PHOENIX (AP) _ Sherdrick Bonner threw nine touchdown passes, three to Randy Gatewood, as the Arizona Rattlers outscored the Las Vegas Gladiators 80-63 Saturday night.
Bonner outdueled Las Vegas quarterback Clint Dolezel, who also threw for nine scores, seven to Marcus Nash.
Arizona (5-5) led 59-56 until Randy Gatewood caught a 23-yard scoring pass from Bonner with one minute to go. That touchdown secured the victory over the Gladiators (3-7) before 12,651 fans.
Nash made 15 receptions for 145 yards, including a 2-yard pass from Dolezel with 26 seconds to go that finished his huge night. But the Rattlers held Las Vegas to just 9 yards rushing.