Nick Davila threw eight touchdown passes as the defending champs rallied Saturday night to beat the Spokane Shock 65-57 for the National Conference title.
The Rattlers will play the Philadelphia Soul, Saturday in Orlando, in ArenaBowl XXVI. The game, with a noon kickoff, is on CBS.
It’s a rematch of last year’s 72-54 Arizona win
Arizona trailed 21-7 at the end of the first quarter but started its comeback with a 15-yard TD from Davila to Armstrong, the former ICC standout who plays fullback.
The Rattlers took the lead for good at 38-35 early in the third quarter.
Davila completed 24 of 42 passes for 294 yards.
Erik Mayer threw seven TDs and also had a scoring run for Spokane.
ALL-ARENA: Last week, both QB Davila and Armstrong were named to the All-Arena second team.