The five time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (1-0) began the regular season with a victory over the Portland Steel (0-1) Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland Oregon by a score of 80-28 in front of 6,782 fans.
The 2015 season did not end the way the Rattlers had hoped. One controversial call at the end of the Western Conference Championship game in Stockton sent Arizona home early. The Rattlers will look to the 2016 season to get back on track. First up, the Portland Steel.
Beginning their third season of Arena Football League play in 2016, the new-look Portland Steel, behind the leadership of head coach and general manager Ron James, seek to build on back to back AFL postseason appearances with an eye toward ArenaBowl XXIX this August.