 4th Quarter 6:18 4th Quarter 5 Plays 11 Yards Brenner 40 yd FG no good

Sam Sez: Tampa Bay is right where they want to be. They're near the end of the game, and they have a chance to win it.

Tampa Bay 6:18 4th Quarter 2:01 4th Quarter 6 Plays 38 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Carnell

Sam Sez: That bad pass by Willis could cost the Storm the season.

Arizona 2:01 4th Quarter 0:00 4th Quarter 7 Plays 33 Yards Brenner 26 yd FG NO GOOD

Sam Sez: The Storm gets a repreive. That was an AWFUL kick.

Tampa Bay 15:00 1st OT 0:29 1st OT 7 Plays 23 Yards Fall 30 yd FG

Sam Sez: The Storm has a lead, but in OT, you really need TDs. The defense will have to come up huge now.

Arizona 10:30 1st OT 9:18 1st OT 2 Plays 10 Yards Davis 12 yd TD pass to Gatewood

Sam Sez:Disappointing end for the Storm. They gave their all against a superior team in a hostile environment. They really played like champions tonight, even if they didn't come out on top.

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