ArenaBowl IV
1234 Total
DAL 014013 27
DET 1417137 51
DateAugust 11, 1990
ArenaJoe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
MVPArt Schlichter, QB, Detroit
  • Alvin Rettig, FB/LB, Detroit (Ironman of the Game)
Winning coachPerry Moss
Losing coachErnie Stautner
TV in the United States
NetworkPrime Network
AnnouncersDave Enet, Howard Balzer, Jim Grabowski

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

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.[1]

Scoring summary

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter


  1. ^ "Schlichter drives Detroit to another Arena football title". The Argus-Press. August 13, 1990. Retrieved February 15, 2013.