ORLANDO Matt Sauk threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Siaha Burley with 5 seconds left to give the Arizona Rattlers a 60-53 victory over the Orlando Predators on Saturday night.
The win clinched a playoff berth for the Rattlers (7-6).
Sauk, a former Utah State quarterback, finished 26-for-39 for 289 yards and six touchdown passes, three to Siaha.
Shane Stafford threw for 208 yards and six TDs and Jake Eaton had 92 yards passing and a touchdown pass for the Rattlers (8-6).Orlando tied the game with 44 seconds left when Stafford hit Kevin Nickerson with an 11-yard TD pass.
DESPERADOS 68, GLADIATORS 52: At Cleveland, Ohio, Clint Dolezel threw for 252 yards and eight touchdowns and the Dallas Desperados defeated the Cleveland Gladiators 68-52 on Saturday night.
Will Pettis had 13 receptions for 118 yards and four touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass for the second consecutive game. He also had five tackles on defense.
Marcus Nash contributed eight catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns and Anthony Armstrong caught three TD passes.Raymond Philyaw finished 24-for-35 for 291 yards and four touchdowns for Cleveland. Otis Amey had nine catches for 132 yards and four touchdowns, and Marlion Jackson ran for three scores.
FORCE 56, STORM 55: At Duluth, Ga., Chris Greisen ran for a 1-yard touchdown as time expired and the Georgia Force defeated the Tampa Bay Storm 56-55 on Saturday night.
Carlos Martinez kicked the extra point after Greisen's score to provide the winning margin.
Greisen finished 31-for-39 for 286 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Matt Huebner ran for three TDs for the Force (8-5).
Brett Dietz was 20-of-29 for 222 yards and four touchdowns with one interception for the Storm (6-7). Torrance Marshall ran for four touchdowns, and Tyrone Timmons caught three TD passes.Lawrence Samuels become the AFL's all-time receptions leader on an 11-yard reception in the third quarter, passing Barry Wagner's mark of 992.
VOODOO 83, DESTROYERS 61: At New Orleans, Danny Wimprine was 18-of-28 for 265 yards and seven touchdown passes to lift the New Orleans VooDoo to an 83-61 win over the Columbus Destroyers on Friday.
James Jordan finished with eight catches for 121 yards and three touchdowns to lift New Orleans (8-5), which snapped a three-game slide and set a single-game record for points. Javarus Dudley added four catches for 56 yards and three touchdowns.
Matt Nagy was 33-of-47 for 339 yards and seven touchdowns for the Destroyers (3-10). C.J. Johnson had 10 catches for 102 yards a touchdown. Calvin Russell had nine catches for 77 yards and three touchdowns and Derek Lee had nine catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns.