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Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

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.

 

Media Day To Be Held On Friday, July 7 at 3:00 PM CT

The Indoor Football League (IFL), in conjunction with the Arizona Rattlers and Sioux Falls Storm, will be holding a joint media day at 3:00 PM CT on Friday, July 7 in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in regards to the 2017 United Bowl Championship game.

Owners, coaches and select players from the Intense Conference representative Arizona Rattlers (13-4) and the United Conference representative Sioux Falls Storm (15-2) will be available to issue statements about the upcoming game and answer questions.

Among the players in attendance for the Arizona Rattlers will be QB Cody Sokol, OL Lamar Mady, LB Justin Shirk and DB Arkeith Brown. Among the representatives from the Sioux Falls Storm will be QB Lorenzo Brown, WR/RB Korey Williams, LB Tyler Knight, OL Rashad Mungro, DB Matt Hermanson and DB Rashard Smith.

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

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm has held numerous fundraisers to help a variety of worthwhile causes and charitable organizations throughout the Sioux Falls community. Last season projections will show the Storm as having raised and distributed well over $400,000 for the last three seasons.

A small sampling of the local groups the Storm has helped this current season include:
  • Storm Super Bowl Party along with the El Riad Shrine Mystic Brewers raised over $4,000 for Feeding South Dakota.
  • Cure SMA and the Taken By Storm Fund raised nearly $11,000 to help find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
  • Night of Hope & Caring donation was over $26,000 benefiting the Sioux Falls School District.
  • Mary Reiser fundraiser, the CEO of Fonder Sewing Company, raised over $14,000.
  • Nearly $9,000 was raised for the Feeding South Dakota BackPack Program along with several hundred pounds of non-perishable food items for Feeding South Dakota.
  • Almost $15,000 was raised for SURVIVEiT, a Sioux Falls based online community of cancer survivors helping cancer patients all throughout the USA during Sack Cancer Night.
  • Modern Woodmen of America and the Storm hosted a special fundraiser for Make-A-Wish South Dakota that raised nearly $8,000.
  • The Storm, along with Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning and Waterbury Cooling and Heating helped raise nearly $19,000 in the second annual Chip In For Heroes golf tournament for Operation Homefront.
  • The Storm and the Home Front Warriors Foundation teamed up to raise $5,600.
  • Rebekah's Legacy Foundation raised over $18,000 in honor of Rebekah Spader who was 10-years old at the time of her passing to cancer last August (2016).


 

2017 All-IFL Teams AnnouncesArizona, Iowa, Sioux Falls and Wichita Falls Lead Way With Six Selections Each

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce 2017 All-IFL First and Second Team Selections.
The Arizona Rattlers, Iowa Barnstormers, Sioux Falls Storm, and Wichita Falls Nighthawks lead the way with six All-IFL selections each.

In their first year of IFL play, six Arizona Rattlers earned All-IFL recognition. After leading the IFL in rushing yards, RB Darrell Monroe and OL Lamar Made were named to the First Team All-IFL list. On defense, DL Chris McAllister and DB Allen Chapman were also honored with First Team accolades. OL Damian Love and K Sawyer Peter were named to the Second Team All-IFL list.

After going 4-12 in 2016, the Iowa Barnstormers were the surprise team in 2017 as they rattled off 11 consecutive victories and finished the season 13-3. After tying for the league lead with 22 touchdown receptions, WR Brady Roland has been named to his second consecutive First-Team All-IFL list. The Barnstormers sported one of the most stout defenses in the league this season as both LB Javicz Jones, who led the IFL in tackles (148), and DL Ra?Shawde Myers have been named as First-Team selections. QB Travis Partridge, OL D?Angelo McCray and DB Jamie Bender were named as Second Team selections.
 
 
United Conference Championship ScoreWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (15-2) soar past the Iowa Barnstormers (13-4) 66-32 on Saturday, June 24th in front of 6,255 fans to bring home their eighth consecutive United Conference Championship.

The Sioux Falls Storm won the toss and kicked off to the Barnstormers who returned the kickoff for a touchdown. But the Storm would answer back with a 48-yard kickoff return by Korey Williams to bring the score to 7-7. Sioux Falls would end the first quarter with a one-yard quarterback keeper by Lorenzo Brown and a 14-7 lead.

The Storm would start the second quarter by scoring three consecutive touchdowns. First Lorenzo Brown would connect with Judd Harrold for a 15-yard touchdown, then a 12-yard touchdown reception by Korey Williams and a 25-yard interception by Jermaine Robinson to put the Storm on top 35-7. The Barnstormers cut the lead to 35-14 after a six-yard rushing touchdown by Rasheed Williams. The half would end after a 28-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka to give the Storm a 38-14 lead.

 

 


 
June 24 Sioux Falls Storm vs Iowa BarnstormersWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (14-2) hosts the Iowa Barnstormers (13-3) on Saturday, June 24th at 5:05pm in the United Conference Championship. Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Orthopedic Institute and KSFY-TV will present the game.

The Storm will be hosting a special fundraiser for Rebekah's Legacy Foundation named after Rebekah Spader, a young girl that fought several medical conditions her entire young life before passing away to Leukemia at the age of 10 a year ago this August.

The Storm is looking to extend a three-game win streak after defeating the Iowa Barnstormers 45-24 on Saturday, June 17th during a week 18 Indoor Football League battle. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 12 of 18 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown along with three rushing touchdowns. Running back Robbie Rouse carried the ball three times for 47 yards. Wide-out Mike Tatum caught four passes for 43 yards and one touchdown. Tyler Knight led the defense in tackles with 14 while Rashard Smith had an interception and one touchdown.

 

QB Powell, DB Smith and K Bergner Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 18 of the 2017 IFL season.


Offense Player of Week Drew PowellOFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drew Powell (QB, Nebraska Danger)

After defeating the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 59-44 in the final week of the regular season, the Nebraska Danger will be advancing to their fifth consecutive Intense Conference Championship. The Danger are advancing to the playoffs based off the strength and decision making of QB Drew Powell. Powell tied a Danger team record against the Nighthawks, rushing for five touchdowns on the night. Powell?s five touchdowns were the most by an IFL player this season. The dual-threat QB also completed 17 of 23 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown in the Danger?s victory. He also rushed for 71 yards. This is Powell?s second IFL Offensive Player of the Week award in the last three weeks. The Nebraska Danger travel to take on the Arizona Rattlers Saturday night for right to represent the Intense Conference in the United Bowl.

Honorable Mention:Andrew Pierce (RB, Spokane Empire), WR Devin Mahina (WR, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles), Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm),Verlon Reed (QB, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)

 
 
Barnstormers Sioux Falls Storm FinalWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm (14-2) cap off the 2017 regular season with
a 45-24 over the Iowa Barnstormers (13-3) and advance to the United Conference Championship for the seventh consecutive season.

The first quarter was a back and forth battle with the Iowa Barnstormers scoring first after a two-yard pass from Travis Partridge to Lucas Hefty, giving the Barnstormers an early 0-7 lead. Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown quickly tied it up after a four-yard keeper. The Barnstormers would end the first quarter with a 7-14 lead after a three-yard
rushing touchdown by Rasheed Williams. The second quarter started with a Storm touchdown after a four-yard run by Lorenzo Brown to tie the game at 14. The Barnstormers re-took the lead 14-21 with a 17- yard touchdown pass to Brady Roland from Travis Partridge. The Storm ended the half with a 23-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka and would trail 17-21.

Sioux Falls took their first 24-21 lead of the game to start the third quarter after a 14-yard rushing touchdown by Robbie Rouse. But Iowa would tie it again after a 20-yard field goal by Chun Kenton. Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown would find a wide open Mike Tatum to re-take the lead 31-24, ending the third quarter.

 
 
 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

June 17 Sioux Falls Storm vs Iowa BarnstormersSioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (13-2) will take on the Iowa Barnstormers (13-2) in a week 18 battle for first place in the United Conference on Saturday, June 17th at 7:05pm. The winner of this game gets the top seed throughout the IFL Playoffs and will host the Conference Finals on June 24th.

The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Nebraska Danger in a week 17 Indoor Football League battle on Saturday, June 10th. The Storm pulled away in the final minute of the game to edge out the Danger 41-38, extending a two-game win streak. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 10 of 15 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 18 times for 53 yards with two touchdowns. Wide receiver Korey Williams added 24 rushing yards on four carries to his two rushing scores. Running back Robbie Rouse ran nine times for 35 yards. Receivers Eric Shufford hauled in six passes for 68 yards and one touchdown and Mike Tatum caught three balls for 34 yards and one touchdown. Defensive back Carlton Watkins finished with eight total tackles while Rashard Smith had one interception. Defensive linemen Cory Henry registered two sacks and Claude Davis added a sack of his own.

 
 
Storm vs Danger June 10 FinalWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Nebraska Danger in a week 17 Indoor Football League battle on Saturday, June 10th. The Storm pulled away in the final minute of the game to edge out the Danger 41-38.

The Sioux Falls Storm received the ball to start the game but were held to an early four and out. The Danger would start their opening drive from their own five-yard line and drive the field to score after a quarterback sneak by Drew Powell, giving the Danger a 0-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Storm quarterback Lorenzo Brown would score off a one-yard quarterback keeper to cut the lead to 6-7 early in the second quarter. The Danger would extend their lead to 6-14 after Drew Powell connected with Eric Thomas for a 13-yard touchdown. The Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns to end the half, first a four-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown and then a nine-yard touchdown reception by Eric Shufford to put the Storm on top 19-14.

 
 

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (12-2) will host the Nebraska Danger (8-6) on Saturday, June 10h at 7:05pm for their last regular season home game. Dakotaland Autoglass will present the game.

The team's annual Salute to Military Night will host many activities in-and-around the game that honors local veterans and active duty members of the military. Military personnel (active or retired) receive a free ticket and can purchase unlimited $5 for friends and family at the Premier Center Box Office. Storm game worn jerseys will be raffled off and given away after the game to help support the Warriors Never Give Up non-profit Military organization here in Sioux Falls. In addition, the Storm will host a special Silent Auction of National Sports Memorabilia items and local gift donated by area businesses.

The Storm is looking to extend a one-game win streak after defeating the Colorado Crush 51-29 on Saturday, June 3rd during a week 15 Indoor Football League battle. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown threw 12 of 22 for 118 yards and two touchdowns, he also rushed nine times for 31 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Korey Williams tallied four receptions for 23 yards and one touchdown, he also had two rushes for 15 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Mike Tatum had four grabs for 59 yards and one touchdown, while running back Robbie Rouse rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown. Justin Syrovatka went two for two on field goals. Elijah Fields and Carlton Watkins each had six total tackles for the Storm.

For the Danger, the team is looking to extend a one-game win streak after a tightly contested game against the Cedar Rapids Titans. The Danger emerged victorious 52-46. In that game, quarterback Drew Powell threw for 146 yards, ran for 102 yards and accounted for five total touchdowns. Receivers Jared Higgins had 54 receiving yards and Dimitri Stimphil had one touchdown and 43 receiving yards. Running back Rob Brown had 39 rushing yards and one touchdown. The Danger defense had 37 total tackles, one interception 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. About the Sioux Falls Storm: The Storm joined the original Indoor Football League as an expansion team in 1999 as the Sioux Falls Cobras and first took the field for the 2000 season. They are currently members of the United Conference of the Indoor Football League (IFL); prior to that, the Storm was in the United Indoor Football (UIF), where they won all four of the league's championship games. The Sioux Falls Storm has won ten championships including the current six-time reigning champions of the Indoor Football League.
 
 

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm traveled to Colorado to face the Colorado Crush on Saturday, June 3rd in a week 16 Indoor Football League contest. The Storm defeated the Crush 51-29, helping the Storm improve to 12-2.

Sioux Falls won the toss but deferred to the second half. The Crush started the game on their own three-yard line but lost possession after Elijah Fields forced a fumble. The Storm would score with 5:28 on the clock after a five-yard sweep by Korey Williams. The Crush would answer with a two-yard pass from Sean Goldrich to Lovie Rose III, tying the game 7-7 at the end of quarter one.

The second quarter was dominated by the Sioux Falls Storm after shutting out the Colorado Crush. The Storm would score first after a four-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Lorenzo Brown. The Storm would then score a one-point rouge after the Crush were unable to bring the kickoff out of the end zone. With 10:58 the Crush were called for an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone resulting in a safety, extending the Storm's lead to 17-7. Robbie Rouse would plunge in for a one-yard rushing touchdown to bring the score to 24-7. Justin Syrovatka would end the half with a successful 30-yard field goal to put the Storm on top 27-7.

 
 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

June 3 Sioux Falls Storm vs Colorado CrushSioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (11-2) travel to face the Colorado Crush (3-10) on Saturday, June 3rd in a week 16 Indoor Football League battle. Kickoff will be at 6:00 PM (CT).

The Storm are looking to bounce back after a one-game losing streak. The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Wichita Falls Nighthawks last Saturday where they were stunned at home after losing 36-21, snapping the Storm's 68 home game win streak. It was the Storm's first loss at home in seven years. In that game Quarterback Lorenzo Brown threw 12 of 26 for 158 yards for three touchdowns and one interception, he also rushed 11 times for 18 yards. Receivers Korey Williams tallied four grabs for 57 yards and one touchdown, while Eric Shufford caught two passes for 28 yards and one touchdown. Robbie Rouse had three receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown. Elijah Fields had 11 total tackles for the Storm. Matt Hermanson and Korey Williams each had on interception.

 
 
Sioux Falls Storm vs Wichita Falls Nighthawks May 27Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (11-2) were stunned by the Wichita Falls Nighthawks (10-3) in week 15 of the 2017 IFL regular season at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center by a score of 36-21, snapping the Storm's 68 home game win streak.

The Wichita Falls Nighthawks would be the first to get on the board after a successful 56-yard field goal by Rockne Belmonte, giving the Nighthawks an early 3-0 lead. Sioux Falls would answer back with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Lorenzo Brown to Korey Williams, giving the Storm it's first and only lead of the night. The Sioux Falls Storm led 3-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was dominated by the Nighthawks after scoring on three consecutive drives. First, a four-yard rushing touchdown by Tyler Williams then Charles McCullum connected with Demarius Washington for a two-yard touchdown and then Rockne Belmonte hit a 29-yard field goal. Giving the Nighthawks a 20-7 lead at the end of the half.

 
 

2017 IFL Hall of FameWR James Terry Head Coach Robert Fuller, DL Cory Johnsen To Be Inducted


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. After a thorough voting process, which included input from IFL teams, coaches, fans, and current Hall of Fame members, the Indoor Football League honors and recognizes the achievements of Robert Fuller, Cory Johnsen, and James Terry.

James Terry(WR, Sioux Falls Storm)

Terry was a standout contributor at Kansas State University, earning AP Honorable Mention All-American and helping the Wildcats secure a spot in the 2004 Fiesta Bowl. He began his professional career with brief stints with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and Calgary Stampeders of the CFL before finding a home with the Storm in 2006. One of the most dynamic offensive players in IFL history, Terry spent ten seasons in Sioux Falls. He is an eight-time United Bowl Champion (2006-2008 UIF, 2011-2015 IFL) and a three-time All-League Selection. He ranks 1st in Storm history in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He ranks 1st in IFL history in career receptions (452) and all-purpose yards (6,472) and 4th in receiving yards (4,645). Terry's biggest impact came when it mattered most; the postseason. He holds IFL postseason records in career receptions (83), yards (937), and touchdowns (21). He was named Co-MVP of the 2014 United Bowl.

In 2014 Terry started "Touchdowns for Ty", a campaign to raise awareness of child abuse and raise funds for victims at the Children's Home Society in Sioux Falls. James resides in Sioux Falls with his family. He is still a very active member in and around the surrounding community.

 


Week 15 Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (11-1) will host the Wichita Falls Nighthawks (9-3) on Saturday, May 27th at 7:05pm in a week fifteen battle. A&B Buisness Solutions will present the game.

Thanks to A&B Business Solutions, the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a FREE Storm Koozie. At this game, Modern Woodmen of America will host a special fundraiser for Make-A-Wish South Dakota. There will be a silent auction of national sports team memorabilia and area business gifts made available plus other scheduled activities at the game to help bolster the fundraising efforts. Modern Woodmen will match up to the first $2,500 raised from this event for Make-A-Wish.

 

 

IFL2017 IFL Hall of Fame2017 Class to be named Thursday, May 25, 2017


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.

PIG BROWN : (LB, OMAHA BEEF, NEBRASKA DANGER)

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.

 
 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls Storm Cedar Rapids Titans May 20Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Cedar Rapids Titans in a week 14 battle of the 2017 Indoor Football season on Saturday, May 20th. The Storm emerged victorious after a 54-20 contest.

The first quarter was controlled by the Storm after scoring three consecutive touchdowns. The first score of the game started with a kick-off return for six from Storm newcomer, Latavious Willis. The next two scores came on the ground after Rolandan Finch rushed for a two-yard touchdown and then a one-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown, giving the Storm a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Cedar Rapids would be the first to score in the second quarter after quarterback Brion Carnes took in the QB keeper from six-yards out, bringing the score to 20-6. The Storm would close out the half with a 26-6 lead after Rolandan Finch rushed in a two-yard touchdown.

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

May 20 Sioux Falls Storm Cedar Rapids TitansSioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (10-1) will host the Cedar Rapids Titans (1-11) on Saturday, May 20th at 7:05pm in a week fourteen battle. Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and the Orthopedic Institute will present the game.

Be sure to arrive early because the first 1,000 kids 12 and under will receive a free Sioux Falls Storm replica jersey, thanks to our wonderful sponsors at Waterbury Heating & Cooling and Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning. This game will serve as a fundraiser designed around the theme Sack Cancer benefiting a non-profit organization known as SURVIVEiT that provides anyone affected by cancer with immediate access to the combined knowledge and experience of a global community of doctors, cancer survivors, and allies. Matt Ellefson, a Sioux Falls businessman and six-time survivor of Lung Cancer, created and founded SURVIVEiT.

 

Defensive Player of Week Khaliff MitchellWr Parmalee, DL Mitchell and K Petre Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 13 of the 2017 IFL season.

Offensive Player of the Week: Tre' Parmalee (WR, Cedar Rapids Titans)

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)


Defensive Player of the Week: Khaliff Mitchell (DL, Sioux Falls Storm)

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)

 
 
Storm versus Blizzard May 13 HomeWritten By Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm defeated the Green Bay Blizzard 44-24 on Saturday, May 13 during a week 13 Indoor Football League battle.

Lorenzo Brown would be the first to score for the Storm after a four-yard touchdown run putting the Storm on top 7-0. Green Bay would answer back after a Darry Ragsdale two-yard rushing touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Sioux Falls would score back-to-back to begin the second quarter. First a one-yard rushing touchdown by Jared Elmore and then a five-yard rushing touchdown by Robbie Rouse to extend the Storm's lead 20-7. The Blizzard would end the half down 20-14 after quarterback Matt Behrendt hit Jack Bramswig for a five-yard touchdown.

The third quarter was a back and forth battle with Sioux Falls striking first after a five-yard rushing touchdown by Eric Shufford to put the Storm up 27-14. Green Bay kicker Jeff Budzien hit a 24-yard field goal to bring the Blizzard within 10. Lorenzo Brown would end the third quarter with a four-yard rushing touchdown extending the Storm's lead 34-17.

 
Livestream starts at 7:05 CST Sioux Falls @ Green Bay Week 13 in the IFL

 
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