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Tampa Bay Storm beats Spokane Shock 51-42

SPOKANE, Wash. — Tampa Bay had four sacks and Huey Whittaker had 11 catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns late Friday in the Storm's 51-42 Arena Football League victory.

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Linebacker/defensive lineman Cliff Dukes had 21/2 sacks for the Storm.

Tampa Bay quarterback Brian Zbydniewski was 23-of-33 for 223 yards and six touchdowns.

Amarri Jackson, like Whittaker a former USF standout, had the other three touchdown catches for the Storm (4-6).

Casey Hansen, brought in after Spokane's two regular quarterbacks were injured last week, passed for 288 yards and four touchdowns.

"They got a lot of pressure on me all night," Hansen told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. "But our line held up and did its job. I've just got to find receivers and get rid of the ball quicker. I can't take those sacks."

Zbydniewski completed 15 of 17 passes in the first half and had four touchdown passes, three in the second quarter, as the Storm took a 31-22 halftime lead. Storm defensive lineman Jermaine Smith blocked two extra points in the game.

Storm 51

Spokane 42

Tampa Bay Storm beats Spokane Shock 51-42 05/21/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:02pm]
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