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Motley and Williams Make History as Twisters finish 2004 Strong

July 31, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Arkansas Diamonds News Release

The Arkansas Twisters continued their dominance over Bossier-Shreveport as two Twisters players had career games led Arkansas to a 60-36 win in front of over 8500 fans at Alltel Arena. The Battle Wings started out strong when Sharard Poteete hit Joshua Long on a 20 yard touchdown pass to give the Battle Wings the early lead. The game looked well in Bossier-Shreveport’s control when they recovered the ensuing kickoff inside Arkansas’ five yard line. But the Battle Wings came away with no points, and Arkansas controlled the game from there. Twisters’ quarterback Travis Motley threw four first half touchdowns to Kevin Williams, and Arkansas led 27-17 at halftime. Motley continued raining touchdowns in the second half, twice to Korea McKay and Williams each. U-S Army Ironman of the Game Williams finished with a team record six touchdown catches to go with his 10 catches for 132 yards. Motley completed 18 out of 34 pass attempts for 239 yards and nine touchdowns. Motley is only the third Twisters quarterback in history to pass for nine or more touchdowns. Jon Nielsen threw a league record 11 touchdowns in a game in 2000, and Ricky Hebert threw nine touchdown passes in 2002 game. ADT Defensive Player of the Game Reggie Cooley finished with a game high 5 tackles and a sack. Defensive player of the year candidate Darnell Small was held to just three tackles, none for a loss and no sacks. Battle Wings quarterback Poteete finished eight of 21 passing attempts for 135 yards with one interception and four touchdowns. Reggie Perkins finished with three catches for a team high 50 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Long and Central Arkansas grad Shadrick McAfee each caught one touchdown. The Twisters (4-12) finish the 2004 season winning 3 of their last five games. The Battle Wings (5-11) finish on a four game losing streak, and their fourth straight to the Twisters.

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