Ross ties record, but Soul fall to Rattlers
Fullback Derrick Ross matched an Arena Football League record Saturday night in the season opener, but his heroics weren't enough to give the Soul a win over Arizona.
In a rematch of ArenaBowl XXVI teams, the defending-champion Rattlers topped the Soul, 62-55, in overtime in front of 7,088 fans at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.
Ross had given the Soul a 55-48 lead when he scored his sixth touchdown with 23 seconds remaining in regulation, tying the league's single-game record for TDS set by Nashville's Dan Alexander in 2007.
Arizona's Nick Davila threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to receiver Tysson Poots to tie the score with eight seconds remaining in regulation before the two connected on a 14-yard TD toss in OT, according to the Rattlers' website.