Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Media Relations
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm traveled to Des Moines, IA to play in their ninth consecutive championship appearance. The showdown plotted the Sioux Falls Storm against the Iowa Barnstormers in the 2018 United Bowl Championship game on Saturday, July 7th. The Storm would fall short in recapturing the United Bowl trophy after a 42-38 loss to the Barnstormers.
The first quarter saw only one touchdown coming off a Iowa six-yard touchdown pass by Drew Powell to BJ Butler, putting the Barnstormers up 7-0.
The second quarter was a back and forth bout with Sioux Falls striking first to tie the game when Lorenzo Brown took in a 11-yard rushing touchdown. Iowa would retake a 14-7 lead after Drew Powell found Ryan Ballentine for a 42-yard touchdown. Sioux Falls would tie it up again after a two-yard touchdown pass by Lorenzo Brown to Damond Powell. Iowa would go on top 21-14 after a Drew Powell 23-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Ballentine. Sioux Falls would end the half with a 21-17 deficit after a 28-yard field goal by Miles Bergner.