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2018 IFL Schedule Released Sioux Falls StormIFL's Tenth Season Kicks Off on February 23rd

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce its 2018 regular season schedule. The 17-week, 56-game schedule kicks off on Friday, February 23 and concludes on Saturday, June 16.

The upcoming 2018 season will be special for the IFL as it marks the league's 10th season of play. The IFL enthusiastically celebrates ten seasons of indoor football tradition and affordable, family-fun entertainment. A commemorative 10th Anniversary logo will be incorporated into all league and team materials, including all official IFL game balls.

"We are very proud of the history, heritage and passion that has developed within the IFL over the past 10 seasons," said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. "The league is appreciative to all of teams, communities, players, coaches, and most importantly, the fans, that have allowed the IFL to thrive for a decade."

Two new members join the IFL for its tenth anniversary. The Bloomington Edge return to the IFL after a five-season absence and their presence is also joined by the West Michigan Ironmen. Together, along with six incumbents; Arizona Rattlers, Cedar Rapids Titans, Green Bay Blizzard, Iowa Barnstormers, Nebraska Danger, Sioux Falls Storm, eight teams will battle for the 2018 United Bowl crown.

Each IFL team will play a fourteen (14) game schedule over seventeen (17) weeks. The teams will have three (3) bye weeks, which will occur sporadically over the course of the season. The 2018 schedule is the most balanced in league history, featuring each team playing the other seven teams in the league twice.

The 2018 season will also mark the first time in IFL history where all eight teams will belong in the same division. The top four teams will qualify for the opening round of playoffs to be held during the weekend of June 22nd. The #1 seed will host the #4 seed and the #2 seed will host the #3 seed in the first round of the playoffs. The United Bowl will be hosted by the advancing team with the best record and will be played during the weekend of July 6th.

The regular season officially kicks off on Friday, February 23rd with a matchup of two 2017 IFL playoff teams when the Nebraska Danger host the Iowa Barnstormers. Opening Weekend also features a rematch of the 2017 United Bowl with the defending champion, Arizona Rattlers, taking on the Sioux Falls Storm.

 
Miles Bergner Kicker Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm is excited to announce the signing of kicker Miles Bergner for the 2018 season.

Miles (6'0, 225 lbs) will be returning for his second season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Bergner played for the Colorado Crush during the 2017 season where he finished his 2017 campaign by converting 16 consecutive kicks, having a 100% conversion rate on extra points and an 86% conversion rate on field goals.

He played collegiately at the University of South of Dakota where he is the Coyotes' all- time leading scorer with 276 points. Bergner was the 2016-17 USD Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named a First Team All-Missouri Valley Football place-kicker. Miles was one of 11 players selected to the FCS ADA All-America Team.

In high school, Miles participated in the U.S. Army All-American game as a senior after being named to the Kohl's All-American team as a junior. He was twice named First Team All-State, First Team All-Northern Conference and Northern Conference Special Teams Player of the Year.

 
Lawrence Martin Sioux Falls StormWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The trenches on offense will have a new face Lawrence Martin IV for the 2018 season.

Lawrence spent time in the Arena Football League (AFL) with Tampa Bay following his collegiate career. He also spent time in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and then joined the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Being a part of the line in Nebraska, the Danger rushed for over 1,000 yards and 48 touchdowns.

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Martin played collegiately at the University of South Florida. He finished his career with eight career starts during his two-year career at USF. He spent the 2010 season at offensive tackle for Merced College, where he earned First Team Region II All-California honors and was named First Team All-Golden Gate Conference.

 

Lightning Girls Tryouts are set for December 3rd!

Sioux Falls Convention Center

1:00pm: Dance Team Registration
1:30pm: Learn Dance, Sidelines and Techniques
3:30pm: Promo Team Registration
4:00pm: Interviews for Dance and Promo Team
5:00pm: Team Announced

Dance Team

The LG Dance Team practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm - 10pm

Promo Team

Not quite the dancing queen or can't make practices but would love to be involved? Be on our Promo Team! Still be part of the Lightning Girls team and help on game day and in the community!

2018 Applications

Lightning Girl Dance Team Tryout Application

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Lightning Girl Promo Team Tryout Application

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