THe Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to recognize the 10 finalists for the 2017 class of the IFL Hall of Fame.
The three-member Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be revealed on Thursday, May 25, 2017. In addition, during game festivities at the 2017 United Bowl, the newest members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
IFL fans are encouraged to assist in the selection process. Fans can vote for Hall of Fame finalists via polls on the IFL's official website, www.GoIFL.com, and social media pages using #IFLHOF.
Finalists listed in alphabetic order.
Linebacker for the Nebraska Danger and Omaha Beef. Upon his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 IFL season, Brown ranks second in IFL history with 540 tackles. He registered 18.5 sacks and 15 interceptions during his career. He was an All-IFL selection in 2014. Brown was a standout performer and leader for the Nebraska Danger teams that won three straight Intense Conference Championships (2013-2015). Brown was named to the Nebraska Danger Hall of Fame in 2016. He has since made a successful transition into coaching, currently serving as the Defensive Coordinator for the Danger.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 13 of the 2017 IFL season.
After a rough start to the season, the Cedar Rapids Titans are showing signs of turning things around. The Titans last three games have been decided by 10 total points including the last two games decided in the final seconds. Titans WR Tre' Parmalee did his best to help Cedar Rapids attempt to knock off in-state rival Iowa in Week 13. With just 18 seconds remaining, Parmalee gave the Titans a great shot at upsetting the Barnstormers as he grabbed a 32 yard touchdown to pull the Titans within a two point conversion of tying the game. Parmalee was Cedar Rapids' strongest weapon of the night as he finished the game with 79 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns on just six receptions. Parmalee and the Titans travel to face the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 14.
Honorable Mention: Damond Powell (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Darrell Monroe (RB, Arizona Rattlers), Brion Carnes (QB, Cedar Rapids Titans), Bryan Pray (WR, Spokane Empire)
The Sioux Falls Storm continue to win games by the time tested approach of running the football and playing great defense. The Storm rushed for five touchdowns and only allowed 114 yards in the team's 44-24 victory over the Green Bay Blizzard. DL Khaliff Mitchell embodied the team's strong nosed defensive approach in Week 13. Mitchell was in the Blizzard's backfield all night long as he finished his night with two sacks, three tackles for loss, five total tackles, one forced fumble, and one pass breakup. Mitchell's forced fumble gave the Storm a short field to capitalize on that gave the Storm a two score lead. Mitchell will help anchor the IFL's top ranked defense as the team takes on the Cedar Rapids Titans in Week 14.
Honorable Mention: Bryce Enyard (DB, Iowa Barnstormers), Joshua Gordon (LB, Arizona Rattlers). Azziz Higgins (LB, Colorado Crush), Tyree Robinson (DB, Spokane Empire)
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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm battled the Green Bay Blizzard on Saturday, April 15th for a week nine contest
at the Denny Sanford Premier Center where the Storm defeated the Blizzard 55-33.
Lorenzo Brown connected with Korey Williams on a 19-yard pass to put the Storm on top 6-0 on the Storm's opening drive. Green Bay would cut the Storm's lead in half after a successful 26-yard field goal attempt by Jared Fohrrman. Sioux Falls would end the first quarter with a 13-3 lead after Robbie Rouse plunged into the end zone from two-yards out.
The Storm began the second quarter with a one-yard rushing touchdown by Korey Williams, extending the Storm's lead to 20-3. The Blizzard would answer quickly after Jack Bramswig reeled in a 40-yard pass from Matt Behrendt and then the Blizzard defense would stop the Storm in the end zone for a team safety, cutting the lead to 20-12. The Sioux Falls Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns when Lorenzo Brown took in a seven-yard quarterback keeper and then Mike Tatum caught a 19-yard reception from Lorenzo Brown, expanding the Storm's lead 33-12. Blizzard quarterback Matt Behrendt would connect with Dorian Buford to bring the score to 33-19. The Storm ended the half with a lead of 36-19 after Justin Syrovatka booted a 32-yard field goal.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 8 of the 2017 IFL Season.
After a tough start to their season and their IFL tenure, the Arizona Rattlers have rebounded winning three of their last four games. Under the leadership of new QB Cody Sokol, the Rattlers edged the first-place Nebraska Danger 39-36 in Week 8. Down by one point with 3:26 remaining in the fourth quarter, Sokol (6'2, 205, Louisiana Tech) led the Rattlers on eight play, 29 yard drive that consumed all the remaining time and culminated in a game-winning FG from K Sawyer Petre. Sokol provided clutch plays on the final drive as he connected with WR Anthony Amos on a key fourth down conversion. Sokol finished the game completing 17 of 30 passes for 165 yards and four passing touchdowns. He also added nine rushes for 33 yards. The Arizona Rattlers take on the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles in Week 9.
Honorable Mention: Ryan Balentine (WR, Iowa Barnstormers), Travis Partridge (QB, Iowa Barnstormers), Darryan Ragsdale (RB, Green Bay Blizzard), Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)
Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm defeated the Cedar Rapids Titans on Saturday, April 8 in a week eight contest with a final score of 46-21.
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 6 of the 2017 IFL season.
The Sioux Falls Storm disassembled the Wichita Falls Nighthawks in Week 6, defeating the previously unbeaten team 55-21. The Storm remain the only undefeated team in the IFL in part to WR Mike Tatum's prolific scoring. Tatum (5'10, Oxnard College), scored four touchdowns on the day with three coming through the air and one coming on the ground. His 24 points scored tied the IFL lead for most in a game this season. Tatum bookended a successful game for the Storm has he scored both the first and last touchdowns of the night for Sioux Falls. Tatum finished the game leading the team with eight receptions for 87 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed one time for eight yards and a touchdown. The Sioux Falls Storm enjoy a bye week in Week 7 before traveling to face the Cedar Rapids Titans on April 8.
Honorable Mention: Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm), Ketrich Harmon (RB, Arizona Rattlers), Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles), Marquel Willis (WR, Green Bay Blizzard).