Arizona 36, Orlando 31
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Shedrick Bonner completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Schexnayder with 31 seconds remaining to give the Arizona Rattlers a 36-31 victory over the Orlando Predators in the ArenaBowl on Friday night.
″When you come into a game as big an underdog as we were, I don’t think anybody even expected us to be in the game,″ Arizona coach Danny White said.
″But we all know that a great team will beat great athletes any day of the week. And I’m sure this is the first time any team has won this league without having a single player on the All-Arena Team.″
Bonner completed 25 of 38 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. His 65.8 precent completion rate broke the ArenaBowl record of 65.4 percent set by Detroit’s Gilbert Renfroe against Orlando in 1992.
Arizona kicker Luis Zendejas made field goals of 40, 23 and 21 yards.
Orlando quarterback Ben Bennett, the league’s all-time passing leader, completed 16 of 32 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.