STORM PREP FOR 2019 REGULAR SEASON FINALE 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (10-3) will host the Bismarck Bucks (1-11) at the Denny Sanford Premier Center for a 7:05 PM kickoff on Saturday, June 15. The show will start at 6:45 PM.  


The Sioux Falls Storm (10-3) will host the Bismarck Bucks (1-11) at the Denny Sanford Premier Center for a 7:05 PM kickoff on Saturday, June 15.

The Sioux Falls Storm (10-3) will host the Bismarck Bucks (2-11) at the Denny Sanford Premier Center for a 7:05 PM kickoff on Saturday, June 15. The show will start at 6:45 PM.  


Mitchell Roofing & Siding will serve as the presenting sponsor of the game. The Storm will host a Hometown Heroes Night to honor all the local first responders of our community. All first responders can receive a free ticket by going to the Premier Center Box office. 


Also, thanks to A & B Business Solutions, the first 350 father’s to stop at the Fan Information Table will receive a FREE Storm Cap. 


Storm kids, don’t forget to bring all of your trading cards to the fan information table on Saturday for your chance to win a Minnesota Vikings weekend getaway. Show all 7 cards and your name will be entered in to the drawing. 


The Storm look to go undefeated against the Bucks this season. They last faced each other on April 6 where the Storm won 64-31. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed nine passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns. Running back Calen Campbell tallied 110 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receivers Kent Shelby had 88 yards for two touchdowns, Brandon Sheperd had 75 yards and one touchdown while Damian Ford had 64 yards and two touchdowns. Defensive back Rick Rumph had one interception. 


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.


IFL ANNOUNCES 2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

WR Bryan Pray, OL Myniya Smith and LB Javicz Jones To Be Inducted Into the IFL Hall of Fame 


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2019. 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 Bryan Pray,Myniya Smith and Javicz Jones.


Bryan Pray  (WR, West Michigan Thunderhawks, La Crosse Spartans, Green Bay Blizzard, Cedar Rapids Titans, Spokane Empire, Iowa Barnstormers)

The most productive wide receiver in IFL history, Bryan Pray was one of the most dynamic players in IFL history. During his eight-year IFL career, Pray caught 407 passes for 5,613 yards and 118 touchdowns. His 5,613 receiving yards are the most in IFL history, while his 407 receptions and 118 touchdowns both rank second in IFL history.

Joining the IFL in 2010, Pray made an immediate impact as a member of the West Michigan Thunderhawks. In his rookie campaign, Pray caught 15 touchdowns and had 704 receiving yards. In 2012, as a member of the Green Bay Blizzard, he would appear in his first of four United Conference Championship appearances. The following season, Pray joined the Cedar Rapids Titans where he would play the next three years and help the Titans advance to the United Conference championship each season. Upon his retirement at the end of the 2017 season, the three-time All-IFL selection was the IFL’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards with 6,751.   

“It’s a gift and a blessing and I am very thankful and honored for this Hall of Fame selection. To know people see me as one of the best to ever play this game is a great feeling,” said Pray. “I want to thank all of the coaches I played for, teammates I played with, fans who came and supported my teams, and the communities who welcomed me over the years. I also want to thank my wife for allowing me to chase this dream, without her support none of this is even possible. I also want to thank the IFL for providing me the platform and giving me the opportunity to play a game I came to love.”

Pray currently serves as police officer in Wisconsin.


Myniya Smith  (OL, Billings Outlaws, Sioux Falls Storm)

One of the most dominant and accomplished offensive linemen in IFL history, Myniya Smith spent eight seasons in

Myniya Smith 2019 IFL Hall of Fame Inductee

the IFL and was an eight-time United Bowl champion (2009-2016). After playing with the New York Giants in 2007, Smith joined the Billings Outlaws in 2009 and quickly helped the team win the IFL’s inaugural United Bowl. Following the 2010 season, Smith joined the Sioux Falls Storm and proceeded to help the Storm win six consecutive United Bowl championships. Smith, along with IFL Hall of Fame Offensive Lineman Charlie Sanders, helped anchor the Storm’s explosive offense that ranked first in the IFL in almost every major offensive category. Smith was named as a First Team All-IFL selection six times in his storied career.   


Javicz Jones  (LB, Texas Revolution/ Iowa Barnstormers)

Joining the IFL after a collegiate career at Mary Hardin-Baylor, LB Javicz Jones quickly became an impact player on the defensive side of the ball. Jones joined the IFL as a member of the Texas Revolution in 2014 where he totaled 109 tackles in his rookie campaign. Jones would go on to join the Iowa Barnstormers in 2015 where he was a standout performer, leader and captain of the Barnstormers. Jones helped form the Barnstormers into one of the most formidable defenses in the IFL. Jones was named as the IFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 where he led the IFL with 148 tackles and also had two sacks, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and three interceptions, His stellar play that season helped the Barnstormers return to the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. In his four-year IFL career, Jones totaled 455 tackles, which ranks third in IFL history and was a three-time All-IFL selection. 

“First and foremost, I’d like to thank God for keeping me able to play this game,” said Jones. “I’d also like to thank my family and friends, specifically my mom, dad and grandma for always being in my corner! They made some huge sacrifices to watch me over the years.”

Jones added, “The Hall of Fame means the world to me because it shows that all the hard work and sacrifice has really paid off! I wanted to make an impact where I was and most definitely be remembered as one of the greats.


The three-member IFL Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be present during festivities at the United Bowl weekend. They will be honored at the League's Awards Banquet as well as during ceremonies of the United Bowl. 


The IFL is entering the final week of the 2019 regular season.  All remaining games, and the IFL postseason can be viewed exclusively on the IFL's official YouTube page. 


STORM FALL TO BARNSTORMERS  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm fall to 10-3 after a 55-43 defeat by the Iowa Barnstormers on Saturday, June 8 in Des Moines, IA. 


The Sioux Falls Storm fall to 10-3 after a 55-43 defeat by the Iowa Barnstormers on Saturday, June 8 in Des Moines, IA.

The Barnstormers would begin the game with a 13-0 lead after scoring on back to back drives; the first touchdown was a 13-yard rushing touchdown by Daquan Neal and then a 30-yard touchdown pass by Daquan Neal to Ryan Balentine. The Storm would end the quarter with 40-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Damian Ford to bring the score to 13-6. 


The Barnstormers extended their lead to 20-6 to start the second quarter after a five-yard touchdown pass Daquan Neal to Connor Hollenbeck. The Storm answered with a six-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell to bring the score to 20-13. The Barnstormers would go up 27-13 after a 26-yard touchdown pass by Daquan Neal to Jazeric Peterson. The Storm ended the half with a 27-23 deficit after scoring on back to back drives; the first was a 25-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown and then a 24-yard field goal by Parker Douglass.  The Barnstormers extended their lead to 34-23 to start the third quarter after a 29-yard touchdown pass Daquan Neal to Connor Hollenbeck. The Storm answered with a seven-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown to cut the lead to 34-30. The Barnstormers ended the quarter with a 41-30 lead after a 35-yard rushing touchdown by Daquan Neal. 


The Storm cut the lead to 41-37 to start the fourth quarter after a 14-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown. The Barnstormers extended their lead to 55-37 after back to back touchdowns; the first was a six-yard touchdown pass by Daquan Neal to Ryan Balentine and then a nine-yard touchdown pass by Daquan Neal to Jazeric Peterson. The Storm answered with a 25-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown to end the game and bring the final score to 55-43. 


Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 13 passes for 151 yards and one touchdown along with two interceptions. Brown also had 110 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Running back Calen Campbell had six rushing yards for one touchdown and 15 receiving yards. Wide receivers Damian Ford had 62 yards and one touchdown, Kent Shelby had 44 yards and Brandon Sheperd had 30 yards. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and four extra points. Defensive lineman Charles Williams lead the Thunder Defense with nine tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break-up. Defensive back Trey Wafford had eight tackles and one tackle for loss. Linebacker T.J. Neal had seven tackles.  


Season Ticket Holders can purchase their seats for the home playoff game which will take place on Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM, starting on Monday, June 10th at Noon, by going to www.siouxfallsstorm.com. Deadline to reserve your season ticket seats is June 12th at 4:00 PM. Once purchased, your playoff tickets will be available for pickup at the last regular season home game on June 15th at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Tickets will be ready at the Fan Information table located in the front lobby. Playoff tickets will go on sale to the public starting at 10:00 AM on June 17th at the Premier Center Box Office or ticketmaster.com. 


The Sioux Falls Storm will finish the 2019 regular season on Saturday, June 15 against the Bismarck Bucks. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. 



STORM PREP FOR THE BARNSTORMERS 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (10-2) will head to Des Moines, IA to face the Iowa Barnstormers (11-1) in

The Sioux Falls Storm (10-2) will head to Des Moines, IA to face the Iowa Barnstormers (11-1) in a game with playoff implications on the line. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM on Saturday, June 8.

a game with playoff implications on the line. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM on Saturday, June 8.


The Storm last played the Barnstormers on April 20th where the Storm won 36-32. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed nine passes for 81 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also had 61 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running back Calen Campbell had 23 rushing yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Brandon Sheperd 32 receiving yards and one touchdown along with one rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Kent Shelby had 18 receiving yards and one touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and three extra points. Defensive backs Tre Dickerson and Rick Rumph lead the Thunder Defense with seven tackles. Defensive back Rick Rumph had two fumble recoveries and two pass break-ups. Defensive back Trey Wafford had two tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Defensive linemen Claude Davis tallied six tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and one pass break-up while Charles Williams had one block. 


You can cheer for the Storm by watching online through siouxfallsstorm.com, listening to Rich Roste on KELO - 1320 AM/107.9 FM or by going to the live viewing party at Eastway Lounge.


WEEK 15 IFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

QB Lorenzo Brown, DL Nikolaus D’Avanzo, and K Derek Vacha Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 15 of the 2019 IFL season. 


2019 Indoor Football League Week 15 Offensive Player of the Week

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm) The Sioux Falls Storm throttled the San Diego Strike Force 60-7 in Week 15. Paced by a strong defensive effort, Storm veteran QB Lorenzo Brown capitalized on many short fields to help the team take down San Diego. Brown completed 8 of 12 passes for 79 yards and five touchdowns. He also led the Storm in rushing with 60 yards and one touchdown on just five attempts. Brown had one of the most exciting plays of the game as late in the first quarter he burst through the Strike Force’s defense and rushed for a 40 yard touchdown. Brown ranks third in the IFL in passing yards (1867) and passing touchdowns (41). The Storm travel to face the Iowa Barnstormers in a matchup that has strong playoff game implications in Week 16. 


Honorable Mention:  Roland Genesy (RB, Arizona Rattlers), Lenorris Footman (QB, Green Bay Blizzard), Brandon Sheperd (WR, Sioux Falls Storm), Nolan Saraceni (RB, Sioux Falls Storm) 


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Nikolaus D’Avanzo (DL, Arizona Rattlers) The Arizona Rattlers had one of the best defensive performances of all time in Week 15 as the team shut out the Cedar Rapids River Kings 56-0. The Rattlers held the River Kings to less than 100 yards of total offense as well. The Rattlers were led by the dominating up front presence of DL Nikolaus D’Avanzo. D’Avanzo disrupted the River Kings offense all night long as he accounted for eight total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and one blocked kick. D’Avanzo and the Arizona Rattlers host the Tucson Sugar Skulls in Week 16. 


Honorable Mention: Davonte Merriweather (DB, Arizona Rattlers), Heath Harding (DB, Green Bay Blizzard), Claude Davis (DL, Sioux Falls Storm), T.J Neal (DB, Sioux Falls Storm) 


SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Derek Vacha (K, Green Bay Blizzard) The Green Bay Blizzard clinched their first playoff berth since 2012 in Week 15 as the team defeated the Bismarck Bucks 41-10. In his first ever game for the Blizzard, Vacha provided a perfect presence as he converted both of his field goal attempts and all five of his extra point attempts. He totaled 11 points for the Blizzard in the victory. The Green Bay Blizzard look to try and secure a home playoff game this week as the team takes on the Cedar Rapids River Kings on Saturday night. 


Honorable Mention:  Jimmy Camacho (K, Arizona Rattlers), Marques Rodgers (KR, San Diego Strike Force), Parker Douglass (K, Sioux Falls Storm)


IFL ANNOUNCES 2019 HALL OF FAME FINALISTS

Three Member Class To Be Named Monday, June 10


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to recognize the ten finalists for the 2019 class of the 

IFL Hall of Fame. The three-member Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be revealed on Monday, June 10, 2019.  In addition, during game festivities at the 2019 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. Voting will close on Sunday, June 9 at 11:59 PM CT. 


Finalists listed in alphabetical order:  

MICHAEL BAZEMORE (DL, BILLINGS OUTLAWS, SIOUX FALLS STORM)

Defensive Lineman for the Billings Outlaws and the Sioux Falls Storm.  Bazemore is a three-time United Bowl Champion (2009-2011).  He is a two-time All-IFL team selection.  During his IFL career, Bazemore registered 163 tackles, 24 sacks, 2 INTS, and 5 forced fumbles. 


ROCKNE BELMONTE (K, CEDAR RAPIDS TITANS, WICHITA FALL NIGHTHAWKS)

Kicker for the Cedar Rapids Titans (2013-15), Wichita Falls Nighthawks (2016-2017). Belmonte was named the 2014 IFL Special Teams Player of the Year. A four-time All-IFL selection, Belmont was named as a First Team All-IFL selection in 2014, 2016, and 2017 and as a Second Team selection in 2015. Belmonte is second in IFL history in field goals made (87) and extra points made (312). 


WILLIE COPELAND (DB, ARKANSAS DIAMONDS, GREEN BAY BLIZZARD, CEDAR RAPIDS TITANS, COLORADO ICE/CRUSH)

Quarterback for the Green Bay Blizzard, Cedar Rapids Titans and Colorado Ice/Crush.  As a member of the Ice, Copeland was named the 2014 IFL MVP.  During that season, he lead the Ice to a 10-4 record and the Intense Conference Championship game.  He was also a First-Team All-IFL selection in 2014.  For his career, Copeland ranks third all-time in IFL history in passing yards (9,284) and fourth all-time in passing touchdowns (194).


JAVICZ JONES (LB, TEXAS REVOLUTION, IOWA BARNSTORMERS)

Linebacker for the Texas Revolution and Iowa Barnstormers. During his four year IFL career, Jones was named the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year as a member of the Iowa Barnstormers and was a three-time All-IFL selection. He was named as a First Team selection in 2015 and 2017. He was named to the Second Team in 2014. One of the most productive tacklers in IFL history, Jones topped 100 tackles in three out of his four IFL seasons. Jones finished his career with 540 tackles, third most all-time. 


KYLE KAISER (WR, COLORADO ICE/CRUSH)

Wide Receiver for the Colorado Ice/Crush. During his five year IFL career, Kaiser was named a four time All-IFL selection. Upon his retirement after the 2017 season, he was the first IFL WR to be named to three consecutive First Team All-IFL lists (2013-2015). He was named to the Second Team in 2017.Kaiser finished his career with 295 receptions, 3,939 receiving yards and 98 touchdowns. His 98 touchdowns rank fourth in IFL history. He is one of only five wide receivers in IFL history to catch 20 touchdowns in three or more years. HOUSTON LILLARD (QB, TRI-CITIES FEVER)Quarterback for the Tri-Cities Fever.  Lillard is a two-time All-IFL Selection (2011, 2012).  He led the Fever to consecutive Intense Conference Championships during the 2011 and 2012 season.  For his career, Lillard ranks third in IFL history in both touchdown passes (208 and completions (855). He also ranks fourth all-time with 9,102 passing yards. 


BRYAN PRAY (WR, WEST MICHIGAN THUNDERHAWKS, LA CROSSE SPARTANS, GREEN BAY BLIZZARD, CEDAR RAPIDS TITANS, SPOKANE EMPIRE, IOWA BARNSTORMERS)

Statistically the most productive wide receiver in IFL history, Bryan Pray finished IFL career with the most receiving yards (5,613) and all-purpose yards (6,751) in IFL history. During his eight year IFL career, Pray caught 407 passes for 5,613 yards and 118 touchdowns. His 407 receptions and 118 receiving touchdowns both rank second all-time. Pray was a three-time All-IFL selection and was named the the Second Team All-IFL list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. 


MYNIYA SMITH (OL, BILLINGS OUTLAWS,SIOUX FALLS STORM)

An eight time United Bowl champion, Smith anchored the Billings Outlaws and Sioux Falls Storm offensive lines from 2009-2017. During his eight year IFL career, Smith was named as a First Team All-IFL selection six times from 2011-2016. Smith consistently helped the Storm have one of the most explosive offenses in the IFL during his career. 


STEVEN WHITEHEAD: (WR, TRI-CITIES FEVER)

Wide Receiver for the Tri-Cities Fever (2011-2015).  A dynamic playmaker, Whitehead and Houston Lillard formed one of the most prolific passing attacks in IFL history.  Whitehead was a key contributor on the Fever's 2011 and 2012 Intense Conference Championship teams.  He is a two-time All-IFL selection (2012, 2015).  During the 2015 IFL season Whitehead caught 81 passes for 1,032 yards, and 17 TDs.  For his efforts he was named IFL Offensive Player of the Year, the first Wide Receiver to earn the honor.  For his career, Whitehead registered 310 receptions for 3,502 yards, and 68 TDs. 


DIXIE WOOTEN: (QB, RIVER CITY RAGE, WICHITA WILD, NEBRASKA DANGER)

During three seasons of play in the IFL, Wooten totaled; 5,712 passing yards, 133 passing TDs, a career 61% completion percentage, 620 rushing yards, and 29 rushing TDs.  As a member of the Wichita Wild during the 2010 season, Wooten was awarded the Adam Pringle Award (equivalent  to the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year).  He is currently the head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers. He led the Barnstormers to a United Bowl victory in 2018 and was named IFL Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018.


STORM DOMINATE THE STRIKE FORCE  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 10-2 after a dominating 60-7 victory over the San Diego Strike Force on Saturday, June 1 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 10-2 after a dominating 60-7 victory over the San Diego Strike Force on Saturday, June 1 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.  


The Storm would shut out the Strike Force in the first quarter to take a 19-0 lead. The first score was a 13-yard touchdown run by Calen Campbell, then a 11-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Calen Campbell and to end the quarter a 40-yard touchdown run by Lorenzo Brown.  


The Storm would take a 33-0 lead after scoring back to back touchdowns to start the second quarter; the first touchdown was a one-yard rushing touchdown by newcomer Nolan Saraceni and then a four-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd. The Strike Force got on the board after a two-yard rushing touchdown by Jihad Vercher, bringing the score to 33-7. The Storm would end the quarter with a 40-7 lead after a five-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd.  


The Storm would shut out the Strike Force in the third and fourth quarter to take a 60-7 win. The first score was a five-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby and then a 23-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Tra’Von Chapman in the third quarter. Nolan Saraceni had a 16-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. 


Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed eight passes for 79 yards and five touchdowns along with one interception. Brown also had 60 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running backs Calen Campbell had 38 yards for one touchdown along with 11 receiving yards for one touchdown and Nolan Saraceni had 40 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers Kent Shelby had 36 yards and one touchdown, Tra’Von Chapman had 21 yards for one touchdown along with 22 rushing yards and Brandon Sheperd had 21 yards and two touchdowns. Kicker Parker Douglass made six out of nine extra points. Defensive back Rick Rumph led the Thunder Defense with eight tackles and one interception. The defense racked up nine sacks coming from Charles Williams (1), Keiron Williams (1), Pete Swenson (1), Claude Davis (3) and T.J. Neal (3). The defense had two fumble recoveries by Charles Williams and T.J. Neal. The defense had four pass break-ups by Keiron Williams, Tre Dickerson, Malcolm Goines and Joseph Blount.  


The Sioux Falls Storm are on the road during week 16 against the Iowa Barnstormers (11-1). Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM on Saturday, June 8 in Des Moines, IA. 



STORM HOST STRIKE FORCE  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (9-2) will host the newly founded San Diego Strike Force (1-10) on

The Sioux Falls Storm (9-2) will host the newly founded San Diego Strike Force (1-10) on Saturday, June 1. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Saturday, June 1. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The show will start at 6:45 PM. Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and Orthopedic Institute  will serve as the presenting sponsor of the game. 


The Storm look to extend a three-game win streak against the Strike Force. The Storm last faced the Nebraska Danger on Saturday, May 18 where the Storm won 57-56. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 14 passes for 204 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He also had 31 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers Brandon Sheperd each had two touchdowns and 90+ receiving yards. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and made all six extra points. Linebacker T.J. Neal lead the Thunder Defense with nine tackles. Defensive backs Lorenzo White had one tackle for loss, Tre Dickerson had one interception and one pass break-up while Rick Rumph had two pass break-ups. Defensive linemen Claude Davis had one sack and Malcolm Goines had one tackle for loss. 


The Strike Force look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Strike Force played the Arizona Rattlers on Sunday, May 19 where they lost 63-84. In that game, quarterback Jihad Vercher completed 19 passes for 164 yards and six touchdowns. Running backs George Moreira Jr. had 36 rushing yards and seven receiving yards for one touchdown and Dominique Carson had five rushing yards for one touchdown and 53 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers Julian Stafford 28 receiving yards and one touchdown and Rashard Ridley had 22 receiving yards and one touchdown. Kicker Ernesto Lacayo made all nine extra points. The Strike Force defense had 44 tackles, one forced fumble and four pass break-ups.  


Individual Storm game tickets are on sale at the Premier Center Box Office or online through www.ticketmaster.com.


STORM EDGE PAST DANGER  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 9-2 after a hard fought game against the Nebraska Danger on Saturday, May 18 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The Storm won 57-56 on a last second play.

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 9-2 after a hard fought game against the Nebraska Danger on Saturday, May 18 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The Storm won 57-56 on a last second play.  


The Storm would be the first to score and took an early 7-0 lead after a 12-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby. The Danger would tie up the game after an eight-yard rushing touchdown by Quincy Walden. The Storm would retake a 14-7 lead after a 49-yard kickoff return by Calen Campbell. The Danger would end the first quarter with a one-yard rushing touchdown by Tommy Armstrong which tied it up at 14. 


The Storm began the second quarter with a 21-14 lead after a 19-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby. The Danger would tie it again after a six-yard rushing touchdown by Eric Thomas. The Storm would retake a 28-21 lead after a two-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown. The Danger responded with an eight-yard rushing touchdown by Tommy Armstrong but failed their two-point conversion which brought the score to 28-27. The Storm go up 31-27 after a 53-yard field goal by Parker Douglass. The Danger answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass by Tommy Armstrong to Eric Thomas to take their first 31-34 lead of the game to end the half. 


The Danger would extend their lead to 31-40 to start the third quarter after a 26-yard touchdown pass by Tommy Armstrong to Johnny Jackson. The Storm would score back to back touchdowns to end the quarter with a 45-40 lead; the first touchdown was a two-yard quarterback keeper by Lorenzo Brown and then a 42-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd.  


The Danger would score on back to back drives to start the fourth quarter and would retake a 45-50 lead; the first score was a 51-yard field goal by Diego Marquez and then a 13-yard touchdown pass by Tommy Armstrong to Eric Thomas. The Storm answered with a 21-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd to take a 51-50 lead. The Danger answered back with an eight-yard rushing touchdown by Tommy Armstrong but failed their two-point conversion which brought the score to 51-56. The Storm answered with a two-yard rushing touchdown by Brandon Sheperd with no time on the clock to bring the final score to 57-56. 


Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 14 passes for 204 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He also had 31 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers Brandon Sheperd each had two touchdowns and 90+ receiving yards. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and made all six extra points. Linebacker T.J. Neal lead the Thunder Defense with nine tackles. Defensive backs Lorenzo White had one tackle for loss, Tre Dickerson had one interception and one pass break-up while Rick Rumph had two pass break-ups. Defensive linemen Claude Davis had one sack and Malcolm Goines had one tackle for loss. 


The Sioux Falls Storm have a bye week during Week 13 but will return to action on Saturday, June 1 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM against the San Diego Strike Force.


STORM FACE DANGER ROUND TWO 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (8-2) will host the Nebraska Danger (5-5) on Saturday, May 18 at the

The Sioux Falls Storm (8-2) will host the Nebraska Danger (5-5) on Saturday, May 18 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center for a 7:05 PM kickoff.

Denny Sanford Premier Center for a 7:05 PM kickoff. The show will start at 6:45 PM. 


Dakotaland Autoglass will serve as the presenting sponsor of the game. The team's annual Salute to Military Night will honor local veterans and active duty members of the military. Military personnel (active or retired) receive a free ticket and can purchase unlimited $5 tickets for friends and family at the Premier Center Box Office. Spectra Foods is giving away one Free Popcorn to all active & retired military personnel, pickup your popcorn box at the Storm Fan Info Table. 


The Storm look to defeat the Danger for the second time this season. They last played on March 9 where the Storm won 55-36. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 170 yards and two touchdowns off of 13 completions, he also had eight rushing yards and three touchdowns. Running back Darrian Miller had 33 rushing yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Damian Ford had 77 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Kicker Miles Bergner was perfect on the night hitting two field goals and seven extra points. Defensive back Matt McKoy lead thunder defense with seven tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Defensive back Rick Rumph and Trey Wafford each had one pass break-up. Defensive linemen Charles Williams had one block, Claude Davis had one touchdown and Kanyia Anderson had one sack.  


Individual Storm game tickets are on sale at the Premier Center Box Office or online through www.ticketmaster.com.



WEEK 12 IFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

QB Daquan Neal, DL Rayshawn Henderson, and DL Michael Goines Honored


The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 12 of the 2019 IFL season.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Daquan Neal (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)The Iowa Barnstormers slipped by the Quad City Steamwheelers, on the final play of the game, 59-56 in Week 12 and now move to 9-1 on the season. With no time remaining in the game, Iowa Barnstormers QB Daquan Neal jumped over the goal line, fumbled but then recovered the fumble for the game winning touchdown. The winning touchdown capped off a tremendous night where Neal completed 14 of 17 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns. The dual-threat quarterback also led the Barnstormers in rushing yards with 74 and added five rushing touchdowns in the game. The five rushing touchdowns tie for the second most in the IFL this season. Neal and the Iowa Barnstormer travel to take on the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 13.


Honorable Mention:  Kezlow Smith (WR, Green Bay Blizzard), Ryan Balentine (WR, Iowa Barnstormers), E.J Hilliard (QB, Quad City Steamwheelers), Quinton Pedroza (WR, Quad City Steamwheelers), Mike Jones (RB, Tucson Sugar Skulls)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Rayshawn Henderson (DL, Tucson Sugar Skulls)A strong fourth quarter helped the Tucson Sugar Skulls shoot past the San Diego Strike Force 65-48 in Week 12. DL Rayshawn Henderson proved to be the catalyst to helping spur the Sugar Skulls strong fourth quarter. In a back and forth game to that point, Sugar Skulls DL Rayshawn Henderson grabbed an interception off a tipped pass from Strike Force QB Jihad Vercher. Two plays later Henderson’s game changing interception helped the Sugar Skulls build a ten point lead over the Strike Force. Henderson also had a sack at the end of the game that sealed any comeback attempt by the Strike Force. Henderson finished the game with five tackles, one sack and one interception. The Sugar Skulls travel to face the Bismarck Bucks in Week 13.


Honorable Mention: Dayshawn Taylor (LB, Green Bay Blizzard), Treyvon Williams (LB, Iowa Barnstormers), Ralph Harvey (LB, San Diego Strike Force),Lorenzo White (DB, Sioux Falls Storm),  Micah Eugene (DB, Tucson Sugar Skulls), 


Malcolm Goines Special Teams Player of the Week

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Malcolm Goines (DL, Sioux Falls Storm)The Sioux Falls Storm held off the Green Bay Blizzard 44-37 in Week 12, moving to 8-2 on the season and clinching a spot in the 2019 IFL playoffs. The Storm’s seven point victory was aided by the stellar special teams play of DL Malcolm Goines. The first defensive linemen to be awarded Special Teams Player of the Week this season, Goines blocked a long field goal attempt by Green Bay and then recovered the ball for a touchdown. The touchdown was the Storm’s first of the night and proved to be the difference in the final score. Goines finished his night with three tackles as well. The Sioux Falls Storm host the Nebraska Danger in Week 13.


Honorable Mention:  Edward Ruhnke (K, Green Bay Blizzard), Ernesto Lacayo (K, San Diego Strike Force), Parker Douglass (K, Sioux Falls Storm), Jeremiah Harris (KR, Tucson Sugar Skulls), Josh Gable (K, Tucson Sugar Skulls)



STORM SURVIVE THE BLIZZARD  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm hosted the Green Bay Blizzard on Saturday, May 11. The game was a back

The Sioux Falls Storm hosted the Green Bay Blizzard on Saturday, May 11. The game was a back and forth battle but the Storm would improve to 8-2 after beating the Blizzard 44-37.

and forth battle but the Storm would improve to 8-2 after beating the Blizzard 44-37. 


The Blizzard would begin the game with a 26-yard field goal by Edward Ruhnke to take a 0-3 lead. The Storm would end the first quarter with a block by Malcolm Goines who would recover it in the end zone to take a 7-3 lead.   

Green Bay would be the first to score in the second quarter after a one-yard touchdown pass by Lenorris Footman to Levi Copelin to take a 7-10 lead. Sioux Falls would tie up the game at 10 after a 21-yard field goal by Parker Douglass. Green Bay answered with a 44-yard touchdown pass by Lenorris Footman to Kezlow Smith to take a 10-17 lead. Sioux Falls would tie it at 17 after a 23-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd. Green Bay answered with a two-yard rushing touchdown by Rameses Owens to go up 17-24. The Storm would cut the lead to 20-24 after a 20-yard field goal by Parker Douglass to end the half. 


The Storm would score first at the beginning of the third quarter after a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Lorenzo Brown to retake a 27-24 lead. The Blizzard would tie the game after a 27 field goal by Edward Ruhnke. The Storm would extend their lead to 34-27 after a three-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Tra’Von Chapman to end the quarter.  


The Storm began the fourth quarter with a 35-yard field goal by Parker Douglass to go up 37-27. The Blizzard answered with a 37-yard field goal by Edward Ruhnke to cut the lead to 37-30. The Storm responded back with a five-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell to extend their lead to 44-30. The Blizzard would end the game with a five-yard touchdown pass by Lenorris Footman to Keshaun Taylor, bringing the score to 44-37. 


Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 12 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns, he also had 57 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running back Calen Campbell had nine rushing yards and one touchdown along with 25 receiving yards. Wide receivers Brandon Sheperd had 23 receiving yards for one touchdown along with 26 rushing yards while Kent Shelby had 35 receiving yards and one touchdown and Tra’Von Chapman had 16 receiving yards and one touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass made three field goals and five extra points. Defensive back Rick Rumph lead the Thunder Defense with nine tackles. Defensive linemen Charles Williams had one sack and Malcolm Goines had one block for a touchdown. Defensive backs Tre Dickerson had two pass break-ups and Lorenzo White had one interception.  


The Sioux Falls Storm are back at home on Saturday, May 18 where they will host a Salute to Military night. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center against the Nebraska Danger. 



STORM PREPARE FOR BLIZZARD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2019 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (7-2) host the Green Bay Blizzard (6-3) in a week 12 battle at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, May 11. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM with the show starting at 6:45 PM.  

The Sioux Falls Storm (7-2) host the Green Bay Blizzard (6-3) in a week 12 battle at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday, May 11. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM with the show starting at 6:45 PM.


First Premier Bank  will serve as the presenting sponsor of the game. The Storm will have their first ever Ladies Night before the game on Saturday. From 5-7 PM ladies can come to the Vet's Concourse in the Denny Sanford Premier Center to shop, drink and win prizes. Many booths will be set up with discounts and giveaways. Special cocktail discounts will be going on there and throughout the game for all ladies.

 

The Storm look to continue to build momentum after a 59-46 defeat against the Quad City Steamwheelers last weekend. In that game, quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 20 passes for 294 yards and seven touchdowns. Running back Calen Campbell had 50 yards and one touchdown. Wide receivers Brandon Sheperd and Kent Shelby each reeled in three touchdowns with 184 yards and 88 yards receiving. Tra’Von Chapman had one receiving touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass was perfect on the night after hitting one field goal and eight extra points. Defensive back Joseph Blount lead the Thunder Defense with 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break-up. Defensive backs Rick Rumph had one tackle for loss and one pass break-up while Tre Dickerson had two tackles for loss. Defensive linemen Malcolm Goines had one sack while Charles Williams had 1.5 tackles for loss. 


The Blizzard look to extend a one-game win streak after defeating the Bismarck Bucks last week. In that game, quarterback Lenorris Footman completed eight passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns; He also had 58 rushing yards and one touchdown. Running back Rameses Owens had 54 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers B.J. Hill, Levi Copelin and Kezlow Smith each had one touchdown. The Blizzard defense had 52 tackles, one sack, five tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one block.  


Individual Storm game tickets are on sale at the Premier Center Box Office or online through www.ticketmaster.com.


WEEK 11 IFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED

WR Brandon Sheperd, DB Allen Chapman, and KR Davonte Sapp-Lynch Honored 

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 11 of the 2019 IFL season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brandon Sheperd (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)

Brandon Sheperd named Indoor Football League's Week 11 Offensive Player of the Week

The Sioux Falls Storm escaped the Quad City Steamwheelers 59-46 in Week 11 and move to 7-2 on the season. Quad City brought the game to within a touchdown with less than a minute to go but the Storm offense sealed the game with another touchdown. The Storm’s offense was fueled by the explosive plays of WR Brandon Sheperd. One of the Storm’s most reliable players this season, Sheperd nabbed eight passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the game. He had touchdown receptions of 15,16, and 25 yards. In addition, he also added 47 kick return yards and finished his night with 178 all-purpose yards. Sheperd now ranks second in the IFL in receiving yards with 627. The Storm host the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 12.

Honorable Mention:  Drew Powell (QB, Arizona Rattlers), Keyvan Rudd (WR, Quad City Steamwheelers), Kent Shelby (WR, Sioux Falls Storm), Lorenzo Brown (QB, Sioux Falls Storm), Jake Medlock (QB, Tucson Sugar Skulls)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Allen Chapman (DB, Arizona Rattlers)

The Arizona Rattlers held off the Nebraska Danger 56-46 in Week 12, clinching a playoff spot and moving to 9-0 on the season. In what was a closer, more back and forth game than anticipated, veteran DB Allen Chapman proved to be the difference maker. Down by ten with less than two minutes remaining, the Nebraska Danger were driving to bring the game within three points, however Chapman snagged an interception at the Rattlers’ own five yard line, sealing any comeback attempt by the Danger. Chapman also had an interception in the third quarter which led to a Rattlers scoring drive. The Arizona defensive back finished his night against the Danger with three tackles, two interceptions and a pass breakup. The Arizona have a bye in Week 12 before traveling to take on the San Diego Strike Force in Week 13.

Honorable Mention: Jeff Branch (DL, Cedar Rapids River Kings), Treyvon Williams (LB, Iowa Barnstormers), Chris Martin (DL, Nebraska Danger), Robert Jones (LB, Quad City Steamwheelers), Tyler Thornton (LB, San Diego Strike Force)

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Davonte Sapp-Lynch (KR, Nebraska Danger)

The Nebraska Danger’s comeback attempt against the Arizona Rattlers fell short 56-46 in Week 11. Aided by the appearance of his brother NFL star  RB Marshawn Lynch on the sidelines, Davonte Sapp-Lynch proved to be just as exciting on special teams as he is on offense. Late in the first half with the Rattlers having taken a 14 point lead, Sapp-Lynch returned the Rattlers’ kickoff 52 yards for a touchdown. The primary kickoff returner for the game, Sapp-Lynch finished his night with four returns for 97 yards and one touchdown. He also added 26 rushing yards and a touchdown in the loss. The Nebraska Danger  have a bye week in Week 12 before traveling to face the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 13.

Honorable Mention:  Mike Tatum (KR, Bismarck Bucks), Jacob Stytz (K, Quad City Steamwheelers), Marques Rodgers (KR, San Diego Strike Force), Parker Douglass (K, Sioux Falls Storm), Jeremiah Harris (KR, Tucson Sugar Skulls)


STORM ROLL PAST STEAMWHEELERS

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations


SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 7-2 after defeating the Quad City Steamwheelers on Saturday, May 4. 


The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 7-2 after defeating the Quad City Steamwheelers on Saturday, May 4.

The Steamwheelers would be the first to score with a 17-yard field goal to take a 0-3 lead. The Storm would take a 7-3 lead after a 10-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby.  


The Storm would extend their lead to 14-3 after a 25-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd. The Steamwheelers would cut the lead to 14-11 after a one-yard rushing touchdown by E.J. Hilliard and then a one-point rouge. The Storm would extend their lead to 21-11 after Lorenzo Brown found Brandon Sheperd for a 15-yard touchdown. The Steamwheelers answered with a five-yard touchdown by E.J. Hilliard to Quinton Pedroza, to bring the score to 21-18. The Storm would end the half with a 28-18 lead after a 10-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell.  


The third quarter began with a Storm lead of 35-18 after a 19-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby. The Steamwheelers answered with a two-yard touchdown pass by E.J. Hilliard to Quinton Pedroza, to bring the score to 35-25. The Storm would end the quarter with a 38-25 lead after a Parker Douglass 24-yard field goal. 


The Steamwheelers began the fourth quarter with a 16-yard rushing touchdown by Juwan Lewis to cut the lead to 38-32. The Storm answered with a 16-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Brandon Sheperd to extend their lead to 45-32. The Steamwheelers answered with a 28-yard touchdown pass by E.J. Hilliard to Keyvan Rudd, cutting the lead to 45-39. The Storm would go up 52-32 after a 10-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Tra’Von Chapman. The Steamwheelers answered with a 41-yard touchdown pass by E.J. Hilliard to Keyvan Rudd, cutting the lead to 52-46. The Storm would end the game with a score of 59-46 after a seven-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby.  


Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 20 passes for 294 yards and seven touchdowns. Running back Calen Campbell had 50 yards and one touchdown. Wide receivers Brandon Sheperd and Kent Shelby each reeled in three touchdowns with 184 yards and 88 yards receiving. Tra’Von Chapman had one receiving touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass was perfect on the night after hitting one field goal and eight extra points. Defensive back Joseph Blount lead the Thunder Defense with 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break-up. Defensive backs Rick Rumph had one tackle for loss and one pass break-up while Tre Dickerson had two tackles for loss. Defensive linemen Malcolm Goines had one sack while Charles Williams had 1.5 tackles for loss. 


The Sioux Falls Storm return home on Saturday, May 11 to face the Green Bay Blizzard. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. 



STORM LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AGAINST THE STEAMWHEELERS 

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations


SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (6-2) will travel to face the Quad City Steamwheelers (3-5) on Saturday, May 4. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM. 


The Storm look to bounce back after a 50-63 loss by the Arizona Rattlers on April 27. In that game, quarterback

The Sioux Falls Storm (6-2) will travel to face the Quad City Steamwheelers (3-5) on Saturday, May 4. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM.

Lorenzo Brown completed 13 passes for 208 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Running back Calen Campbell 13 yards and one touchdown. Wide receivers Damian Ford had 88 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Sheperd had 34 yards and one touchdown and Kent Shelby had 48 yards and one touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and five extra points. Defensive lineman Claude Davis lead the Thunder Defense with eight tackles and one pass break-up. Defensive backs Joseph Blount, Michael Minter and Trey Wafford each had one pass break-up. Defensive linemen Malcolm Goines had one sack and Kenya Anderson had one tackle for loss.  


The Steamwheelers look to get back in the win column after a 48-51 defeat by the Bismarck Bucks last weekend. In that game, quarterback E.J. Hilliard completed 11 passes for 192 yards and six touchdowns. Running back Zavier Steward had 30 yards and one touchdown. Wide receivers Keyvan Rudd had 72 yards and two touchdowns, Quinton Pedroza had 67 yards and one touchdown while Carlos Wiggins had 37 yards and one touchdown. Kicker Jacob Stytz missed one field goal while making all four extra points. The Steamwheelers defense garnered 34 tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass break-ups.  


You can cheer for the Storm by watching online through siouxfallsstorm.com, listening to Rich Roste on KWSN - 1230 AM/98.1 FM or by going to the live viewing party at Eastway Lounge.


STORM DROP SECOND LOSS OF THE SEASON  

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm dropped to 6-2 after a 50-63 defeat by the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday, April 27.  

The Sioux Falls Storm dropped to 6-2 after a 50-63 defeat by the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday, April 27.
The Rattlers would be the first to strike after a Jeff Ziemba hit Jarrod Harrington for a seven-yard touchdown, putting the Rattlers up 0-7. The Storm would tie it up after Lorenzo Brown found Brandon Sheperd for a 34-yard touchdown. The Rattlers would extend their lead to 7-20 after scoring on back to back drives; the first score was a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Miles from Jeff Ziemba and then a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Miles from Jeff Ziemba. The Storm would end the quarter down by 14-20 after a 30-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Damian Ford.  

The Rattlers began the second quarter with back to back scoring drives and a 14-30 lead; the first score was a 13-yard touchdown pass by Jeff Ziemba to Jarrod Harrington and then a 43-yard field goal by Jimmy Camacho. The Storm answered back with a 20-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Kent Shelby to cut the lead to 21-30. The Rattlers would end the half up by 21-37 after a seven-yard touchdown pass by Jeff Ziemba to Jarrod Harrington Jeff Ziemba to Jarrod Harrington Jeff Ziemba to Jarrod Harrington. 

The third quarter began with a 11-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Miles from Jeff Ziemba and ended with a Storm score when Lorenzo Brown hit Damian Ford for a 24-yard touchdown, ending the quarter with a 28-43 Rattlers lead.  

The fourth quarter was a back and forth battle that began with a two-yard rushing touchdown by Roland Genesy to put the Rattlers up 28-50. The Storm answered back with an 11-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Damian Ford, cutting the lead to 34-50. The Rattlers would extend their lead to 34-53 after a 25-yard field goal by Jimmy Camacho.The Storm answered with a 27-yard field goal by Parker Douglass to bring the score to 37-53. The Rattlers extended their lead to 37-60 after a kickoff return by Roland Genesy. The Storm answered with a five-yard rushing touchdown by Tra’Von Chapman to cut the lead to 44-60. The Rattlers would extend their lead to 44-63 after a 24-yard field goal by Jimmy Camacho. The Storm ended the game with a score of 50-63 after a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Calen Campbell. 

Quarterback Lorenzo Brown completed 13 passes for 208 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Running back Calen Campbell 13 yards and one touchdown. Wide receivers Damian Ford had 88 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Sheperd had 34 yards and one touchdown and Kent Shelby had 48 yards and one touchdown. Kicker Parker Douglass made one field goal and five extra points. Defensive lineman Claude Davis lead the Thunder Defense with eight tackles and one pass break-up. Defensive backs Joseph Blount, Michael Minter and Trey Wafford each had one pass break-up. Defensive linemen Malcolm Goines had one sack and Kenya Anderson had one tackle for loss.  

The Sioux Falls Storm are on the road for a week 10 battle against the Quad City Steamwheelers. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM on Saturday, May 4.






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