Rattlers beat Portland for 3rd time

Rattlers beat Portland for 3rd time

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 11:08 a.m. ET

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Rattlers completed a three-game sweep of their series with the Portland Steel by defeating the Steel 76-49 on Saturday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Quarterback Nick Davila earned the Under Armour Offensive Player of the Game, completing 24 of 33 passes for 270 yards and eight touchdowns.  Fullback Mykel Benson scored two touchdowns on the ground.

"The offensive line did a great job of blocking all night," said Davila.  "They didn't give up any sacks, so that's always a plus when you're a quarterback and you can just read the defense and feel comfortable in the pocket."

Special teams played a big role as well.  Wide receiver Anthony Amos returned five kickoffs for 135 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown return.


The Rattlers improved to 8-3, while Portland falls to 1-9.