ArenaBowl II

Arena Bowl '88 (or Arena Bowl II) was the Arena Football League's second 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.

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

Game summaryEdit

The Drive scored first when Quarterback Rich Ingold on a one-yard touchdown run, while the Bruisers 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 summaryEdit

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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