2010 Spokane Shock season

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2010 Spokane Shock season
Head coach Rob Keefe
Home field Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Results
Record 13–3
Division place 1st NC West
Playoff finish Won ArenaBowl XXIII
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2009 2011

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, 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

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Inactive

Exempt list

Injury Reserve

Recallable Reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July, 2010
8 Active, 0 Inactive

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Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iron 6 28 14 26 74
Shock 7 14 7 34 62

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 3 4 Total
Shock 14 21 20 13 68
Blaze 7 7 6 14 34

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 3 4 Total
Battle Wings 6 26 15 23 70
Shock 16 21 14 27 78

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 3 4 Total
Gladiators 21 17 0 34 72
Shock 14 20 14 20 68

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 3 4 Total
Shock 14 14 14 21 63
Rattlers 14 14 14 14 56

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 3 4 Total
Shock 7 24 14 23 68
Yard Dawgz 14 14 14 21 63

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 3 4 Total
Blaze 16 0 6 6 28
Shock 14 35 7 21 77

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 3 4 Total
Sharks 14 21 15 7 57
Shock 13 20 14 20 67

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 3 4 Total
Shock 13 14 13 13 53
Predators 0 24 28 0 52

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 3 4 Total
Talons 7 14 14 7 42
Shock 14 21 14 14 63

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 3 4 Total
Shock 21 13 21 7 62
Iron 7 14 20 7 48

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 3 4 Total
Rattlers 7 14 7 8 36
Shock 7 20 3 7 37

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 3 4 OT Total
Shock 14 21 14 7 6 62
Gladiators 7 21 14 14 0 56

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 3 4 Total
Shock 13 14 14 7 48
Barnstormers 7 14 7 14 42

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 3 4 Total
Rush 14 21 14 0 49
Shock 21 21 7 14 63

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 3 4 Total
Shock 7 14 7 21 49
Sharks 14 19 14 17 64

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 3 4 Total
Rattlers 7 13 7 22 49
Shock 7 23 14 13 57

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 semifinals: vs. Milwaukee Iron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iron 7 16 21 13 57
Shock 23 16 7 14 60

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 3 4 Total
Storm 7 21 7 22 57
Shock 6 28 14 21 69

at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Washington

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

References[edit]

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