SaberCats, Grieb Establish Offensive Marks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 29, 2004) - ArenaBowl XVIII was arguably the best ever played with the SaberCats beating the Rattlers, 69-62, in the highest scoring game in ArenaBowl history. It was a television cleat treat and NBC's national broadcast was a hit with all the scoring.

San Jose and Arizona combined to break or tie 17 individual or team records during ArenaBowl XVIII.

With the SaberCats explosive 10 touchdowns the team set a new record for most points in an ArenaBowl with 69.

In an offensive minded game, QB Mark Grieb, named offensive player of the game, set a new record with eight passing touchdowns in the game. Grieb is also tied for 2nd, along with Arizona QB Sherdrick Bonner, with 27 passes completed. Bonner also set records for total offense and passing yards when he threw for 367 yards in the game. He is also 2nd behind Grieb with seven touchdown passes.

WR/LB James "The Difference" Roe, named Ironman of the game, tied records for most touchdowns scored and points scored with his five scoring receptions.

Rookie kicker Dan Frantz set new records for PAT kick attempts with 10 and PAT kicks made with nine.

The following are the records that were tied or broken:

Most points scored, ArenaBowl - San Jose - 69
Most points combined, ArenaBowl - San Jose at Arizona - 131
Touchdowns - San Jose - 10
Passing touchdowns - Mark Grieb, San Jose - 8
Passing touchdowns - Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona - 7 (tied 2nd)
Passes completed - Mark Grieb, San Jose - 27 (tied 2nd)
Passes completed - Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona - 27 (tied 2nd)
Total offense - Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona - 367 yards
Passing yards - Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona - 367 yards
Points scored - James Roe, San Jose - 30 (tied 1st)
Touchdowns - James Roe, San Jose - 5 (tied 1st)
Touchdown Receptions - James Roe, San Jose - 5 (tied 1st)
PAT kicks attempted - Dan Frantz, San Jose - 10
PAT kicks made - Dan Frantz, San Jose - 9
Kick returns - Siaha Burley, Arizona - 7 (tied 1st)
Kick return TDs - Chuck Reed, San Jose - 1 (tied 1st)
First downs - Arizona - 27