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Nighthawks versus Sioux Falls StormSioux Falls, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Wichita Falls Nighthawks at the Storm Shelter on March 25th where they won their fifth game of the season with a 55-21 victory. After tonight's triumph, the Sioux Falls Storm has won 65 consecutive home games.

The Nighthawks would be the first to strike after a 22-yard field goal by Rockne Belmonte to bring the score to 0-3. The Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns after Lorenzo Brown would connect with Mike Tatum for a 21-yard reception and then Korey Williams for a 29-yard reception, putting the Storm on top 14-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Starting the second quarter, the Nighthawks would strike first with a 25-yard field goal by Rockne Belmonte, bringing the score to 14-6. Sioux Falls answered back when Robbie Rouse charged into the end zone, increasing the Storm's lead to 21-6. Wichita Falls would score after Tyler Williams ran in a three-yard touchdown, to bring the score to 21-13. The Storm would end the half when Mike Tatum reeled in the 15-yard pass from Lorenzo Brown bringing the score to 28-13.

For Recap of the game and coach and player interviews, watch this weeks episode of THE KURTISS RIGGS SHOW from KWSN Radio. Replay brought to you by Boyer Trucks.


 

Live Stream Wichita Falls Night Hawks @ Sioux Falls Storm




 
March 25 2017 Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (4-0) hosts the Wichita Falls Nighthawks (4-0) on Saturday, March 25th at 7:05pm in a week six battle. Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union and KSFY-TV will present the game.

Saturday will be a special NIGHT OF HOPE & CARING where the Sioux Falls Storm is proudly teaming up with the Sioux Falls School District and our partners at Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union and KSFY-TV, for an event that is going to "Level the Playing Field" for every Sioux Falls Elementary Public School with fundraising needs.

The Storm defeated the Iowa Barnstormers, 70-13 on Monday, March 20th. In that game, Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 11 of 13 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns along with two rushing touchdowns. Robbie Rouse carried the ball 15 times for 78 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Tatum caught four passes for 46 yards and two touchdowns, while Melvin German tallied six grabs for 61 yards and one touchdown. Matt Hermanson, Tyler Knight and Rashard Smith each had an interception. Hermanson led the Storm with 10 tackles.

 

Carlton Watkins Player of the WeekQB Dowdell, DB Asprilla and DB Watkins Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 5 of the 2017 IFL season.

Offensive Player of the Week: Charles Dowdell (QB, Spokane Empire)

After a sluggish start on offense to begin the season, the Spokane Empire erupted for 70 points in a Week 5 victory over the Colorado Crush. During the game, ten of the Empire's twelve offensive drives resulted in touchdowns. QB Charles Dowdell (6'0, 210, Saginaw Valley State), a 2016 Second Team All-IFL selection, led the charge by completing 17 of 23 passes for 200 yards and seven touchdowns. Dowdell ranks among the league leaders with 614 passing yards (4th) and 16 passing touchdowns (2nd). Through four games, the Empire sit atop the Intense Conference Standings with a 3-1 record. Next up, the Empire will host the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles (1-2) on Friday night in a Week 6 conference matchup.


Honorable Mention: Matt Behrendt (QB, Green Bay Blizzard), Devonn Brown (WR, Spokane Empire), Damond Powell (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Robbie Rouse (RB, Sioux Falls Storm)

 
Sioux Falls Storm Iowa Barnstormers Final ScoreWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm won their 64th consecutive home game after hijacking the Iowa Barnstormers two-game win streak following a 70-13 victory.

The Storm broke out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back. Quarterback Lorenzo Brown was the first to score after a ten-yard run with 3:45 left in the opening quarter. Brown's 30-yard pass to Mike Tatum put the Storm up 14-0, ending the first quarter.

The Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns to begin the second quarter after Cory Henry recovered a fumble in the end zone. Mike Tatum then caught a seven-yard pass from Brown to put the Storm up 28-0. The Barnstormers would score with 4:30 left in the first half on a three-yard run from Ryan Balentine, bringing the score to 28-7. The Storm ended the half 35-7 after Robbie Rouse took in a four-yard touchdown.

 
 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (3-0) hosts the Iowa Barnstormers (2-1) on Monday, March 20th at 6:05pm in a
week five battle. First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard will present the game.

The Storm defeated the Nebraska Danger, 42-28 last on March 11th. In that game,
Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 146 yards, one touchdown, one interception, 69 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. Korey Williams ended the game with 63 receiving yards, one touchdown while rushing for 40 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Knight tallied eight tackles whereas J'Vontez Blackmon and Elijah Fields had one interception.

For the Barnstormers, the team is looking to extend a two game win streak after defeating the Green Bay Blizzard 49-30. Barnstormer's quarterback, Travis Partridge threw for 135 yards while completing 9 of 21 of his passes, throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. Partridge also rushed for two touchdowns on ten attempts. Brady Roland finished the game with 76 yards off of four receptions while collecting one touchdown. The Barnstormer's defense tallied 39 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and two pass break-ups.

Tickets are still available to see the Sioux Falls Storm. Pick up your tickets at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Box Office or at ticketmaster.com.
 
Rich talks with coach Kurtiss Riggs, Korey Williams and Jim Loria and walks fans through all the features of www.siouxfallsstorm.com Listen to older episodes HERE& be sure to join us live Mondays at 6pm CST on KWSN 1230 am Sioux Falls and 98.1 fm


 
Indoor Football Leagues Sioux Falls Storm Power To 3 and 0Wirtten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD -The Sioux Falls Storm won their third game of the 2017 season after defeating the Nebraska Danger 42-28.

The Danger received the ball to start the game and wasted no time getting started. Derrick Bernard connected with Dello Davis for a 25-yard pass to score first, giving the Danger an early 7-0 lead. Nebraska extended their lead to 13-0 after Rob Brown reeled in the 11-yard reception from Derrick Bernard. The Storm defense would block the point-after attempt ending the first quarter with a score of 13-0.

The Storm would be the first to strike in the second quarter after Lorenzo Brown connected with Korey Williams on a four-yard touchdown pass, helping the Storm cut the lead to 13-7. Nebraska would end the half after Derrick Bernard would hit Dimtri Stimphil for a 35-yard touchdown, extending the Danger's lead to 19-7.

The Storm was the first to score in the second half when Mike Tatum ran in a one- yard touchdown cutting the lead to 19-13. Nebraska quarterback Derrick Bernard ran the keeper in to extend the lead to 25-13. In the final minute of the third quarter, the Storm would shrink the Danger's lead to 25-20 after Korey Williams ran a 30-yard touchdown.

IFL week 4 player of the game Korey WilliamsThe Storm started the fourth quarter strong when Korey Williams snuck in a three-yard sweep, the Storm would complete a successful two-point conversion after Lorenzo Brown connected with Robbie Rouse giving the Storm their first lead of the game with a score of 28-25. Nebraska would tie the game at 28 after Josh Gable hit a 44-yard field goal. The Storm would end the game after back-to-back touchdowns where Lorenzo Brown kept the quarterback keeper and then J'Vontez Blackmon picked off Derrick Bernard and returned it to the house. The game concluded with a score of 42-28.

Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 146 yards, one touchdown, one interception, 69 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. Korey Williams ended the game with 63 receiving yards, one touchdown while rushing for 40 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Knight tallied eight tackles whereas J'Vontez Blackmon and Elijah Fields had one interception.

The Storm improves to 3-0 on the season while the Nebraska Danger falls to 2-2. The Storm returns to action Monday, March 20th when the Storm will host the Iowa Barnstormers. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m.


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Sioux Falls Storm vs Nebraska Danger March 11Wirtten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (2-0) will face the Nebraska Danger (2-1) for the first time this season on Saturday, March 11th in Nebraska for a 7pm kickoff.

The Sioux Falls Storm looks to build on a 15 game win-streak after defeating the Cedar Rapids Titans, 51-26 on February 25th. Storm quarterback, Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 147 passing yards and three touchdowns, as well as 74 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running Back, Robbie Rouse, rushed for 67 yards and scored one touchdown. Storm kicker, Justin Syrovatka made three field goals and went six for six on extra points. Tyler Knight accumulated seven total tackles while Matt Hermanson and Julian Gener both had one interception.

 
Night of Hope and Caring Sioux Falls Storm

Saturday, March 25th at 7:05PM


Sioux Falls Storm vs. Wichita Falls

On Saturday, March 25th home game, the Sioux Falls Storm will be hosting a special NIGHT OF HOPE & CARING and proudly teaming up with theSioux Falls School Districtand our partners atSioux Falls Federal Credit UnionandKSFY-TV, for an event that is going to "Level the Playing Field" for every Sioux Falls Elementary Public School with fundraising needs!




There are several ways businesses and individuals can help support this unique fundraiser:
  • Purchase Game Tickets for your workplace, family or have the Storm donate them to school children

  • Pledging a monetary donation for every Storm Touchdown scored

  • Help sponsor a game-night activity

  • Help sponsor a special sports memorabilia item

  • Consider donating a Silent Auction Gift.


To help support or contribute to this fundraiser, please contact Jim Loria from the Sioux Falls Storm.
Phone: 605.610.5902 or E-mail: jim@siouxfallsstorm.com


ClickHere for the Official Ticket Order Form to print off or share with your friends that are part of the Sioux Falls School District and or for the families that have children attending a Sioux Falls Elementary Public School.

Please call Jim Loria at the Storm Office -- 605.610.5902 - to reserve your tickets. Seating will be lower level West End Zone -- normally priced at $15.00 each... we are selling the seats at $10 PER with 50% of each ticket sold to benefit the SFSD. You may contact me day, evening or weekends too.

For questions, you can reach me at jim@siouxfallsstorm.com.



Several donations have been made for the Silent Auction such as a football signed by Nebraska Quarterback, Eric Crouch, a Storm Championship Ring donated by Riddle's Jewelry, and many other gifts! Fans will also have the opportunity to sponsor fun events at the game such as Storm Touchdowns, Storm Game Announcements, etc. Telephone Systems & Service are sponsoring Storm Field Goal Kicks!

Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union
KSFY TV Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls School District


 

Missed the live radio show catch up here with the Stormcast



 

Register for a chance to win (4) season tickets to each team for a full year!


Don't wait to reserve your entry - a limited (200) number of spots are available! For more information on how to sign up, contact the Stampede & Canaries front office at (605)366-6060.
 
Did you miss last nights broadcast of the Kurtiss Riggs show.... Watch it now right here on www.siouxfallsstorm.com Catch up on past on past weeks here

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm won their second game of the 2017 season against the Cedar Rapids Titans with a 51-26 victory.

The Storm would be the first to strike after a five-yard quarterback keeper by Lorenzo Brown increasing the score to 7-0. Tre' Parmalee would cut the lead to 7-6 after a 26-yard pass from Brion Carnes. Storm veteran Mike Tatum would take in the hand-off from the one-yard line to increase the Storm's lead to 14-6, ending the first quarter.

Sioux Falls Storm Win On The Road 51 to 26 Over The Cedar Rapids Titans Starting the second quarter, the Storm would score first after a five-yard run by newcomer Robbie Rouse, bringing the score to 21-6. The Storm would extend their lead after Justin Syrovotka kicked a 19-yard field goal, to bring the score to 24-6. Tre' Parmalee and Brion Carnes would connect for the second time to cut the Storm's lead in half, ending the first half with a score of 24-12.

The Storm was the first to score in the second half, with a 33-yard reception by Melvin German, increasing the lead to 31-12. Lorenzo Brown would score back to back touchdowns when Lorenzo Brown hit Korey Williams with a five-yard touchdown pass to improve the score to 38-12 and then he would connect with Melvin German to make the score 45-12.

In the fourth quarter, Justin Syrovotka would extend the lead 48-12 after making a 20-yard field goal. Cedar Rapids would answer back after Brion Carnes would connect with Damond Powell for a 29-yard reception, bringing the game to a 51-20 ballgame. Justin Syrovotka would miss a 39-yard field goal attempt giving Cedar Rapids the ball back with 54 seconds remaining in the game. Brion Carnes would hit with Damond Powell to bring the final score to 51-26.

Storm quarterback, Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 147 passing yards and three touchdowns, as well as 74 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running Back, Robbie Rouse, rushed for 67 yards and scored one touchdown. Storm kicker, Justin Syrovotka made three field goals and went 6 for 6 on extra points. Tyler Knight accumulated seven total tackles while Matt Hermanson and Julian Gener both had one interception.

The Storm improves to 2-0 on the season while the Titans falls to 0-2. The Storm returns to action Saturday, March 11th when the Storm will face the Nebraska Danger in Nebraska. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m.

Missed The Game you can re -watch below


 



 
February 25 2017 Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - After the Sioux Falls Storm won a tightly contested game against the Arizona Rattlers in their home opener; the Storm (1-0) will travel to Cedar Rapids to clash against the Titans (0-1) in week two of the IFL season.

The Storm are assertive after prevailing against the newcomers, the Rattlers 40-29 while the Titans are seeking for their first win of the 2017 season. The Titans faced the Green Bay Blizzard where they suffered a substantial 46-13 loss.



The Storm and Titans have a long lasting rivalry after battling each other 13 times in the last few seasons. Four of which were playoff games. The record is set at 11-4 in favor of the Storm, but the four losses have been in Cedar Rapids.

 

Rashard Smith Sioux Falls StormThe Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 1 of the 2017 IFL season.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Charles McCullum (QB, Wichita Falls Nighthawks)
Defending IFL MVP Charles McCullum started off the 2017 season exactly where he left off in 2016. After leading the Nighthawks to the top ranked IFL offense last season, McCullum (6'2,205, Stillman College) exploded in team's 2017 debut helping defeat the Iowa Barnstormers 68-53. McCullum completed 25 of 30 passes for 235 yards and seven touchdowns. He spread the ball around efficiently as he completed 83 percent of his passes and threw a touchdown passes to five different wide receivers. Dating back to the last regular season game of the 2016 season, McCullum has now thrown for 18 touchdowns in back-to-back games. The dual-threat QB showed off his versatility as well as he also rushed for 25 yards and added a rushing touchdown. The Nighthawks travel to face the Nebraska Danger in Week 2.

Honorable Mention:
Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles), Brady Roland (WR, Iowa Barnstormers), Dimitri Simphill (WR, Nebraska Danger), Marquel Willis (WR, Green Bay Blizzard)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Rashard Smith (DB, Sioux Falls Storm)
The defending IFL champions Sioux Falls Storm spoiled the IFL debut of the Arizona in Week 1 downing the Rattlers 40-29. In a back and forth affair it was DB Rashard Smith's 58 yard interception return for a touchdown that helped provide the spark in a comeback affair. With the Storm trailing the Rattlers late in the third quarter, Smith (5'10, 180, North Carolina State) made a fingertip grab of Rattlers QB Darron Thomas pass at the one yard line and returned it 58 yards. Smith's interception return helped spark the Storm's comeback win at home as the team outscored the Rattlers 21- 0 in the last quarter and a half of play. Smith, a First Team All-IFL selection in 2016, finished the game with nine tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, one interception, one touchdown and three pass breakups. The Sioux Falls Storm travel to face the Cedar Rapids Titans in Week 2.

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Honorable Mention: Arkeith Brown (DB, Arizona Rattlers), Delvin Jones (DL, Cedar Rapids Titans), Colton Miles-Nash (DL, Nebraska Danger), Tyrell Pearson (DB, Green Bay Blizzard)


 

Tune in on KWSN or liven live right here at 6PM CST Monday Night for THE KURTISS RIGGS SHOW LIVE


 
Written by Ariana Birondo, Storm Media Intern

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.

 
 
Feb 17th Home Opener Sioux Falls StormWritten 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.



 
Tune in live for our week 1 radio show at 6pm CST on KWSN and right here via the STORMCAST
Live Broadcast Starts at 6PM CST 02-13-2017. Replay available after live stream ends.

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD -The Sioux Falls Storm is excited to announce the signings of Rolandan 'Duece' Finch, Robbie Rouse and Lovie Banks-Rose Jr.

Finch (5'10, 215) will be joining the Storm for his third Indoor Football League (IFL) season. During Rolandan's first season with the Storm, he rushed for 281 yards on 40 attempts accumulating five touchdowns. Finch also accrued 54 receiving yards on five attempts. He played his collegiate career at Boston College where he rushed for 1,280 yards and five touchdowns in his career, leading the Eagles in rushing in 2011.

Rouse (5'6, 190) played with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Arena Football League (AFL) during the 2013 season. In 2015, Robbie played with the Nebraska Danger and the Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He also had a stint with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Robbie played collegiately at Fresno State where he is the All-Time leading rusher with 4,647 career yards. He was second in the Mountain West in all-purpose yardage with 1,925 and he ranked 18th nationally with 148.1 all-purpose yards per game, helping him become a First-Team All-Mountain West selection.
 
Linebackers 2017 Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are excited to announce the signings of Defnesive Back Elijah Fields and Linebacker Julian Gener for the 2017 season.

Fields (6'2, 215) will be returning for his fourth season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Elijah accounted for 108 tackles, 67 solo, 9.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and nine pass breakups during the 2016 season. Fields is a three-time IFL Second Team All-IFL honoree. The explosive defensive back is a University of Pittsburgh Alum, where he was a two-year letter winner.

Gener (5'11, 220) spent the 2016 season with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Julian played collegiately at the University of Hawaii and led the team in both total tackles (95) and solo tackles (62) and ranked second with 13.0 tackles for loss and had 2.5 sacks during his senior season. Julian earned the Hawaii Defensive Player of the Year Award and received All-Mountain West Honorable Mention honors as a senior.

 
IFL Partners with YouTubeThe Indoor Football League (IFL) has announced a partnership with YouTube that will provide a free live stream of all IFL games during the 2017 season on the world's leading video provider.

In addition, the IFL's official channel, www.youtube.com/IndoorFootballLeague, will not only contain full live games, but also on-demand and archived games, weekly highlights and other digital video content.


The IFL will be the first indoor football league to stream a complete season on the media platform.


"Utilizing the YouTube platform makes it easier than ever for our fans to enjoy our games and remain highly engaged in all aspects of the IFL," said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. "We continue to see a strong desire for more digital video content and this partnership gives football fans around the country even more access to our thrilling sport."


The 2017 IFL season kicks off on Thursday, February 16 as one of the IFL's newest members, the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles, host the Nebraska Danger at 7:00 PM MT.


 
Sioux Falls Storm Assistant Coaches 2017Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls - Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs and the Sioux Falls Storm announce today the hiring of Paul Keizer. In addition, coaches Brian Hermanson, Jared Fredenburg, Andre Fields, Cory Johnsen and Blake Wilson have been retained for the 2017 season.

"We are very fortunate to have an experienced staff that has worked many years together," said Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs.

Keizer will be returning for his seventh season as the Offensive Line Coach. Paul, a former two-time All-Star, played for Sioux Falls in 2007 and 2008. During Keizer's career, the Storm allowed only 18 sacks on 836 passing attempts. The Storm offensive line, led by Keizer, set a team record in rushing yards and total points during the 2007 season. He earned UIF Western Conference All-Star honors twice in 2007 and 2008. He spent time with the Buffalo Bills in the summer of 2006 and was in camp with the Los Angeles Avengers of the AFL before the 2007 season began.

Hermanson will be returning for his sixth season as the Defensive Coordinator. Brian boasts 34 years of coaching experience. Earlier in his coaching career, he served as the Defensive Coordinator at Roosevelt High School.He is best known for his remarkable success as the Head Coach at Washington High School from 2005-2012, compiling a 47-3 record during his tenure. He was recognized by South Dakota State University as the 2013 recipient of the Ralph Ginn Award for Coaching Excellence.

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Kurtiss Riggs signs 3 year extension Sioux Falls StormSioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is excited to announce a new three-year extension with Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs.

Riggs is entering his 15th season as the head coach of the Sioux Falls Storm. Under his leadership, the Storm has won ten championships, including consective titles from 2005-2008 and more recently, 2011-2016 seasons. With Coach Riggs at the helm, the Storm put together the longest winning streak of any professional sports team with 40 consecutive wins. During his tenure, Riggs has been named Coach of the Year four times, led the Storm in back-to-back undefeated seasons in 2006 & 2007 and has compiled a career record of 201-34.

Riggs began his indoor career as a player for the Sioux Falls Cobras in 2000 and continued playing for the Storm in 2001. He began his coaching duties in 2002 as the offensive coordinator before taking over in 2003 as the head coach.

"Riggs' is the best in the game bar none. I've said from day one that the only team I ever have interest in owning and operating will be coached by Kurtiss Riggs," said owner Todd Tryon. "He's helped build a culture that wins on and off the field and he should be proud of his accomplishments."

Riggs has six consecutive United Bowl wins, and his team carries immense expectations in the 2017 season. The Sioux Falls Storm carry a 62 home game win streak that will be tested when perennial power Arizona Rattlers, formerly of the AFL, come to town February 17th.
 
United Bowl MVP Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm is thrilled to announce the signings of quarterback Lorenzo Brown and rookie Drew Powell for the Storm in 2017.

Brown (6'0, 205lbs) will be entering his seventh season with the Sioux Falls Storm. He is a versatile player both through the air and on the ground. During the 2016 season, Lorenzo completed 183 passes out of 295 attempts for 2,428 yards and 56 touchdowns. He also rushed 152 times for 724 yards earning 21 rushing touchdowns. Brown earned the United Bowl Most Valuable Player and made the IFL's Honorable Mention list during the 2016 season.

Powell (6'3, 220) was a four-year starter for Livingstone College. He tallied 10,861 total yards (conference record), 732 career completions (conference record), 1,312 career attempts (conference record), and 100 total touchdowns (school record) during his collegiate career. Drew was the 2015 Hero Sports D2 Offensive Player of the Year, the 2015 Conference Player of the Year and received 2015 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) First Team quarterback honors.

 
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Knight Tatum Return Sioux Falls Storm 2017Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is elated to announce the signings of LB Tyler 'Superman' Knight and Mike 'The Weapon' Tatum to the Storm's 2017 championship run.

Knight (6'0, 225) the two-time IFL Defensive Player of the Year returns to the Sioux Falls Storm for his fifth season.The Mississippi Valley State Alumni joined the Storm in 2011, when he played a critical role in the Storms championship run, collecting a total of 104 tackles. In 2012, Knight joined the Kansas City Command of the AFL. Knight returned to the Storm in 2013 and proceeded to dominate the league, racking up 153 tackles (Storm single season record and second highest in IFL history). During the 2016 season, Tyler garnered 169 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, eight blocked kicks and eight pass breakups. Knight was named to the All-IFL Second-Team Defense roster in 2015, the All-IFL First-Team Defense roster in 2016 and is a five-time IFL Defensive Player of the Week.

Tatum (5'10, 170lbs) will be entering his fifth season with the Storm for the Indoor Football League's (IFL) season. During the 2016 season with the Storm, Mike totaled 200 rushing yards on 35 attempts and accrued six touchdowns, 758 receiving yards on 54 receptions with 18 touchdowns and ensued 179 return yards on ten attempts.

"Leadership is key to overcoming adversity and that is exactly what these two men bring," said the Storm's General Manager Tyler Pederson. "Can't say enough for what they do not only on the field but off the field as well."

The Storm home opener is Friday, Feb. 17th with a kickoff time of 7:05pm. 2017 Sioux Falls Storm season tickets are now available for purchase. Visitwww.siouxfallsstorm.com to renew/purchase your tickets.
 

Tyler Knight 5 of Top Ten 2016 PlayersAs 2016 comes to a close, the Indoor Football League will look back at the Top Ten Players from the 2016 season. The countdown will culminate with the announcement of the Top IFL Player of 2016 being announced on New Year's Eve.

The IFL is pleased to announce that Sioux Falls Storm LB Tyler Knight has been named Number 5 on the IFL's Top Ten Players of 2016.

Breaking into the top half of the IFL's countdown is two-time IFL Defensive Player of the Year and perennial All-IFL LB Tyler Knight. One of the IFL's top defensive stars, Knight's tremendous 2016 campaign helped lead the Sioux Falls Storm to their sixth consecutive United Bowl trophy.

Knight had a record setting season in 2016 as he was all over the field, setting an IFL single season record with 169 total tackles. Knight recorded nine games in which he topped double-digit tackles. In addition, Knight excelled at special teams too as he tied for the league lead with eight blocked kicks.

 

Korey Williams Number 6 Top Ten Players 2016As 2016 comes to a close, the Indoor Football League looks at the Top Ten Players from the 2016 season. The countdown will culminate with the announcement of the Top IFL Player of 2016 being announced on New Year's Eve.

The IFL is pleased to announce that Sioux Falls Storm WR/KR Korey Williams has been named Number 6 on the IFL's list Top Ten Players of 2016.

Williams, the 2016 IFL Special Teams Player of the Year, was a special talent for the Storm in 2016 as his dynamic play throughout the season helped the Storm win their sixth consecutive United Bowl championship.

After a two-year stint in the Canadian Football League, Williams returned to the Storm with big results. Williams proved to be deadly on special teams as he led the IFL with six return touchdowns last season, two more than any other IFL player. An all-purpose weapon, Williams also added 18 rushing touchdowns and 10 touchdown receptions.

 
Offensive Linemen 2017 Season Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is eager to announce the signings of offensive linemen Rashaud Mungro, Kyle Bryant, Jabari Buckley, Jarien Moreland, Fred Ruff, Faleaoga Russell and Lawrence Smith to their 2017 roster.

Mungro (6'6, 330) will be returning for his forth season with the Storm. He was named to the Second Team All-IFL squad in 2014 and 2015. Mungro spent time with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League and played for the Eastern Kentucky Drillers of the UIFL where he was a First Team All-UIFL selection.

Bryant (6'6, 315) joins the Storm for his second season in the IFL. Kyle played at Youngstown State University after transferring from Bowling Green University. During his career at Youngstown, he played in 21 games and started 16 during his senior year. Kyle was the 2013 and 2014 recipient of the Dwight "Dike" Beede Scholarship.

Buckley (6'6, 330) played for the Chicago Eagles of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League during the 2016 season. Leading the line in Chicago, the Eagles rushed for over 1,000 yards. Jabari signed with the Sioux Falls Storm of the IFL for the 2017 season.

 
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.

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are proud to announce the signings of defensive backs Brandon Person, Daniel Lindsey and Edward Brown to their 2017 roster.

Person (6'0, 230) in 2015, Person signed with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) after landing a tryout at their mini-camp. Brandon signed with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2017 season.

Brandon played in 32 games at Tiffin University and collected 246 tackles, eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in three seasons. He led the team in tackles all three years. He was a three-time Honorable Mention All-Conference selection.

Lindsey (6'0, 200) signed as a rookie with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2017 season. Daniel made seven starts at cornerback at Fort Hays State University. He ranked 14th on the team in tackles with 35 and tied for second on the team in interceptions with two.

 

80 Game Schedule Kicks Off February 16

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce its 2017 regular season schedule. The 18-week, 80-game schedule kicks off on Thursday, February 16 and concludes on Saturday, June 17.

The 2017 season marks the IFL's ninth season of play. Two new members, the Arizona Rattlers and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are set to take the field next spring and join eight incumbents in a battle for the 2017 United Bowl crown. The 2017 conference alignments are as follows:

United Conference
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard
Iowa Barnstormers
Sioux Falls Storm
Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Intense Conference
Arizona Rattlers
Colorado Crush
Nebraska Danger
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles
Spokane Empire

 

Arizona Rattlers Join IFLArizona Rattlers to Begin IFL Play in 2017

Phoenix, AZ - The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the addition and partnership of the league's newest team, the Arizona Rattlers.

The historic Rattlers organization brings almost 25 years of indoor/arena football experience and a winning pedigree to the IFL. Since the team's establishment in 1992, the Rattlers organization has won ten division titles and has appeared in ten championship games, winning five.

The Rattlers will compete as new members in the IFL 2017 season. The team will continue to compete in Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, AZ.

"We are excited about competing in the IFL," said Rattler Owner Ron Shurts. "Our loyal fan base and the Rattlers brand have always been my number one concern. This change affords our fans an opportunity to enjoy many more years of success and allows the Rattlers brand to continue to grow."

"Today is a tremendous day in the history of the IFL," said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. "We are glad to welcome one of the preeminent indoor football organizations in the country to the IFL. The Arizona Rattlers organization has prided itself in continued success, both on and off the field, for nearly a quarter century. This longevity is a testament to the quality of their organization and their passionate fanbase."

 
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