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United Bowl July 8 Game PreviewSIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (15-2) will host the Arizona Rattlers (13-4) on Saturday, July 8th at 5:05pm in a Clash of Champions battle. GreatLIFE and KSFY-TV are the United Bowl Championship game sponsors.

This game will be a match-up of two storied franchises. The Sioux Falls Storm has punched their ticket to the United Bowl for the eighth consecutive season. The Storm has won six of the last seven titles. The Arizona Rattlers entered the Indoor Football League (IFL) at the beginning of the 2017 season after spending 24 years in the Arena Football League (AFL); the Rattlers have won five Arena Bowl Championships in 1994, 1997, and then went back-to-back-to-back between 2012-2014.

The Arizona Rattlers started the IFL season with a road game against the six-time defending champion Sioux Falls Storm. Sioux Falls defeated the Rattlers 40-29 in the week one contest. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed five of 11 passes for 59 yards and one touchdown. Robbie Rouse carried the ball seven times for 25 yards and one touchdown. Mike Tatum caught three passes for 29 yards and rushed eight times for 38 yards and one touchdown. Korey Williams tallied two grabs for 20 yards and carried the ball nine times for 61 yards and two total touchdowns. Rashard Smith grabbed an interception, had one forced fumble and three pass break-ups. Cory Henry had one sack while Matt Hermanson led the Storm with 10 tackles.

 

IFL Team Awards 2017Arizona Rattlers Named 2017 Franchise of the Year

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the 2017 Team Awards for outstanding achievements during the IFL regular season.

Franchise of the Year: Arizona Rattlers

The Arizona Rattlers have been named the 2017 IFL Franchise of the Year. Selected by their peers, factors considered for achieving this award consisted of attendance, sales, public relations, marketing, on-field performance, community involvement and overall representation of the IFL.

"We are incredibly honored to be recognized as Franchise of the Year in our first season with the IFL," said Ron Shurts, Owner of the Arizona Rattlers. "It's a testament to our front office, our coaching staff, players, dance team, and most of all our great fans in the Rattler Nation."

In their inaugural season in the IFL, the Rattlers were named Intense Conference Champions and are advancing to play in the United Bowl championship on Saturday July 8. During the season the Rattlers led the IFL in attendance averaging 12,852 fans per game. In addition , the Rattlers set not only a new team record with of 15,189 on May 20 but a new IFL attendance record as well.

 
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