KANSAS CITY – In their second meeting of the season, the Shock came away with a last second victory on a missed field goal by the Command by a final score of 49-48.
The recently struggling Kansas City offense continued to have issues, opening the game with a turnover on downs, giving way to a six yard touchdown reception by Shock wide receiver Adron Tennell. After then missing on a field goal attempt on their second drive, the Shock went 46 yards in 8 plays and score again on a Tennell reception.
Spokane held a 28-21 lead at the half.
Kansas City hit its stride late, and in the fourth quarter Command quarterback Matt Guiterrez hit a streak of 7 straight passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions as Kansas City went on to take a one point lead over Spokane with just over six minutes remaining in the game.
With two minutes and 42 seconds left, the Shock failed to convert a 4th down conversion and Kansas City took over on downs at the Spokane 16 yard line, giving the Command a chance to add to their one point lead. Kansas City proceeded to wisely use the clock and worked their way down field to score with 53 seconds remaining. After a missed PAT, Spokane trailed by 7 points.
Just 41 seconds later Rowley found Jeffrey Solomon in the back of the end zone for his first touchdown of the game. Trailing by one, the Shock elected for go for the two point conversion to seal the game. Rowley connected again with Jeffrey Solomon on a comeback route in the front left corner of the end zone to take the lead 49-48 with 12 seconds left.
Spokane held Kansas City to a field goal attempt from 47 yards that hit the upright and bounce into the Shock’s hands to end the contest by a final score of 49-48.
Rowley completed 32 of 52 attempts for 320 yards and 7 TDs. Tennell led the Shock with 11 receptions for 101 yards and 3 TDs. With Tennell’s performance this week he set a new franchise record for single season receptions, single season receiving yards, and tied the single season receiving TD record currently held by former Shock wide receiver Huey Whittaker. Patrick Stoudamire led defensively with 7 total tackles as Paul Stephens added 4 total tackles and one interception.
Kenny Spencer also had a record night for the most PAT’s made in a single season.
Spokane ends the season at home July 21st vs. Tampa Bay at 7:00 p.m.