2010 Spokane Shock season

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2010 Spokane Shock season
Head coach Rob Keefe
Owner Brady Nelson
Home field Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Results
Record 13–3
Division place 1st NC West
Playoff finish Won National Conference Semifinals 57-49 (Rattlers)
Won National Conference Championship 60-57 (Iron)
Won ArenaBowl XXIII 69-57 (Storm)

The 2010 Spokane Shock season was the fifth season for the franchise, and the first in the current incarnation of the Arena Football League, coming from the AF2, which dissolved following the 2009 season. The team is coached by Rob Keefe and played their home games at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Standings[edit]

West Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Spokane Shock 13 3 .812 988 843 4–0 8–2 6–2 7–1
x-Arizona Rattlers 10 6 .625 987 885 2–2 5–5 5–3 5–3
Utah Blaze 2 14 .125 742 1040 0–4 0–10 1–7 1–7

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season schedule[edit]

The Shock playing the Utah Blaze on April 9

The Shock, coming off of their ArenaCup X victory in the 2009 AF2 season, opened the 2010 season at home against the Iron on April 2. Their final regular season game was on the road against the Sharks.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Friday April 2 11:00 pm Milwaukee Iron L 62–74 0–1 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [1]
2 Friday April 9 9:05 pm at Utah Blaze W 68–34 1–1 E Center [2]
3 Saturday April 17 10:00 pm Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings W 78–70 2–1 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [3]
4 Bye
5 Saturday May 1 10:00 pm Cleveland Gladiators L 68–72 2–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [4]
6 Friday May 7 10:30 pm at Arizona Rattlers W 63–56 3–2 US Airways Center [5]
7 Sunday May 16 3:05 pm at Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz W 68–63 4–2 Cox Convention Center [6]
8 Saturday May 22 10:00 pm Utah Blaze W 77–28 5–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [7]
9 Saturday May 29 10:00 pm Jacksonville Sharks W 67–57 6–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [8]
10 Bye
11 Saturday June 12 7:30 pm at Orlando Predators W 53–52 7–2 Amway Arena [9]
12 Friday June 18 10:00 pm Tulsa Talons W 63–42 8–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [10]
13 Saturday June 26 8:00 pm at Milwaukee Iron W 62–48 9–2 Bradley Center [11]
14 Friday July 2 10:00 pm Arizona Rattlers W 37–36 10–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [12]
15 Saturday July 10 7:00 pm at Cleveland Gladiators W 62–56 (OT) 11–2 Quicken Loans Arena [13]
16 Friday July 16 8:05 pm at Iowa Barnstormers W 48–42 12–2 Wells Fargo Arena [14]
17 Friday July 23 8:00 pm Chicago Rush W 63–49 13–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [15]
18 Friday July 30 7:35 pm Jacksonville Sharks L 49–64 13–3 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [16]

Playoff schedule[edit]

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Score Location Report
NC Semifinals Friday August 6 11:00 pm Arizona Rattlers W 57–49 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [17]
NC Championship Thursday August 12 8:00 pm Milwaukee Iron W 60–57 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [18]
ArenaBowl XXIII Friday August 20 8:00 pm Tampa Bay Storm W 69–57 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [19]

All times are EDT

Roster[edit]

2010 Spokane Shock roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • 97 Clay Harrell

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 13 Mervin Brookins
  •  6 Will Mulder
  •  1 Alex Teems
  • 12 Travis Williams

Kickers

Injured reserve

Other league exempt

  • -- Brigham Harwell OL (Exempt.)
  • 51 Chris Pino OL (Exempt.)
  • -- Jeremy Unertl DB (Exempt.)

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Refused to report

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 20, 2010
22 Active, 11 Inactive

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Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 34Total
Iron 6 28 142674
Shock 7 14 73462

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: April 2
  • Game time: 11:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,500
  • Recap

The Shock were unable to keep up with the Iron and dropped their first game of the season. Turnovers assisted their downfall, losing a fumble on their first possession, and giving up an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the final play of the 1st half. The Shock were able to get within a touchdown of the Iron, but turned the ball over again late in the 4th quarter which led to a Milwaukee touchdown, putting the game out of reach. Spokane was able to score a touchdown on their ensuing drive, but as they did, the clock read zeroes and the game was over.

Making his AFL debut, quarterback Kyle Rowley completed 29 of 35 passes for 259 yards and 7 touchdowns, but also threw 3 interceptions. Huey Whittaker led all receivers with 97 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Week 2: at Utah Blaze[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 14 21 201368
Blaze 7 7 61434

at E Center, West Valley City, Utah

  • Date: April 9
  • Game time: 9:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 5,032
  • Referee: Steve Strimling
  • Recap

The Shock had their first win of the year after routing the host Utah Blaze. Spokane's defense did not allow a point in the 1st half, as the only two touchdowns scored by the Blaze were a pair of kickoff returns. Quarterback Kyle Rowley threw for 224 yards and 6 touchdowns. Markee White led all receivers with 118 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Week 3: vs. Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings[edit]

1 2 34Total
Battle Wings 6 26 152370
Shock 16 21 142778

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: April 17
  • Game time: 10:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,378
  • Recap

The Shock defeated the Battle Wings in an offensive shootout for their second win of the year. The Shock's defense held the Battle Wings' P.J. Berry to just 4 receptions and 2 touchdowns, forcing Bossier–Shreveport quarterback Raymond Philyaw to look for other receivers. In the 4th quarter, Roderick Mosley came up with an interception that he returned 9 yards for a touchdown, allowing the Shock to pull ahead by a score of 65–47. The teams traded touchdowns for the rest of the game, and the clock eventually ran out on Bossier–Shreveport which gave the win to Spokane. Kyle Rowley finished the game with 316 yards and 8 touchdowns. All of his touchdown passes were to Raul Vijil, Markee White, or Huey Whittaker. Those three receivers combined for 301 yards.

Week 4: BYE[edit]

Week 5: vs. Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 34Total
Gladiators 21 17 03472
Shock 14 20 142068

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: May 1
  • Game time: 10:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 9,974
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap

The Shock lost to the previously winless Gladiators at home in the final seconds of the game, giving up 5 touchdowns to Cleveland in the final quarter. There were four lead changes in the final minute of the game. Spokane took a 61–59 lead with 46 seconds to go on a 2-yard touchdown reception by Huey Whittaker. Cleveland responded with a 27-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left, going up 65–61 following a missed extra point. The Shock engineered a 5-play drive that covered 45 yards and ended with a 4-yard touchdown catch by Raul Vijil with 8 seconds remaining, and they went up 68–65. However Cleveland's Brent Holmes took the ensuing kickoff 56 yards back for a touchdown, allowing the Gladiators to go up 72–68 with just 1.8 seconds left. Eddie Thompson received the final kickoff for the Shock as the clock ran out, but Spokane was allowed to run one final play thanks to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Cleveland after their go-ahead score. Kyle Rowley's pass to Markee White fell incomplete, ending the game amidst the protests the Shock's fans, who wanted a defensive pass interference penalty called.

Rowley had a season-high 375 passing yards in the game along with 9 touchdowns, but also threw 2 interceptions. Huey Whittaker was the leading receiver with 11 catches for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Week 6: at Arizona Rattlers[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 14 14 142163
Rattlers 14 14 141456

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: May 7
  • Game time: 10:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,203
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Recap

Week 7: at Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 7 24 142368
Yard Dawgz 14 14 142163

at Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Date: May 16
  • Game time: 3:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 4,415
  • Recap

Week 8: vs. Utah Blaze[edit]

1 2 34Total
Blaze 16 0 6628
Shock 14 35 72177

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: May 22
  • Game time: 10:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,481
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap

Week 9: vs. Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

1 2 34Total
Sharks 14 21 15757
Shock 13 20 142067

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: May 29
  • Game time: 10:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,460
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap

Week 10: BYE[edit]

Week 11: at Orlando Predators[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 13 14 131353
Predators 0 24 28052

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: June 12
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,346
  • Referee: Greg LeFills
  • Recap

Week 12: vs. Tulsa Talons[edit]

1 2 34Total
Talons 7 14 14742
Shock 14 21 141463

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: June 18
  • Game time: 10:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,077
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap

Week 13: at Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 21 13 21762
Iron 7 14 20748

at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: June 26
  • Game time: 8:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 6,613
  • Recap

Week 14: vs. Arizona Rattlers[edit]

1 2 34Total
Rattlers 7 14 7836
Shock 7 20 3737

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: July 2
  • Game time: 10:00 pm EDT
  • Recap

Week 15: at Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

1 2 34OTTotal
Shock 14 21 147662
Gladiators 7 21 1414056

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Ohio

  • Date: July 10
  • Game time: 7:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 8,237
  • Recap

With their ninth straight win and a loss by the Arizona Rattlers, the Shock clinched the West Division.

Week 16: at Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 13 14 14748
Barnstormers 7 14 71442

at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Date: July 16
  • Game time: 8:05 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 9,164
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • Recap

Improving their win streak to ten games, combined with a loss by the Chicago Rush, the Shock were certain to finish with the best record in the National Conference.

Week 17: vs. Chicago Rush[edit]

1 2 34Total
Rush 14 21 14049
Shock 21 21 71463

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: July 23
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 10,775
  • Referee: Shane Anderson
  • Recap

Week 18: at Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

1 2 34Total
Shock 7 14 72149
Sharks 14 19 141764

at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: July 30
  • Game time: 7:30 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 13,000
  • Recap

Playoffs[edit]

National Conference Semifinals: vs. Arizona Rattlers[edit]

1 2 34Total
Rattlers 7 13 72249
Shock 7 23 141357

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: August 6
  • Game time: 11:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 8,236
  • Referee: Steve Strimling
  • Recap

National Conference Championship: vs. Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 34Total
Iron 7 16 211357
Shock 23 16 71460

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: August 12
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT
  • Game attendance: 8,151
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Recap

ArenaBowl XXIII: vs. Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

1 2 34Total
Storm 7 21 72257
Shock 6 28 142169

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

  • Date: August 20
  • Game time: 8:00 pm EDT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL 2010 Regular Season Schedule" (PDF). Arena Football League. December 31, 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010.