The Home of Arena Football Fans since 1998

Postgame Coverage - Boxscore
Jacksonville 73 at Arizona 70
ArenaFan Exclusive Postgame Report
    1  2  3  4Final
Jacksonville Sharks Jacksonville Sharks 122063573
Arizona Rattlers Arizona Rattlers 142172870

Official Team Box Score from ArenaFan

Post Game Articles

QB, Coach Bask In ArenaBowl Victory
WJXT Jacksonville

Breaking it Down - ArenaBowl XXIV
Andy Lopusnak,

ArenaBowl XXIV featured a title-game record eleven lead changes, including four in the final 52 seconds. The last was the most dramatic and capped the greatest ArenaBowl in league history when Jacksonville QB Aaron Garcia hit receiver Jeron Harvey on a ten-yard strike as time expired that gave the Sharks an ArenaBowl title in just the team's second season. As usual, Breaking it Down will provide more insight into this great game than anywhere in the indoor football universe. Enjoy!

Jacksonville Sharks ArenaBowl XXIV celebration
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

In just two short years, the Jacksonville Sharks won ArenaBowl XXIV out in the desert. Now it is time to celebrate.

City of Jacksonville celebrates Jacksonville Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The City of Jacksonville is proud to celebrate the Jacksonville Sharks as the winner of the ArenaBowl XXIV World Championship.

ArenaBowl XXIV on NFL Network sets record rating
AFL Press Release

Four days after “Arena Football Friday” on NFL Network reached a record high rating, it was surpassed yet again on Friday, August 12, 2011 during ArenaBowl XXIV.

Sharks win ArenaBowl championship
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks wasted no time after their 64-55 win in the American Conference game over the Georgia Force.

Jacksonville Wins ArenaBowl XXIV in Dramatic Fashion
The Jacksonville Observer

Sharks Win Arena Bowl 73-70 Over Arizona For First Ever AFL Title
First Coast News

Sharks win ArenaBowl on final play
Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville wins Arena Bowl

Nobody Beat's Aaron's! Sharks Win ArenaBowl XXIV
Adam Markowitz,

QB Aaron Garcia has his storybook ending after all. The quarterback for the Jacksonville Sharks called his own number on the final play of ArenaBowl XXIV and came up with the biggest play in his storied career. Thanks to WR Jeron Harvey's 10-yard TD reception with no time remaining, the Sharks beat the host Arizona Rattlers to claim ArenaBowl XXIV by a 73-70 score in front of 14,320 at the US Airways Center.

Jacksonville Sharks defeat Arizona Rattlers on final play of ArenaBowl

AFL announces 2011 Hall of Fame class
AFL Press Release

During halftime of ArenaBowl XXIV, AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the 2011 AFL Hall of Fame Class.

Ten Selected For Arena Football League Hall of Fame
Adam Markowitz,

At halftime at ArenaBowl XXIV at the US Airways Center, Barry Wagner, George LaFrance, Hunkie Cooper, Eddie Brown, Darren Arbet, Sylvester Bembery, Sam Hernandez, Gene Nudo, Stevie Thomas, and Kurt Warner were announced as the Arena Football League Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Only five were expected to be selected.

Jacksonville Sharks win ArenaBowl XXIV 73-70
Joe Kauffman,

Jacksonville Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia completed a 10 yard pass to Jeron Harvey as time expired to win ArenaBowl XXIV 73-70 in front of 14,320 atthe U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The 143 total points is the most ever in ArenaBowl history.

Consensus Says Snakes Over Sharks in ArenaBowl XXIV
Adam Markowitz,

It's finally game day here in Phoenix, AZ, as the Arizona Rattlers and the Jacksonville Sharks are all set to take to the gridiron in a 5:30 local start time at the US Airways Center. There has been a ton of pomp and circumstance leading up to this one in the Desert, and now that most of the hoopla is done with, we're all set to make our picks for ArenaBowl XXIV!

Despite Short Turnaround, Sharks Hope to Win It in the Desert
The Jacksonville Observer

To hear Sharks QB Aaron Garcia called a champion would have nice ring to it for teammates
Florida Times-Union

Local Hooters to host ArenaBowl XXIV watch party
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks would like to welcome fans to the official Arena Bowl XXIV watch party at four Hooters locations across Jacksonville.

Moss' Experience Dwarfs All In ArenaBowl XXIV
Adam Markowitz,

It took QB Aaron Garcia 201 games in the Arena Football League before finally getting here to the ArenaBowl in 2011. The Jacksonville Sharks might have had to travel across the country with virtually no practice, but their Head Coach Les Moss has more experience dealing with ArenaBowls than all of the players in the game combined.

Davila named National Guard MVP of the Year
AFL Press Release

­Arizona Rattlers QB NICK DAVILA (6-3, 210, Cincinnati) has been named the 2011 National Guard MVP of the Year, the League Office announced today.

Arizona, Jacksonville play for arena league title

Garcia Finally Ready for Big Show, Likely for the Final Time
Adam Markowitz,

It took over 6,000 pass attempts, 50,000 passing yards, and over 1,000 TD passes, but here Aaron Garcia is, leading the Jacksonville Sharks into ArenaBowl XXIV against the Arizona Rattlers.

Davila, Rattlers Ready to Roll in ArenaBowl XXIV
Adam Markowitz,

In 2009, the Spokane Shock went 15-1 in the regular season and rolled through the af2 playoffs to finish the campaign with 19 wins and the ArenaCup. That year, Nick Davila was the man under center for the Shock. On Friday night, Davila can lead the Arizona Rattlers to their 19th win of the season if he can get them past the Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXIV.

Sharks Ready To De-Fang Rattlers In ArenaBowl Friday
WJXT Jacksonville

Arizona Rattlers coach Kevin Guy: Quick turnaround may aid Jacksonville
Tucson Citizen

Breaking it Down - 2011 Conference Championships
Andy Lopusnak,

In Week One, Arizona hosted Jacksonville with the Rattlers pulling off a last-minute win. Five months to the day later, the two teams will meet this Friday in ArenaBowl XXIV. Arizona and Jacksonville had two of the greatest regular seasons of any team in league history and play in one of the most anticipated matchups in title game history. Join me as I breakdown the conference championships, the ArenaBowl and these two terrific teams.

In the End, Sharks/Rattlers Could Be Epic
Adam Markowitz,

I'm literally just minutes away from walking out of my house to drive over to Tampa Bay for our flight to Phoenix for ArenaBowl XXIV, and this stunning thought hit me: This really could be a damn good ArenaBowl! In a season with all sorts of duds for games and teams that were wildly inconsistent, we, the Arena Football fans, got exactly what we wanted in this game.

Rattlers, Sharks set for ArenaBowl shootout
FS Arizona

Jacksonville Sharks swim against tide with little rest for ArenaBowl
Florida Times-Union

Arizona Rattlers offering free tickets to Arena Bowl

Kurt Warner signs exclusive deal with NFL Network
NFL News

Arizona Rattlers To Host Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXIV
Adam Markowitz,

ArenaBowl XXIV is officially set! The National Conference champs, the Arizona Rattlers will take on the Jacksonville Sharks, the American Conference champions on Friday night at 8:30 ET. The ArenaBowl will be played at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Arizona Rattlers offer free tickets to Arena Bowl

Arizona Rattlers awaiting ArenaBowl opponent
Tucson Citizen

Fans to compete for ultimate ArenaBowl experience
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League is offering fans the ultimate fan experience at ArenaBowl XXIV.

"AFL Dream Team" announced, Directors announced
AFL Press Release

After nearly three months of fan voting, the Arena Football League announced the winners of “AFL Dream Team,” today.

Between the Pads
Most Passing Yards
402 yards, Garcia, Jacksonville
Most Receiving Yards
138 yards, Wilson, Jacksonville
Most Rushing Yards
13 yards, Griffin, Jacksonville
Most Passing TDs
8 TDs, Garcia, Jacksonville
Most Receiving TDs
3 TDs, Harvey, Jacksonville
Most Rushing TDs
2 TDs, Armstrong, Arizona
Longest TD Pass
45 yards, Garcia to Harvey, Jacksonville
Longest TD Run
4 yards, Griffin, Jacksonville
Most INTs Thrown
1 INTs, Davila, Arizona