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Shock game loaded with story lines

Spokane, San Jose, a retirement ceremony for former Shock great Raul Vijil and a couple of Shock-turned-SaberCats in the building. Yeah, this could be interesting.

Shock want to stoke momentum

Spokane is starting to look more like the Shock of April on and off the field. The Shock have won three straight since Erik Meyer returned as starting quarterback. Wide receiver Adron Tennell and center Ryan Cave have been activated, two more key pieces in Spokane’s plan to make a postseason run.

Shock notes: Spokane to host West best Rattlers

Depending on whom you ask, Spokane’s showdown Saturday with Arizona is a monster game, just another game, or somewhere in between. The two rivals are coming off a bye week. Spokane (8-7) went into the break in a better mood, thumping L.A. 64-46 while Arizona suffered its first loss, a 62-33 setback at San Jose.

Shock notes: Time for Shock to face the music

A few weeks ago at practice Spokane Shock players did extra conditioning for an excessive number of penalties. On Tuesday, practice went on without the usual accompaniment of music blaring from a sideline speaker. The only sounds were players communicating and coaches barking out instructions. Head coach Andy Olson wanted his team to face the music, not listen to it, after one of the most frustrating losses in franchise history.

Meyer, Tennell picked

Spokane’s Erik Meyer and Adron Tennell were selected to the All-Arena Football League first-team offense. Meyer passed for 4,667 yards and 112 touchdowns, both franchise records. He led the AFL in pass efficiency (123.6) and completion percentage (68.2). Tennell (pictured) led the league in scoring with 56 touchdowns (49 receiving) by a wide margin. He finished the regular season with 156 receptions for 1,792 yards. Philadelphia had four first-team offense selections. Arizona, which entertains Spokane for the National Conference championship on Saturday in Phoenix, had one first-team selection and five on the second team. Spokane’s Terrance Sanders was named the first-team kick returner on Wednesday. – Jim Meehan

Shock notes: Jorden catches on

Kamar Jorden didn’t quite know what to expect when he went from the outdoor game, where he’d been an all-conference receiver and spent time in the Minnesota Vikings training camp, to the Arena Football League. Four games into his rookie season, the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is showing he can get it done whether the field is 100 yards or 50.

Shock notes: Jorden catches on

Kamar Jorden didn’t quite know what to expect when he went from the outdoor game, where he’d been an all-conference receiver and spent time in the Minnesota Vikings training camp, to the Arena Football League.

Homecoming kings

When an Arena Football League game is tied at 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 and 49, it becomes clear a defensive stop will probably make the difference. Spokane got a stop, then another and the Shock never slowed down on offense behind quarterback Erik Meyer in posting perhaps their biggest win in a couple of seasons, toppling No. 1-ranked Arizona 66-49 in front of 10,358 fans Friday night at the Arena.

Shock end AFL season on high note

In an up-and-down season, Spokane was able to count on several things – Adron Tennell’s receiving, Kenny Spencer’s kicking and the offense scoring a lot of points when the Shock kept their turnovers to a minimum. Those were all on display as the Shock closed the season with a 63-53 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday at the Arena that gave Spokane a 10-win season and kept the Storm out of the Arena Football League playoffs.

New Shock coach Olson wants quick assessment

Observers generally can get a feel for a first-year head coach’s intentions by the first drill ordered up at the first practice. So after 42 players stretch and warm up for today’s first training-camp practice, Spokane Shock head coach Andy Olson wants to see the players in a highly competitive situation.

Shock open camp

Observers generally can get a feel for a first-year head coach’s intentions by the first drill ordered up at the first practice. So after 42 players stretch and warm up for today’s first training-camp practice, Spokane Shock head coach Andy Olson wants to see the players in a highly competitive situation. “It will be one-on-ones, offensive linemen and defensive linemen and receivers against defensive backs,” Olson said.