Gladiators lose championship run

James W. Wade III | 8/24/2014, 11:09 a.m.
Gladiators lose big time at home.

The Cleveland Gladiators lost ArenaBowl XXVII to the Arizona Rattlers, 72-32, in front of 18,410 fans who had little opportunity to rattle the walls of Quicken Loans Arena

Cleveland was hungry for this championship and played well all season but Arizona (18-3) won its third consecutive Arena Football League championship game, defeating ArenaBowl rookie Cleveland (19-2).