07/26/2008 8:32 PM
Tremaine Tyler scored the final touchdown of the game as time expired.
July 26, 2008 – Spokane, WA: All week long, this game was described as meaningless for the Spokane Shock. No matter what the outcome of the game, it would not affect the play-off standings for the Shock. The visiting Boise Burn on the other hand, were fighting for their play-off lives and played accordingly. But, despite their efforts the Shock came away with 63-48 victory for their 15th victory of the season, a franchise record.
On Boise’s fifteenth and final drive of the game, they were down by 8 and started on their 14-yard line, with only 50-seconds left in the game. On their first play of the drive, the play was blown dead after Parks was called for being offsides. Then, QB Royal Gill completed back to back passes to WR Shadrach Okoebor to bring the Burn to the Shock 14 yard line. On the very next play, Gill threw an interception that was picked off by Shock DB Tremaine Tyler who returned the ball 52-yards for a touchdown as time expired.
“It was a long game, and we had a lot of reason to give up,” an exhausted Head Coach Shackleford said. “A lot of people would say that (this game) didn’t really matter. But to be a true football player you love this game and every time you step on this field it matters. As a Coach, every time I step on the field, trust me – it matters and we played like that tonight. It’s a team game and we are the ultimate team.”
As the number one seed, Spokane will be facing off against the number eighth seeded Austin Wranglers in post-season play that begins next weekend.
Tickets for next weekend’s game are still available and can be purchased by contacting TicketsWest. Kick-off is set for Saturday night, August 2nd, at 7 PM.
Notes: QB Nick Davila, who was pulled late in the third quarter, set a new franchise record for passing yards in a season with 2,935 yards breaking Andrico Hines old record of 2,806. Davila added 198 yards tonight with three passing touchdowns…FB Katon Bethay left the game in third quarter and did not return. His prognosis for next week’s game has yet to be officially determined…DL Jeff Van Orsow had his first career sack of the season for an eight-yard loss. Tonight was Van Orsow’s sixth game of the season.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
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Bosie Burn.......... 14 14 7 13 - 48
Spokane Shock....... 14 16 14 19 - 63
Attendance: 10, 561
Schutt Offensive Player of the Game: SPOKANE – WR Patrick Bugg
ADT Defensive Player of the Game: SPOKANE – DB Roshawn Marshall
JLS Iron Man of the Game: BOISE – Demond Williams
Cutter's Catch of the Game: SPOKANE – WR Patrick Bugg