Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm opened up the 2017 season with a home game against the new IFL Arizona Rattlers. The Sioux Falls Storm home-game win streak extends to 63 wins after defeating the Arizona Rattlers 40-29.
The Storm started the game slow, scoring a late touchdown with 4:36 left in the first quarter. Korey Williams ran in the
sweep for a touchdown at the three-yard line. The rest of the first quarter would go unchanged and ended with the Storm leading 7-0.
In the early minutes of the second quarter the Rattlers' Darrell Monroe ran in a touchdown at the 14:45 mark. The Storm attempted to block the kick, but ended up being fooled by a trick play while the Rattlers' Jon Wolf rushed in the end zone. With the two extra points on the board, the Rattlers squeaked ahead of the Storm, making the score 8-7. Three minutes later and the Storm's defense fell as the Rattlers' Darron Thomas completed a 27-yard pass to Dema Washington in their end zone.
With 11:31 left in the second, the score was 14-7 in the Rattlers favor. Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown ran in a 36-yard touchdown, tying the score at 14-14 with 7:54 left on the clock. The tie didn't last long when the Rattlers' Anthony Amos scored their third touchdown of the second quarter making the score 22-14 with 4:06 left. The Storm's running back Robbie Rouse ran in a two-yard touchdown but the team missed the extra point making the score 22-21 in favor of the Rattlers at halftime.
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are set to start their season at home on Friday, Feb. 17th against the Arizona Rattlers, one of two new franchises to join the Indoor Football League for the 2017 season.
Boyer Truckswill serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the game and help give away 5,000 large Storm Posters that will highlight each of the team's ten (10) championship-winning seasons. Opening kick-off is set for7:05 PMat the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
The Storm will open up this year's campaign as the reigning six-time IFL United Bowl Champions. Last season, the Storm recorded a 15-1 regular season record and swept the two-playoff games in route to the title.