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Sioux Falls Storm Champions Stay in the GameHigh School Scholarship Awards:
The Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Award which was developed through the Sioux Falls Storm "Champions Stay in the Game" educational program, will award Two (2) Scholarships, EACH valued at $2,500, to Senior High School students based on the following criteria:
  • Participation in School Activities
  • Volunteer and Community Service Record
  • Education Standing

Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Sioux Falls Storm


The Senior High School students must meet all academic requirements to graduate by June of 2017. In addition, the students must have applied to either a two-or-four-year accredited educational institution or technical college at the time of application.

To apply:

  • Student must complete the attached scholarship application form (see link below). Applicants should type or print clearly in the spaces provided on the form to answer the questions (use additional sheets of paper, as needed). Photos and other material relevant to the student's application are welcomed.
  • Submit a typed essay describing your candidacy as a possible recipient of a Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Award.
  • You must provide a recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, or other school staff member on school stationary that validates the student's application.


A panel of judges will review all applicants and vote on the two (2) scholarship winners. The panel will include Quinn Pesicka Family, Sioux Falls Storm Football Club and Champions Stay In The Game Program Sponsors.

Presentation of Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Awards:

The Two (2) scholarship recipients will receive their awards during an on-field ceremony at the Sioux Falls Storm Football home game on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center (game time starts at 7:05 PM). Each recipient will be given Five (5) Complimentary Tickets to use for family distribution and with seating set aside in a Luxury Loge Box.

Click here to download Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Deadline

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mail Completed Application:

c/o Sioux Falls Storm Football Club
5901 S. Southeastern Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Email: Jim Loria c/o

Wide Receivers Sioux Falls Storm 2017 SeasonWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is proud to announce the signings of Korey Williams, Marcus Beaurem, Melvin German and John Haggerty for the 2017 Indoor Football League (IFL) season.

Williams (5'11, 185) joins Storm for his third season as a member of the IFL. During the 2016 season, Korey accumulated 18 touchdowns with 350 rushing yards on 66 carries. Williams also reeled in 52 receptions for 571 yards and ten touchdowns. Korey earned 2016 IFL Special Teams Player of the Year after gaining an astounding 934 yards and six touchdowns on returns. Williams was a two-time player of the week and earned All-IFL First-Team Special Teams honors in 2016.

Korey played collegiately at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. During his sophomore season, Williams caught 50 passes for 771 yards, averaged 15.4 yards per catch and 70.1 yards per game while scoring seven touchdowns. He was also a First-Team All-Conference receiver. Williams has also spent time with the Omaha Beef, Saskatchewan Roughriders and the BC Lions.

Defensive Backs 2017Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the return of defensive backs Matt Hermanson, J'Vontez Blackmon and Carlton Watkins for the 2017 Indoor Football season.

Hermanson (6'0, 200) will be returning to the Storm for his third season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). During his second season with the Storm, Matt had a breakout season accumulating 109 total tackles (68 solo), 2,5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and nine pass breakups. Matt was a four-year starter at the University of Montana. He totaled 239 tackles, 121 of which were solo, five forced fumbles, three fumble recovers, and five interceptions in his career as a Grizzly.

Blackmon (6'0, 210) joins the Storm for his second season in the IFL. J'Vontez collected 69 total tackles (48 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four interceptions and four pass breakups during the 2016 season. He was also named IFL Special Teams Player-of-the-Week in Week 10 of the 2016 season.

Defensive Lineman Sioux Falls Storm 2017Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is elated to announce the signings of defensive linemen Jeremiah Price and Claude Davis to their 2017 Indoor Football League (IFL) roster.

Price (6'2, 255) will return to the Storm for his seventh season in the IFL. JP became a two-time IFL Champion while playing for the Sioux Falls Storm during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He was the 2012 United Bowl MVP and earned Second Team All-IFL honors in 2013.

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