SPOKANE, WA. -- The Spokane Shock didn't begin their tenure in the newly formed Arena Football League they way they'd have liked Friday night, with a 74-62 loss to Milwaukee at Veterans Memorial Arena.
It was a game of missed opportunities and costly mistakes, as the Shock turned the ball over four times, including two interceptions by quarterback Kyle Rowley and two key fumbles by wide receiver Raul Vijil.
The turning point in the game happened at the end of the first half, when Vijil caught a quick out with five seconds remaining. Vijil looked to put points on the board by lateraling the football back to a teammate, only to see it end up in the hands of the Iron's Tracy Belton who ran it all the way in for the touchdown with no time left on the clock.
That made it a 34-21 Milwaukee advantage at halftime, and the Shock were never able to regain the lead.
Spokane's Huey Whitaker paced the Shock offense with 12 catches for 124 yards and four touchdowns.
The Shock play at Utah next Friday at 6pm.