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Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas was a fitting setting for high-octane offensive performances by Chicago and Orlando, with the Rush coming out on top, 69-61. The defining moment of the game came when WR/LB Etu Molden caught a pass off the net with less than two minutes left, extending Chicago's lead to 62-47. The lead proved to be insurmountable at that point, sending the Rush home with the franchise's first ArenaBowl title.

Orlando was held scoreless in the first quarter, the first time any team failed to score in the first quarter in ArenaBowl history. The Predator offense then reeled off four TDs in the second, including two to WR/LB Javarus Dudley in less than a minute to take a 14-10 lead. The second score was set up after the Predators forced a turnover on the next kickoff return.

The Rush responded with three second-quarter TDs of their own, including two to offensive specialist Bobby Sippio. They added a 51-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the first half to take a 34-28 lead into halftime. The Rush continued to keep the pressure on the Predators throughout the second half. A Matt D'Orazio 15-yard touchdown pass to Dajuan Alfonzo gave the Rush a two possession lead with 27 seconds remaining in the game that Orlando was unable to overcome.

Chicago's QB D'Orazio was named Offensive Player of the Game, while Dennis Robinson won Defensive Player of the Game honors. Chicago's Bob McMillen was named Ironman of the Game. The announced crowd of 13,476 was the highest attendance at an AFL game at the Thomas & Mack Center, exceeding the attendance for ArenaBowl XIX (also played at the TMC), which had an attendance of 10,822.

Sun, Jun 11, 2006 1 2 3 4 F
Chicago Rush 10 24 14 21 69
Orlando Predators 0 28 6 27 61
Team Q Time Scoring Play V-H
CHI 1 12:00 D’Orazio 1 run (Frantz kick) 7-0
CHI 1 1:49 Frantz 23 FG 10-0
ORL 2 14:22 Hamilton 4 pass to Dudley (Taylor kick) 10-7
ORL 2 11:56 Hamilton 7 pass to Dudley (Taylor kick) 10-14
CHI 2 10:38 D’Orazio 24 pass to Molden (Frantz kick) 17-14
ORL 2 8:39 Carter 36 run (Taylor kick) 17-21
CHI 2 4:39 D’Orazio 3 pass to Sippio (Frantz kick) 24-21
ORL 2 2:10 Hamilton 30 pass to Rubin (Taylor kick) 24-28
CHI 2 0:06 D’Orazio 8 pass to Sippio (Frantz kick) 31-28
CHI 2 0:00 Frantz 51 FG 34-28
CHI 3 14:31 D’Orazio 5 run (Frantz kick) 41-28
CHI 3 9:07 Robinson 44 interception return (Frantz kick) 48-28
ORL 3 7:58 Hamilton 45 pass to Dudley (Taylor kick failed) 48-34
CHI 4 13:09 D’Orazio 31 pass to Sippio (Frantz kick) 55-34
ORL 4 9:00 Eaton 11 pass to Fryzel (Taylor kick) 55-41
ORL 4 4:04 Hamilton 5 run (Taylor kick failed) 55-47
CHI 4 1:58 D’Orazio 2 pass to Molden (Frantz kick) 62-47
ORL 4 0:33 Hamilton 1 pass to Dudley (Taylor kick) 62-54
CHI 4 0:27 D’Orazio 15 pass to Alfonzo (Frantz kick) 69-54
ORL 4 0:13 Hamilton 29 pass to Davidson (Taylor kick) 69-61

Chicago Rush Passing

D'ORAZIO, Matt263672.22506.960

Orlando Predators Passing

HAMILTON, Joe233565.72918.361
EATON, Jake44100.0307.510

Chicago Rush Rushing

D'ORAZIO, Matt5122.42
MOLDEN, Etu284.00
MCMILLEN, Bob111.00

Orlando Predators Rushing

CARTER, Kahlil13636.01
HAMILTON, Joe155.01
NAGLE, Kevin111.00
FRYZEL, Jimmy100.00

Chicago Rush Receiving

SIPPIO, Bobby1011011.03
ALFONZO, DeJuan8617.61
MOLDEN, Etu33210.72
SHAW, Russell3268.70
ROBINSON, Dennison22110.50

Orlando Predators Receiving

FRYZEL, Jimmy10989.81
DUDLEY, Javarus1011711.74
CARTER, Kahlil22311.50
DAVIDSON, Charlie24120.51
JAMES, Jerrian2126.00
RUBIN, DeAndrew13030.01

Chicago Rush MFG Returns

SHAW, Russell11313.00

Orlando Predators MFG Returns


Chicago Rush INT Returns

ROBINSON, Dennison14444.01

Orlando Predators INT Returns


Chicago Rush Kickoff Returns

SHAW, Russell613522.50

Orlando Predators Kickoff Returns

RUBIN, DeAndrew59018.00
JAMES, Jerrian11616.00
FRYZEL, Jimmy11010.00

Chicago Rush Kicking

PlayerPAT M/A%FG M/A%
FRANTZ, Dan9/9100.02/450.0

Orlando Predators Kicking

PlayerPAT M/A%FG M/A%
TAYLOR, Jay7/977.80/20.0

Chicago Rush Defense

ALFONZO, DeJuan5.5430000
TAYLOR, Marvin4.5410000
SHAW, Russell3.0300001
ROBINSON, Dennison3.0220010
UNERTL, Jeremy2.0120000
COOK, Charlie2.0200000
SMITH, Khreem1.5111800
MCMILLEN, Bob1.5110.5301
MYERS, Nick1.0100000
PETERS, Joe1.0100000
FRANTZ, Dan1.0100000
BLEISATH, DJ1.0100000
MOYER, John1.0100000
MOLDEN, Etu0.5010000
EASON, Curtis0.5010.5200

Orlando Predators Defense

MCENTYRE, Kenny6.5610000
SHELL, Lin-J6.5610000
RUBIN, DeAndrew5.0420001
CARTER, Kahlil4.0400010
JAMES, Jerrian3.5230000
WHITE, Greg2.0121500
DUDLEY, Javarus1.5110000
NAGLE, Kevin1.5110000
KRAUSE, Greg0.5010000
DAVIDSON, Charlie0.5010000
LEE, Reggie0.5010000
PRICE, Idris0.0000010