ArenaBowl II

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ArenaBowl II
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1234 Total
DET 71403 24
CHI 7006 13
DateJuly 30, 1988
ArenaRosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
MVPSteve Griffin, WR/DB, Detroit
Attendance15,018
Winning coachTim Marcum
Losing coachPerry Moss
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersRoger Twibell and Steve Raible

Arena Bowl '88 (or Arena Bowl II) was the Arena Football League's second-ever championship game. The game featured the number 2 Detroit Drive (9–3) against the number 1 Chicago Bruisers (10–1–1). With 37 combined points it is the lowest-scoring ArenaBowl in history. Chicago's 13 points are the fewest points by a single team in Arenabowl history.

Game summary[edit]

The Drive scored first when Quarterback Rich Ingold on a one-yard touchdown run, while the Brusiers scored with Quarterback Ben Bennett completing a three-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Mike McDade.

In the second quarter, Detroit took control with FB/LB Walter Holman getting an eight-yard touchdown run, while fellow FB/LB Jim Browne got a two-yard touchdown run.

After a scoreless third quarter, Chicago managed to respond with FB/LB Billy Stone getting a 10-yard touchdown run (with a failed two-point conversion).

Afterwards, the Drive wrapped up its first ArenaBowl title with kicker Novo Bojovic getting a 17-yard field goal.

Scoring summary[edit]

1st Quarter

  • DET - Ingold 1 run (Bojovic kick)
  • CHI - McDade 3 pass from Bennett (Morales kick)

2nd Quarter

  • DET - Holman 8 run (Bojovic kick)
  • DET - Browne 2 run (Bojovic kick)

4th Quarter

  • CHI - Stone 10 run (Morales kick failed)
  • DET - FG Bojovic 5

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