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Shock Ready To Make History Again

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Workers on Wednesday were making the field at Joe Albi Stadium ready for this weekend's game (Photo: SWX) Workers on Wednesday were making the field at Joe Albi Stadium ready for this weekend's game (Photo: SWX)

Just three games remain on the schedule for the Spokane Shock, although they hope to extend it to at least four by making the postsason. To do that, though, they will have to beat the Blaze in what could turn out to be one of the more memorable games of the season in the Arena Football League.

The Shock are coming off a loss to the league's best team, Arizona and need a win this Saturday against Utah. Utah and Spokane are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the national conference.

The game this weekend promises to be historic if not entertaining. The game, at Joe Albi Stadium, will be the AFL's first-ever outdoor game.

"It's an exciting time," said Shock defensive back Terrance Sanders. "History is about to be made so we definitely want to be on the winning side of this history. We want to leave a mark out there."

"I like the fact that it is an unknown," added head coach Rob Keefe. "I want to see how the fans come with it. I want to see different vantage points. We're going to go out there Friday to kind of have a walk-through to see how it feels. But the guys are pumped. They are really excited to be able to part of history - especially in Spokane, Washington."

Crews could be seen Wednesday making the stadium on Spokane's west side ready for the game on Saturday. The weather at kickoff time is expected to be in the low 80s or high 70s. And tickets were still available at last check.

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