Rattlers blow out Titans to stay unbeaten at home

PHOENIX — The Arizona Rattlers stayed perfect at home this season with a 54-19 victory over the Cedar Rapids Titans on Saturday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Arizona’s aerial assault was heavily featured for the first time this season. Quarterback Jeff Ziemba completed 16 of his 22 passes for 172 yards and seven touchdowns.

Three of Ziemba’s touchdowns went to Anthony Amos who caught four passes for 67 yards. Miles also caught two touchdowns while also leading the team on the ground with 40 yards.

“Jeff is getting better,” Rattlers coach Kevin Guy said. “He’s starting to see the field better. He understands the reads and communication is better. I think his leadership is getting stronger and that tells me he’s getting more comfortable with who he is.”

For the Titans, QB Jake Medlock completed 18 of 38 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. He also had 28 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

On defense for the Rattlers (3-1), Arkeith Brown had six tackles to go with three pass breakups and a game ending interception. Chris McAllister had a pass breakup as well to go along with a sack. He also caught a touchdown pass in the game.

Defensive back Daniel Lindsey led the way for Cedar Rapids with six tackles. Ricarlo Bell also had a big game with four tackles, two for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble.

“We’re not going to be crowned champs after five games,” Guy said. “We still have a lot of work to do, but I’m very happy with we played tonight and the effort we got from everybody.”