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(Yeung Photography)   The Pittsburgh Power have undergone a major transformation.  After suffering a  heartbreaking defeat to the Cleveland Gladiators in week one, the team underwent  a coaching change and hired  Ron James to  take the reigns. James came to Pittsburgh after coaching for six seasons with the Utah Blaze. He was reunited with Quarterback Tommy Grady, who was his...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gladiators fall to the Blaze in Arena Showdown

The final game of the 2013 season for the Utah Blaze was a nice one for the 7,106 fans in attendance as they watched their team out-battle the Cleveland Gladiators on their way to a 48-46 win in Salt Lake City. The game was uptempo from the start and the Blaze were on top of their game. Scoring opened up for the Blaze just 55 seconds into the game as Ben ‘ Bam Bam’ Stallings...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL MVP Benched; Jason Boltus leads the way in big Blaze Win

The Utah Blaze put together a very solid game Saturday night against the Jacksonville Sharks. One of the best of the season, and they did so without the reigning Arena League MVP, Tommy Grady. A decision that was made before the game by Blaze head coach Ron James. Jason Boltus led the Blaze to a win in his first Arena Bowl start. “It’s pretty simple. We’re giving away two possessions...
Via Down and Distance
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rattlers pull away from Blaze, improve to 7-1

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Rattlers pulled away for a 65-49 win over the division-rival Utah Blaze on Saturday night at US Airways Center in front of season-high 10,216 fans. Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila went 19 for 31 for 208 yards with five touchdowns, while Blaze QB Tommy Grady went 25 of 50 for 302 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions. Odie Armstrong ran for two touchdowns...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Blaze can’t Weather the Storm in 77-65 Loss

The Utah Blaze kicked off again Saturday night in Salt Lake City against the Tampa Bay Storm in their second consecutive home game. It was a tale of two halves for Utah’s offense as they looked dynamic in the first half but fell short yet again in the second, falling to the Storm 77-65. Tommy Grady looked better after being benched last week with his recurring hand injury. He cleaned...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rattlers shut down MVP Grady, blow out Blaze

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Arizona Rattlers made their first road trip of the year a successful one, pulling away from the division-rival Utah Blaze in the second half for a 77-49 win at EnergySolutions Arena. In a matchup that pitted ArenaBowl MVP and Rattlers QB Nick Davila against AFL MVP and Utah QB Tommy Grady, neither offense got off to a great start. On the third play of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rattlers dominate Blaze in Utah’s Home Opener

Things didn’t go as planned for the Utah Blaze Friday night in their home opener in Salt Lake City against the division rival and defending AFL Champion Arizona Rattlers as they fell 77-49. Rattlers QB Nick Davila had his way with the Blaze last night. The Blaze were looking for revenge after being sent home, minutes away from an Arena Bowl berth last season against the Rattlers...
Via Down and Distance
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rattlers burn Blaze, advance to ArenaBowl

PHOENIX (AP) -- Nick Davila threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Purify with 9 seconds left to send the Rattlers to the ArenaBowl for the seventh time with a 75-69 win over the Utah Blaze 75-69 on Saturday in the National Conference championship game. Kevin McCullough intercepted Blaze quarterback Tommy Grady's pass in the end zone with 35 seconds to go to set up the winning...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Rattlers to host Blaze in conference title game

While the Valley is abuzz over the start of camp for the Cardinals, ASU and Arizona, the Rattlers are nearing the culmination of their season and closing in on a shot at redemption. Hosting the Utah Blaze at US Airways Center on Saturday in the Arena Football League's National Conference title game, the Rattlers are one win away from returning to the ArenaBowl for a second straight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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