National Arena League

Top Five Games of 2017 National Arena League Season

5. Jacksonville vs Columbus Lions, July 10

For what it was, the NAL title game wasn’t that exciting of a game. Then ending, however, was a good one. The Lions were threatening to score the game-winner when with four seconds left, Mason Espinosa fumbled the snap and Jacksonville recovered, clinching the NAL title.

4. Corpus Christi Rage vs Monterrey Steel, May 15

The Rage were looking like were going to get their first win of the season. They had the lead and the ball with little time left. Monterrey’s defense had other ideas. An interception in the red zone returned for a touchdown gave Monterrey a 33-30 win and also kept Corpus Christi winless.

3. High Country Grizzlies vs Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, March 25

In their first ever meeting, not much expected the expansion Grizzlies to be able to compete with the dominant Steelhawks team. However, High Country kept it close throughout the entire game and even held a lead with just a few seconds left in the game. They were very close to pulling off what could’ve been an upset. However, Lehigh Valley was able to prevail with a touchdown with just two seconds left for a 48-42 victory.

2. Lehigh Valley Steelhawks vs Columbus Lions, April 9

It was another game in which Lehigh Valley found themselves down with just seconds left. Unlike the High Country game two weeks before, the Steelhawks were deep in their own territory. A deep touchdown from Warren Smith Jr. to Brandon Renford with just two seconds left gave them a win.

1. Lehigh Valley Steelhawks vs Columbus Lions, June 23

The Steelhawks were well on their way to a trip to the NAL title game, leading the Lions by as much as 22 points. However, the Lions had other plans. They were able to make the comeback and upset the Steelhawks by a final score of 52-50 to advance to the title game.

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