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Tampa Bay Storm fails to make Arena Football League playoffs with 63-53 loss

The Tampa Bay Storm failed to advance to the Arena Football League's postseason, falling behind during host Spokane's 28-point second quarter and then getting shut out in the third before losing 63-53 late Saturday night.

Because both Georgia and Cleveland won earlier in the evening, the only way the Storm could qualify for a playoff berth was to win.

Tampa Bay (8-10) led 13-7 after the first quarter, but the Shock (10-8) outscored the Storm 28-17 before halftime. In the third quarter, the Shock posted the lone score and held on from there.

Tampa Bay Storm fails to make Arena Football League playoffs with 63-53 loss 07/22/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 22, 2012 2:20am]

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