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Bonner, Simmons, Pequeno Headline Rattlers 2021 Television Broadcast Team

March 15, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Arizona Rattlers News Release


The six-time world champion Arizona Rattlers are proud to announce their broadcast team for the 2021 IFL season. The Rattlers on air team will feature long-time Arizona sportscaster Floyd Simmons as the play-by-play broadcaster, Rattlers Ring of Honor member and former quarterback, Sherdrick Bonner as the Color Commentator, and seven-time Emmy winning television broadcaster Joe Pequeno as the Sideline Reporter.

Play-by-play Broadcaster, Floyd Simmons joins the Rattlers for his first season with the organization, while he currently serves as the owner and CEO of Sports Zone Radio. Simmons also contributes to game broadcasts as a play-by-play voice for their coverage of high school sports in northern Arizona. Simmons' production company, Sports Zone Radio will be the Rattlers' official production partner for the 2021 season.

Color Commentator, Sherdrick Bonner rejoins the Rattlers after spending 14 seasons as the Rattlers quarterback from 1993-1998, and 2000-2007, serving as the face of the franchise for nearly two full decades. Bonner was the ArenaBowl VIII MVP in 1994, when the Rattlers won their first championship in franchise history. As the team's all-time leader in passing yardage (40,980) and touchdowns (865), Bonner was inducted into the Rattlers inaugural Ring of Honor Class of 2013.

Bonner joins the Rattlers broadcast team after having spent 10 years providing color commentary for AT&T Sports Networks' coverage of Big Sky and Mountain West Conference college football games in Denver, in addition to five years working as a Color Analyst for CBS Sports Network's coverage of the Arena Football League from 2013-2018.

Sideline Reporter, Joe Pequeno will join the Rattlers for his first season with the organization, after having spent 14 years as a multimedia journalist, anchor and media relations coordinator for local television in the Phoenix market. Pequeno previously worked for KPNX NBC Channel 12 from 2005-2011, before joining KPHO Arizona Family Channels 3 and 5 from 2011-2019. Since 2019, Pequeno has served as a play-by-play broadcaster and sideline reporter for Sports Zone Radio's coverage of high school sports in northern Arizona.

All Arizona Rattlers 2021 home games will be broadcasted locally on their flagship station LATV, Channel 44 OTA or Cox Channel 116 in the Phoenix market. All games will be simulcast live on the IFL's Youtube channel for fans outside of the Phoenix market. The Rattlers' 28th season of competition will kick off on May 16 against the Northern Arizona Wranglers, with their first home game set to take place on Saturday, June 12 against the Tucson Sugar Skulls.


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