Shock Move On To Conference Championship

SPOKANE — The Spokane Shock ran away with the victory Saturday night as they rolled over the Central Valley Coyotes by a score of 83 to 63. The 83 points scored was a franchise record for the Shock who have had an easy year mowing through their regular season opponents.

Fullback Katon Bethay was the game’s offensive hero. The third year veteran rushed for 57 yards with three touchdowns, pretty good for sitting out last weeks game with an injury.

“He did a good job getting up the sideline and taking care of the football,” said Shock Head Coach Adam Shackleford.

Wide Receiver Patrick Bugg put up some big numbers as well, racking up 111 yards on eight catches with three touchdowns.

“We tried to spread the ball so they couldn’t just focus in on Andy (Olson) and Raul (Vijil),” he explained. “We just tried to get everybody involved.”

Quarterback Nick Davila was involved, completing 57 percent of his passes totaling 258 passing yards with five touchdown passes.

The 83 point total is not only a franchise record but ties the af2 record set by the Memphis Xplorers in 2006.

The Coyotes weren’t without offense. Wide Receiver Tonae Martin had eight receptions for 128 yards and three touchdowns. Coyote Quarterback Clay Groefsema completes 69 percent of his passes, tying Davila’s five touchdown total.

Defensively the Shock shined, coming away with four interceptions that helped switch momentum to the Shock.

The 15-1 Shock move on to face the Amarillo Dusters for the National Conference Championship next Saturday at 7 p.m.. Tickets go on sale for that game Monday at noon through TicketsWest.