1997 Arizona Rattlers Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Championship
Coach: Danny White (12-2)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 111,858, Avg. 15,980 in 7 home dates
1997 Arizona Rattlers Roster
The Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's West Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.
The Rattlers scored 713 points, and the rigid defensive squad allowed 540. Sherdrick Bonner directed the offense, passing for 3,331 yards. Calvin Schexnayder paced pass catchers, snagging 93 passes for 1,513 yards.
Brian Easter ran for a team-best 131 yards for Arizona, while Bo Kelly additionally buoyed the ground attack.
Randy Gatewood intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition. John Burch topped the defensive unit with 4 sacks.
Danny White coached the team. The 1997 Arizona Rattlers won the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 713
Regular Season Points Against: 540
|May 1, 1997||Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Arizona Rattlers 30||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|May 9, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 32 at Orlando Predators 31||W||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0|
|May 16, 1997||Anaheim Piranhas 26 at Arizona Rattlers 58||W||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0|
|May 24, 1997||San Jose SaberCats 50 at Arizona Rattlers 59||W||2-1-0||1-0-0||3-1-0|
|May 31, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 48 at Florida Bobcats 25||W||2-1-0||2-0-0||4-1-0||Los Angeles, CA|
|June 9, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 59 at San Jose SaberCats 22||W||2-1-0||3-0-0||5-1-0|
|June 13, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 49 at Portland Forest Dragons 30||W||2-1-0||4-0-0||6-1-0|
|June 21, 1997||Florida Bobcats 41 at Arizona Rattlers 58||W||3-1-0||4-0-0||7-1-0|
|June 27, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 47 at Milwaukee Mustangs 40||W||3-1-0||5-0-0||8-1-0|
|July 6, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 49 at Nashville Kats 56||L||3-1-0||5-1-0||8-2-0|
|July 12, 1997||Milwaukee Mustangs 44 at Arizona Rattlers 56||W||4-1-0||5-1-0||9-2-0|
|July 18, 1997||Arizona Rattlers 53 at Anaheim Piranhas 37||W||4-1-0||6-1-0||10-2-0|
|July 26, 1997||Albany Firebirds 60 at Arizona Rattlers 77||W||5-1-0||6-1-0||11-2-0|
|July 31, 1997||New York CityHawks 36 at Arizona Rattlers 38||W||6-1-0||6-1-0||12-2-0|
|August 9, 1997||Milwaukee Mustangs 29 at Arizona Rattlers 46||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Playoff|
|August 16, 1997||Tampa Bay Storm 46 at Arizona Rattlers 49||W||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||OT||Playoff|
|August 25, 1997||Iowa Barnstormers 33 at Arizona Rattlers 55||W||3-0-0||0-0-0||3-0-0||ArenaBowl 11|