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Storm vs Blizzard April 22Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm won in a tightly contested battle against the Green Bay Blizzard on Saturday, April 22nd. The Storm would emerge victorious after a 56-49 contest.

The first quarter was controlled by Green Bay having three successful scoring drives giving the Blizzard an early 17-0 lead. Jasen Odeon started the scoring run after plunging in a one-yard run. Next, Dorian Buford reeled in a 16-yard pass from Matt Behrendt. Jered Fohrrman ended the first half with a successful 25-yard field goal.

Sioux Falls would get on the board for the first time of the game after Lorenzo Brown found Korey Williams for a four-yard touchdown bringing the score to 17-7. The Blizzard would answer back with a five-yard run from quarterback Matt Behrendt helping extend the Blizzard lead 23-7. The Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns to bring the Storm within two-points after Lorenzo Brown and Korey Williams would connect for a 20-yard touchdown and then Lorenzo Brown kept the quarterback keeper for another touchdown, cutting the Blizzard's lead to 23-21. Matt Behrendt would hit Jack Bramswig, helping the Blizzard's lead come to 30-21. The Storm would end the half with an eight-yard touchdown from Lorenzo Brown to Dominic Goodman putting the score at 30-28.

 
 
April 22 Sioux Falls Storm 2017Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm (7-0) will travel to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Blizzard (2-6) in a week ten contest on Saturday, April 22nd at 7:05pm.

Last week the Storm defeated the Blizzard 55-33, Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 9 of 13 passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns. Robbie Rouse carried the ball 10 times for 26 yards and one touchdown. Korey Williams caught three passes for 40 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 10 yards and one touchdown. Elijah Fields grabbed one interception. Tyler Knight led the Storm with ten total tackles while the Thunder Defense sacked Blizzard quarterback Matt Behrendt six times.

 
 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing


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.

 

 

Syrovatka Special Teams Player of WeekQB Sokol, LB Jones and K Syrovatka Honored

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 8 of the 2017 IFL Season.

Offensive Player of the Week: Cody Sokol (QB, Arizona Rattlers)

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)

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

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (6-0) hosts the Green Bay Blizzard (2-5) on Saturday, April 15th at 7:05pm in a week nine battle. Waterbury Heating & Cooling/Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning will present the game.

This Saturday the Sioux Falls Storm will be hosting a special fundraiser to benefit Mary Reiser, the long-time CEO at Fonder Sewing Company. Mary has been courageously battling cancer and now recovering from a bone marrow transplant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

The Storm defeated the Cedar Rapids Titans, 46-21 on Saturday, April 8th. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 7-of-22 pass attempts for 93 yards and one touchdown. He also added seven rush attempts for 24 yards on the ground with two scores. Robbie Rouse tallied 15 rush attempts for 74 yards. Melvin German led the Storm receiving effort as he hauled in four receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tyler Knight and Elijah Fields led the Storm with five total tackles. Elijah Fields and Matt Hermanson each recorded interceptions.

 
Kurtiss Riggs Show 04-10-2017
 

Storm Move to 6-0 in the Indoor Football Leauge

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.

Sioux Falls jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after Justin Syrovatka went a perfect three for three on field goals. The Storm would score back-to-back touchdowns to start the second quarter. Melvin German would haul in a pass from Lorenzo Brown and then Chris Baker recovered a fumble in the end zone, extending the Storm's lead 23-0. Cedar Rapids quickly answered after Brion Carnes and Marcus Barnett would connect, cutting the lead to 23-7. Lorenzo Brown charged into the end zone to increase the Storm's lead to 30-7. Cedar Rapids would score after Brion Carnes connected with Tre' Parmalee to close the gap to 30-15 after a successful two-point conversion.

Justin Syrovatka kicked a successful 14-yard field goal before the half would expire with the Storm leading 33-15.
Justin Syrovatka put the Storm up early in the third quarter after putting a 30-yard field through the uprights, stretching the Storm's lead to 36-15. Lorenzo Brown would then end the third quarter with a score of 43-15 after a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

To start the fourth quarter, Justin Syrovatka booted another one through the uprights to widen the gap 46-21. The Titans answered back after Julian Hayes reeled in a three-yard pass from Brion Carnes to end the game with a score of 46-21.

 
 
Storm versus Titans April 8Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD -
The Sioux Falls Storm (5-0) will take on the Cedar Rapids Titans (1-5) on Saturday, April 8th at 7:05 PM in a week eight contest.

The Sioux Falls Storm faced the Wichita Falls Nighthawks on March 25th where they won their fifth game of the season after a 55-21 victory. Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 19 of 21 passes for 187 yards and four touchdowns. Robbie Rouse carried the ball 13 times for 38 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Tatum caught eight passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns, while Melvin German tallied eight grabs for 76 yards and one touchdown. J'Vontez Blackmon, Carlton Watkins, Fred Barnes and Rashard Smith each grabbed an interception. Blackmon led the Storm with seven tackles.

The Cedar Rapids Titans are looking to extend a one game win streak after defeating the Green Bay Blizzard 41-37 on April 1st. Quarterback Brion Carnes completed 19-27 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, along with 23 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Damond Powell caught six passes for 46 yards and one touchdown. The Titans defense tallied 34 tackles, one sack and two pass break-ups.

 

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Mike Tatum Week 6 Offensive Player of the WeekWR Tatum, DB Hardy-Tuliau and K Gable Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 6 of the 2017 IFL season.

Offensive Player of the Week: Mike Tatum (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)

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).

 
Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

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.


 

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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


 

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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.

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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)


 

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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.
 
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