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Arizona Rattlers Advance To ArenaBowl After Thrilling Win Over Chicago, 54-48

The Arizona Rattlers have advanced to the ArenaBowl after narrowly defeating the Chicago Rush, 54-48 on Saturday night at the US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix.

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Jason Geathers had ten receptions for 150 yards, scoring four touchdowns as the main target for quarterback Nick Davila.

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This game was not an easy victory for the Rattlers, as it came down to the final seconds of the contest. The Rush, down six with seconds to play, feigned an onside kick and went after the ball in the opposite end zone.

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The Rattlers failed to put a man back, as they were more concerned about the onside kick. The Rush nearly recovered the ball, but fortunately for the home team, they were able to escape this game with the victory. 

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The Rattlers are hosting the ArenaBowl for the third time in the history of the Arena Football League, and at 18-2 will face either the Jacksonville Sharks or the Georgia Force to take home Arena Football's most illustrious award.

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ArenaBowl XXIV kicks off Friday, August 12 at 5:30 PM Pacific time.