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Arena Football: Tampa Bay Storm at Spokane Shock preview


Storm (3-6) at Spokane (4-5)

When/where: 11; Spokane (Wash.) Arena

Radio: 1250-AM

Skinny: This is a rematch of last year's ArenaBowl XXIII, which the Shock won 69-57. … Spokane's starting and backup quarterbacks were injured in last week's 71-49 win over Dallas, with two receivers stepping in under center to finish the game. The Shock's offensive line is a strength, giving up just nine sacks, but Tampa Bay linebacker Cliff Dukes leads the AFL with eight. … Storm receivers Huey Whittaker, Hank Edwards and Amarri Jackson are on pace to top 1,000 yards this season, led by Whittaker, who is tied for sixth in the AFL with 80 receptions and 10th with 881 yards. … Tampa Bay leads the league in kick-return average (19.7); Spokane is second in kick-return yards (1081).

Arena Football: Tampa Bay Storm at Spokane Shock preview 05/19/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:04pm]
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