ArenaBowl IV
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1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 0 14 0 13 27
DET 14 17 13 7 51
Date August 11, 1990
Arena Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance 19,902
MVP Art Schlichter, QB, Detroit
Ironman of the Game Alvin Rettig, FB/LB, Detroit
Winning Coach Perry Moss
Losing Coach Ernie Stautner
Network Prime Network
Announcers Dave Enet, Howard Balzer, Jim Grabowski
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Arena Bowl '90 (or Arena Bowl IV) was the Arena Football League's fourth Arena Bowl. The game featured the #2 Dallas Texans against the #1 Detroit Drive. Both teams finished their seasons at 6-2, yet the Drive led in points for (326-299) and points against (215-308).

Game summary[edit | edit source]

In the first quarter, Detroit drew first blood with Quarterback Art Schlichter getting a two-yard and a five-yard touchdown runs on Quarterback sneaks.

In the second quarter, the Drive continued to score, with FB/LB Alvin Rettig getting a one-yard touchdown run and catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Schlichter. Afterwards, the Texans managed to get on the board with FB/LB Mitchell Ward getting a one-yard touchdown run, while Quarterback Ben Bennett completed a six-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Aatron Kenney. However, the Drive responded with Kicker Novo Bojovic nailing a 42-yard field goal to end the half.

In the third quarter, Detroit continued its first half domination with Schlichter getting another one-yard touchdown run, while completing a 37-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Gary Mullen.

In the fourth quarter, Dallas tried to respond with Ward getting a one-yard touchdown run and FB/LB Alvin Blackmon getting a three-yard touchdown run, yet the Drive wrapped the game up with Schlichter's two-yard touchdown run.

With the win, the Detroit Drive became the first team to achieve a three-peat, with three-straight ArenaBowl wins.

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

1st Quarter

  • DET - Schlichter 2 run (Bojovic kick)
  • DET - Schlichter 5 run (Bojovic kick)

2nd Quarter

  • DET - Rettig 1 run (Bojovic kick)
  • DET - Rettig 11 pass from Schlichter (Bojovic kick)
  • DAL - Ward 1 run (Morales kick)
  • DAL - Kenney 6 pass from Bennett (Morales kick)
  • DET - FG Bojovic 42

3rd Quarter

  • DET - Schlichter 1 run (Bojovic kick)
  • DET - Mullen 37 pass from Schlichter (Bojovic kick)

4th Quarter

  • DAL - Ward 1 run (Morales kick)
  • DAL - Blackmon 3 run (Bennett pass failed)
  • DET - Schlichter 2 run (Bojovic kick)

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