Detroit, MI- There will be no four-peat.
The Tampa Bay Storm defeated the Detroit Drive 48-42 to win Arena Bowl V in Joe Louis Arena, ending Detriot’s the three-year reign.
This game started out as a back and forth affair between the two offenses as Jay Gruden matched Art Slichester throw for throw. Two touchdowns from MVP Stevie Thomas, gave the Storm a 28-21 lead at halftime.
The Storm would increase their lead to 42-30 after three quarters, but the Drive came back to tie it at 42 with just over a minute left. Tampa only need 41 seconds to score right back as Gruden found Thomas for what proved to be the game winning score with 39 seconds to go.