San Jose, California- The greatest season in AFL history is complete.
John Dutton was an efficient 20/26 for 236 yards and five touchdowns, and the San Jose Sabercats dominated the Arizona Rattlers 52-14 to win their first ever ArenaBowl championship in front of 16,942 at The HP Pavilion at SAP Center. The win completes a record setting 16-1 season for the Sabercats.
The game began with a bang, as Dutton hit James Hundon for two early touchdowns to take a 14-0 and open the flood gates. While Sherdrick Bonner couldn’t do anything offensively for Arizona, San Jose moved the ball down the field with ease, scoring 10 points in 39 seconds to take a 24-0 lead at halftime.
Following two more touchdown passes from Dutton, San Jose had extended to a 45-0 lead, the largest lead in ArenaBowl history. The first shutout in ArenaBowl history was avoided when Bonner found Maurice Bryant for a 30 yard touchdown to make the score 45-8.