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SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012

SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012


Shock blow lead, fall to Utah  

Spokane suffered a heartbreaking loss in a game it appeared to have in control of inside the last minute. The Blaze recovered an onside kick and capitalized with Tommy Grady's ninth touchdown pass and Tysson Poots' fifth TD catch to overtake the Shock 58-55. Utah...

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Shock game day

At least for a few hours tonight, the focus will be on football for the Spokane Shock when they take on the Utah Blaze. Spokane is dealing with Kevin Ellison's arrest earlier this week, labor unrest and the return of ex-coach Rob Keefe and seven...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Keefe lands with Utah

I'm guessing ticket sales are about to go up for the Spokane-Utah game on June 16. Here's why: Former Spokane head coach Rob Keefe is the new defensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze, one of the Shock’s West Division rivals. Keefe, 31, was fired as...

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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

Shock face division rival Utah

The standings and AFL rankings tell the story. Arizona, San Jose and Utah are 5-2; Spokane 3-3. Combined record: 18-9. In terms of rankings, Arizona is No. 2, San Jose is No. 3, Utah is No. 5 and Spokane is No. 10 -- four in...

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Shock win big outside

From the turnstile to the scoreboard, the Spokane Shock had a big night under the lights at Albi Stadium, routing Utah 76-49 to move one large step closer to the AFL playoffs. Here's my game story that will run in Sunday's S-R. You can find...

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Shock, Blaze take it outside

Back with my Spokane-Utah game preview for Saturday's outdoor game at Albi Stadium. It will run in Saturday's S-R, but you can read it here. One note that didn't make the final version: newly signed WR Randy Hymes will not play, but figures to be...

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No debate this time: Meyer starting again

Since the second half of the AFL season began, Spokane seemingly has had a weekly debate over who should be the starting quarterback. Not this week. Erik Meyer played well before departing in the second half with severe cramping in Saturday's loss against Arizona. So...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011

Crowded AFL playoff race

Tulsa blitzed Utah 81-51 Saturday night to create a four-way tie for the fourth and last National Conference playoff berth. Tulsa, Utah, Spokane and San Jose are 5-7. Kansas City is 4-9. More on Utah's third straight loss here and here. The game was another...

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MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011

Shock trade for Meyer, give up Smith

Spokane has made a trade it hopes will solve its quarterback issues, but it came at a hefty price. The Shock dealt standout defensive end Khreem Smith and starting center Antonio Narcisse to Utah for quarterback Erik Meyer and starting center Raymond McNeil. Meyer, the...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Shock lose to Utah 

Spokane dropped to 1-4 after falling to Utah 69-62 on Friday in Salt Lake City. The Shock, defending AFL champions, beat the Blaze 68-34 and 77-28 last season. Spokane is in last place in the four-team West Division and now trails Utah and San Jose...

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Shock take on Utah, Sauk

Spokane gets back to work after a bye week, taking on Utah, which features four ex-Shock players and former offensive coordinator Matt Sauk, on Friday. Here's my preview (TV info at the bottom).

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

Shock taking Arena game outdoors 

The Spokane Shock play in the Arena Football League, but they've decided to take their sport outside for one game. The Shock will entertain the Utah Blaze in the Joe Albi Stadium Outdoor Classic on July 9th. The game will follow all the rules of...

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Shock losing Sauk to Utah

The Spokane Shock are searching for a new offensive coordinator. Matt Sauk is leaving the Shock coaching staff to become offensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze. The move will allow him to be with his wife and two daughters at their Utah home without relocating...

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SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010

Spokane trounces Utah again 

The second Spokane-Utah Arena Football League game looked just like the first. The Shock hammered the Blaze 77-28 on Saturday, roughly six weeks after routing Utah 68-34 on the road.Spokane led 49-16 at half and cruised to victory. About the only negative was a leg...

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Spokane routs Utah 68-34

The Spokane Shock evened their AFL record with an impressive 68-34 road win over Utah on Friday night. Kyle Rowley passed for six touchdowns and rushed for another score. Huey Whittaker led the Shock in receptions for the second straight week, catching 12 passes for...

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