When the Shock doubled up the Twisters in Little Rock on July 1, 46-23, they fell behind 3-0 less than 3 minutes in. But quarterback Kyle Rowley, making his first start for Spokane, led the Shock to scores on every possession in the first half – and a 27-17 lead.
But it was the defense that dominated the second half, with Jerome Stevens and Moa Peaua supplying the pressure. And Rob Keefe was the recipient, picking off two Walter Church passes.
The win did one more thing. It clinched a playoff berth for the Shock. A win tonight would clinch another berth, this one in the af2 Arena Cup next Saturday.