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TONIGHT: ARIZONA RATTLERS VS. STORM

WHEN/WHERE: 7:30, ThunderDome, St. Petersburg.

RADIO: WZTM-AM 820.

RECORD: Arizona 11-1, Tampa Bay 10-2.

SERIES: Tampa Bay leads 2-1.

STORM WATCH: It needs to win if it is to maintain any hope for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Even if it wins its last two games, it will need an Iowa loss. But a victory clinches at least one home playoff game. The Storm is coming off a 40-39 loss to Orlando. Johnnie Harris will need another big game to stop Arizona's potent attack. Last week he held Barry Wagner to three catches and 29 yards. Since losing RB Cedric McKinnon to a knee injury, Tampa Bay has rushed for only 37 yards in three games. The Storm has scored in 20 straight quarters. New signees Jerold Jeffcoat (OL/DL) and Robert Jackson (RB/LB) have been activated.

ABOUT ARIZONA: Can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory. Has won nine straight games. Rattlers only loss was to Anaheim, a team the Storm beat. Did not score in fourth quarter last week but held on to beat Connecticut 51-45. Danny White is only coach in team's four-year history. Defensive coordinator Doug Kay was with Tampa Bay in 1993 championship season. QB Sherdrick Bonner's 117.4 ranking is tops in the AFL. Arizona has 22 rushing touchdowns. _ JOHN C. COTEY

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