ArenaBowl II

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ArenaBowl II
ArenaBowl1988.png
1 2 3 4 Total
DET 7 14 0 3 24
CHI 7 0 0 6 13
Date July 30, 1988
Arena Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
Attendance 15,018
MVP Steve Griffin, WR/DB, Detroit
Ironman of the Game Dwayne Dixon, WR/LB, Detroit
Winning Coach Tim Marcum
Losing Coach Perry Moss
U.S. TV
Network ESPN
Announcers Roger Twibell and Steve Raible
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Arena Bowl '88 (or Arena Bowl II) was the Arena Football League's second-ever championship game. The game featured the #2 Detroit Drive (9-3) against the #1 Chicago Bruisers (10-1-1). With just 37 combined points it is the lowest scoring Arenabowl in history. Chicago's 13 points are the lowest amount of points by a single team in Arenabowl history.

Game summary[edit]

The Drive scored first when Quarterback Rich Ingold on a one-yard touchdown run, while the Brusiers scored with Quarterback Ben Bennett completing a three-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Mike McDade.

In the second quarter, Detroit took control with FB/LB Walter Holman getting an eight-yard touchdown run, while fellow FB/LB Jim Browne got a two-yard touchdown run.

After a scoreless third quarter, Chicago managed to respond with FB/LB Billy Stone getting a 10-yard touchdown run (with a failed two-point conversion).

Afterwards, the Drive wrapped up its first ArenaBowl title with kicker Novo Bojovic getting a 17-yard field goal.

Scoring summary[edit]

1st Quarter

  • DET - Ingold 1 run (Bojovic kick)
  • CHI - McDade 3 pass from Bennett (Morales kick)

2nd Quarter

  • DET - Holman 8 run (Bojovic kick)
  • DET - Browne 2 run (Bojovic kick)

4th Quarter

  • CHI - Stone 10 run (Morales kick failed)
  • DET - FG Bojovic 5

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